Experience these adventures with your family this winter in West Virginia

This winter experience the magic of Almost Heaven. Winter in West Virginia is a beautiful time of year full of incredible adventures, beautiful sights and most importantly memory making opportunities. Grab some warm blankets, hats, gloves and get ready for a season of adventure in Almost Heaven with your family.

Family Friendly Snow

From experiencing the thrill of tubing down a mountain with fresh snow to spending a day just simply skating around an ice rink, check off all of your winter bucket list items in West Virginia.

Snow Tubing

If snow tubing is on your list of things to experience this winter than West Virginia is the right place for you. Winterplace Ski Resort is home to the largest tubing park in the state with two Super Carpet lifts and up to 14 lanes. At Winterplace Ski Resort spending a day laughing and snow tubing is easy. Head to Snowshoe Mountain Resorts Coca-Cola Tubing Park, a six story, eight lane tubing park. After your tubing session visit the Black Run Sugar Shack for tasty food and a break in between all of the fun. At 1,200 feet long, the multi-lane tube park at Canaan Valley Resort State Park is one of the longest in the Mid-Atlantic. There’s even a magic carpet that takes you back to the top so you can save your energy in between sessions.

Ice Skating

There’s nothing better than skating around the ice rink all day and then warming up with a delicious cup of hot cocoa. In West Virginia there are several places to enjoy just that including the Morgantown Ice Arena, Memorial Ice Skating Rink at Wheeling Park, Canaan Valley Resort State Park and South Charleston Memorial Ice Arena.

Holiday Train Excursions

Experience the magic of the holiday season and board a train for an unforgettable winter experience. At Durbin and Greenbrier Valley Railroad two incredible holiday train excursions await. On the Polar Express passengers will enjoy the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack and will be treated to incredible dancing and singing along the journey. Board the Elf Limited and get into the holiday spirit. The Elf Limited is a cheerful delight from start to finish.

At Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad, Santa and Mrs. Claus join you for this beautiful excursion through Almost Heaven. Along the way enjoy milk and cookies, storytelling, Christmas caroling and so much more. Visit the Hampshire County Convention and Visitors Bureau while you’re in the area to discover more beautiful places to explore and one-of-a-kind adventures to experience.


Dust off your sleds and get ready for snowy fun this winter in West Virginia. At beautiful Blackwater Falls State Park experience the longest sled run on the East Coast. The entire family will enjoy racing down more than a quarter mile of fresh mountain snow. Sledding is also available at Pipestem Resort State Park. At Pipestem Resort State Park you can bring your own sled or rent one from Pipestem’s Pro Shop, so you don’t miss out on any wintertime fun.

Winter in West Virginia

This post was last updated on March 2, 2022