The Homestead Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of Virginia in USA. The resort is in the town of Free Union, VA.
The Homestead is not a part of any nationwide lift pass system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes with with The Homestead Ski Resort.
The Homestead Lodging:
The Homestead Ski Resort Terrain Overview
The Homestead has a total of 9 ski trails, which are serviced by 5 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. The Homestead is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 45 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 18 hectares, 0 square miles, or 0 square kilometers.
The Homestead Ski Resort Elevation
The Homestead Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 3,200 feet, or 975 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 2,500 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 700 feet (213 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
The Homestead's summit elevation is about average. There are a lot of ski slopes that are quite a bit higher, but also many that are much, much smaller.
The Homestead Ski Resort Difficulty Level
36.8out of 100
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At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.
Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.
Skiiable Area by Difficulty Level
The Homestead has 45 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.The Homestead is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 34% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 66%.
Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.
Is The Homestead Ski Resort good for beginners?
The Homestead can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 66% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
The Homestead Ski Resort Location
The Homestead Ski Resort is located in the state of Virginia, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Free Union, VA.
Free Union, VA 22940 USA
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Getting to The Homestead Ski Resort
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (The Homestead Ski Resort), its coordinates of 38.15000, -78.57000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Free Union, VA to get close.
By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.
A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to The Homestead Ski Resort.
|Washington Dulles International Airport||IAD||Washington, DC||81 mi|
|Richmond International Airport||RIC||Richmond, VA||81 mi|
|Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport||DCA||Washington, DC||96 mi|
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to The Homestead.
|Charlottesville Albemarle Airport||CHO||Charlottesville, VA||6 mi|
|Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport||SHD||Staunton/Waynesboro/Harrisonburg, VA||19 mi|
|Lynchburg Regional Preston Glenn Field||LYH||Lynchburg, VA||66 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to The Homestead Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.
Other Nearby Ski Resorts
Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of The Homestead Ski Resort.
|Massanutten||Massanutten, VA||2,925 ft||43%||20 mi|
|Wintergreen||Nellysford, VA||3,515 ft||46%||25 mi|
|Bryce Resort||Mount Jackson, VA||1,750 ft||25%||42 mi|
|Timberline Four Seasons||Davis, WV||4,268 ft||35%||76 mi|
|Canaan Valley||Davis, WV||4,280 ft||47%||80 mi|
The Homestead Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||3,200 ft|
|Base Elevation||2,500 ft|
|Vertical Drop||700 ft|
(34% Beginner, 33% Intermediate, 33% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||N/A inches|