We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
WINNER WONDERLAND
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

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

Hollins, Virginia
Level Contributor
113 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
“Small ski resort, but it has its charms”
4 of 5 bubbles 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
Helpful?
Thank global-engineer
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

38 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    11
    14
    10
    2
    1
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Knoxville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Ski and Skate package”
1 of 5 bubbles 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
Helpful?
Thank jamie s
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
81 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Skiing Good”
4 of 5 bubbles 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
Helpful?
Thank JMB2U
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Tampa, Florida
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Pleasant Mountain”
4 of 5 bubbles 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
Helpful?
Thank Junebride0611
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Homestead Ski Area also viewed

 

Been to Homestead Ski Area? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing