Visitors to West Virginia ski slopes continue to find the best conditions in the southeast and mid-Atlantic regions with new snow this week and more to more. The fresh snow and cold temperatures are helping the resorts build the cover on all of the open terrain for skiers, snowboarders and snowtubers and open additional terrain everyday. 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 great shape for skiers and snowboarders planning to celebrate the three-day Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.
All of the resort’s snowmakers are working hard around the clock as some the resorts are experiencing some of the best snowmaking temperatures of the season. 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.
The natural snowfall is also good news for those who love Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing as that sector of the industry continues in high gear as White Grass Touring Center and Elk River Touring are providing fun in the backcountry.