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Beginner Bucket List: 5 Kid (& Newbie) Friendly Slopes

Almost Heaven has a plethora of difficult trails but the state also has some of the best beginner ski schools

Winter Retreats: 10 Cozy Mountain Spots

Here in Almost Heaven, there are a multitude of mountain spots to slip away to while enjoying the natural beauty

Ski The Valley

Try These 5 High Adventure Ski Routes If You Dare

Winter is here, and many of you are probably looking for the perfect ski route, packed with fresh powder, unbeatable

Your Perfect Winter 2021 Bucket List

Ahh, winter—the perfect time to snuggle up by the fire, sip hot cocoa and spend time laughing with friends and

Avoid the Winter Slump with these 6 Must-Trys

As the crisp winter air starts to cascade down from the mountain tops into the deep valleys, the state comes

Teton Gravity Research: “Stoke the Fire” Film Premiere

The West Virginia premiere of Teton Gravity Research: “Stoke the Fire” 2021 feature film will be FREE to the Charleston

Snowshoe Mountain

Morning Glory Inn

Timberline Mountain

March Events You Won’t Want to Miss

It’s official, spring is right around the corner. Indulge in some springtime cheer and check out these unique events from

The Best 3 Locations to Spend Your Spring Break in Almost Heaven

Looking for some adventure this spring break? Whether you’re looking for a relaxing trip to a small town or an

Plan your Almost Heaven Vacation on National Plan For Vacation Day

Coming off of a challenging year for travel-lovers, we are all getting very excited to hit the road and travel

Snow tubing in Almost Heaven

The Mountain State boasts some of the biggest and best tubing runs in the Mid-Atlantic. For all-day family fun, visit

Chase the Winter Blues Away, Enjoy this Season the Right Way

There’s no denying that the cold winter months are here. With a little fun, relaxation, and good food, your least

Here is your Winter Bucket List in Almost Heaven

West Virginia is home to four distinct seasons with activities and events in each one. During winter, you can expect

BUDGET EXPLORER: Affordability Meets Five Star Winter Experience

By: Brian Sarfino, Budget Explorer Forget about boots with the fur.  Two-story granite hearth fires are no warmer than the

OUTDOOR EXPLORERS: Getting A Chance To Go Downhill

Joe Stevens, Outdoor Explorer, Executive Director – West Virginia Ski Areas Association When the temperature starts dropping in the mountains

Discover the Magic of Winter at These 4 Almost Heaven Resorts

Winter holds endless possibilities in West Virginia. Snow-covered mountain landscapes provide the perfect backdrop for any adventure. Almost Heaven is

Almost Heaven is the Perfect Place to Learn to Ski and Snowboard this Season

Have you always dreamed of learning how to ski or snowboard? This winter make your dreams a reality. January in

Enjoy a WV Snow Day Indoors or Outdoors

Channel your inner child on an Almost Heaven snow day this winter. Spend the day outside in the chilly elements,

Create Timeless Memories this Winter in West Virginia

Home to endless adventures, wintertime in West Virginia is full of memory making experiences. Whether you want to head outside

7 Resolutions for an Almost Heaven New Year

It’s that time of year again where we set goals for the approaching new year. Add some of these resolutions

Incredible Skiing & Snowboarding Trips Await this Winter in West Virginia

Whether you’re an expert skier or snowboarder or have never tried either sport before, Almost Heaven is perfect for skiing

Don’t Miss These Almost Heaven Winter Views

West Virginia covered in a blanket of fresh snow is truly Almost Heaven. These spots are perfect for scenic winter

Start Planning a Cozy Cabin Getaway this Winter in West Virginia

This winter, whether you’re planning a trip for you and your closest friends or a family vacation, plan the ultimate

Grab Your Calendar, Fun Awaits This December in Almost Heaven

Celebrate the winter season this year in Almost Heaven. In the wintertime, West Virginia comes alive with festive and one-of-a-kind

5 Fall Engagement Spots in Almost Heaven

With the leaves changing and cooler temperatures approaching, fall is the perfect time to propose at one of West Virginia’s

Find Places To Go Whether Leaves or Snow in Almost Heaven

The air is getting cooler. The days are getting shorter. But the stunning views in Almost Heaven remain the same.

