Situated perfectly in the Valley, Staunton’s an easy drive to several resorts that specialize in winter downhill activities. What better way to spend a winter weekend than getting a workout on the slopes and then following it up with a night out in Staunton’s vibrant downtown? See below for places to stay and things to do once you warm up from the slopes.
40 minutes from Staunton
Ski day and night on Massanutten Resort’s 12 ski trails, which are suitable for a variety of ability levels. Lessons are available at Massanutten’s terrain-based learning area. There’s also a freestyle area on the slopes, 16 lanes of snow tubing, and ice skating on a 5,000-square foot rink. If you want to warm up away from the slopes, check out Massanutten’s indoor waterpark.
Wintergreen Ski Resort
40 minutes from Staunton
Wintergreen Ski Resort is a four-season resort located in the Blue Ridge Mountains that features skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing in the winter. It offers 24 slopes and trails to appeal to all ability levels. Want to improve? Sign up for group or individual lessons. To reduce time waiting, Wintergreen boasts two high-speed 6-pack chairlifts and Radio Frequency Identification Devices that operate like EZ-Passes for the ski slopes.
Bryce Mountain Resort
1 hour and 10 minutes from Staunton
Bryce Mountain Resort is a four-season resort in the Allegheny foothills that offers skiing, snowboarding, and lessons in the winter. There are 8 slopes that can be accessed by ski lifts as well as a dedicated area for beginners with carpet lifts. Beginners ages 8 and up can book lessons with the Horst Locher Snowsports School. Three 800-foot snow tubing lanes and an ice skating rink round out the fun.
The Omni Homestead Resort
1 hour and 20 minutes from Staunton
The Omni Homestead Resort is located southwest of Staunton. It has nine downhill ski runs that are perfect for various abilities. The resort also boasts an Olympic-size ice rink. The resort has been recognized as “one of the top Beginner Friendly and Family Friendly ski resorts in the Southeast in the 2017-18 Best in Snow Awards.” Lessons are available for ages four and older.
stay in staunton
Once your day on the slopes is complete, head back to your home base of Staunton. Choose from our elegant properties steeped in history, cozy B&Bs or one of our hip hotels.
Why not have a drink at one of our wine bars or craft breweries? We can also recommend some great fireplaces for toasting your toes. Dine in style at one of our downtown restaurants that run the gamut from fine farm-to-table dining, comfort food, and everything in between. After dinner, make sure to catch a Shakespeare show at the Blackfriars Playhouse or a movie at the Visulite.