Mountain Facts

Winterplace Ski Resort is Southern West Virginia's Premier Learn to Ski and Snowboard Resort.

2016-17 Ski Season:

Opening - December 13, 2016

Closing - March 2017, weather permitting

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The Terrain

Winterplace Ski Resort is the perfect place for beginners to learn to ski and more advanced skiers and riders to improve their technique or just spend some time having fun with family family and friends. Our runs have 100% snowmaking, so even if mother nature can't get it to snow, we can.  For the non-skiers in the group , we have a snowtubing park- no special equipment needed.

 One Call Does It All! Lodging, Information, Reservations & Deals:  800-607-SNOW (7669)

  • Base Elevation -2,997 Feet
  • Top Elevation - 3,600 Feet
  • Vertical Drop - 603 Feet
  • Skiable Acres - 90+ Acres
  • Snowmaking - 100% based on weather
  • Longest Run - 1 1/4 Mile (Intermediate Trail - Panorama)
  • Number of Trails - 27 Slopes & 2 Terrain Parks
  • Slope Difficulty - Easiest - 37%; Intermediate - 40%; Advanced - 23%
  • Total Lifts - 10 Lifts = 2 Quads; 2 Doubles; 3 Triples; 3 Super Carpet Lifts
  • Night Skiing - Night Skiing is available on 26 slopes, The Terrain Parks and the Snow tubing Park.  (Slope closed for night skiing: Turkey Chute).
  • Snow tubing Park - Largest Snow tubing Park in WV with 2 Super tubing Carpet Lifts and up to 20 Lanes of Cool Fun!
  • Children must be at least 44 inches or taller to snow tube
  • Kiddie Snow tubing Park - weather dependent. Call ahead.

Snow Tubing Park Hours of Operation: 

Please check out the Snowtubing Page for opening date

  • Mon-Fri, non-holiday periods:  1pm - 10pm
  • Sat-Sun, holiday periods:        9am - 10pm

     

Know the Code:

The National Ski Areas Association established "Your Responsibility Code" in 1966 as a code of ethics for all skiers on the mountain. Today, the code reflects not only skier safety, but snowboarder and lift safety as well. Ultimately, safe skiing and snowboarding on the mountain is each person's responsibility. Following the Responsibility Code helps all skiers and snowboarders have a safer experience.

Your Responsibility Code

  • Safety on the slopes is every one's responsibility. Ski safely-not only for yourself, but for others as well.
  • Always stay in control and be able to stop or avoid objects.
  • People ahead of you have the right of way. It is your responsibility to avoid them.
  • Do not stop where you obstruct the trail or are not visible from above.
  • Whenever starting downhill or merging into a trail, yield to others.
  • Always use devices to help prevent runaway equipment.
  • Observe all posted signs and warnings.
  • Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.
  • Prior to using any lift, you must know how to load, ride, and unload safely.

Winterplace Ski Area - Drone Policy:

Out of safety concerns for guests, employees and resort property, as well as concerns for individual privacy, Winterplace Ski Area prohibits the operation or use of unmanned aerial systems, or drones, by the general public - including recreational users and hobbyists - without the prior written authorization from the Ski Area. This prohibition includes drones used for filming or videotaping, as well as any drone used by media or journalists operation above or within Winterplace Ski Resort boundaries. This prohibition on drone operations or use extends to any drones launched or operated from Ski Area property, as well as drones launched from private property outside of the Ski Area boundaries. Please contact a resort representative (800) 607-7669 if you any questions or if you any questions.

2016 - 2017 Holiday Periods:

Holiday hours and rates apply for these dates:

  • December 24, 2016 - January 1, 2017
  • January 14 - 16, 2017
  • February 18 - 20, 2017

Telephone Numbers:

  • Lodging, Information, Reservations:  800-607-SNOW (7669)
  • Snow Phone - Daily Ski Conditions - 800-258-3127
  • Local Number - 304-787-3221
  • Administration Fax Number - 304-787-9885
  • Group Sales Fax Numbers:
    • 304-787-2401
    • 304-787-2402

Discount Seasons:

Opening through December 16th, 2016 & after March 12, 2017 through closing.  Early and Late Season Hours May Vary - Please call ahead or check out our web site.

Rental Shop:

  • Rental Equipment featuring Rossignol Skis
  • Rossignol Snowboards with step-in or strap-in bindings.
  • Demo Center featuring High Performance Equipment from Rossignol
  • Helmet Rentals 
  • Bib Rentals
  • Tuning & Repair Center
  • Children's Skis, Bibs, Boots and Helmet Rentals

Just For The Kids:

  • SkiWee & Snow Explorers - program for children (ages 5 to 12 years of age)
  • Frosties Kinder Care - program for the littlest tyke in the family (6 months to 4 years of age)

Restaurants:

  • Mountain Mama's Food Court - serves breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • The Snowdrift Lounge - serves your favorite legal beverages & food specials
  • The MountainHouse - Mid-Mountain Food Court, located at the base of the Intermediate and Expert Terrain
  • Mickey's Mountain Cafe - serves grilled burgers, hot dogs, chicken and more.

Other Information:

  • FREE Night Skiing with the purchase of an All Day Lift Ticket
  • Member of the National Ski Patrol System
  • Member of the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA)
  • Proud Partner with Snow Operating and the Terrain Based Learning Methodology
  • Lodging available in the area surrounding Winterplace
  • Two Retail Shops: One located on the upper level of the Resort Center and One at the MountainHouse