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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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Roanoke, Virginia
20 reviews 20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I learned to ski here when I was 5 years old. These are slopes for the true beginner. They are small, short, and not very steep. Don't expect an intermediate/advanced skier/boarder to be able to spend all day here. However, if you've never skied etc...take a trip, ski some, sit by the fire and drink hot chocolate some!

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Titusville, New Jersey
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88 reviews 88 reviews
17 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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16 reviews 16 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
24 helpful votes 24 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
26 helpful votes 26 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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