These 5 Winter Mountain Resorts are Real-Life Wonderlands

West Virginia is an outdoor playground with winter mountain resorts around the state that are just waiting to be explored. Once there, a different adventure awaits you at each resort. Go tubing at Canaan Valley Resort State Park. At 1,200 feet long, the resorts multi-tube park is the longest in the Mid-Atlantic. Or head to The Greenbrier for a day of ice skating and hot cocoa. No matter which resort you visit, a winter wonderland is waiting to greet you.

Winterplace Ski Resort

Winterplace Ski Resort in Ghent is home to all the winter adventures of your dreams. With 30 manicured trails and two terrain parks, it’s guaranteed you won’t ever want to leave. The resort also offers night skiing on more than 20 trails, as well as the largest tubing park in the Mountain State. Winterplace is also a great place to learn to ski and snowboard thanks to its learn-to-ski program so if you’ve always wanted to learn, a trip to Winterplace is a must.

The Greenbrier

The Greenbrier during the winter is always magical. From all-out holiday décor, ice skating, sleigh rides, hot cocoa to off-road driving adventures, the memories you make here are ones you’ll never forget. One day you may be dashing through the snow on a sleigh ride, and the next you could be exploring the mountains of West Virginia on an off-road adventure.

Snowshoe Mountain Resort

Snowshoe Mountain Resort is outdoor adventure lover’s paradise. At 4,848 feet above sea level, Snowshoe averages more than 180 inches of annual snowfall, which makes for a perfect snowy experience! A visit to Snowshoe is never boring, as it offers downhill skiing, snowboarding, tubing, terrain parks, snowmobiling, off-road tours and night skiing for a fun and memorable experience.

Canaan Valley Resort State Park

Known for its scenic beauty, Canaan Valley Resort is the perfect getaway for outdoor adventurers. At the resort, skiers and snowboarders can chose from 47 trails, which range from beginner to advanced. Canaan Valley Resort also offers cross-country skiing, glade skiing, tubing, ice skating and snowshoeing. We also recommend visiting the Warming Hut where they have yummy food, a fireplace and warming rings to warm you up after a day spent in the snow.

Oglebay Resort

If you’re looking to brush up on your skiing and snowboarding abilities, a trip to Oglebay Resort will help. The resort’s easy trails, which are set against a scenic setting, are amazing for perfecting your skills. Oglebay is also home to the Festival of Lights—one of the nation’s largest lights displays—as well as ice skating, terrain parks and more. It’s the perfect winter family getaway.

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This post was last updated on July 31, 2020