First of the year visitors to West Virginia ski slopes are finding the best conditions in the southeast and mid-Atlantic regions. Fresh snow and cold temperatures are helping the resorts keep a nice cover on all of the open terrain for skiers, snowboarders and snowtubers. From Canaan Valley and Timberline in Tucker County to Snowshoe Mountain in Pocahontas County to Winterplace in Raleigh County and over to Oglebay in Ohio County the slopes are in good shape for skiers and snowboarders planning to kicking off year having fun on snow.
All of the resort’s snowmakers have been hard at work whenever possible with the recent up and down temperatures. Right now if you take in account all of the resorts snowmaking efforts, over 20,000 tons of snow is being produced per hour (when temperatures drop into the teens), enough to cover 20 football fields with a foot of snow each hour.
All of the resorts continue to add skiing terrain daily for the visitors, all of the resorts are open and operating at full day and night schedules. Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing continues in high gear as the natural snowfall has allowed White Grass Touring Center and Elk River Touring to provide their Nordic trails, also with awesome conditions.