More West Virginia Ski Resorts Open For The Season

Charleston, WV – Another West Virginia ski resort will open for the 2021/2022 season as Timberline Mountain in Tucker County officially opens for skiing and snowboarding on Friday, December 3. Snowshoe Mountain in Pocahontas County opened November 25. Canaan Valley Resort and Winterplace are scheduled to open December 18 and Oglebay Resort in Ohio County is planning to open around Christmas, weather permitting.

White Grass Touring Center in Tucker County is currently offering cross-country skiing because of the natural snowfall that occurred recently at the high elevations.

With the holiday season bearing down on the state’s ski industry, the recent cold temperatures in the mountains, have allowed the resort operators to make snow covering an abundance of terrain for the skiers and snowboarders. The upcoming three-week holiday season (week before Christmas, Christmas week and week after Christmas) contributes up to 35 percent of the various resorts’ yearly revenue.

The West Virginia Ski Areas Association again this season is offering a program to attract young skiers into the winter sport. The program allows any child in the 4th or 5th grade to ski or snowboard for FREE. All of West Virginia’s ski areas, Canaan Valley, Oglebay, Snowshoe, Timberline and Winterplace are accepting the association’s Ski Free 4th and 5th Grade Passport Program.

The Passport may be used to obtain one three (3) Junior lift tickets at participating resorts during the 2020-2021 season. Benefits determined by each ski resort.

It is recommended for all skiers and snowboarders to check with the resort they plan on visiting, to make sure they are up to date on any COVID-19 safety requirements required of visitors.

The ski and snowboard season traditionally, weather permitting, continues from now through early April. The five-month long ski season in West Virginia has an estimated economic impact of over $250 million and 5,000 jobs at the resorts and other related companies.

WEST VIRGINIA SKI SEASON GETS UNDERWAY ON THURSDAY

Charleston, WV – Skiers and snowboarders can start heading to the mountains of West Virginia for the Thanksgiving holiday, as the first downhill area plans to open for the 2020/2021 season. Snowshoe Mountain will officially be opening for the season Thursday morning at 9 am. The Pocahontas County facility will be providing skiers and snowboarders with 30 acres of available terrain, with three lifts operating.

For the other alpine areas in the state, Timberline Mountain will be having a “Preview Weekend” this Saturday and Sunday (November 27 & 28), then suspending on-slope operations to aggressively make snow and get going again the first weekend of December. Winterplace Ski area and Canaan Valley Resort are scheduled for a mid-December opening. Oglebay Resort will begin operations as soon as weather permits.

Seasonal temperatures across West Virginia this week have been cold enough for snowmaking operations to take place at most of the resorts. Some natural snow has already occurred at the higher elevations this fall.

The snowmakers at all the state’s ski resorts can produce manmade snow whenever temperatures permit, allowing the industry’s unsung heroes to cover the slopes for skiers and snowboarders. When snowmaking conditions are at their best (in the low teens), over 20,000 tons of snow is being produced in West Virginia per hour, enough snow to cover 20 football fields with a foot of snow each hour.

The West Virginia Ski Areas Association again this year is offering a program that will allow any child in the 4th or 5th grade to ski or snowboard for FREE. All of West Virginia’s ski areas, Canaan Valley, Oglebay, Snowshoe, Timberline and Winterplace are accepting the association’s Ski Free 4th and 5th Grade Passport Program.

The Passport may be used to obtain up to three (3) Junior lift tickets at participating resorts during the 2021-2022 season and one rental. Resort benefits are determined by each ski resort.

During a normal ski season, the mountain state’s ski resorts account for nearly 800,000 skier visits, but that figure depends on winter like conditions. The top states providing skiers and snowboarders to West Virginia slopes are Virginia, North Carolina, Ohio and Florida.

It is recommended for all skiers and snowboarders to check with the resort they plan on visiting, to make sure they are up to date on all COVID-19 safety requirements required of visitors that are again in place this season.

