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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 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

1:15 pm on April 18 / Hot Springs / Ingalls
Fair
68° F
Fair
Humidity:26% Visibility:10.00
Wind Speed:15 mph wind_W Sunrise:6:40 a.m.
Barometer:30.12 in Sunset:7:58 p.m.
Dewpoint:32 °F
Definitely too warm for snowmaking. No snowmaking
This Afternoon
cloudy
High: 72°
Sunny
Sunny, with a high near 72. Northwest wind around 14 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.
Tonight
clear
Low: 52°
Mostly Clear
Mostly clear, with a low around 52. Northwest wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable.
Friday
rainy
High: 67°
Showers Likely
A chance of showers and thunderstorms before noon, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between noon and 1pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 67. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Friday Night
cloudy
Low: 49°
Chance of T-storms then Mostly Cloudy
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49. Northwest wind 8 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

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


News about The Homestead

Laurel Mountain, The Omni Homestead, and Whitetail Resort to Open Saturday, December 23, 2023
Article thumbnail December 21, 2023 - Pennsylvania’s Laurel Mountain and Whitetail Resorts will both begin their winter season at 9 a.m. on Saturday, December 23, 2023, just after Hidden Valley and Roundtop Mountain Resorts open for their season on Friday. Virginia’s Omni Homestead Resort will also open its ski slopes on Saturday.
What’s New for 2023: The Omni Homestead Resort
Article thumbnail December 1, 2023 - Located in the Allegheny Mountains of Virginia, the historic Omni Homestead Resort recently completed a $150+ million dollar property-wide renovation project.
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.

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