Almost Heaven is the perfect place to learn to snowboard

Fresh powder. A down-hill rush. Ultimate adventure. Snowboarding in the Mountain State is special, and it’s the perfect thrill for anyone looking to get their share of adrenaline. Everyone has to start somewhere, and if you’re looking to learn the basics, West Virginia is the place for you. West Virginia’s ski resorts can help you find your balance and get out on the slopes in no time.

Winterplace Ski Resort

Conveniently located between Beckley and Bluefield, Winterplace Ski Resort is perfect for all skill levels. If you’re just starting out, though, you’re in luck. Winterplace was voted the #1 place to learn to ski and snowboard in the state. Winterplace assures guests a fun and educational experience while learning the basics in a casual and relaxed atmosphere. The park boasts a specially designed teaching area with two carpet lifts to take guests back to the top of the beginner slopes.

Snowshoe Mountain Resort

Sitting at a top elevation of 4848′, Snowshoe Mountain Resort offers some of the best mountain terrain on the East Coast. Snowboarding down the slopes of Cheat Mountain can be intimidating, but the experts at Snowshoe will prepare you and teach you everything you need to know. Snowshoe Mountain Resort offers terrain-based learning with sculpted terrain designed with first time students in mind. They also offer a variety of lessons ranging in skill level depending on if you’re just starting out or looking to fine tune your skills.

Canaan Valley Resort State Park

Nestled deep in the mountains of Tucker County is Canaan Valley Resort State Park. The park is home to the Canaan Valley Snowsports School whose approach to instruction is in accordance with Professional Ski Instructors of America and the American Association of Snowboard Instructors. Canaan Valley Resort State Park has dedicated more than 30 percent of their terrain to beginners to help them learn. There are a wide variety of lesson packages that will get you ready to explore the terrain of the beautiful Canaan Valley.

Don’t be intimidated. The mountains of West Virginia are calling, and resorts around the state are eagerly waiting to teach you how to ride the beautiful terrain of Almost Heaven.

So what are you waiting for?

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This post was last updated on March 2, 2022