Charleston, WV – The remaining three West Virginia’s ski areas open this season are relishing in perfect spring skiing conditions thanks to nearly five feet of snow this month and the storm currently affecting the region. The mountains of West Virginia have received over 17 feet of natural snow this season and temperatures have been perfect for snowmaking operations, allowing the winter recreational areas to provide the most open terrain in the mid-Atlantic and southeast regions throughout this season.
The following West Virginia ski resorts are still operating, Winterplace in Raleigh County, Snowshoe Mountain in Pocahontas County and Timberline in Tucker County. “The conditions are excellent right now for skiers and snowboarders wanting to make those final turns of the season,” says Terry Pfeiffer, President of the West Virginia Ski Areas Association and President of Winterplace Ski Resort. “It’s been a very good season for all of the resorts as we have had plenty of snowfall and excellent temperatures for snowmaking.”
Snowshoe has announced that they will now ski and ride until April 7th!
Winterplace and Timberline are set to close this Sunday, March 31st. White Grass Touring Center, the state’s largest Nordic Center in Tucker County, is also providing excellent coverage for cross-country skiers and snowshoers and will do so as long as the snow lasts on the trails.
The mountain state’s resorts have experienced an up tick in visitation this season after suffering through a mild winter last year. The five-month long ski season in West Virginia has an estimated economic impact of over $250 million and 5000 jobs at the resorts.