Whether it’s cross county skiing, ice skating, or snowboarding, a winter adventure is not far away from the Roanoke Region.
When the conditions are just right, you can find excellent cross country skiing opportunities hidden throughout the region. When it snows, the Blue Ridge Parkway will be closed to vehicles but open to skiers. Another hidden gem is Mountain Lake. It sits just above 4,000 feet of elevation and tends to attract and hold snow longer than any other area.
The Berglund Center has indoor ice skating sessions during the winter months. The schedule varies and it is best to check out their calendar for available ice skating days and times.
Snow skiing is popular activity for residents of the Roanoke Region as well. There are plenty of ski resorts and mountains all within a short drive.
Beech Mountain includes 15 ski slopes and is 193 miles from Roanoke in Beech Mountain, North Carolina.
Bryce Resort is an eight-slope facility in Bayse, about 144 miles from Roanoke.
Canaan Valley, which has 39 ski runs, is 200 miles from Roanoke in Davis, West Virginia. Canaan Valley is the highest mountain valley east of the Rocky Mountains, with a base elevation of 3,100 feet.
Hawksnest Ski Resort has 12 slopes and is 206 miles from Roanoke in Seven Devils, North Carolina. It is home to the largest now tubing park on the East Coast with 30 lanes available.
The Homestead Ski Area is just 73 miles from Roanoke and has nine ski slopes on more than 45 acres.
Located atop Liberty University’s 5,000-acre mountain in Lynchburg, the Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre is the country’s premier point for year-round skiing, snowboarding and tubing. Composed of beginner, intermediate and advanced slopes and a two-story lodge, this high-performance playground is the first of its kind in the U.S.
Massanutten Ski Resort has 14 slopes and offers skiing, snowboarding, and tubing. The resort is 114 miles from Roanoke in Massanutten, Virginia. The resort also includes a water park that is open year round, golf course, and spa.
With 60 slopes, Snowshoe is the premier destination for Mid-Atlantic and Southeast skiers, snowboarders and winter enthusiasts.The resort is 140 miles from Roanoke in Snowshoe, West Virginia.
Sugar Mountain Resort features 125 acres of ski terrain. The resort is 202 miles from Roanoke in Sugar Mountain, North Carolina.
Timberline Ski Resort has plenty of skiing for the whole family. The 37-slope resort is 205 miles from Roanoke in Davis, West Virginia.
White Grass is a cross country skiing and snowshoeing resort about 200 miles from Roanoke in Davis, West Virginia. It includes 50 kilometers of trails.
Wintergreen Ski Resort has 24 slopes and is less than 100 miles from Roanoke in Wintergreen, Virginia.
Winterplace Ski Resort has 27 slopes for skiing and plenty of tubes for getting down the mountain. The resort is 112 miles from Roanoke in Ghent, West Virginia.
Wolf Ridge Ski Resort has 15 slopes for skiing or snowboarding and is 227 miles from Roanoke in Mars Hill, North Carolina.
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