Hit the Slopes! Places to Go Skiing & Snowboarding

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With the cold weather in full swing, there’s no better time to get out and enjoy it. You might be wondering how you could possibly endure the crisp winter air, but being at a ski resort makes it worth it! Whether you’re a first-time skier or snowboarder or a seasoned pro, check out some of these places to go skiing and snowboarding.

Wintergreen Resort

Wintergreen Resort is located just 45 minutes from Arden Place! Take a day trip to Wintergreen or stay for a long weekend. In addition to lift tickets, they also sell season passes so you can keep going back for more. In need of a lesson? Book a private or semi-private lesson with an instructor so you’re ready for the slopes. If you don’t have your own gear, don’t worry! Wintergreen also offers rental equipment available for both hourly and multi-day renting. Explore their wide selection of slopes or practice tricks at the terrain park. Not into skiing or snowboarding? Try tubing at The Plunge, Virginia’s largest tubing park, or cozy up with food and a drink at one of their restaurants. End your day at the spa with a massage, facial, or Mani/Pedi. With so much to do, you’ll want to spend a long weekend here at Wintergreen Resort!


Just 55 minutes from Arden Place in the Shenandoah Valley is Massanutten! Spanning 6,000 acres, this resort has plenty to offer. From skiing and snowboarding to tubing and ice skating, there’s a lot to do here! If you’re new to skiing and snowboarding, get a lesson from one of their instructors. Need an escape from the cold? Try doing one of their Escape Rooms or Virtual Reality games! Relax and unwind at the spa, or enjoy a tasty meal from Campfire Grill, Virginia BBQ & Pizza Co., or Base Camp. Whether you’re tearing it up on the slopes or lounging at one of their restaurants, you’re sure to have a great time. Check out their lift tickets and lodging options to plan your trip.


While Snowshoe is located about 3 hours from Arden Place in West Virginia, the drive is well worth it to experience all that Snowshoe offers. With 257 acres, 61 trails, and 12 lifts, there’s plenty to discover as you carve down the mountain on your skis or snowboard. Try something completely new and go skiing or snowboarding at night at Silver Creek! Or test your skills at one of the five terrain parks. In addition to skiing and snowboarding, they offer snowmobiling, tubing, and off-road Polaris RZR tours. After a day of fun, explore the picturesque Village, featuring a variety of shops, restaurants, and bars. Book lessons, rent equipment, and choose between lift tickets and season passes. If you’re looking for adventure, you’ll find it at Snowshoe.

Whether you’re looking for a quick day trip or a weekend getaway, there are plenty of places to go skiing and snowboarding. The best part is, all of these destinations are under 3 hours away from Arden Place! Whether you’re new to the game or an expert, you’re sure to make wonderful memories.

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