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The Homestead

Hot Springs, Virginia

Vertical drop:700 feet
Skiable acres:45
Longest run:4,200 feet
Trails:10

Skiing is almost an afterthought at the Homestead, a resort packed with year-round activities, whose history dates back to 1766. Located in the scenic Allegheny Mountains, the ski area at the Homestead is relatively small, with just ten trails. Trails are usually uncrowded, though, and the Homestead has a reputation as being an excellent place to learn skiing. The Homestead has also recently added additional winter activities, such as snowshoeing, cross country skiing, and snowmobile rides.

Despite its southern location, the Homestead receives an average annual snowfall of 50 inches, which the resort supplements with snowmaking. During the summer and fall of 2003, the Homestead upgraded its entire snowmaking system with a state-of-the-art system, which has allowed the resort to extend its traditional season length while offering improved snow conditions. In 2012, The Homestead added the Allegheny Springs Winter Wonderland, which provides ice skating and year-round outdoor swimming in addition to skiing and snowboarding.

Key Statistics

Resort Name: The Homestead
Vertical Drop: 700 feet
Trails:
  • 3 beginner
  • 3 intermediate
  • 4 advanced
  • Skiable Acres: 45
    Longest Run: 4,200 feet
    Lift Capacity: 3,000 per hour
    Lifts: 5 (1 double, 2 tows, 1 J-bar, 1 T-bar)
    Night Skiing: No
    Terrain Park: The Playland Terrain Park features rails, hits, and a halfpipe.
    Halfpipe: Yes
    Tubing Park: Yes
    Address: State Route 220
    Hot Springs, VA 24445
    Phone: (800) 838-1766 or (540) 839-7721
    Latitude: 37.997583
    Longitude: -79.831209
    Links: http://www.thehomestead.com/
    Conditions near The Homestead:
    7:55 pm on October 24 / Hot Springs / Ingalls
    49° F
    Fair
    Humidity:46%
    Wind Speed:9 mph
    Barometer:30.00 in
    Dewpoint:29 °F
    Visibility:10.00 mi
    Sunrise:7:36 a.m.
    Sunset:6:31 p.m.
    Good snowmaking conditions right now. 

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