The Homestead was the South's first ski destination. The ski area is a great place for family gatherings. It offers nine runs over 45 acres for skiing and snowboarding enjoyment, complete snowmaking capabilities, Olympic-size skating rink, full rental and equipment sales, a fireside lodge and a staff of professional European ski and skate instructors for individual and group clinics. Snowboarders will enjoy Homestead's Snowboard Park and half-pipe built just for them. The 260 feet above ground half-pipe is 20 feet wide with six feet high walls and is served by a T-bar lift. It offers snowboard features and hits. Rentals and lessons are available.