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Booking your youth group ski trip. Best places to go. Best company to use. Nexstep Travel

It’s that time of year. Students are returning to school and your youth group is getting ready for the upcoming events. For many, a winter ski retreat is on the horizon. Now is the best time to start planning for the winter, since the best lodging options sell out first. The first thing to do is pick a date. If you’re close enough ( less than 4 hours ) to a ski resort, any non holiday weekend will always work best ( in Friday, Ski Sat, Depart Sun ) This will allow more affordable options as well as being far less crowded.

If you need to drive more than 6 hours, then a holiday weekend seems more appropriate ( in Friday, Ski Sat & Sun, depart Monday ) MLK ( JAN 17-20) and PRESIDENTS ( FEB 14-17 ) are popular weekends as well as Christmas break dates. Once you have the dates in mind, just give us a call. Our Nexstep Travel Adventure Specialist will put together various package options based on your budget, ideas and drive time. We work with 13 ski resorts and have hundreds of package options. It’s never been so easy and affordable to book your next winter ski retreat!

Compare rates to resorts in WV ( Winterplace, Snowshoe, Canaan Valley), MD ( Wisp ) NC ( Beech Mtn, Wolf Ridge, Cataloochee, Sugar, Appalchian ) VA ( Massanutten, Wintergreen) IN ( Perfect North) and CO ( Keystone, Winter Park, Sunlight ).


Get a quote today 800.275.2095 #easypeasy

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Nexstep Travel Next Step Travel Nexsteptravel

We know that our name can sometimes be spelled a few ways, however, we know that there is only one Nexstep Travel for group adventures! If you’re looking for options/ideas for your next group adventure, please let us show you just how easy & affordable your next retreat can be! We have hundreds of packages to meet any groups dates, size , drive time and budget.


( #onehappycompany ) Contract nexstep travel or next step travel or whatever you want to call us! 800.275.2095

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Holiday Martin Luther King Weekend ... Ski Trip 2019

So glad the snow and cold weather is back! We have a great ~ busy weekend ahead, with over 60 groups skiing in WV, NC, VA, IN and CO. There’s nothing better than having being a part of so many groups. HAPPY LEADER = HAPPY COMPANY

Group Ski Raft Zip Trips.. All your adventure needs, under one roof! NEXSTEP TRAVEL 800.275.2095


French Broad River , Asheville NC Youth Group Rafting Trip w/ Nexstep Travel

French Broad River  INFO

  • The closest whitewater rafting to Asheville! Our outpost is only a 25-minute drive from Asheville, NC.
  • You'll have FUN! Guides are funny, entertaining, and great with people. They love what they do and want to be sure that you have the best experience possible.
  • French Broad River rafting is much warmer and less crowded than other area rivers.
  • FOOD!    French Broad River comes with a covered pavilion for lunch or snack.
  • Want to zipline and raft on the same day?   We can set that up for you!  

Call Nexstep Travel today for great affordable group rafting options on the French Broad River.   800.275.2095

info from our friends at  French Broad River Adventures


Pigeon River, Gatlinburg Pigeon Forge Group Rafting Nexstep Travel



The Pigeon River offers two exciting trips ranging from big splashy white water to a quiet float for the youngest first-timers. The popular Upper Pigeon is five miles of intermediate class III and class IV rapids – with views into the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, making for a thrilling ride through drops like Powerhouse, Big Rock, Roller Coaster, Lost Guide and Double Reactionary.
The easy-going Lower Pigeon is the perfect trip for novices, for families with small children or those seeking a fun and relaxing river experience. This is a mellow 2.5 hour trip on class I and II white water, and has the lowest age restriction of any trip Wildwater runs – age 4!


Summer trips are scheduled 4 days a week, from Memorial Day thru Labor Day: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday plus Saturday.


There are no scheduled water releases in the Spring & Fall in the Tennessee Smokies on the Pigeon River. However, we often are able to raft on gorgeous fall days when seasonal rains have brought the levels up, or when the power companies need to release water for extra power generation. Water levels range from class I-II and sometimes we get class IV rapids! We usually don’t know levels until time of rafting – so call our reservations office for more information and reservations!


Enjoy breathtaking views of the Smoky Mountains while visiting us in Hartford. The Wildwater facility offers a clean shower house, two cozy shops to browse through, and our very own Pigeon River Dog House where you can enjoy a delicious lunch or afternoon snack. We have two pavilions to enjoy a picnic lunch with your family. You can also enjoy a friendly game of volleyball or cornhole before or after your trip. All Pigeon River trips have a guide in every raft.


