Omni Homestead Resort's season interrupted by too-warm weather

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HOT SPRINGS, Va. (WDBJ7) -- UPDATE: A lack of winter weather has led to the temporary winter closure of an area ski resort.

The Omni Homestead in Hot Springs plans to reopen January 26, 2020, after announcing January 13 it will close until then.

According to a statement from the ski resort, "Due to the unseasonably warm temperatures, we must close our snow sports area for the upcoming weekend. The good news is, the forecast appears to be shifting to winter on Saturday, so we’ll start making snow at our earliest opportunity."

ORIGINAL STORY: The Omni Homestead will open its slopes Saturday, December 21, kicking off its 60th season in business.

Beginning in January, the resort will host events with live music or a DH every Saturday at the Mountain Lodge.

The slopes will be open for skiing and snowboarding, and the resort's ice skating rink will be open. The Penguin Slides tubing area and the mini snowmobiles will not be open yet.

For the full operating schedule, you can visit the resort's website.

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