Bring Out Your Warm Blankets, Its Cozy Cabin Season in Almost Heaven

Warm, cozy cabin getaways are just around the corner in Almost Heaven. From luxury log cabins to secluded, scenic retreats,

Explore These Six Only-In-West Virginia Places to Stay

Whether you travel to West Virginia to adventure, relax or see the sights, there will be a unique place to

Celebrate With Dad All Year Long in Almost Heaven

Father’s Day brings with it the opportunity to show your dad how much he means to you and how appreciated

Enjoy Southern Hospitality in Almost Heaven at These Charming Places to Stay

Around the state, charming hotels and motels welcome guests with southern hospitality each day. From historic hotels to unique motels,

Experience the Best of Winter or Spring at These Stunning Places

Make the most of this time as winter transitions into spring and get out and explore the Mountain State. From

Spending your Saint Patrick’s Day in Almost Heaven

This Saint Patrick’s Day, you can celebrate Irish heritage no matter where you are in the Mountain State. Put on

West Virginia State Parks

These Almost Heaven Views are Perfect – in Spring or Snow!

Whether the Mountain State is covered in sparkling snow or lush greenery, the views the state provides never disappoint. Here

Last-minute winter adventures in Almost Heaven

As winter winds down, many have their sights set on spring. However, now is as good of a time as

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

Longing to Spend Time with Family? These Ski Resorts are Perfect for Family Trips

Life is all about making new memories and experiencing new things each and every day. Here in the Mountain State

Almost Heaven is the perfect place to learn to snowboard

Fresh powder. A down-hill rush. Ultimate adventure. Snowboarding in the Mountain State is special, and it’s the perfect thrill for

Strap on Your Skis for the Thrill of a Lifetime Under the Stars in Almost Heaven

Experience the thrill of making turns as the sun sets behind you with night skiing. This winter, take advantage of

Valentine’s Day for every kind of West Virginian

Valentine’s Day is recognized as a day of love and appreciation. Find that perfect gift or adventure for your significant

This Winter, Experience Tubing in Almost Heaven. Soon You’ll Be Longing For More.

Chilly temps and good times make for the best of memories. This winter experience the best of both in Almost

The Ultimate Guide to Winter in Almost Heaven

This winter, we did our research and curated the ultimate guide to winter in Almost Heaven. From sledding down the

The trip you’ve been longing for. Memories in the making. That’s Almost Heaven.

If you’re looking to visit West Virginia, these iconic adventures are perfect ways to see Almost Heaven. Whether you’re looking

A look at 2019 in West Virginia: Important dates and events you don’t want to miss

Mark your calendars for these 2019 events in Almost Heaven. Which ones will you be attending? FEBRUARY: Cabin Fever Craft

This is your first step to planning a vacation to Almost Heaven

  You can almost hear the rushing waters of waterfalls, the birds chirping and the the pure, unspoiled sound of

Your Guide to Exploring the Monongahela National Forest

The Monongahela National Forest covers a massive area of nearly 1 million acres and is bursting with breathtaking scenery and

Discover fresh air and even fresher powder at the longest snow tubing run in the Mid-Atlantic

While skiing and snowboarding are perfect for adrenaline-seekers, Almost Heaven has something for everyone. If you enjoy a more relaxing

Looking for a winter getaway? Here are 5 Spots even Better with Snow

Experience the best of the Mountain State this winter by taking a beautiful getaway. From luxurious retreats to adventurous getaways,

These West Virginia activities are perfect for your New Year’s resolutions

We’ve all said it – “New year, new me.” Each new year brings the opportunity for change. Outdoor activities are

Have you tried these unique West Virginia winter experiences?

Winter in the Mountain Sate is the perfect time to venture out and experience new things! From incredible light displays

These 3 state parks are the best to visit in winter

Exploring West Virginia is always an exciting adventure, and it can be even more fun in the winter. In fact,

Your Guide to Snowshoe Mountain Resort

This winter, experience both a luxurious and adventurous getaway at Snowshoe Mountain Resort. At Snowshoe, there is always something exciting

3 WV ski getaways with après-ski activities

When the snow begins to fall in West Virginia and the temperature gets lower, the fun and excitement are just

3 luxurious WV getaways perfect for winter

Relaxation and adventure both last all year in the Mountain State. Whether you’re in the mountains of the New River/Greenbrier

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.

Experience winter sports, exotic animals & a world-renowned holiday light show at this unique park

Since 1985, the Oglebay Winter Festival of Lights has been a staple of the holiday season in West Virginia. The

These 11 Winter Events Are Must-Sees in West Virginia

The winter season in the Mountain State is an amazing time of year when you can experience new and exciting

Explore these 5 Nordic Trails & Touring Centers in West Virginia

Explore the Mountain State’s beautiful landscape during the winter by cross-country skiing the state’s incredible trails. From perfectly groomed trails

The Ultimate Winter Day in West Virginia

When its wintertime in the Mountain State, there’s never a dull moment. Whether you’re simply sipping hot cocoa in front

This is how you ski for free in Almost Heaven

West Virginia is known for being an outdoor playground — especially in the winter, when it becomes a beautiful wonderland.

