Virginia has some of the most beautiful scenery anywhere and the top of the line resorts to come to and enjoy it. These Virginia Winter Resorts are not the biggest you will find, but they offer so much to make a winter vacation one to remember for years to come. The fact that they are not huge makes them great places to come if you are a beginning skier. You can learn in an uncrowded atmosphere. They are conveniently located to Washington DC and for the residents of the Southern States, who do not have winter sports locally, they are just a quick train or plane trip.
These Virginia Winter Resorts all have lessons available. If you have never been to Virginia Winter Resorts, you should try one of these just once and if you do, you will want to come back again, if not for skiing in the winter, for some of the great events that go on all year long. Be sure to contact them and see what ski and stay specials they have going on with the local hotels and Bed and Breakfasts. They will have one that will suit your needs.
Bryce Resort for a Virginia Winter Vacation
P.O. Box 3
1982 Fairway Drive
Basye, Virginia 22810
Phone: 800-821-1444 or 540-856-2121
Bryce Resort has been in operation for 35 years and just a short drive from the Washington DC area. Because it is one of the smaller resorts, it is a great place to come and learn to ski and snowboard without having to deal with crowds of people. The trails here are mostly geared for beginner and intermediate skiers, but the more experienced will have a good time as well. They have 8 trails with 5 lifts 2 chair lifts, 1 surface lift, 2 carpet lifts and they have night skiing also, plus snowboarding and tubing. Check out the lodging section for information on the condos and properties that are available in the area.
Massanutten, for a Virginia Winter Vacation
1822 Resort Drive
McGaheysville, Virginia 22840
Massanutten is a nice, family friendly mid sized resort with 14 trails with 5 chair lifts, one of which is a quad for both day and night skiing and snowboarding as well as tubing. There is also a terrain park. Snowboarding is allowed on all 14 trails as well as the park. With the foru great resstaurants on site, you will not need to worry when you need a brake from the slopes and some food to recharge your batteries. They will arrange reservations for you at either a hotel or condo, which ever suits your needs.
The Homestead, for a Virginia Winter Vacation
1766 Homestead Drive
Hot Springs, Virginia 24445
The Homestead has so many things to do for a winter vacation. In addition to skiing, there are 9 trails and 5 lifts, you can enjoy ice skating at the Olympic Size rink, snowbording, half pipe, snowshoeing and Nordic/cross country skiing. And when you feel like a more restful activity, they have horse drawn sleigh rides.
Lodging and dining are right on the site and you cannot do any better. The room rates start at $165 a night, kids under 18 stay free in the same room and under 6 they also get to eat for free. This is a very family friendly resort, indeed. Now for the dining. You can choose from
The Dining Room. This is the most formal of the restaurants, with jacket and tie required for dinner.
The 1776 Grille There is a $25 surcharge here, but you do get piano music with your dinner. No denim allowed.
Sam Snead’s Tavern is the relaxed place to dine, with a full bar and you can get great barbecue.
And, of course the President’s Lounge, where you can relax with a good drink and good friends.