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Youth Group Ski Trip to West Virginia. Compare rates and save. Group Discounts on Lifts/Rentals/Lodging & more!

Nexstep Travel offers group rates & expert advice to all 3 ski resorts in West Virginia. Winterplace, Snowshoe & Canaan Valley.

Complete “turn key” packages include Lodging, Lift tickets, Ski & Snowboard rentals, lessons, tubing, meals, meeting space, transportation, driver rooms & more.. OR , if you’re just looking for lifts/rentals, we do that too!

Contact Nextstep Travel today for a fast~free~no hassle quote.. online or call us at 800.275.2095.

It’s never been so easy & affordable to book your next youth ski retreat to West Virginia!

( PS.. we also work with ski resorts in NC, VA, MD, IN & CO )

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Winterplace, Snowshoe, Timberline, Beech, Sugar, Cataloochee, Wolf Ridge, Massanutten and more! Compare group rates.

It’s never been so easy to compare group rates to 14 ski resorts. With just one call, you’ll have instant access and expert advice for the best package options for your group. Contact Nexstep Travel today and save! Lodging, Lift Tickets, Ski & Snowboard rentals, Meeting space, Meals, Transportation and more! ONE CALL. ONE LESS TASK. ONE HAPPY LEADER!

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TAKE A LESSON! Nexstep Travel is all about keep your group safe & happy on the slopes!

Nexstep Travel highly recommends that all first time skiers/boarders take a lesson. Our Adventure Specialist know just what you'll need to keep your group safe & happy on the slopes. Contact us today to learn more about resorts & options that are best equipped to meet your groups needs & budget.

Ask us about  our resorts that offer FREE lessons.  

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WV and NC ski slopes to open Soon!! #thinksnow #winteriscoming


North Carolina and West Virginia Ski Resorts to Open!


 Mike Doble

We’re Hearing “Noise” About Ski Resorts Opening in North Carolina and West Virginia! Sugar and Cataloochee could open Monday if not before. Appalachian and Snowshoe will open Tuesday and Wednesday! Read on…

11/17: 1pm: Snowshoe Just posted – OPENING DAY UPDATE: We are excited to see snow and cold return to the forecast for the next week! Our snowmakers will be ready and waiting the second the temperatures drop this weekend. We expect to know better early next week what our official opening day will be. While we’re not completely eliminating the chance we will be ready with limited terrain for our original target opening of Nov. 23rd, we are more realistically turning our attention to the Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend, or the weekend immediately after. A healthy dose of natural snow and 90+ hours of cold temperatures suitable for snowmaking would give us what we need to drop the rope with great coverage and conditions. The long range forecast suggests that winter is almost here, and that once it arrives it will settle in and be a great one for skiing and snowboarding in our mountains. Regardless of whether the skiing and riding are open for the Thanksgiving holiday, we will have shops and restaurants open, and plenty of family holiday activities in the Village, everything you need for a great get-together. Stay tuned for more updates early next week, and think SNOW! #snowshoemtn #winterwednesday

Needless to say, it has been an ultra slow start to the southeast and mid-Atlantic ski and snowboarding season. More accurately, it has been an ultra-slow start across the entire United States. Most areas have little to NO SNOW on the ground (except for western Canada and scarce portions of the northern Rockies).

Ski and Snowboarding season traditionally begins in the Southeast around Thanksgiving week and weekend with at least 2-3 ski areas opening with around 25-30% of their slopes available to play on. The first ski areas to open have normally been Cataloochee Ski Area or Sugar Mountain Resort…or Sugar Mountain Resort or Cataloochee as they tend to “battle to be first” and more times than not they open on the same day just 30 minutes or so apart from each other.

In the last five or so years – more often than not, those opening days have been as early as Halloween day or at least by November 4-5th. So far this year we’ve seen only a brief couple of nights with temps cold enough to make snow and our afternoon temperatures across the region have been in the 60s and even low 70s.

Those mild conditions continue today as highs are expected to be in the upper 50s and low 60s across much of the region. Even Snowshoe Mountain is expected to see a high today at around 55° and by tomorrow they are looking at temps in the mid 60s.


We are hearing a lot of chatter about the moment that the temps dive down this coming Saturday afternoon and night – the snowmaking crews across the region will be blasting the slopes with new, manmade snow. There is also a good chance for natural snow showers late on Saturday, Saturday night, Sunday and even Sunday night up around Snowshoe Resort, Canaan Valley, Timberline and potentially around Wisp Resort in Maryland.

Our own Kenny Griffin seems to think that we could see some snow showers and a possibility of a dusting-to-an-inch of snow around Beech Mountain into Sunday-Monday.

Check out the highs and lows for Snowshoe this weekend. That is pretty conducive to making snow. Temperatures look to be nearly as cold around Sugar and Beech Mountain this weekend with plenty of snowmaking temperatures and even a dusting of snow in the forecast there as well.

BOO Nothing but treats when booking with Nexstep Travel. #easypeasy

Happy Halloween everyone.    Just a short time and the slopes will be open ( Snowshoe, NOV 23rd)    Now is a great time to contact one of our adventure specialist to get expert advice and free candy!  

We still have a few great options for the Holiday dates ( Christmas  DEC 27-30,  DEC 28-31  New Years JAN 1-3, JAN 1-4,  MLK  JAN 13-16  and PRESIDENTS Holiday weekend FEB 17-20 )

Let us show you just how easy & affordable your next adventure can be!