Call Nexstep Travel today for a free quote.   Group Rafting at it's best!     We work w/ our friends at Wildwater LTD.    ( info from Wildwater web site )   800.275.2095

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Youth Group Ski Retreat Quotes. Options. Rates. Winterplace, Snowshoe, Beech Mountain, Cataloochee, Wolf Ridge Nexstep Travel

A Travel Service for Youth Ministry


Nexstep Travel is your one stop shop for all your group adventure needs.  Our Adventure Specialist can customize the perfect retreat package for you,  based on your dates, drive time and budget.   We offer hundreds of ski ~ raft ~ zip ~ mission options to 15 Adventure Resorts in WV, NC, VA, MD, IN, GA, FL and CO.  4 out of our 6 current staff members previously worked at CTI Group Adventures ( from 1999-2015 ) in Asheville NC before joining the Nexstep Team.  

We're professional, smart, available, experienced and customer focused.     Give us a call today and find out just how easy and affordable your next adventure can be! 


"We focus on your trip,  so you can focus on your people."  800.275.2095 

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Youth Group Ski Trip 2018. Get a Free Quote Today! Winterplace, Snowshoe and more!

Now is the time to start looking at options for your upcoming Youth Group/Student Ministry winter ski retreat.    We can put together various retreat options to meet your dates, drive time, ideas and budget.    Contact us today for a fast~free~no hassle quote.    Winterplace Ski Resort, Beech Mountain, Sugar, Wolf Ridge, Snowshoe WV,  Massanutten VA,  Cataloochee NC, Winter Park Colorado and more!  


how to book your ski trip.... 2 easy steps.. Nexstep Travel

Booking your youth group winter retreat is easier than you think!    We'd like to show you just how easy & affordable your next adventure can be with Nexstep.      

1st step...... choose your dates  ( concrete or potential )

2nd step.....  contact Nexstep Travel.    toll free 800.275.2095 oremail 

With just your dates, we can put together hundreds of options that meet your dates, drive time and budget.

Winterplace, Snowshoe, Timberline, Canaan Valley (WV)  Sugar, Beech, Wolf, Cataloochee (NC )    Massanutten, Wintergreen (VA),  Wisp ( MD),  Perfect North ( IN ),  Winter Park , Sunlight, Keystone (CO ) 

Looking forward to hearing from you!    #happytohelp 




Discounted Group Rates. Lifts, Ski Rentals, Lodging, Meals, Meeting space. Ski Resorts: Winterplace, Snowshoe, Wolf Ridge, Cataloochee, Sugar, Beech, and more! Nexstep Travel

Looking for the best group rates for your next group ski trip?  Look no further!   Nexstep offers discounted rates on lodging, lifts, rentals, meals, transportation, meeting space and more!  We can set up the entire package or just what you need.    Nexstep works with all the ski resorts in the Southeast ~ Mid Atlantic.  Winterplace, Snowshoe, Canaan Valley, Timberline (WV ),  Wolf Ridge, Cataloochee, Sugar, Beech, Appalanchian (NC ) , Massanutten, Wintergreen (VA),  Wisp ( MD),  as well as Colorado destinations.  Contact Nexstep Travel today for a free~no hassle quote.. 800.275.2095    Now is a great time to start planning!  #wecanhelp  #easypeasy #skiraftzip #stumin 


Group Ski Trip Winterplace, WV

Winterplace Ski Resort
425 Winterplace Drive
Ghent, WV25843


  • located between Beckley and Bluefield, WV. Five minutes off of Interstate - 77
  • Exit 28 - Ghent / Flat Top, West Virginia.

The Terrain

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 family and friends. Our runs have 100% snowmaking, so even if mother nature can't get it to snow, we can.  For the non-skiers in the group , we have a snowtubing park- no special equipment needed.

 One Call Does It All! Lodging, Information, Reservations & Deals:  800-607-SNOW (7669)

  • Base Elevation -2,997 Feet
  • Top Elevation - 3,600 Feet
  • Vertical Drop - 603 Feet
  • Skiable Acres - 90+ Acres
  • Snowmaking - 100% based on weather
  • Longest Run - 1 1/4 Mile (Intermediate Trail - Panorama)
  • Number of Trails - 27 Slopes & 2 Terrain Parks
  • Slope Difficulty - Easiest - 37%; Intermediate - 40%; Advanced - 23%
  • Total Lifts - 10 Lifts = 2 Quads; 2 Doubles; 3 Triples; 3 Super Carpet Lifts
  • Night Skiing - Night Skiing is available on 26 slopes, The Terrain Parks and the Snow tubing Park.  (Slope closed for night skiing: Turkey Chute).
  • Snow tubing Park - Largest Snow tubing Park in WV with 2 Super tubing Carpet Lifts and up to 20 Lanes of Cool Fun!
  • Children must be at least 44 inches or taller to snow tube
  • Kiddie Snow tubing Park - weather dependent. Call ahead.