High in the hills of Ghent, WV is Winterplace Ski Resort, a fun winter destination that’s only an hour and a half from Charleston. The boys and I don’t have the equipment for skiing or snowboarding, so we were looking for something fun that didn’t require any gear. That makes snow tubing the perfect activity!
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 and friends. Their runs have 100% snowmaking, so even if mother nature can’t get it to snow, they can.
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 & 1 Terrain Park
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 Park and the Snow Tubing Park. Night skiing is not offered on Tuesday and Wednesday (non-holiday time periods). 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 14 Lanes of Cool Fun!
Snow Tubing Height: Children must be at least 44 inches or taller to snow tube.