Ski, Skate and Swim this winter at The Homestead

Ski, Skate and Swim this winter at The Homestead

Contact:  Julie Shamrock Rollend
Hawkins International PR
(212) 255-6541
[email protected]


Ice skating before Thanksgiving, skiing by mid-December, and outdoor swimming all winter long at new Allegheny Springs Winter Wonderland 

The Homestead in Hot Springs, Virginia debuts Allegheny Springs Winter Wonderland this November. The newly renovated 3,000-acre resort in the Allegheny Mountains of southwest Virginia will offer sports on the resort’s historic downhill ski area by mid-December (weather permitting) and ice-skating and swimming at Allegheny Springs Winter Wonderland. 

The Homestead made Southern skiing a reality in 1959, opening the region’s original downhill ski area. New this winter, The Homestead will open a Rossignol Experience Center, the first in Virginia.  With more than 45 acres and nine well-maintained trails, the slopes are perfect for beginners and experienced skiers. The Homestead offers 100 percent snowmaking when natural snow isn’t available, rental equipment, “Little Penguins” day programs for children and private and group ski and snowboarding instruction at the Sepp Kober Ski School. 

Allegheny Springs Winter Wonderland is new this season and will offer ice skating and swimming throughout the colder months.  Full-day and half-day ice skating passes as well as skate rentals are available.  Hotel guests can take a dip in the steamy waters at the heated, spring-fed outdoor pool and relax on chaise lounges on the warmed deck surrounded by mountain landscape. The nearby Allegheny Springs Grille will be open all winter serving hot cocoa and snacks. 

Family Learn to Ski Package (under $77 per person) including:
Daily lift tickets
Equipment rentals
Group lessons
Package rates start at $305, based on two adults and two children. Additional charges apply for extra guests, ages six and up. This package is valid December 15, 2012 to March 10, 2013, weather permitting.

Ski Free at The Homestead this winter including:
Room accommodations
Lift tickets for two people
Package rates start at $209, based on double occupancy. Additional charges apply for extra guests, ages six and up. This package is valid December 15, 2012 to March 10, 2013, weather permitting.

For more information or to reserve a Family Learn to Ski and Stay Package or a Ski Free Package at The Homestead, please contact (877) 549-9506; or visit

About The Homestead
Open since 1766, The Homestead is one of America’s most storied resorts, offering unparalleled hospitality and southern charm in a 3,000-acre setting within the Allegheny Mountains of southwestern Virginia.  In Spring 2013, Canyon Ranch SpaClub at The Homestead will debut and be the company’s first venture in the Mid-Atlantic region and the first SpaClub to introduce family spa services. Renowned for its natural healing springs, The Homestead is distinguished by 483 luxurious guest rooms and suites, 72,000 square feet of meeting space, a wide array of fine and casual dining choices, championship golf courses that include one of the nation’s finest mountain courses (The Cascades), Allegheny Springs, a two-acre family-friendly water attraction complete with lazy river, water slides and water play zone. The resort also offers the South’s first downhill ski area, a 48-stable Equestrian Center and show ring, top-rated Shooting Club, Back Country Driving School, off-road Segway tours and a wealth of other recreational attractions.

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