2021 Snowfall Report

West Virginia has seen plenty of snowfall already this year, and the winter is not even over in the country. Though many of the storms that the state has received have been ice storms. They have received as much as two feet of snow in some of the biggest storms of the season. The mountains… Continue reading 2021 Snowfall Report

Skiing Just the Tip of the Snow Drift for the Resort Experience

Whether it’s snowboarding, dog-sledding, doing hyper-angular moves in a half-pipe, or simply tubing down a hill, skiing has its rivals in winter trips to the mountains. Lori Epp, director of marketing from Wisp Resort in McHenry, Md., cuts through all the snow when she says: “People are coming for multiple days and multiple reasons.” As the… Continue reading Skiing Just the Tip of the Snow Drift for the Resort Experience

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Oglebay Resort

These days, people residing in the South-East are deciding more and more to stay local when it comes to their winter activities. It’s far cheaper, plain and simple. Oglebay Resort has become one of the better places to hit the slopes for winter fun. With several ski and snowboarding trails to choose from, you can have fun… Continue reading Oglebay Resort

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White Grass Ski Area

West Virginia is full of beautiful mountain ski resorts, and White Grass Ski Touring Center is no exception. Located in the Cabin Mountain Range which is part of the High Alleghenies, White Grass claims an impressive view and an annual snow fall of approximately 160 inches. Originally named Weiss Knob Ski Area, this West Virginia jewel was renamed White Grass in… Continue reading White Grass Ski Area

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West Virginia is the Best State for First-Time Skiers–Here’s Why

Learning to ski—as both a child and an adult—is a daunting task. With long waits, terrifying steeps, and the constant notion that you’re a nuisance to everyone else on the trail make for less-than-ideal learning conditions. While some American skiers are immediately thrown into the thick of the sport, learning on big-name resorts like Breckenridge… Continue reading West Virginia is the Best State for First-Time Skiers–Here’s Why

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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 Valley resorts closed during the week to preserve the remaining snow for the busier weekend… Continue reading Changing Weather Patterns Threaten West Virginia Ski Industry

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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 drives thousands of tourists to the state every year. If you live in the state,… Continue reading Head to a WV Ski Resort for Summer Vacation

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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 resort make the most of the stunning mountain. Winterplace has snowmaking ability on 100% of… Continue reading Winterplace Ski Resort

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