The ski and snowboard season traditionally, weather permitting, continues from this point through early April. The five-month long ski season in West Virginia has an estimated economic impact of over $250 million and 5,000 jobs at the resorts and other related companies. For more information on skiing and snowboarding in West Virginia go on-line at www.goskiwv.com or www.skisoutheast.com.

More WV Resorts Open This Weekend

Charleston, WV – Two more West Virginia ski resorts will officially open for the 2020/21 season this weekend as Timberline Mountain in Tucker County drops the ropes on Friday and neighboring Canaan Valley Resort starts the season on Saturday. Snowshoe Mountain in Pocahontas County which opened earlier this month will be opening its Silver Creek area Friday and Western Territory on Saturday, while Winterplace in Raleigh County continues to add additional open terrain. Oglebay Resort in Ohio County is planning to open for Christmas, weather permitting.

This week’s natural snow also helped improve conditions at the state’s two Nordic areas, White Grass Touring in Tucker County and Elk River Touring in Pocahontas County.

With the holiday season bearing down on the state’s ski industry, the recent cold temperatures have allowed the resort operators to make snow covering an abundance of terrain for the skiers and snowboarders. The upcoming holiday season contributes up to 35 percent of the various resorts’ yearly revenue.

The snowmakers at all of the state’s ski resorts can produce manmade snow whenever temperatures permit, allowing the industry’s unsung heroes to cover the slopes for skiers and snowboarders. When snowmaking conditions are at their best (in the low teens), over 20,000 tons of snow is being produced in West Virginia per hour, enough snow to cover 20 football fields with a foot of snow each hour.

The West Virginia Ski Areas Association again this season is offering a program to attract young skiers into the winter sport. The program allows any child in the 4th or 5th grade to ski or snowboard for FREE. All of West Virginia’s ski areas, Canaan Valley, Oglebay, Snowshoe, Timberline and Winterplace are participating in the association’s Ski Free 4th and 5th Grade Passport Program.

The Passport may be used to obtain three (3) Junior lift tickets at participating resorts during the 2020-2021 season. Benefits are determined by each ski resort.

It is recommended for all skiers and snowboarders to check with the resort they plan on visiting, to make sure they are up to date on all COVID-19 safety requirements required of visitors.

More Skiing and Snowboarding Available in West Virginia

Charleston, WV – Two more West Virginia ski resorts will open for the 2020/2021 season as Timberline Mountain in Tucker County and Winterplace Ski Resort in Raleigh County begin offering skiing and snowboarding on Saturday, December 12. Timberline will suspend on-slope operations Monday for aggressive snowmaking purposes. Snowshoe Mountain in Pocahontas County opened December 4. Canaan Valley Resort is scheduled to open December 19 and Oglebay Resort in Ohio County is planning to open around Christmas, weather permitting.

White Grass Touring Center in Tucker County is currently offering cross-country skiing because of the natural snowfall that occurred this month.

With the holiday season bearing down on the state’s ski industry, the recent cold temperatures in the mountains, have allowed the resort operators to make snow covering an abundance of terrain for the skiers and snowboarders. The upcoming three-week holiday season (week before Christmas, Christmas week and week after Christmas) contributes up to 35 percent of the various resorts’ yearly revenue.

The West Virginia Ski Areas Association again this season is offering a program to attract young skiers into the winter sport. The program allows any child in the 4th or 5th grade to ski or snowboard for FREE. All of West Virginia’s ski areas, Canaan Valley, Oglebay, Snowshoe, Timberline and Winterplace are accepting the association’s Ski Free 4th and 5th Grade Passport Program.

The Passport may be used to obtain one three (3) Junior lift tickets at participating resorts during the 2020-2021 season. Benefits determined by each ski resort.

It is recommended for all skiers and snowboarders to check with the resort they plan on visiting, to make sure they are up to date on all COVID-19 safety requirements required of visitors.

