Old Man Winter continues to drop fresh snow for West Virginia Ski Resorts. All of the resorts including Canaan Valley and Timberline in Tucker County, Oglebay in Ohio County, Snowshoe in Pocahontas County and Winterplace in Raleigh County all received plenty of new snow and more is in the forecast from the storm that is blanketing the southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions this weekend. The natural snow has continued to improve the conditions at the state’s cross-country areas, White Grass Touring in Tucker County and Elk River Touring Center in Pocahontas County, both of which rely on natural snowfall.
The first weekend of February finds all of the state’s 166 trails open, the most of any state in the southeast or mid-Atlantic regions. “The only way to describe the conditions right now is perfect and and with cold temperatures in the near forecast the new snow isn’t going anywhere” says Terry Pfeiffer, President of the West Virginia Ski Areas Association. While the natural snow is always welcomed by the resorts, the consistent cold temperatures continue to allow the resorts’ snowmakers to work around the clock, adding to the slopes’ base depths to keep the slope conditions excellent into the spring.
If you haven’t made any turns yet this season, there is no better time than right now. If you are headed to any of West Virginia’s ski resorts, make sure to drive safely, give yourself plenty of time and enjoy your time on the slopes.