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Changing Weather Patterns Threaten West Virginia Ski Industry

In February of this year, three of West Virginia’s four ski areas suspended operations for several days. The reason why? A shortage of the subfreezing temperatures required to make snow. Lifts and trails at Winterplace, Timberline Four Seasons, and Canaan … Continue reading

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Head to a WV Ski Resort for Summer Vacation

West Virginia’s unique location–in both the Appalachians and the Mid-Atlantic region—has allowed the state to turn its ski resorts into year-round vacation spots. While the state boasts hundreds of other attractions, it is the flexibility of ski industry leaders that … Continue reading

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Winterplace Ski Resort

Located in Ghent, West Virginia, Winterplace Ski Resort offers more than 90 acres of skiable terrain and a summit elevation of nearly 3,600 feet. Though their vertical drop is one of the smallest in the state (603), staff at the … Continue reading

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Canaan Valley Resort

Nestled in Cannan Valley, the highest mountain valley east of the Rockies, West Virginia residents and visitors will find the Canaan Valley Resort, a four-season mountain resort destination. With a summit elevation of 4,280 feet and a vertical drop of … Continue reading

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Snowshoe Mountain Ski Resort

Nestled in the heart of Pocahontas County, Snowshoe Mountain Ski Resort is the largest in the mid-Atlantic region. Boasting 41 trails, 7 lifts (including two high-speed quads), 100% snowmaking capacity, and an 800-foot vertical drop, this resort offers some of … Continue reading

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Timberline Mountain Resort

Located in the Allegheny Mountains of Davis, West Virginia, this family-owned and -operated resort boasts some of the best skiing and riding in the area. They have some of the best teaching areas in the state, making it an excellent … Continue reading

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Skiing in West Virginia is Possible—and Abundant!

Though not obvious, West Virginia houses some of the best skiing and riding in the Mid-Atlantic region. Located entirely within the Appalachian Mountain range, the state boasts stunning peaks, rolling hills, and plenty of skiable terrain. West Virginia is almost … Continue reading

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