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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
Trails:27

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 offers 27 trails and 1 terrain park, serviced by 10 lifts, including two quads. Winterplace’s snow tubing park is the largest in West Virginia, with 14 lanes services by two carpet lifts. 26 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.

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

Photo provided by Winterplace Resort.


Key Statistics

Resort Name: Winterplace Resort
Vertical Drop: 603 feet
Base Altitude: 2,997 feet
Peak Altitude: 3,600 feet
Trails: 27 Trails:
  • 41% beginner
  • 44% intermediate
  • 15% expert
Skiable Acres: 90
Longest Run: 1.25 miles
Lifts: 10 (2 quads, 3 triples, 2 doubles, 3 Super Carpets)
Night Skiing: Yes; 26 slopes and the terrain and tubing parks are lit for night skiing.
Terrain Park: Includes two carpet lifts.
Tubing Park: Tubing park has 16 lanes and is serviced by two carpet lifts.
Address: 100 Old Flat Top Mt. Rd.
Ghent, WV 25843
Phone: (800) 607-7669
Social Media: Facebook link Twitter link Instagram link
Webcams: View resort webcams
Web Site: http://www.winterplace.com/
Directions: Via Google Maps

Trail Map

Trail Map

Getting to Winterplace Resort

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Weather near Winterplace

8:51 pm on December 6 / Beckley, Raleigh County Memorial Airport
 Rain Fog/Mist
51° F
Rain Fog/Mist
Humidity:96% Visibility:2.00
Wind Speed:5 mph wind_S Sunrise:7:24 a.m.
Barometer:30.17 in Sunset:5:06 p.m.
Dewpoint:50 °F
Much too warm for snowmaking right now. No snowmaking
Tonight
rainy
Low: 50°
Showers
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Low around 50. Southwest wind 9 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Wednesday
rainy
High: 57°
Showers
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 57. West wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Wednesday Night
rainy
Low: 47°
Chance of Showers
A 50 percent chance of showers, mainly before 2am. Cloudy, with a low around 47. West wind 6 to 9 mph becoming north after midnight. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Thursday
rainy
High: 51°
Slight Chance of Showers then Chance of Showers
A 50 percent chance of showers, mainly after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 51. Northeast wind around 6 mph. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

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


Snow conditions at Winterplace

Contact resort for operating schedule

Snow conditions supplied by SnoCountry, and may be inaccurate or delayed at times. Please check directly with Winterplace for the most up-to-date snow and operating conditions.


News about Winterplace

Snow Sports Museum of West Virginia Charts Out Summer Events
Article thumbnail May 6, 2022 - Dedicated to capturing and preserving the history of snowsports in WV, the Museum recently announced upcoming events.
An Ikonic, Epic Battle: For 2022, Season Pass Options Abound
Article thumbnail April 25, 2022 - It is once again Spring, which means it’s time to consider purchasing a season pass for the 2022-2023 winter season before prices begin to inch up. DCSki breaks down the choices and factors Mid-Atlantic skiers should consider as they explore available pass options.
From a Drizzly December to a Snowy New Year
Article thumbnail January 7, 2022 - The second half of December wasn’t ideal for Mid-Atlantic ski areas: cold temperatures from early in the season yielded to unseasonably (and, to skiers, unreasonably) mild days. As the calendar advanced from December to January, that’s all changed. DCSki provides a roundup of the latest conditions at local ski resorts.
More Mid-Atlantic Ski Resorts on Tap to Open December 4
Article thumbnail December 1, 2021 - The Mid-Atlantic ski season is already underway, and additional ski areas are scheduled to come on-line the weekend of December 4-5. DCSki presents a complete roundup of open — and soon-to-open — ski areas in this December 1, 2021 update. Above, Pennsylvania’s Seven Springs Resort has been laying down snow in preparation for a December 4 opening.
Indy Pass Expands
Article thumbnail August 17, 2021 - Offering two days of skiing each at partner resorts, the Indy Pass continues to grow, expanding to 76 resorts across North America and Japan.
7 Ski Areas in 7 Days: A Road Trip through the Southeast
Article thumbnail February 15, 2021 - Woody Bousquet had planned to spend this winter skiing north of the Mason-Dixon Line. COVID-19 changed his plans, and he found himself planning a week-long trip south, hitting 7 classic southeastern ski areas in 7 days. He chronicled his road trip in this Firsthand Report.
Indy and Mountain Collective Passes Offer an Alternative
Article thumbnail September 12, 2020 - The Epic and Ikon mega season passes may get a lot of attention, but they’re not the only passes in town. Two other passes worthy of consideration include the Mountain Collective and Indy Passes.
Rain Tries to Crash Party, but More Resorts Slated to Open
Article thumbnail 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
Article thumbnail 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
Article thumbnail 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.

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