Looking for Amazing Winter Experiences? Winter in West Virginia is Unlike Anywhere Else

Cozy fires. Warm gloves. Hot cocoa. Chilly adventures. Winter in West Virginia is unlike anywhere else. From the longest sled run on the East Coast to the longest tube park in the Mid-Atlantic, unique winter experiences are always awaiting in the Mountain State. If you are a winter adventurer, here are some must-do Almost Heaven adventures:


Visiting Blackwater Falls State Park in the winter is always beautiful, but did you know its also home to the longest sled run on the East Coast? Here, sledders can race down more than a quarter-mile of fresh mountain snow.


At 1,200 feel long, Canaan Valley Resort’s multi-lane tube park is the longest in the Mid-Atlantic. The magic carpet life whisks you back up to the top before you know it for a day spent tubing and carefree. Or visit Winterplace Ski Resort, which has the largest snowtubing park in West Virginia with two super tubing carpet lifts and 14 lanes.

Skiing & Snowboarding

Skiing and snowboarding are two of the Mountain States favorite pastimes. Around the state incredible ski resorts are just waiting to be experienced. From fresh powder to thrilling night skiing, good times and even better memories are had at West Virginia ski resorts including Snowshoe Mountain Resort, Canaan Valley Resort, Oglebay Resort and Winterplace Ski Resort.

Off-road Adventure Tours

Exploring the Mountains of West Virginia is always fun, and off-road adventure tours amp up the fun even more. At Snowshoe Mountain Resort, take an off-road adventure tour and climb up to the Snowshoe Fire Tower, you may even spot Cass Railroad’s Shay Engine chugging along in the distance.

Ice Skating

Ice skating is one of those iconic activities that you must experience each winter and if you don’t winter just isn’t the same. Fulfill your ice skating dreams at Canaan Valley Resort, and Memorial Ice Arena. Don’t forget the hot chocolate!

Cross Country Skiing

Get out and explore West Virginia’s back country on curvy and exciting trails via cross country skiing at Alpine Lake Resort, Blackwater Falls State Park, White Grass Ski Touring Center, Elk River Touring Center and Pipestem Resort State Park. Beautiful views and incredible trails await you on your cross country skiing adventure.

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This post was last updated on March 17, 2022