3 WV ski getaways with après-ski activities

When the snow begins to fall in West Virginia and the temperature gets lower, the fun and excitement are just heating up! The Mountain State is home to several top-class ski resorts that each offer their own taste of Almost Heaven entertainment. After a long day of skiing, these resorts offer exciting and entertaining activities to end your day!

Snowshoe Mountain Resort

Snowshoe Mountain Resort is located in the heart of Pocahontas County and has long been a staple of West Virginia winter sports. The resort boasts 41 trails for skiing and snowboarding, seven lifts, and even a snow-tubing park. After spending the day on the slopes, you can make your way to Snowshoe Village for even more fun! Shop at stores like WV Market, Mountain Adventure Center, High Country Clothing and several other locations. Snowshoe also holds weekly events and is home to several excellent restaurants, bars and nightclubs! Check snowshoemtn.com for upcoming events and activities before making your way there!

Winterplace Ski Resort

Located just between Bluefield and Beckley, Winterplace Ski Resort offers visitors 28 different runs, 9 lifts, and reaches a peak altitude of more than 3,600 feet. Winterplace offers several restaurants like Mountain Mama’s Food Court, The MountainHouse, Mickey’s Mountain Cafe, The Snowdrift Lounge, and Almost Heaven – The Deck at Winterplace. On Saturdays, Winterplace holds a karaoke contest on the Winterplace Stage at the upper level of the resort center!

Canaan Valley Resort State Park

Nestled away in the mountains of Tucker County is Canaan Valley Resort State Park. With a top elevation of 4,280 feet, the resort boasts 39 runs, three chairlifts, and even offers night skiing on Friday and Saturday. The resort is home to the Hickory Dining Room, Laurel Lounge, and Seasons Cafe, as well as a pub and food court for skiers. The resort is also located just a few miles from the towns of Thomas and Davis, both of which boast fine dining and live music. Grab a specialty burrito and a West Virginia craft beer from Hellbender Burritos or catch some live music at The Purple Fiddle!

Whether you’re looking for family-friendly fun or a night full of entertainment, one of West Virginia’s many ski resorts has the fun for you. Which resort will you visit first?

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This post was last updated on March 1, 2022