Where will you be skiing this winter? Snowshoe, Winterplace, Canaan Valley, Beech Mountain, Wolf Ridge? ONE call = LOTS of info!

Where will you take your group skiing this year?   West Virginia, North Carolina,  Virginia, Maryland, Colorado?  

Let the experts at Nexstep help you get to where you want to go!    With one call,  you have instant access to hundreds of options at the best group rates in the industry!

It's time to book you ski retreat.  Contact us today for a free no hassle quote....

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BINGO! Book your church youth group ski trip with Nexstep Travel. #winwin

Booking your next youth group ski retreat has never been so easy!    We take care of all the details,  from lift/rentals & lodging to meals, meeting space & more.   Group Rates | Discounts | Specials.      We work with ski resorts in WV, NC, VA, MD and CO.      Popular ski trips to Winterplace over the holiday dates start at $189  ( 3 nights, 2 day lifts/rentals ) .     Tubing, Snowboarding, Skiing packages.    B I N G O !

Whether you know where you're going or need advice, we can help.

If you already know where you want to take your youth group or just need some advice,  let our experience staff at Nexstep guide you through the many options for your next adventure.   We work with ski resorts in West Virginia, North Carolina , Virginia and Maryland.    

Contact us today!  One call. One less task. One Happy Leader!      800.275.2095



FIRST SNOWFALL SEPT 2, 2016.. Winter will be here soon! Book Today!

Whistler gets first snowfall of the season

This year's La Nina is expected to bring plenty of powder to the mountains

By Tamara Baluja, CBC News Posted: Sep 02, 2016 2:07 PM PT Last Updated: Sep 02, 2016 9:42 PM PT

Whistler Blackcomb got about three centimetres of snow in the high alpine areas of the mountain resort overnight. (Whistler Blackcomb)



Heading to Whistler for the long weekend? Then you might want to pack warmly. 

Whistler Blackcomb got about three centimetres of snow in the high-alpine areas of the mountain resort overnight.

Sarah Morden, a spokeswoman for the ski resort, says the light dusting was the first accumulation of the season. 

"You can feel the shift in the season happening here," she said.

"Definitely, the autumn leaves are changing colour, and the snowfall just solidifies that."

The snowfall on Whistler seen from the 7th Heaven webcam. (Whistler Blackcomb)

CBC meteorologist Johanna Wagstaffe says the snowfall in September isn't unusual. 

The higher elevation snow is the result of a cold, low-pressure system spinning in the upper atmosphere. It's the same one that brought the cool and rainy weather to Vancouver these past few days, said Wagstaffe.

However, the low pressure system is slowly tracking toward Alberta, so she added there isn't likely to be more fresh powder this weekend.

La Nina likely means more snow

After a summer of El Nino-related weather, B.C. is now expected to experience the effects of La Nina, which could bring with it unusually cool ocean temperatures.

That means a lot of snow for the mountains. 

"La Nina seasons have meant abundant winter snowfalls with the snowiest seasons," Morden added, saying there is lots of buzz and excitement for upcoming season.

"Everyone is waiting with bated breath." 

Youth Group Ski Trip. Easy payment plans. Staff on site*, Free Lift/rental options

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  • easy payment plans   ( we know what it's like getting money from kids! lol )
  • Nexstep staff on site  (we'll meet you at the slopes,  often the night before for express lift/rental pick up)  * Winterplace, Sugar, Beech Mountain, Wolf Ridge, Cataloochee
  • Our team has over 30 years experience working on youth group ski trips.   ( helpful.available.experienced.)
  • We work with over 15 resorts and hundreds of options  ( just let us  know what you're looking for
  •  We off the SAME free lift or rentals or both comps that our resorts offer   
  • Now is a great time to start looking at options!  One call. One Less task. One happy leader!
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Answers & Solutions for your next group retreat. Ski, Raft, Zip, Mission Trips

We handle all the details.   We provide affordable Solutions.  We answer questions and give honest suggestions for your next group retreat.  

Our Nexstep Staff is available, helpful and experienced.    Contact us today and let us put together the pieces for your next ski, raft, zip , mission trip. 


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Youth Group Ski Trip 2017. Group rates, discounts, hotels, best price!

Now is a great time to start looking into booking your youth group ski retreat.  Did you know that we work with 15 adventure resorts including Winterplace, Snowshoe, Beech Mountain and Wolf Ridge.   We have group ski packages that start at $99 per person!       Contact us today and let us show you just how easy and affordable booking your next group adventure can be!   800.275.2095

We Make it Easy! Group ski raft zip mission trips. Complete packages.

With one all, you'll have instant access to hundreds of group retreat options and packages.  We can set up everything or just the needed parts.   Lodging, Lifts, Rentals, Meeting Space, Transportation and more. 

Summer is winding down,  and we look forward to hearing from you soon!  

ONE is a Beautiful Number! #happyleader




Contact us today and let us show you just how EASY and AFFORDABLE your next group adventure can be!     Team Nexstep   

We're now on youtube! Nexstep Travel

We're keeping up with the Joneses.    Why Not!     Nexstep Travel is now on YouTube.    We're planning on having our group's post their adventure videos for all to see.     Perhaps a few contests & giveaways in the future.     Like & Share us!   

We really appreciate all the support we've received to date and looking forward to working with you soon!  


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