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What else can we do besides ski near Winterplace?

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Asheville NC
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What else can we do besides ski near Winterplace?

We are headed to Winterplace for this coming weekend (1/11/07- 1/14/07). We had hoped to ski and snow tube but as it stands there are only 6 trails open and the snow tube is closed. Ideas for other things to do there within a days drive? We will have three kids with us, ages 7,8 and 9. Thanks for any tips you can offer!

charleston, wv
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1. Re: What else can we do besides ski near Winterplace?

That's a tough one. Ol' Mom Nature is messin everybody's winter plans up.

Other than the ski areas most tourist type attractions are closed for the Winter. The Exibition Coal Mine and outdoor plays are closed. Might check the caverns over around Lewisburg. They might be open on week-ends.

Stables in Fayetteville and Summersville. Weather permitting they might allow a "winter" trail ride but they might be closed for season also.

Hour and a half to the north is Charleston. The Clay / Avampo Center is right off the Broad Street exit. I think it's exit 100. They have childrens museum and hands on exibits.

Building next to State Capitol (exit 99) is Cultural Center. Haven't been there for years but it used to have museum of state history.

In Beckley you have Tamarack on the hill behind Turnpike Travel Plaza. Nice, large exibit of state arts and crafts. Several shops where you can watch the artist or craftsman work. Most items are for sale.

West Virginia
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2. Re: What else can we do besides ski near Winterplace?

Pop has some great suggestions.

In addition, the town of Lewisburg is an hour from Beckley. It has some cute artsy shops, historic tours, and great restaurants. http://www.greenbrierwv.com/home/index.asp

Normally you could also do the Bunker Tour at the Greenbrier. However, The Greenbrier is closed for 3 months for renovations so don't know if they are doing the tours when you are in the area. http://www.greenbrier.com/site/bunker.aspx

Not sure if Hawk's Nest State Park is open or if there is anything going on. Check out http://www.hawksnestsp.com/

If you go to Hawk's Nest, be sure to check out the nearby Mystery Hole if it is open. http://www.mysteryhole.com

Also check other WV State Parks at http://www.wvstateparks.com/

Asheville NC
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3. Re: What else can we do besides ski near Winterplace?

Thanks for your tips, y'all. We have decided to postpone our trip until March, hoping the weather is better suited for skiing. We may still need those alternatives, though.

West Virginia
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4. Re: What else can we do besides ski near Winterplace?

Good idea. Skiing conditions are not at a peak right now. This weather is crazy this year!

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