Incredible Skiing & Snowboarding Trips Await in West Virginia

Whether you’re an expert on the slopes or looking to start your year off with something new, West Virginia is the perfect spot to take a skiing or snowboarding trip. Challenge yourself to new mountain heights or learn the basics while exploring one of our beautiful, mountain resorts.

Snowshoe Mountain Resort

At an elevation of 4,848 feet, Snowshoe Mountain Resort is a winter sports lover’s dream with three unique areas, over 60 trails and glades and five terrain parks. Sign yourself up for a group lesson or an advanced mountain clinic. Pre-ski school is also available for the littlest guests. Along with skiing and snowboarding, the mountain offers an endless amount of activities such as snowmobiling, adventure dining tours, sleigh rides and heated outdoor swimming areas. Guests will also find an entire village full of shopping and dining.

Winterplace Ski Resort

Ski or snowboard your heart out at Winterplace Ski Resort, West Virginia’s southernmost ski resort. Winterplace proudly specializes in teaching first-timers the ropes, so this is a great location for those looking to explore something new. This spot features 27 slopes, a terrain park, ten lifts along with the largest snow tubing park in the state. After a wonderful day of tackling trails, cozy up for a stay in one of the on-property cabins.

Canaan Valley Resort

Surrounded by stunning scenic beauty, Canaan Valley Resort is another magical place to ski or snowboard. Have your pick between 47 different courses, including all ranges of preferred skill levels. Additional fun spent in West Virginia’s wonderful outdoors can be had when tubing, hiking or ice skating at Canaan. Accommodations here include a welcoming lodge, homey cabins and RV campsites.

Oglebay Resort

Oglebay Resort, in Wheeling, encompasses 2,000 acres of year-round recreational activities, including skiing and snowboarding in the winter months. The trails here and most commonly deemed easy, making it another great location for children or beginners. Lessons include rental equipment for the day as well as a 10% discount on lift tickets. Bring along the entire family or invite all your friends and spend the night in a rustic cottage, estate house or the Wilson Lodge.

Timberline Mountain Resort

You won’t want to miss taking on the mountain at Timberline this season. Here you will find 1,000 feet of vertical drops tucked within the Monongahela National Forest. Skiing and snowboarding are both offered as well as two natural snow glades and adaptive ski lessons. Coming in at 2 miles long, Timberline’s Salamander Run is one of the longest ski trails in the southeast. Newly renovated, this spot is now home to the only high-speed 6-person chairlift in West Virginia. For extra ease, guests can stay on-site at the Timberline Hotel.

Extend your time spent in West Virginia and check out one of the many unique lodging options available!

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This post was last updated on January 20, 2023