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“Small ski resort, but it has its charms” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Homestead Ski Area

Homestead Ski Area
Hot Springs, VA
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Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Sports
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Hollins, Virginia
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17 attraction reviews
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“Small ski resort, but it has its charms”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

First, this is a relatively small ski area, even by VA-WV standards. Any ski trip to The Homestead is best combined with a stay at the resort.
We skiied on day #2 of this season. As it had been quite warm the previous week, they were only open to get the main run/lift open. Ski conditions below the mid-lift station were excellent, but that's a pretty short run. They eventually opened to the top station mid-afternoon, with Main Run (black diamond) open. It was groomed but quite packed and getting a little hard by then, especially with so few skiiers.
Even though it was Sunday during a holiday weekend, there were very few skiiers/snowboarders on the slope. We almost felt like we had the place to ourselves. My kids are beginners, and they took a private lesson with no interference at all. The instructor gets 5 stars.
In general, I would say that this should be a good resort for beginners.
The lunch fare at the Lodge was suprisingly good. About as good as one could expect for fast food.
One annoyance is that they only have one rental charge. We have our own boots, but we paid the full $35 rental for skiis, with no deduction for the boots.

Visited December 2012
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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“Ski and Skate package”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

Ice , Ice, Ice and Ski package was not what was portrayed to be by Concierge. Snow tubing area closed. just Poor!!!!!! Skating never opened!

Visited February 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
“Skiing Good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2012

I really liked the skiing at the Homestead but I am not a good skier and may not be judging correctly. It is convenient to those at the resort though and everyone seemed to be having fun.

Visited January 2012
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Tampa, Florida
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“Pleasant Mountain”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

Great for beginners and families! Although we had very little natural snow, the resort has snow making capabilities. The staff is very friendly especially the instructors.

Visited January 2012
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