Winter Sports

Snow on the ground. Frost on the windows. A chill in the air. And yet, the irony of winter in West Virginia, is just how warm it makes you feel. This is the outdoor playground you can make all your own. West Virginia is home to snow sports for all interests and skill levels. Experience the winter season in a new way in the Mountain State.

Winter is full of adventure in the Mountain State. However, skiing and snowboarding aren’t the only activities to enjoy when the temperatures drop and the snow begins to fall. Locations around the state offer winter fun in the form of ice skating, sledding, snow tubing, and snowmobiling.

Discover your winter wonderland for the entire family in Almost Heaven.

How to Start

Winter sports are a great way to get out of the house and enjoy the snow. No matter if you are skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, sledding, ice skating, or snowmobiling there is an outfitter for you. They will be able to answer all your questions and set you on your way to your adventure.

What to Bring

Your gear list is always going to vary on the weather, temperature, time of year, and Almost Heaven destination. If you are traveling with friends or a local guide, it is always best to consult them on specific gear needs. However, if you’re just looking for the basics, here’s a helpful list that outlines the gear almost every adventurer needs.

  • The key to clothing is layers
  • Warm socks (synthetic or wool)
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Warm hat
  • Ski jacket and pants
  • A water bottle with extra water
  • Sunglasses with retention strap
  • A small backpack
  • Sunscreen

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