Well the good news is that Phil saw his shadow last week, which means six more weeks of winter.  Now if winter would only REALLY get here.  For the most part West Virginia Ski Resorts have been handling the mild conditions fairly well, making snow whenever possible.  At this time there are over 125 slopes open in West Virginia, the most skiing and snowboarding available in the region, by far.

Now for the big news, congrats to Steven Powell of Westminster, Maryland, the winner of a 2011/2012 season Mountain Pass from the West Virginia Ski Areas Association.  Powell’s name was drawn from all of the entries to this year’s internet contest.

Remember, don’t forget to do those snow dances.  Also everyone needs to remember that during a mild winter in 1993, there was a blizzard in March that dropped over three-feet of snow overnight in the mountains of West Virginia.  So there is hope, but in the meantime the slopes are in good condition so it’s time to go ski, snowboard or snowtube.