Winterplace Ski Resort Opens for the Ski Season Friday, December 15, 2017

GHENT (News Release) – Winterplace Ski Resort will open to the top of the mountain Friday, December 15, 2017 with Free Skiing or Snowboarding for those 12 and under. Executive Vice President Tom Wagner said “Skiing and Snowboarding are great family activities. Winterplace will celebrate the start of the season with a kids Ski Free lift ticket program”.

The program will run from Friday, December 15 through Sunday, December 17. Children 12 and under receive a free lift ticket when accompanied by a full paying adult. “We are doing our part to grow the sport, and pass on our love of skiing and snowboarding to the next generation. Seeing our guest’s smiling and having fun on the first day is one of the highlights of the season”.
New for this year Winterplace has upgraded the snowmaking system, purchased a new Snow Groomer, remodeled the Children’s Learning Center and has added New Rossignol Skis and Snowboards to the rental fleet. Winterplace will continue to offer the award winning Terrain Based Learning ™ method that makes learning to ski and snowboard easier and more fun. Winterplace has been Voted as the Number One Place to Learn to Ski and Snowboard (by Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine).

Winterplace Ski Resort will open, December 15, 2017 with at least 14 trails and 4 lifts for skiing and snowboarding. Winterplace plans to open additional terrain as conditions allow. Snow-tubing will open at a later date. For opening information and current slope conditions check the web at or call 800-607- SNOW (7669)
Winterplace Hours of Operation
Friday, December 15, 2017 9 AM – 4:00 PM

Regular Season Hours (Starting Saturday, December 16, 2017)
Weekdays: 9 AM – 10 PM
Weekends & Holiday Periods: 8:30 AM – 10 PM

Winterplace offers 27 trails, 10 lifts, 2 terrain parks, and West Virginia’s largest Snowtubing Park with 2 Super Carpet lifts. A full service Resort Center and a 10,000 square foot mid-mountain facility, The Mountain House. The rental shop features top-of-the line Rossignol Shaped skis and Rossignol snowboards, plus a Demo Center. Winterplace is located five minutes off I-77, at Exit 28, Ghent/Flat Top, near Beckley, West Virginia. For more information, call 800-607-SNOW (7669) or visit us on the web at Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

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