Hit the Slopes After Dark: Night Skiing in WV
West Virginia is the southeast’s prime destination for skiing and snowboarding and the only way to make it better is to experience it at night. Take in the Almost Heaven atmosphere with breaths full of fresh mountain air. From daring, double black diamonds to soothing bunny slopes, there are trail options here perfectly suited for everyone.
Treat yourself to a long weekend getaway spent at Timberline Mountain, where you ski until 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. At Timberline, visitors have the chance to take on 1,000 feet of vertical drops tucked within the Monongahela National Forest. Newly renovated, this spot is now home to the only high-speed 6-person chairlift in West Virginia. Stay on-site at the Timberline Hotel or venture into the quaint and tiny town of Davis for made-from-scratch meals and homely accommodations.
Snowshoe’s Silver Creek Ski Area is known among a multitude for its legendary nighttime skiing options. Open daily until 9 p.m., here guests are able to shred 12 trails beneath a breathtaking, star-filled sky. Not only is this area home to some of the mountain’s most popular runs, but a variety of shops and restaurants too. The six lifts available at Silver Creek make it effortless for skiers to pack top-notch adventure into each and every second.
Winterplace Ski Resort
Ski the night away at Winterplace Ski Resort, West Virginia’s southernmost ski resort, Thursdays through Mondays until 9 p.m. Feel the night come alive with the adrenaline rush of zipping down 26 different slopes. Winterplace proudly specializes in teaching first-timers the ropes, so this is a great location for those looking to explore something new. After a wonderful night of tackling trails, cozy up in one of the on-property cabins where each stay includes a free breakfast at Mountain Mama’s Cafe.
Looking for more fun after the sun goes down?
Stargazing in the Mountain State
Turn your gaze towards the sky and savor the clearest night skies east of the Mississippi for an otherworldly experience. From sparkling constellations to the glowing moon, you are sure to catch an eye-full in the wide-open West Virginia Sky.
Start your stargazing in one of three locations in WV officially designated as International Dark Sky Destinations, thanks to their next-level views:
Watoga State Park, Calvin Price State Forest and Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park.
From snowy slopes and sparkling night skies, West Virginia truly has it all. Make your Almost Heaven adventure planning easy with the help of the brand-new West Virginia Vacation Guide! Request your very own FREE copy today.Order your guide now
This post was last updated on January 18, 2024