Looking for a winter getaway? Here are 5 Spots even Better with Snow

Experience the best of the Mountain State this winter by taking a beautiful getaway. From luxurious retreats to adventurous getaways, West Virginia has a winter adventure for everyone. These 5 spots are sure to get you your fill of beautiful winter scenery and experiences:

The Greenbrier

We all know The Greenbrier is an iconic West Virginia spot, but if you haven’t seen it in the winter when its covered in snow and holiday decorations, you’re truly missing out on something spectacular. From tree lighting ceremonies, Christmas Eve Gingerbread Ball, Christmas movies in the Greenbrier Theatre, ice skating, holiday wine tastings to carriage and sleigh rides – winter at The Greenbrier is an experience you’ll never forget. Does it get any better than staying the night in one of The Greenbriers gorgeous rooms and waking up to see the outside covered in snow? And you can enjoy an exceptional array of indoor and outdoor adventures, mingled with seasonal foods, wines and entertainment every weekend from Jan. 4 through March 16, 2019 with their wintertime package!

Winterplace Ski Resort

Whether you’re an avid skier or looking to give skiing a try, Winterplace Ski Resort in Ghent is your place this winter. The mountain has a vertical drop of over 600 feet, 90 plus acres and a longest run of a mile and a quarter. With 27 slopes and two terrain parks, it’s safe to say you’ll never want to leave. Winterplace even has a snowtubing park and kiddie park, the perfect activity for any age. Grab a tube and let your inner child out!

Snowshoe Mountain Resort

Snowshoe Mountain Resort in the wintertime has a little bit of something for everyone, and when the village is covered in snow, it’s truly the ultimate winter getaway. Snowshoe has many gorgeous and cozy lodging accommodations where you can rest up after you day of adventure. Snowshoe has three different ski areas on one mountain, but the resort also offers an array of other exciting adventures such as adventure dining, off-road adventure tours, terrain parks, snowmobile tours, tube park and more. Or you can always spend some time in the village shopping and eating at the resorts many different delicious restaurants.

Tucker County

Winter in Tucker County is a magical time, and we can picture it now. Strolling the charming storefronts of Davis and Thomas, having an adventure at Canaan Valley Resort and exploring iconic Blackwater Falls State Park. Two of our favorite activities include sledding down the sled run at Blackwater Falls State Park on the longest sled run on the east coast and tubing at Canaan Valley Resorts tube park. At 1,200 feet-long, this multi-lane tube park is the longest on the east coast. Or simply warm up at trendy TipTop in Thomas with a delicious cappuccino.


Tamarack is an incredible place with unique retail artisan products and extraordinary food fare. In the winter they hold a variety of fun events from everything to Breakfast with Santa to artist demonstrations that will get you into the holiday spirit. While you’re there you can shop for beautiful holiday decorations, thoughtful one-of-a-kind gifts, explore the David L. Dickirson Fine Arts Gallery, indulge in Appalachian inspired cuisine and much more for a true West Virginia experience.

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This post was last updated on March 17, 2022