Like grizzly bear chauffeurs or a WiFi-enabled beard, mountain resorts combine rugged charm with modern amenities. Get back to nature from a safe distance with today’s Groupon: for $64, you get a one-day ski package at The Homestead in Hot Springs (up to a $119 value). The package includes:
- A lift ticket (up to a $49 value)
- Ski, boot, and pole rentals (up to a $35 value)
- A 60-minute group lesson (a $35 value)<p>
Nestled in the snow-laden slopes of the Allegheny Mountains, The Homestead has welcomed alpine enthusiasts of all skill levels for wintry recreation since 1959. A single-day skiing package outfits skiers with the equipment and instruction necessary to shred more than 45 acres of well maintained runs. Every rider can gain from the expertise of the Sepp Kober Ski School’s group instructors, who demonstrate proper plowing and stopping techniques for novices and the correct way to spray snow onto a fallen friend for advanced students. The terrain park poses challenges for skiers and snowboarders in the form of rails, jumps, and camouflaged yetis napping on the slopes.
After the day’s final run, skiers can roast s’mores by the outdoor ice-skating rink on the Casino Lawn or warm up by the fire in the Mountain Lodge. The Homestead offers night skiing under the lights on Saturdays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.