2020-2021 Ski Season Begins In West Virginia

Charleston, WV – Skiers and snowboarders will start head to the mountains of West Virginia as the first downhill area plans to open for the 2020/2021 season, this week. Snowshoe Mountain will be opening for the season Friday morning (December 4) at 9 am. The Pocahontas County facility will be providing skiers and snowboarders with 29 acres of available terrain, that will include nine trails, three lifts and a terrain park.

For the other alpine areas in the state, slopes at Winterplace, Canaan Valley Resort, Timberline and Oglebay will be opening in the weeks to come. Some as early as next weekend, weather permitting.

White Grass Touring Center in Tucker County is currently offering cross-country skiing because of the natural snowfall that occurred earlier this week.

Seasonal temperatures across West Virginia this week, have been cold enough for snowmaking operations to commence in preparation of the various opening days.

The snowmakers at all the state’s ski resorts can produce manmade snow whenever temperatures permit, allowing the industry’s unsung heroes to cover the slopes for skiers and snowboarders. When snowmaking conditions are at their best (in the low teens), over 20,000 tons of snow is being produced in West Virginia per hour, enough snow to cover 20 football fields with a foot of snow each hour.

The West Virginia Ski Areas Association again this year is offering a program that will allow any child in the 4th or 5th grade to ski or snowboard for FREE. All of West Virginia’s ski areas, Canaan Valley, Oglebay, Snowshoe, Timberline and Winterplace are accepting the association’s Ski Free 4th and 5th Grade Passport Program.

The Passport may be used to obtain up to three (3) Junior lift tickets at participating resorts during the 2020-2021 season and one rental. Resort benefits are determined by each ski resort.

During a normal ski season, the mountain state’s resorts annually attract 800,000 skier visits, but that figure depends on winter like conditions. The top states providing skiers and snowboarders to West Virginia slopes are Virginia, North Carolina, Ohio and Florida.

It is recommended for all skiers and snowboarders to check with the resort they plan on visiting, to make sure they are up to date on all COVID-19 safety requirements required of visitors.

The ski and snowboard season traditionally, weather permitting, continues from this point through early April. The five-month long ski season in West Virginia has an estimated economic impact of over $250 million and 5,000 jobs at the resorts and other related companies.

West Virginia Ski Resorts Reboot Winter

Charleston, WV – This week’s cold temperatures have allowed snowmakers at all of West Virginia’s Ski Resorts to get back to work, covering the slopes with manmade snow. Winterplace in Raleigh County and Timberline Ski Resort in Tucker County have both resumed on-slope operations today, joining Snowshoe Mountain in Pocahontas County and Canaan Valley Ski Area also in Tucker County, in offering skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing in West Virginia. Oglebay Resort in Ohio County is currently making snow and will open soon.

The natural snowfall in the state’s mountains also allowed West Virginia’s Nordic areas, White Grass Touring in Tucker County and Elk River Touring in Pocahontas County to provide cross-country skiers a chance to get on the trails.

Due to the state’s resorts extensive snowmaking capabilities, West Virginia continues to offer the most open terrain for skiing and snowboarding in the southeast region. The snowmakers at all of the state’s ski resorts can produce manmade snow whenever temperatures permit, allowing the industry’s unsung heroes to cover the slopes for skiers and snowboarders. When snowmaking conditions are at their best (in the low teens), over 20,000 tons of snow is being produced in West Virginia per hour, enough snow to cover 20 football fields with a foot of snow each hour.

Meanwhile, January is being celebrated as National Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month and all of the state’s resorts have special deals for newbies to learn to have fun on the snow. Today, all of the resort’s are celebrating National Learn to Ski and Snowboard Day.

West Virginia Ski Resorts Return To Snowmaking

Charleston, WV – This week’s cold temperatures have allowed snowmakers at all of West Virginia’s Ski Resorts to get back to work, covering the slopes with manmade snow. Winterplace and Timberline Ski Resorts will both resume on-slope operations on Friday, joining Snowshoe Mountain and Canaan Valley Ski Area in offering skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing.

