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The Homestead
Hot Springs, Virginia
Vertical drop:700 feet
Base elevation:2,500 feet
Peak elevation:3,200 feet
Skiable acres:45
Longest run:4,200 feet
Trails:9

The iconic Omni Homestead Resort offers a comfortable, relaxed, and uncrowded snow sports area ideal for novice skiers and riders. The Penguin Slides Tubing Park, adjacent to the ski hill, offers fun for all ages, while the mini snowmobiles track entertains kids 6-12 years old. Located in the scenic Allegheny Mountains, the resort offers more than 30 activities throughout the year including golf on two championship courses, horseback riding, archery, falconry, trap, skeet, sporting clays, fly fishing and an expansive Spa.

Despite its southern location, the Homestead receives an average annual snowfall of 50 inches, which the resort supplements with snowmaking. Home to the Sepp Kober Ski School, The Omni Homestead maintains an experienced team of ski and snowboard instructors who offer private lessons for all levels.

For a spectacular view of the valley, head to the top of Upper Main run. It is just steep enough to provide a bit of confidence building for beginners.

Photo provided by The Homestead.


Key Statistics

Resort Name: The Homestead
Vertical Drop: 700 feet
Base Altitude: 2,500 feet
Peak Altitude: 3,200 feet
Trails: 9 Trails:
  • 3 beginner
  • 5 intermediate
  • 1 expert
Skiable Acres: 45
Longest Run: 4,200 feet
Lifts: 2 (1 double, 1 tow)
Night Skiing: No
Terrain Park: (No terrain park)
Tubing Park: Yes
Address: 7696 Sam Snead Highway
Hot Springs, VA 24445
Phone: (800) 838-1766 or (540) 839-7721
Social Media: Facebook link Twitter link Instagram link
Webcams: View resort webcams
Web Site: http://www.thehomestead.com/
Directions: Via Google Maps

Trail Map

Trail Map

Getting to The Homestead

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Weather near The Homestead

4:35 am on May 24 / Hot Springs / Ingalls
 Light Rain
49° F
Light Rain
Humidity:100% Visibility:0.15
Wind Speed:10 mph wind_E Sunrise:6:03 a.m.
Barometer:30.15 in Sunset:8:29 p.m.
Dewpoint:49 °F
Doesn't look like it's cold enough for snowmaking. No snowmaking
Overnight
rainy
Low: 52°
Showers
Showers. Low around 52. East wind around 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Tuesday
rainy
High: 59°
Showers and Patchy Fog then Chance of Showers
Showers, mainly before 9am. Patchy fog between 10am and noon. High near 59. East wind around 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Tuesday Night
cloudy
Low: 54°
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. East wind 3 to 6 mph.
Wednesday
rainy
High: 63°
Chance of Showers
A chance of showers, mainly between 11am and 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 63. Southeast wind 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

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


Snow conditions at The Homestead

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News about The Homestead

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.
The Season So Far
Article thumbnail January 3, 2019 - The 2018-2019 winter season is off to a rocky start, with above-average temperatures throughout much of December. DCSki provides a roundup of current conditions and struggles across the Mid-Atlantic.
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.
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.
Mid-Atlantic Resorts Prepare Slate of Summertime Activities
Article thumbnail May 31, 2014 - Depressed that the winter season is over? No worries. Mid-Atlantic ski resorts will provide plenty of activities this summer to distract you from the fact that there is no snow on the ground. Here’s a look at the summer offerings of many local resorts.
15 Years on DCSki
Article thumbnail February 17, 2014 - Jim Kenney first visited DCSki 15 years ago. He soon became an active contributor, documenting his family’s ski adventures locally and across the country. In this detailed retrospective, Jim reflects on his 15 years of writing stories for DCSki.
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.
What’s New for 2012: The Homestead
November 25, 2012 - This winter, The Homestead debuts the Allegheny Springs Winter Wonderland, which will provide ice skating and swimming in addition to skiing.
Who’s Open? A Detailed Look at Mid-Atlantic Ski Areas
March 17, 2008 - Spring is a mixed blessing: Mid-Atlantic resorts begin to close one by one, but the weather is nice and the rates can’t be beat. DCSki provides a detailed look at the current operating status of Mid-Atlantic ski areas.

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