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.

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Snowshoe’s Cupp Run – Saturday, December 5, 2015

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Snowmaking at WV Resorts

Winterplace's snowmakers have covered a lot of territory with all of their efforts this week at the resort. 

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Snowshoe Mountain Snowmaking

The sound of snowguns can be heard at all of the ski resorts in West Virginia as the 2014/15 season nears with Snowshoe opening November 26 and Canaan Valley opening November 29, followed by Timberline and Winterplace on December 12.

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See Everyone Next Year!

The season 2013/14 is now history.  Hope you had fun on the slopes!  See you next season.

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Beautiful Day For Winter Fun In West Virginia

This is what it looked like on the slopes of Winterplace Ski Resort in Raleigh County on Tuesday, January 7, 2014.

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Awesome Conditions In WV Mountains

This is what it looked like on the slopes of Snowshoe Mountain on Wednesday, December 18, 2013.

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Opening Day At Winterplace 11.29.13

Just a day for the books as Winterplace opens on November 29th for the 2013/14 season.

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Smiles of Opening Day Riders at Snowshoe 11/27/13

Awesome weather conditions at Snowshoe Mountain for opening day of the 2013/14 Ski Season in West Virginia. Along with the great weather were plenty of smiles for those making their first turns of the season.

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Snowmaking In West Virginia

Snowguns have been operating around the clock at all of the resorts recently in West Virginia.  This snowgun is covering a slope at Snowshoe, which opens for the season, Wednesday, November 27.