Of mice and moguls.

Winterplace Resort

Flat Top, West Virginia

Vertical drop:603 feet
Base elevation:2,997 feet
Peak elevation:3,600 feet
Skiable acres:90
Longest run:1.25 miles

Winterplace Ski Resort receives an average of 100” of natural snowfall each year, and that’s not bad, given the resort’s southern location. Winterplace primarily attracts skiers and snowboarders from South Carolina, West Virginia, and Virginia. In addition to natural snow, Winterplace has excellent snowmaking, covering 100% of terrain. Winterplace has increased snowmaking capacity in recent years. Fed by a 27 million gallon reservoir, the snowmaking system is capable of pumping out 5,300 gallons of water per minute.

Winterplace offers 28 trails, serviced by 9 lifts, including two quads. Two new carpet lifts were added to the snow tubing park in 2006. The teaching area was also expanded, and is eight times larger for the 2006-2007 winter season. All trails are lit for night skiing. Vertical drop is a relatively small 603 feet, although the longest trail is 1.25 miles.

For the snowboarders, Winterplace has a terrain park, with tabletops, rails, gaps, and more.

Snow tubing was a popular addition to Winterplace several winters ago. Sixteen lanes, served by two carpet lifts, are offered. Separate tubing tickets are required for snow tubing.

Several restaurants at Winterplace offer aprés ski fun, including food and music.

In recent years, Winterplace has made significant investments in snowmaking. In 2010, Winterplace purchased 53 fully automatic SMI Polecats, bringing its total number of state-of-the-art fan guns to 88. In 2011, Winterplace added additional snowmaking equipment and widened two trails.

Key Statistics

Resort Name: Winterplace Resort
Vertical Drop: 603 feet
Base Altitude: 2,997 feet
Peak Altitude: 3,600 feet
  • 41% beginner
  • 44% intermediate
  • 15%
  • Skiable Acres: 90
    Longest Run: 1.25 miles
    Lifts: 9 (2 quads, 3 triples, 2 doubles, 2 Super Carpets)
    Night Skiing: Yes; 26 slopes and the terrain and tubing parks are lit for night skiing.
    Terrain Park: Includes two carpet lifts.
    Halfpipe: (No halfpipe)
    Tubing Park: Tubing park has 16 lanes and is serviced by two carpet lifts.
    Address: P.O. Box 1
    Flat Top, WV 25841
    Phone: (800) 607-7669 or (304) 787-3221
    Latitude: 37.591111
    Longitude: -81.11661
    Links: http://www.winterplace.com/
    Conditions near Winterplace Resort:
    8:51 pm on November 12 / Beckley, Raleigh County Memorial Airport
    17° F
    Light Snow
    Wind Speed:14 mph
    Barometer:30.23 in
    Dewpoint:11 °F
    Visibility:3.00 mi
    Sunrise:7:00 a.m.
    Sunset:5:17 p.m.
    Excellent snowmaking conditions right now. 

    Weather supplied by the National Weather Service. Errors or reporting delays may be possible.

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    Snow Conditions at Winterplace:
    Nov 8, 2019 at 12 pm
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    News about Winterplace

    Rain Tries to Crash Party, but More Resorts Slated to Open

      December 20, 2018 - Early-season cold temperatures enabled many Mid-Atlantic resorts to fire up the snowguns, but the cold gave way to some bouts of milder temps and heavy rain, which has delayed the start of the season for some resorts. Although pre-Christmas rain is still adding to the challenge, several additional resorts plan to open in the coming days.

    Canaan Valley Resort Recognized by Liftopia’s Best in Snow Awards

      December 28, 2017 - On December 20, 2017, Liftopia announced its Second Annual Best in Snow Awards, and Mid-Atlantic ski area Canaan Valley Resort received top billing in two categories.

    The Mid-Atlantic Ski Season Kicks Off

      December 14, 2017 - The past week saw the arrival of cold temperatures, and the dip in Mercury allowed ski areas to fire up their snowguns. Although lifts have already started running at several resorts, by the end of the December 16-17 weekend nearly every ski resort in the Mid-Atlantic will have kicked off its 2017-2018 winter season. DCSki has the latest opening information here.

    Several Mid-Atlantic Resorts Launch Season Post-Turkey Day

      November 27, 2016 - The Thanksgiving Holiday weekend saw the opening of several ski areas in the Mid-Atlantic region, thanks to a recent stretch of cold temperatures that enabled productive snowmaking.

    It’s On: The Ski Season Kicks Off

      November 27, 2014 - The 2014-2015 ski season is about to kick off. While many people will be hitting the stores on Black Friday, diehard skiers and snowboarders will be pointing their cars away from the shopping malls and towards the mountains — where they’ll find a variety of ski resorts launching their winter season.

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