Winterplace Ski Resort

Winterplace Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of West Virginia in USA. The resort is in the town of Ghent, WV. We recently ranked all of West Virginia's ski resorts, so you can see where Winterplace stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Winterplace is a part of the INDY Ski Pass system. This allows you to buy one lift pass, and ski at all of the slopes that are also a part of the group.

Winterplace Lodging:

Winterplace Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Winterplace has a total of 28 ski trails, which are serviced by 10 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Winterplace is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 90 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 36 hectares, 0 square miles, or 0 square kilometers.

Winterplace's slopes see on average 100 inches (39 cm) of snowfall a year.

Trails
Total Runs
28
Ski Lift
Lifts
10
Skier
Skiable Acres
90(0 km2)
Snow
Annual Snowfall
100"(39 cm)

Winterplace Ski Resort Elevation

Winterplace Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 3,600 feet, or 1,097 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 2,997 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 603 feet (184 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Winterplace'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.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
3,600'(1,097 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
603'(184 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
2,997'(913 m)

Winterplace Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Score
Difficulty Score
31.1out of 100
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Winterplace can be beginner-friendly, but it depends on the ski trails you ride. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 63% of its trails rated at or above intermediate ski level.

 DID YOU KNOW?

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

Winterplace has 90 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Winterplace is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 37% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 63%.
Beginner
37%(33 acres)

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.

Blue Square
Intermediate
40%(36 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
Expert
23%(21 acres)

Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.

Is Winterplace Ski Resort good for beginners?

Winterplace 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 63% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.

Winterplace Ski Resort Location

Winterplace Ski Resort is located in the state of West Virginia, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Ghent, WV.

Address:
Ghent, WV 25843 USA
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Website:
winterplace.com

GPS Coordinates:
37.88000, -81.12000

Getting to Winterplace Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Winterplace Ski Resort), its coordinates of 37.88000, -81.12000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Ghent, WV 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 Winterplace Ski Resort.

NameCodeCityDistance
John Glenn Columbus International AirportCMHColumbus, OH174 mi
Charlotte Douglas International AirportCLTCharlotte, NC184 mi
Pittsburgh International AirportPITPittsburgh, PA186 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 Winterplace.

NameCodeCityDistance
Raleigh County Memorial AirportBKWBeckley, WV6 mi
Mercer County AirportBLFBluefield, WV41 mi
Yeager AirportCRWCharleston, WV43 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Winterplace 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 Winterplace Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Snowshoe MountainSnowshoe, WV4,848 ft41%62 mi

Winterplace Ski Resort Mountain Stats

NameStatistic
Summit Elevation3,600 ft
Base Elevation2,997 ft
Vertical Drop603 ft
Trails28
(37% Beginner,  40% Intermediate,  23% Expert)
Lifts10
Skiable Acres90
Avg. Annual Snowfall100 inches
Winterplace Ski Resort Mountain Stats