 

The natural snowfall in the state’s mountains will also allow West Virginia’s Nordic areas, White Grass Touring in Tucker County and Elk River Touring in Pocahontas County to provide cross-country skiers a chance to get on the trails.

Due to the state’s resorts extensive snowmaking capabilities, West Virginia continues to offer the most open terrain for skiing and snowboarding in the southeast region. The snowmakers at all of the state’s ski resorts can produce manmade snow whenever temperatures permit, allowing the industry’s unsung heroes to cover the slopes for skiers and snowboarders. When snowmaking conditions are at their best (in the low teens), over 20,000 tons of snow is being produced in West Virginia per hour, enough snow to cover 20 football fields with a foot of snow each hour.

Meanwhile, January is being celebrated as National Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month and all of the state’s resorts have special deals for newbies to learn to have fun on the snow. On Friday, January 11, all of the resort’s will be celebrating National Learn to Ski and Snowboard Day.

West Virginia Ski Resorts Prepare For Cold Temps

Charleston, WV – The recent mild temperatures have created some challenges for West Virginia’s Ski Industry. Despite still having the most terrain open in the southeast region, that includes, Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland, a number of slopes have had to be closed. Winterplace and Timberline Ski Resorts have suspended on-slope operations until temperatures drop which will allow snowmaking to resume. Winterplace officials plan to provide skiing and snowboarding again this Friday, as subfreezing temperatures are in this week’s weather forecast. Timberline officials have indicated they will also reopen when snowmaking resumes and the slopes are covered.

In the meantime, January is being celebrated as National Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month and all of the state’s resorts have special deals for newbies to learn to have fun on the snow.

Additional WV Ski Resorts Open For Season

Charleston, WV – Two more West Virginia ski resorts will open for the 2018/19 season this weekend as Canaan Valley Ski Area in Tucker County and Winterplace Ski Resort in Raleigh County are set to begin offering skiing, snowboarding and Snowtubing on Saturday. Snowshoe Mountain in Pocahontas County which opened over the Thanksgiving holiday, will be opening its Silver Creek area Friday. Oglebay Resort in Ohio County and Timberline Four Seasons Resort in Tucker County are planning to open on December 21.

The natural snowfall this month has also provide cross-country and snowshoeing opportunities at White Grass Touring Center in Tucker County

With the holiday season bearing down on the state’s ski industry, the recent cold temperatures have allowed the resort operators to make snow covering an abundance of terrain for the skiers and snowboarders. The upcoming three-week holiday season (week before Christmas, Christmas week and week after Christmas) contributes up to 35 percent of the various resorts’ yearly revenue.

The snowmakers at all of the state’s ski resorts can produce manmade snow whenever temperatures permit, allowing the industry’s unsung heroes to cover the slopes for skiers and snowboarders. When snowmaking conditions are at their best (in the low teens), over 20,000 tons of snow is being produced in West Virginia per hour, enough snow to cover 20 football fields with a foot of snow each hour.

The state’s alpine and cross-country ski resorts and areas attract over 800,000 visitors annually during a normal weather-related season. “The season has gotten off to a positive start and our phones are ringing, with people eager to get on the slopes,” says Terry Pfeiffer, President of the West Virginia Ski Areas Association and President of Winterplace. “All of the resorts will continue to aggressively make snow whenever possible, guaranteeing visitors to the mountains a white Christmas.” The top states providing skiers and snowboarders to West Virginia slopes are Virginia, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.

The ski and snowboard season traditionally, weather permitting, continues from Thanksgiving through early April. The five-month long ski season in West Virginia has an estimated economic impact of over $250 million and 5,000 jobs at the resorts and other related companies. For more information on skiing and snowboarding in West Virginia go on-line at goskiwv.com or skisoutheast.com.