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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.

To view COVID-19 policies in place at Winterplace for the 2020-2021 Winter Season, click here.

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

COVID-19 Information

The following information summarizes COVID-19 protocols in effect at Winterplace as of Nov 12, 2020. Please note that this information is subject to change at any time; contact Winterplace directly before making a trip to verify current COVID-19 operating protocols. This information is provided by SnoCountry.

Masks Required:
Social Distancing Required:
Sanitization Stations Available:
Pass Protection:
Reservations Required:
Pre-Purchase Day Lift Tickets Recommended:
Resort COVID-19 web page: https://www.winterplace.com/covid-19-safety-and-policies
Resort COVID-19 pass protection page:
Resort COVID-19 reservations web page:

Trail Map

Trail Map

Getting to Winterplace Resort

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Weather near Winterplace

3:40 am on April 20 / Beckley, Raleigh County Memorial Airport
Humidity:N/A Visibility:
Wind Speed:0 mph Sunrise:6:44 a.m.
Barometer: in Sunset:8:03 p.m.
Dewpoint: °F
No snowmaking
Overnight
clear
Low: 40°
Clear
Clear, with a low around 40. West wind around 6 mph.
Tuesday
cloudy
High: 63°
Increasing Clouds
Increasing clouds, with a high near 63. Southwest wind 6 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
Tuesday Night
cloudy
Low: 36°
Partly Cloudy then Chance of Showers
A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. Southwest wind 6 to 10 mph.
Wednesday
rainy
High: 46°
Chance of Showers then Chance of Rain/Snow
A chance of rain showers before 1pm, then a chance of rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 46. Northwest wind 11 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

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


Snow conditions at Winterplace

Closed

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

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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.
Several Mid-Atlantic Resorts Launch Season Post-Turkey Day
Article thumbnail November 27, 2016 - The Thanksgiving Holiday weekend saw the opening of several ski areas in the Mid-Atlantic region, thanks to a recent stretch of cold temperatures that enabled productive snowmaking.
It’s On: The Ski Season Kicks Off
Article thumbnail 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
Article thumbnail 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
Article thumbnail 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.

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