Incredible Skiing & Snowboarding Trips Await this Winter in West Virginia

Whether you’re an expert skier or snowboarder or have never tried either sport before, Almost Heaven is perfect for skiing and snowboarding trips. This snow season, brush up on your skills or try skiing and snowboarding for the first time at these beautiful mountain resorts.

Snowshoe Mountain Resort

Home to three distinct areas, Snowshoe Mountain Resort is a snow sports mecca. The Snowshoe Basin Area includes 41 trails, seven lifts and experts, intermediates and first timers can all enjoy this areas diverse terrain. Slopes such as Skipjack and Gandy Dancer are great for intermediates and beginners will enjoy Skidder. The Silver Creek Area features 18 trails, 6 lifts and the Coca-Cola Tube Park perfect for a fun break in between skiing and snowboarding sessions. Featuring the most advanced terrain in the region, the Western Territory Area is perfect for experts and includes Cupp Run and Shays Revenge.

Snowshoe offers ski and snowboard lessons for all with incredible instructors. Choose from terrain-based learning, mommy and me group lessons, private ski and snowboard lessons, ski and snowboard camps and clinics and more.

Winterplace Ski Resort

Perfect for beginners, experts and everyone in between, Winterplace Ski Resort has terrain for everyone to enjoy. Winterplace Ski Resort features 27 slopes, one terrain park, ten lifts as well as the largest snow tubing park in West Virginia. Winterplace offers a Ski and Snowboard School perfect for first timers, terrain-based learning, private lessons and SkiWee and Snow Explorers, which is a fun program that helps children learn to ski and snowboard using Terrain Based Learning methodology.

Canaan Valley Resort

Surrounded by stunning scenic beauty Canaan Valley Resort is an incredibly beautiful place to learn to ski or snowboard. With 47 trails, Canaan Valley Resort is a great place to ski and snowboard for all ages and experience levels. At Canaan Valley Resort more than 30% of the terrain has been dedicated for beginners and the resorts professional ski instructors are dedicated to teaching first timers and beginners how to ski and snowboard. The resort offers group lessons, private lessons, children’s lessons and more.

If you’re a beginner the Critters Crawl is a dedicated beginner area with a magic carpet surface lift, which makes it easy to get back up to the slope. Or try the Timber Trail, a fan favorite 1.25 mile scenic trail.

Oglebay Resort

Oglebay Resort is another incredible mountain resort to learn to ski and snowboard at. Oglebay Resort offers ski and snowboard lessons as well as children’s ski and snowboard clinics. Lessons and clinics at Oglebay Resort include rental equipment for the day and a 10% discount on lift ticket so that you can spend the day skiing and snowboarding away. After brushing up on your skills spend the day with some more snowy fun tubing and making memories with friends and family.

Timberline Mountain Resort

Rediscover the newly renovated and reopened Timber Mountain Resort. The resort is home to 2 new chair lifts, 2 new terrain parks, a new beginner area, and a remodeled lodge. Located in the high range of the Alleghany Mountains. Take in the fantastic Almost Heaven views from the over 4200-foot summit. Build your confidence with lessons from their ski school. Timberline Mountain is home to over 90 skiable acres with terrain from beginner-friendly trails to more advanced runs. At 2 miles long, Salamander run is one of the longest ski runs in the southeast.

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This post was last updated on April 26, 2021