Christmas and New Year’s Eve

Christmas and New Year’s Eve

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Many families and groups like to get together over the holidays when they have some time away from work and other obligations to enjoy a fantastic Christmas Ski Vacation and Holiday Ski Trips. Each of the resorts throughout the Southeast has something fun going on for the holidays. Whether it’s getting out and hitting the slopes with Santa Claus, memorable moments by the fire inside resort lodges, or live dance parties that last well into the night on New Year’s Eve, there is something fun for you and your loved ones to enjoy at each resort. Read more and begin planning your Christmas Getaways and Holiday Ski Vacations today. Think snow for the holidays so that everyone will enjoy a White Christmas!

Wisp Resort in Deep Creek Lake Maryland
Visit Wisp Ski Area in Deep Creek Lake Maryland, the only Ski Resort in MD, and enjoy the skiing and snowboarding powder on 132 acres of terrain. This astounding winter playground is a top holiday and Christmas Ski Vacation destination and there are numerous Cabin Rentals in Wisp Maryland that are available for Wisp Resort Lodging during the Christmas holiday period and New Year’s. Wisp Ski Area will no doubt be packed during the holidays and its special events on New Year’s should not be missed. Thursday night, Dec. 31, 2009 at Wisp Resort the resort has a fun schedule of events including the regular Thursday night Yueng ‘n’ Wing deals at DC Bar & Restaurant where you can get a bucket of 18 wings and 2 Yuengling drafts for only $12.00! Also, Wisp Ski Area’s poplar New Year’s Eve Celebration, which sells out annually, will take place at The Lodge at Wisp Resort from 7 PM until midnight; tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for kids. Enjoy live entertainment and a variety show from Subway band, fun kids’ games in the Kids Korner, delicious food and drinks, a view of Time Square from the big screen, fireworks at midnight and a Prize Cube where, every hour, one individual is selected to win lift tickets, mountain coaster tickets, and more!

Canaan Valley Resort
Head to the Allegheny Mountains and over to Canaan Valley Ski Resort just outside of Davis West Virginia and enjoy skiing and snowboarding at an elevation of 4,280 feet. With 39 slopes and an annual Davis WV Snowfall of 150 inches you can guarantee that you will have a great time on your Christmas Ski Vacation and New Year’s Ski Trip to Canaan Valley Ski Resort. This year, Canaan Valley Ski Resort has plenty of fun holiday events lined up for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve. Christmas Eve, Canaan Valley Ski Resort will hold a Christmas Eve family style buffet in the Maple, Balsam, and Hickory Dining Rooms. At 7 PM children and others can gather for a special reading of ‘Twas the Night before Christmas by Mrs. Claus, in the Main Lobby. Guests at Canaan Valley Ski Resort can enjoy the Canaan Valley Lodging specials for the holidays that the resort offers, or stay in one of the Canaan Valley Rentals that are offering Christmas Ski specials and New Year’s Eve Ski trip specials. New Year’s Eve guests at the resort can choose to attend the New Year’s Family Bash or the New Year’s Celebration Adult Party which features live entertainment in the lounge by Brother Short, party favors, a champagne toast at midnight, and dinner in the Hickory Dining Room.

Timberline Resort
Another WV Ski Resort just outside of Davis West Virginia also has an amazing schedule of holiday events lined up, Timberline Resort welcomes skiers and boarders the weekend before Christmas for a Christmas Warm Up Weekend which includes a DJ dance party and food specials. Christmas Eve festivities such as visits from Santa Claus and Christmas caroling are scheduled for Dec. 24th at Timberline Ski Resort. Christmas Day, the resort will be open for WV Skiing from 12:00 AM to 4:00 PM, and a special Christmas Day dinner will be served from noon until 7:00 PM. Then, on Dec. 26th, Timberline’s annual Winterfest festival gears up and includes live entertainment, lodging specials, DJ dance parties, specials on food, and, of course, the New Year’s Eve Gala Champagne Celebration and Buffet Dinner with live entertainment from the Bush Monkeys. All of these events coincide with the infamous Timberline Ski Resort College Days which occur throughout the ski season, and during the time between Deccember 10th through the 25th and January 1st though the 15th. During the Timberline Resort College Days lift tickets for students with a College I.D. is only $18 per day. Check out Timberline Resort Rentals

Snowshoe Mountain
Plan to head to the land of the snow and ring in the New Year 2010 at Snowshoe Mountain Ski Resort in West Virginia! Snowshoe is known for its amazing amount of winter snowfall and this year can be sure you will see truckloads of the white stuff! The Village of Snowshoe regularly holds events and fun entertainment at the cafés, clubs, bars and restaurants throughout the resort. This year’s New Year’s Celebration will be celebrated throughout the resort in different locations at the mile-high resort, stay up and head over to the Connection Nightclub, or gather your family at Big Top for family style celebrations. All of the New Year’s Eve Snowshoe parties will sell out, so reserve your space today. Snowshoe Mountain Ski Resort offers amazing deals and steals on lift passes and Snowshoe Mountain Lodging throughout the season including over the holiday period.

Winterplace Resort
Head over to Ghent WV to Winterplace Ski Resort and enjoy the powder on the 27 trails. This year at Winterplace Ski Resort, they have added new guns on most of your favorite trails so you are guaranteed to have some great WV Ski Conditions at Winterplace Ski Resort over the Christmas holidays. Check out the Winterplace Lodging and Winterplace WV Rentals near the resort for deals on holiday vacation packages.

Bryce Resort
A short drive from D.C., head over to Bryce Resort for a fantastic ski Christmas holiday and New Year’s Event. Located in Basye Virginia, Bryce Resort is one of the Virginia Ski Resorts that prides itself on maintaining excellent conditions in their little valley. Explore their 8 trails and enjoy the fun-filled snow tubing park.

