Slow-Paced Snow Activities in Almost Heaven

The winter season meets the Mountain State in a truly ethereal way. With its snow-laden paths, frostbitten mountains and storybook-worthy scenes, wintertime in Almost Heaven proves to be a glorious occasion. These slow-paced snow activities will give you the chance to immerse yourself in celestial-like beauty this winter.


There’s no better way to explore the beauty of the season than at your own pace. Snowshoeing allows you to do just that. Hence its name, Snowshoe Mountain Resort offers miles of trails to enjoy a winter day of snowshoeing in West Virginia. This winter, we encourage you to simply stop and take it all in. Amidst those soft blankets of snow, you’ll find that slice of Almost Heaven that you may be longing for.


Soak in all of the magic that the season has to offer by sleigh-riding through a frosty paradise. Cuddle up close for an unforgettably cozy sleigh ride at the Greenbrier Resort. Or you can get that festive feeling while riding in a one-horse open sleigh at Snowshoe Mountain Resort. Either way, you’ll find a winter wonderland awaits you.

Photo: Snowshoe Mountain

Cross Country Skiing

Take a trip down the path less traveled and create some tracks of your own. Whether you are a seasoned cross country skier or a beginner, there is a trail in Almost Heaven for you. Whitegrass Ski Touring Center is perfect for those looking for a day of resort skiing. For an experience through the backcountry, however, set your pace and coast through Long Point Trail in the New River Gorge, or choose a trail through the Cranberry Wilderness.


This winter, travel deep into a West Virginia wonderland by snowmobile. You can venture through a guided tour at Snowshoe Mountain Resort or explore at your own pace on the Hatfield-McCoy Trail System. Both options allow you to stop along the way and soak up those magical Almost Heaven views.

How will you enjoy wintertime at your own pace in Almost Heaven? Grab a free copy of our travel guide for even more wintery inspiration.

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This post was last updated on July 30, 2021