5 Reasons Winterplace is best place to learn to skiJanuary 11, 2016
Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine voted Winterplace Ski Resort as the best place to learn to ski.
And it’s no wonder! The professionals at Winterplace will hold your hand and cheer you on when things are going good, and they’ll pick your bruised butt up and wipe away the tears when you hit an inevitable speed bump (er, mogul?).
A whole bunch of factors make Winterplace the perfect place to click into a set of skis for the very first time:
1. Dedicated teachers
Winterplace is a proud member of the Professional Ski Instructors of America. Their teaching methods are tested and true, and they promise you’ll learn to ski, or you can keep taking lessons until you do.
2. Discounted packages for beginners
Their Learn-to-Ski & Snowboard package is ridiculously affordable. On a weekday, you can get a full-day beginner lift ticket, equipment rental and a 90-minute lesson for less than $40.
3. Secluded ski school area
Terrified of the ski lift? Not fond of being run over by speedy snowboarders? Winterplace has you covered with 2 “Super Carpet Lifts” (like those moving sidewalks in the airport) so you won’t have to set foot near a ski lift until you’re comfortable. Their secluded ski school area will allow you to learn (and fall) in peace.
4. Awesome beginner terrain
37% of Winterplace’s terrain is labeled “beginner.” They’ve got plenty of lifts that will only drop you off at beginner slopes, like “Over Easy,” “No Problem” and “Easy Street.” After you’ve got the basics, you can easily link up to longer beginner slopes, like “Butter Milk” and “Country Roads.”
5. A fun alternative
So you gave it your all and turns out skiing just isn’t for you? That’s okay, because the largest snowtubing park in West Virginia awaits you! Go have some fun and fly down “the hill you dreamed of as a kid.” With a pre-existing lift ticket, you can add on 2 hours of tubing for only $16.
Ready to learn the ropes of the slopes?