Fun in the Snow & Sun: Spring Ski Resort Destinations

In Almost Heaven, we lavish in winter adventure, but we also fully embrace fun in the sun. When the cold of winter passes and reveals a blossoming spring, the adventure doesn’t stop at West Virginia’s ski resorts. With a slight change of clothes and equipment, you can continue enjoying all that these resorts have to offer. The Mountain State’s ski resorts tell a story of both beauty and adventure in every season.

Snowshoe Mountain

At Snowshoe Mountain, snow-capped mountains turn into visions of green in the spring. This time of year at Snowshoe, you’ll need to trade in your snowboards and skis for mountain bikes and kayaks.

Snowshoe is certainly famous for its winter adventures, but this resort is also world-renowned for its mountain biking as a Silver IMBA Ride Center. Grab your helmet and pads for an adventure through the largest trail system in the East on the course that hosted the 2019 Mountain Bike World Cup Finals and will host again in 2021. If you prefer another mode of transportation, Snowshoe has you covered with horseback riding, e-bikes tours or segway routes. Pick your pace and explore all spring has to offer on Snowshoe Mountain.

After a long day of exploration, relax on the beach at Shavers Lake. With beachfront chairs, hammocks and lawn games, you can easily unwind on the shore. If you still have a spirit of adventure about you, enjoy the lake’s stand-up paddleboarding, canoes and even an inflatable floating challenge course.

When you spend some springtime at Snowshoe Mountain, you’ll soon realize adventure is endless.

Canaan Valley Resort State Park

At this time of year, Canaan Valley Resort State Park transforms from a winter wonderland to a spring dream.

This spring, instead of shredding the Canaan Valley, you’ll be hiking and biking it. Embark on a journey through 18 miles of trails and immerse yourself in the kind of beauty known to only Almost Heaven. Take on a multi-day backpacking route or enjoy a leisurely day-hike, all on your own pace! While you’re there, pack a picnic, go on a search for wildflowers or try out geocaching.

No matter how you spend your day, you’ll feel that spring is in full swing at Canaan Valley Resort.

Oglebay Resort

At Oglebay Resort and Conference Center, you can find adventure like no other all-year-round. Spring activities at Oglebay Resort are certainly plentiful.

With sunshine and blue skies, the green never looked so good on Oglebay’s championship golf courses. Tee it up this spring on courses designed by Arnold Palmer and Robert Trent Jones, Sr. Or head on down to Schenk Lake for pedal boating, mini-golfing and fishing. While you’re there, you can also spend some of your spring day above ground level by trying out Oglebay’s Aeriel Challenge course. End your day by paying a visit to some furry friends at Oglebay’s Good Zoo, who will undoubtedly be enjoying the season as well.

Oglebay Resort and Conference Center has every activity you could wish for, with accommodations for both family fun and romantic getaways.

Ski Resorts in Almost Heaven are sensational in every season. How will you spend spring at one of these resorts? Check out our Exclusive Country Roads Edition Vacation Guide for more inspiration on springtime activities.


Travelers are encouraged to check the status of individual businesses before taking a trip. A statewide indoor face-covering requirement is in effect, and visitors are encouraged to maintain a safe social distance when traveling the state.

This post was last updated on April 7, 2021