better known for summer attractions in Virginia
Beach and Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia
can be a winter wonderland during ski season and offers a total
of four resorts in the state's spectacularly scenic Blue Ridge
and Allegheny Mountains.
snow tubing and cross-country trails are all a part of an unforgettable
Virginia winter, starting with the luxurious Wintergreen Resort
just southwest of Charlottesville.
with slopes from beginner to expert, there is snowboarding terrain
and lots of family fun found at The Plunge - a huge 10-lane snow
tubing run. Those planning an extended stay at the Wintergreen can expect to find over 300 different types of accommodation,
from one bedroom suites for couples to seven room lodges for groups
For more great
views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and to experience one of the highest- rated VA ski resorts, the Massanutten Resort features
a 1,100 foot vertical drop and seven ski trails along with snowboarding
action at the terrain park.
In the Allegheny
Mountains, the Homestead Resort is one of the oldest in Virginia,
beginning as a summer spa two centuries ago when a nearby spring
became renowned for is healing powers. Today, it is also famous
for being the first resort in Virginia to open its doors to downhill
skiers, in 1959. Although limited in size (with a total of 10
slopes on 45 acres) the Homestead offers a variety of activities
for winter sports enthusiasts including skiing, snow tubing chutes,
and an Olympic size ice skating rink.
Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains, Bryce Mountain resort - located
in the heart of beautiful Shenandoah Valley - is another family-friendly
ski resort that offers 8 ski trails on 25 skiable acres reachable
by car from Washington DC in just under two hours. .