Ski Season Kicks Off at The Omni Homestead in the Allegheny Mountains

America’s First Resort embarks on its 56th season with a winter wonderland of activities and valuable packages

Celebrating its 250th Anniversary this year, and as the south’s first ski resort, The Omni Homestead Resort will open for its 2016 ski and snowboard season on January 9th. With more than 45 acres of well-maintained trails, a Penguin Slides Tubing Park, Rossignol Experience Center, and seasonal ski packages, the resort will be a top destination for the whole family this winter.

A Versatile Ski Retreat

Located just minutes from the front door of The Omni Homestead, the Rossignol Experience Center at the Mountain Lodge offers the latest innovations from the eminent French equipment manufacturer. Travelers can take advantage of rental skis featuring Auto Turn Rocker technology, which aids in turning, heightens ability and elevates performance. After a day outdoors, relax in the Mountain Lodge, featuring a full-service bar, expansive deck with views of the slopes, and indulge in dinner with local craft beer tastings.

Ski and Snowboard School for All Ages

For guests looking to brush up on their skills, as well as those who are new to the slopes, ski and snowboard instruction is available at Sepp Kober Ski School. Founded in 1959 at the start of southern skiing at The Omni Homestead, the school offers private and group lessons for adults and children. In addition, the Little Penguins Program offers a safe learning experience for kids ages 5-11 to learn the basics of equipment, terminology, safety and downhill skiing.

Winter Fun off the Slopes

In addition to traditional skiing, The Omni Homestead offers a wide variety of outdoor activities. For a more relaxing day, try ice skating at the Allegheny Springs rink adjacent to the year-round spring-fed heated outdoor pool. At the end of the day, enjoy fireside s’mores at the fire pit on the Casino Lawn.

Experience the New Penguin Express

Skis and snowboards are not the only way to slide into winter at The Omni Homestead. Opening later this month, the Penguin Slides Tubing Park is a lively family-friendly activity, featuring well-groomed lanes and the new Penguin Express conveyor to whisk tubers back up the hill with ease. Children must be 5 years old to tube with a parent/guardian and 48” tall to tube alone.

Season-long Savings and Ski Packages

This winter, travelers can enjoy unlimited skiing, snowboarding and more with valuable packages from The Omni Homestead:

  • Omni Homestead Ski Package includes room accommodations and lift tickets for two people (per room, per day). Rates from $244 per room, double occupancy. Valid through March 2016. Taxes and daily resort charge are not included.   
  • Family Learn to Ski Package features room accommodations, lift tickets (per room, per day), ski rental equipment (per day for each registered guest), and group lessons (for ages 6 and up) for a family of four. Rates from $340 per night, double occupancy, based on two adults and two children. Valid through March 2016.
  • Bed and Breakfast Package includes luxurious room accommodations, daily breakfast for each registered guest and complimentary parking for one vehicle.Subject to availability and blackout dates.

Skiing at The Omni Homestead is open to the public. Travelers and locals can take advantage of a number of packages and promotions, purchase day passes and reserve lift tickets throughout the season online. For more information or to make reservations at The Omni Homestead Resort, please contact (800) 838-1766 or visit

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Kenny Griffin
Kenny grew up in Concord, NC, which is right outside of Charlotte. He graduated from UNC Charlotte in December 2010 with a degree in meteorology and joined Ski Southeast immediately thereafter. In addition to his Appnet duties, he helps with day to day operations of Ski Southeast and is also in charge of our sister site, In his own words... "I discovered this website a few years back and visit it on a daily basis. I lurked on the messageboard for a while before becoming actively involved and have met some very cool people because of it. Needless to say, I am VERY stoked to be a part of the team and I think I have a unique insight into what people want from the site seeing as I used to be on the outside looking in. I'm sure some people who are reading this have seen me on the mountain before. I am frequently at Beech Mountain and it’s not hard to spot me, as I usually have a camera on my head. I love to document my days on snow and have posted some videos on the messageboard before. If you ever see me out there, feel free to say hey!" You can email Kenny directly at [email protected]