Massanutten Resort
Massanutten Ski Resort atop the peak of Massanutten Mountain in Virginia is one of the Virginia Ski Resorts that offers lots of amenities to guests. Visit Massanutten Resort VA for a Christmas or New Year’s holiday trip and enjoy the laid back atmosphere and numerous live music events that are scheduled for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day at the resort.

The Homestead
The holidays at the historic Homestead Resort in Hot Springs Virginia are packed with unique and memorable events that the whole family will love. Enjoy an old-fashioned Christmas when you stay and play at The Homestead Resort VA. The entire ski village is transformed by twinkling lights and Christmas décor including a Candy Cane lane complete with a gingerbread family and gum drop trees, and a special Victorian village where you will find carolers, old lampposts and skaters dressed in Victorian garb. Other areas have other special themes and the Casino Lawn area of the resort is filled with a skating rink that guests can enjoy! Gather your family together and enjoy a wonderful holiday at The Homestead VA.

Wintergreen Resort
Between December 19, 2009 and January 1, 2010 at Wintergreen Resort in Central Virginia A Blue Ridge Mountain Christmas will take place and include tons of fun holiday Christmas and New Year’s events. This magical time at Wintergreen Resort comes complete with meeting Santa on the slopes, story time with Mrs. Claus, holiday craft workshops for guests staying at Wintergreen Resort Lodging, and special New Year’s Eve Party celebrations. Also, during this time there will be other events such as the Freestyle Night Rail Jam on December 27th, and the Freestyle Demo Days where you get the opportunity to try out new equipment from the hottest lines.

Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort
Spend the Christmas holidays and New Year’s Eve in the Great Smoky Mountains and visit Ober Gatlinburg near Gatlinburg TN and Pigeon Forge Tennessee. Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort is a winter wonderland filled with tons of great winter activities including not only skiing and boarding but also ice skating! This region of the Smokies is renowned for its Christmas holiday events and special Christmas holiday décor. Also, nearby Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort are other Gatlinburg TN Attractions like Dollywood in Pigeon Forge which annually hosts Christmas at Dollywood, in which the theme park is transformed into a winter holiday village. Check out Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge Lodging.

Appalachian Ski Mountain
Plan your Christmas Ski Vacations and New Year’s Ski Trips around visiting the High Country village of Blowing Rock NC and head to Appalachian Ski Mtn. Appalachian Ski Mtn will offer skiing and boarding over the holidays and starting December 26th, the resort’s special Midnight Blast Weekends begin offering late night skiing on Friday and Saturday Nights. The usual night skiing hours are extended until midnight on these special weekends which last through Presidents Day weekend (February 20th), making Appalachian Ski Mtn the only ski resort in the Southeast to offer late night skiing. Also, during this holiday period, Appalachian Ski Mountain will host its New Year’s Eve Extravaganza that locals and visitors to the Blowing Rock Ski Area love, which features night skiing, and fireworks at midnight! Check out deals on Blowing Rock Cabin Rentals and other Blowing Rock Lodging for the holiday period.

Ski Beech Resort
Ski Beech Resort, the ski resort with the highest elevation in the Southeast, has plans to host a Christmas Eve Service at Beech Tree Village on Christmas Eve and a fun New Year’s Eve party with live music at the Beech Tree and fireworks at midnight. Ski Beech Resort offers holiday rates December 21st through January 1st and several Beech Mountain Rentals and Beech Mountain Lodging spots offer specials and discounts to skiers and boarders coming to the area to visit the resort for the holidays. Check out the Beech Mountain Rentals and Beech Mountain Lodging spots that we recommend.

Ski Sugar Resort
Santa will be at Ski Sugar Resort on Christmas Eve and the resort will feature a special celebration on New Year’s Eve with live music from the Terry Batson Band. The general public is invited to the torch light parade and fireworks at midnight. Reservations and tickets to the indoor festivities are required. Celebrate New Year’s Sugar style! For the very best in Sugar Mountain Lodging and Sugar Mountain Rentals, see the Sugar Mountain Accommodations that we recommend.

Wolf Ridge Resort
Ski the Wolf over the holidays and head over to Mars Hill NC to Wolf Ridge Resort. The Wolf Ridge welcome center will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Families and groups are welcome to escape to Wolf Ridge Resort this holiday season!

Cataloochee Ski Area
Ski with Santa on Christmas Day at Cataloochee Ski Resort in Maggie Valley NC. On Christmas Day the resort will open at 1 PM and kids as well as adults can ski with Santa on the slopes. Later, join the resort for Christmas Day festivities including turkey dinner with all the trimmings in the lodge until 10 PM. Check out the very best Maggie Valley Cabins and Maggie Valley Lodging accommodations near the resort.

Ski Sapphire Valley
Sapphire Valley is a quaint and small resort in the mountains of Western North Carolina. They welcome skiers and boarders to their scenic and secluded location for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

Mike is the Editor and founder of SkiNC.com and SkiSoutheast.com. Since September of 1996 he has written more than 2800 articles promoting all of the ski areas of North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland. While attending to the thousands of emails, photo submissions and On-Snow reports that come in all season long, Doble also owns and operates a full service web design and marketing company that has more than 800 clients in 30+ states and several countries. He shares that it was his passion for all things snow that prompted him to start the ski network and since that time the website has gained popularity through it's webcam and weather content as well. Mike is the father of four daughters, is an avid snow and water skier, football freak of his alma mater (the University of South Carolina) and hearty promoter of all that is Western North Carolina to West Virginia and Maryland. Mike spends his off time with his horses, playing golf, tennis and boating on Watauga Lake with his family and friends, coaching local soccer teams and oh yes...Snow Skiing!

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