Almost a foot a snow has fallen this week in the mountains of West Virginia, the home for the region’s top ski resorts Canaan Valley, Oglebay, Snowshoe Mountain, Timberline and Winterplace. More snow is in the forecast for the higher elevations in the Mountain State the next couple of days. Nearly 80 percent of the state’s 164 trails are open for skiers and snowboarders and all of the tubing lanes at Canaan Valley, Snowshoe Mountain and Winterplace are open.
The snowmakers at all of the state’s resorts continue to work whenever the temperatures have allowed this week and with the temperatures dropping into the single digits a couple of the nights, manmade blizzards have been visible at the resorts. Because of the excellent snowmaking opportunities and the natural snow skiers, snowboarders and snowtubers are finding the best conditions of the season and the best conditions in the region. The natural snow has also allowed the state’s Nordic Areas, White Grass and Elk River Touring Centers to provide lots of terrains for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.
As the month of February nears an end all of the resorts are gearing up for an excellent spring skiing, riding and tubing season. All of the resorts have plenty of snow on the slopes at this point to provide fun on the slopes through the end of March. .
There are a number upcoming activities at West Virginia winter resorts and the best way to find out what’s happening in the mountain state click on a resort link at the bottom of the home page. Winter continues and so do the best conditions in the region for skiing, riding and tubing in the mountains of West Virginia.