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West VA Ski Resorts – Comparison Chart

Use the chart below to take a quick peek at the particulars of each West Virginia Ski Resort: Resort Elevation (ft) Vert. Drop (ft) # Trails # Lifts # Terrain Parks Canaan Valley 4279 850 42 4 0 Oglebay 815 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Skiing Smart in West Virginia

If you live and ski in West Virginia, you’ve likely picked up a few tricks along the way to ski competency. If, however, you are new to the area or only in town for a few days, you may need … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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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