Posted on 12/14/2023 by K. Foster

Snow In Virginia

Although known for mild winters, Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley transforms into a picturesque winter wonderland when blanketed in snow. While it's not always possible to coordinate your travel plans with the weather, you can always find snow at Virginia's mountain resort destinations!

Every winter, select portions of the Blue Ridge Mountains are transformed into a snowy terrain for winter sports enthusiasts to enjoy. Grab skis or a snowboard to experience thrilling and unique mountain trails, race friends down snow-covered tubing lanes, or lace up your skates and hit the ice rink for a bit of classic winter fun. If a frosty playground isn't your cup of hot cocoa, most resorts offer cozy atmospheres, warm drinks, and seasonal treats that can be enjoyed while taking in those Insta-worthy scenic landscapes.

Continue reading to learn a little more about two of our favorite winter resorts in Virginia!

Massanutten Resort

Massanutten Resort is the Shenandoah Valley's go-to destination for winter fun! Every year, Massanutten Mountain turns white with snow and becomes a beacon for skiers and snowboarders. Riders of all experience levels will enjoy a day exploring the 83 skiable acres featuring 23 unique runs, a learner's area, and a terrain park. Craving a bite to eat while shredding? With on-site dining options like Mid-Mountain Grill and Base Camp, you won't even have to leave the slopes to find delicious, top-rated food!

Searching for alternative winter activities to enjoy during your stay? Pack the kids in the car and set out for the Snow Tubing Park where there are plenty of downhill thrills to be had both day and night. The park boasts 16 snow-covered lanes and even offers an after-dark neon tubing experience that you won't want to miss out on. Massanutten Resort also offers good old-fashioned ice skating at The Rink—a perfect activity for any romantic getaway or family vacation.

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Wintergreen Resort

Nestled amongst the Blue Ridge Mountains lies Wintergreen Resort, another of Virginia's winter playgrounds! Visitors flock to this mountaintop destination each year to experience some of the best skiing around. The resort features 26 slopes serviced by five lifts, two of which are high-speed 6-pack chairlifts guaranteed to provide a speedy return to the top of your next run. Hoping to show off your freestyle skills? Wintergreen's terrain park includes an ever-changing arrangement of over 40 structures where you can practice spins, flips, grabs, and so much more.

Wintergreen Resort is also home to Virginia's largest snow tubing park, The Plunge—a thrilling way to enjoy everyone's favorite winter activity. The whole family will have a blast racing each other down the snowy lanes at speeds of 30 mph before boarding a lift to experience it all over again!

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