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Homestead Ski Area

Hot Springs, VA
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Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas
Traveler Description: The  Homestead is a family friendly resort.  It is a great place for your children or grand children to learn to ski or board. The staff is friendly... more »
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Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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78 reviews 78 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Tried snowboarding for the first time and had a great instructor - we were fortunate to get some fresh snow in mid-March (which made the falls much softer). Free shuttle from the hotel was very convenient.

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Georgia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

The ski area got a three star because it is slightly limited as far as trails go, but it is great for a day and for beginners. The staff is amazing, and my son had a private lesson that he really enjoyed. The only problem was the food was not very high quality. Junk food, basically. Healthy options would be... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Our two boys never put on a pair of skis before. By the end of the 3 hour session, our oldest was riding the lift and taking the hill with me! The slopes are great for beginners. Intermediate and advanced skiers won't be challenged, but it's not busy and you can still have fun there.

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Charlottesville, VA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Let's be honest. No one in their right mind is selecting The Homestead for a ski vacation. But that doesn't undermine the importance of the skiing experience to guests. The slope is small and the lift is slow. But, other than that, it is a wonderful small, rarely crowded place for kids to learn to ski and families to ski... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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68 reviews 68 reviews
32 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Has a lot to offer for the whole family, especially if you have young ones. We've always enjoyed the lodge as well. Nice view of the ski area from the lodge and perfect for viewing with a hot cocoa on hand. Staff are awesome!

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Norfolk, Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

We visited the Homestead ski area while staying at The Homestead. It was my four year old son's first time skiing and this was the perfect place for him to learn. Not a place for advanced skiers, but if you are a beginner or just want to ski for a few hours while staying at The Homestead, it is a... More

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

The skiing is the important thing here. Always a good spot to grab a hot chocolate -- or a beer. The food is expensive for what it is, but then again, it is a resort.

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Newport News, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

We took our child for his first ski trip. The instructors and the slopes were perfect for this. The slope is a short bus ride from the hotel.

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Charleston, WV
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

The ski area is really a nice setup for a small, Eastern ski resort. It is a nice activity to enjoy as part of a larger stay at the Homestead. The rental equipment is top-notch, and the food (as everywhere at the Homestead) is great. This is not an area for the Double-Black Diamond skier. It is fun, and it... More

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Food okay at the ski area and no outside food allowed. Kids loved that the trail was easy, helped them get comfortable on skis. Never a wait on the lift. Almost boring for an all-day ski, but really fun for a 1/2 day.

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