Situated near a natural spring, Vinings was once a popular weekend spot for Atlanta’s high society looking to escape the heat. For a brief time in the 1970s, the area gave visitors an additional reason to visit: a 780-foot ski slope.
The ski slope at Vinings Ridge Ski Area had no snow or fresh powder. Instead, the hill was covered with white synthetic turf and plastic pellets skiers could easily roll over on their way down.
In addition to the ski slope, the Vinings Ridge Ski Area also featured a three-story lodge with a shop and rooftop restaurant.