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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
    Conditions near Winterplace Resort:
    2:51 pm on May 31 / Beckley, Raleigh County Memorial Airport
    80° F
    A Few Clouds
    Wind Speed:6 mph
    Barometer:30.04 in
    Dewpoint:55 °F
    Heat Index:80° F
    Visibility:10.00 mi
    Sunrise:6:05 a.m.
    Sunset:8:39 p.m.
    Way too warm for snowmaking. 

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

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    Snow Conditions at Winterplace:
    Mar 21, 2016 at 5 am
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    News about Winterplace

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      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.

    Thanksgiving Delivers Turkey, Pumpkin Pie, and Skiing

      December 1, 2013 - In a typical Mid-Atlantic season, ski resorts struggle to open by mid-December. This is not be a typical Mid-Atlantic season.

    Mid-Atlantic Ski Season Pushes into April

      March 28, 2013 - Yes, you can still ski or board in the Mid-Atlantic. Several resorts have announced that they plan to remain open into early April.

    Mid-Atlantic Ski Season Gains Momentum

      December 27, 2012 - A shot of cold air and some natural snow has helped launch the 2012-2013 winter season in a big way. Find out the status of Mid-Atlantic ski areas.

    Snow and Cold Push Opening Dates within Reach

      December 7, 2011 - Mother Nature has been keeping the cold to herself so far this winter, but the arrival of snow on Wednesday has many local resorts pushing to open for the season in the next week or two.

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