The Omni Homestead in Hot Springs, Virginia is the perfect place for a winter getaway. The newly renovated 2,000-acre resort in the Allegheny Mountains of southwest Virginia offers winter sports on the resort’s historic downhill ski area seasonally beginning in mid-December (weather permitting) and ice-skating and swimming at Allegheny Springs Winter Wonderland.
The Omni Homestead made Southern skiing a reality in 1959, opening the region’s original downhill ski area. New this winter, the resort will open a Rossignol Experience Center, the first in Virginia and one of only 25 in the U.S.. With more than 45 acres and nine well-maintained trails, the slopes are perfect for beginners and experienced skiers. The Omni 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 offers 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 Grill will be open all winter serving hot cocoa and snacks.
Family Learn to Ski Package (under $78 per person) including:
- Daily lift tickets
- Equipment rentals
- Group lessons
Package rates start at $310, based on two adults and two children. Additional charges apply for extra guests, ages six and up. This package is valid December 21, 2013 to March 10, 2014, weather permitting.
Ski Package includes:
- Room accommodations
- Lift tickets for two people
Package rates start at $219, based on double occupancy. Additional charges apply for extra guests, ages six and up. This package is valid December 21, 2013 to March 10, 2014, weather permitting.
The Omni Homestead is arguably the nicest ski resort in the region if you are into amenities and pampering! (At least that is what SkiSoutheast.com surveys have stated.) They offer ten very nice ski runs for skiing and snowboarding enjoyment, as well as snow tubing, skating, snowmobile tours, and more. Snowboarders will love the half-pipe.
The Omni Homestead Resort is renowned in the area as the perfect family and learn-to-ski area.
Although winter activities are only a SMALL part of what The Omni Homestead offers, they do get an average of 50 inches of natural snowfall per season and definitely “do winter right!”
Guided Snowmobile Tours
Snowmobiling is a great activity for the whole family and The Homestead offers half-hour to half-day tours on the trails around the resort. They also offer evening tours on the slopes of the ski resort. Available mid December – March, weather permitting.
Two words can be used to describe the unmatchable amenities at The Omni Homestead – “Oh My!” They offer 10 restaurants, a spa and salon, ski shop, ski school, special Omni packages and much more.
For incomparable luxury accommodations and amenities, you may want to stay at The Omni Homestead, a National Historic Landmark in Virginia’s Allegheny Mountains.
The Omni Homestead is a year round destination featuring 2 Championship golf courses, including the acclaimed world famous Cascades Course, a luxurious, new Spa, shooting sports, hiking and biking trails, tennis and a superb outlets. The suites have traditional furnishings and decor with Georgian architecture.
The Omni Homestead has more than 483 guest rooms and suites on site. Enjoy the Main Dining Room, Jefferson’s Restaurant and Bar, Sam Snead’s Tavern, Casino Restaurant, Mountain Lodge, Martha’s Market, Lobby Bar and DownTime (a new family game area).
Shenandoah Valley – 30 min
Charlottesville — 1 hour
Dulles International – 2 hours
100 Bowen Loop # 200,
Charlottesville, 22911 –