Last-minute winter adventures in Almost Heaven

As winter winds down, many have their sights set on spring. However, now is as good of a time as any to get your fill of winter fun and downhill powder in West Virginia. The Mountain State is home to incredible destinations that make it easy to plan the perfect getaway.

Snowshoe Mountain Resort & Pocahontas County

Located in the heart of Pocahontas County, Snowshoe Mountain Resort is an oasis of winter sports fun. The excitement is endless at 4848′, and no matter your interests, they have something for you. Enjoy skiing, snowboarding, tubing, snowmobiling, fine dining, shopping, relaxation and so much more. Snowshoe features 6o slopes, 14 chairlifts and an annual snowfall of 180 inches. Extend your trip with visits to other iconic Pocahontas County locations like Cass, Cranberry Glades Botanical Area, Greenbank, and Watoga State Park. As you explore the Monongahela National Forest, you are sure to discover why it attracts approximately 3 million visitors annually.

Winterplace Ski Resort & Raleigh and Fayette Counties

Winterplace Ski Resort is located just between Beckley and Bluefield and boasts 28 slopes, nine chairlifts and an annual snowfall of 100 inches. The park also features a tubing park and has been named the #1 place to learn to ski and snowboard in West Virginia. Winterplace is near several popular West Virginia destinations like Grandview, the New River Gorge Bridge, Babcock State Park, Hawks Nest State Park and Tamarack. Visitors can visit each of these locations in a single day, making it the ideal area for a winter West Virginia day trip.

Canaan Valley Resort State Park & Northern Potomac Highlands

Canaan Valley Resort State Park is nestled in Tucker County and features 39 slopes, 3 chairlifts and an annual snowfall of 150 inches. The park is home to a multi-lane tubing park that is one of the longest in the Mid-Atlantic. The park is home to jaw-dropping views but is also within a short drive of both Thomas and Davis, Blackwater Falls State Park, Seneca Rocks, Dolly Sods Wilderness and Spruce Knob. The area is home to incredible outdoor recreation, fine dining and local, charming shops.

Make the most of your West Virginia getaway and experience some of the most beautiful and iconic destination in Almost Heaven.

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This post was last updated on March 17, 2022