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 entirely mountainous, earning the nickname The Mountain State and the motto Montani Semper Liberi, or, “mountaineers are always free.” Elevations and ruggedness drop significantly near large rivers, such as the Ohio and the Shenandoah, but skiing is still available—this time, in the form of cross-country adventures.


This site is devoted to bringing West Virginia ski destinations into the spotlight. The state has four spectacular mountain resorts, each with an individual flair. Timberline Four Seasons, for example, has more expert terrain than the other three resorts combined. Winterplace Ski Resort is a family-friendly destination for groups around the state and greater region. Snowshoe Mountain Resort has a 1,500-foot vertical drop, rivaling some of the larger resorts in southern New England. Whether you’re a veteran skier or a first-timer, there is a West Virginia ski resort suited perfectly to your needs.


West Virginia is also home to some of the most spectacular cross-country skiing in the country. Adventurers can traverse open valleys between towering peaks nearly anywhere in the state. In addition to highlighting the abundance of alpine skiing opportunities in West Virginia, we will take the time to detail our favorite counties and trails for Nordic exploration.