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Ski Experience - Winterplace

Ski Levels

Winterplace Ski Resort is a great family ski resort, where you'll be able to enjoy skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing in a cozier atmosphere than at many larger and more well-known resorts. Because of the small size you get personalized attention from the staff, the staff are friendly and the lifts are rarely packed. That means you spend more times on the slopes instead of waiting in line. Since Winterplace has such a family atmosphere, of course there are plenty of things for families and kids to enjoy. Snow tubing is one of the fun things for kids, but there's also a SkiWee program and Ski Trips for Kids that are designed for the little ones to enjoy the snow and learn skiing skills. There are also the ski and snowboard lessons that are taught to both adults and kids at Winterplace, which is a great way to spend some family time.

Après Ski

Around the ski resort, you can enjoy a number of great restaurants, with many of them a type of country, home-style restaurant that the area is known for. You don't have to stay in Ghent for your dining, but if you do you'll find a number of home-style as well as ethnic and finer dining restaurants. Or you can travel to nearby towns like Hinton, Beckley and Shady Spring for a larger variety of West Virginia restaurants.

There are a number of shops where you can stock up on the things you need, with a few in Ghent but many down the road just a few minutes along I-77. Outfitters, groceries, specialty shops and more available right in that area along the highway, with more specialty stores in the nearby towns, as well.

For après-ski and nightlife, you have several choices. There are some bar-type restaurants at the resort itself and right in Ghent, or you can travel just a short distance to places like Beckley, Mount Hope and other nearby towns that are just down I-77 a few minutes for a bit more excitement. Winterplace with its family emphasis has less of a hopping nightlife than some might expect. Sports bars, taverns and clubs with life and canned music are available in the nearby towns, if you prefer, as well as restaurants with bars where you can enjoy dinner and drinks.