The New River Gorge is known far and wide as the adventure capital of the East, and while it may have the widest array of adventure options in the summer, when winter rolls around, the adventure capital of the East…is STILL the adventure capital of the East.
The action in this world class outdoor adventure destination doesn’t stop when the seasons change, and just about anything you want to do outside can often be found within a 40-minute drive of the New River Gorge Bridge. Regardless of the weather, there is no end to the top-of-the-line adventures to be had in, on and over one of the oldest river gorges in the world.
With lodging up to 50% off, Winterplace skiing, snowboarding and tubing right down the road, Winter just became a lot more fun.
Winterplace Ski Resort – Skiing, Snowboarding & Tubing
Our adventure partner 40 minutes to the south is family-friendly with a robust instructional program for both skiing and snowboarding for kids and adults alike.
Winterplace Ski Resort is the perfect place for beginners to learn to ski and more advanced skiers and riders to improve their technique or just spend some time having fun with family and friends. Their runs have 100% snowmaking, so even if mother nature can’t get it to snow, they can. For the non-skiers in the group, they offer have a snow tubing park – no special equipment needed.
Trails don’t close for winter and neither does your mountain bike. Bring it, so you can sample the Arrowhead Trails along the southern rim of the New River Gorge. Locals describe them as flowing, perfect single track.
876 feet above the raging river, spans the unmistakable New River Gorge Bridge. You may have driven over it, but it’s the hidden bridge under the bridge that you shouldn’t miss. Underneath the roadway, a steel catwalk, harness and a lanyard are all that separate you from one of the most unforgettable views of your life. The bridge rattles and shakes as cars and trucks pass overhead to round out the sensory experience.