Uphill and Downhill: The top ways to do both in West Virginia

No matter the season, there is adventure to be found in the Mountain State. Rain or shine, day or night,

LUXURY EXPLORER: Experience America’s Resort, A Four-Season Travel Destination

Cam Huffman, Luxury Travel Explorer It’s a question that’s posed almost as often as When was “The Greenbrier built?” (1913)

Ready to get out of your comfort zone? Try this!

Have you been feeling the need to shake things up recently? Perfect! The Mountain State offers some of the best

THIS is the best time to learn to ski & snowboard in West Virginia

If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at skiing or snowboarding, West Virginia is the perfect place to begin.

13 must-see places for snow in West Virginia

Whether you prefer the adrenaline-charged excitement of the ski slopes or an afternoon of quiet reflection strolling through the woods,

Checklist: Best thing to try at every WV State Park

With nearly 50 state parks spread across the state, West Virginia provides a scenic piece of Almost Heaven no matter

Man-cations: 4 winter getaways with the guys

1. Winter climbing and hiking at Seneca Rocks Want to really test your manhood? Take a weekend scaling the crown jewel

Town guide: Beckley

Beckley is southern West Virginia’s largest population center, and a major shopping and entertainment center for thousands of the Mountain

This will definitely convince you to take a family spring break in the mountains

Are you hoping to take the family on a spring break trip this year but want to keep it safe?

Spring break deal roundup

Whether you’re a college student, a teacher, or a family with young kids, you’re going to want to take advantage

Spring Break on a ramen noodle budget

We know how it is– you’re a student on a budget and you’ve already spent way too much money on

Best winter weekends

Rain or shine, hot or cold, there’s always something exciting to do in the Mountain State. Discover real West Virginia

5 one-day adventures in WV

Almost everyone I talk to about Project: Time Off and why they are not using all their well-deserved vacation days

Ski trip? Head to the Mountain State (for obvious reasons)

  As talk of Arctic blasts, winter storm systems, and Old Farmers Almanac forecasts ramps up, there’s just one thing

Who says adults can’t have snow days? 5 winter escapes

  The Mountain State is one of the mid-Atlantic region’s hotspots for cold-weather fun. Whether you want to stay in

Where to learn to ski in the Mountain State

  So, you want to learn how to ski. But where? What are some of the best courses to learn

Stop buying your kids new ski gear every year. There’s a better way.

Finally! One of the East Coast’s best ski destinations created a genius program to help you bring your family back

2017’s new top dog: the unassuming adventure destination that won “Best of the Blue Ridge”

Our beloved Mountain State earned top honors! The most prestigious prize in “The Best of the Blue Ridge” awards for

6 best simple ways to spend a snow day

The Mountain State has the best snow days. We get a few real humdingers of snow spells every winter. And

Meet every wanderluster’s globe-trotting hero, the Roaming Gnome, right here in WV!

Travelocity’s famous Roaming Gnome is heading across West Virginia! The Roaming Gnome had so much fun eating and drinking his

You’ll never want to leave this mountaintop village

Snowshoe Mountain has some of the best skiing in the entire mid-Atlantic region— but there is way more to do

5 ways to explore WV’s winter backcountry

Of course the Mountain State is the place to be for winter slopes— but you can trek those wild winter

Getaway gifts (that won’t break the bank)

Give the gift of a mountain escape. Treat someone special in your life to a Mountain State retreat, full of

A storybook holiday escape in the mountains

Thousands upon thousands of tiny glistening lights unite in one of America’s largest light displays: the Winter Festival of Lights

Mountaintop Condos

The perfect ski-it-all escape

If you find yourself dreaming of winter wonderland getaways filled with skiing and snowboarding, the Mountain State in the winter

Get off the country roads for the best country cookin’

High on Snowshoe Mountain, the Sunrise Backcountry Hut is a gourmet dining experience you have to snowmobile 2 miles into

Don’t let this guy undersell you— he farms the best cross-country ski trails in the East. (Yes, farms.)

Chip Chase is a living proof of the vibrancy that comes from living your dreams. Talking with Chip is like

5 unforgettable 1-day adventures in WV

  What if we told you it only takes the better part of a day to conquer some of Wild,

Tuck into this mountain valley Winter Wonderland

Whether you’re skiing or just looking for a winter escape, Canaan Valley, WV, is a winter wonderland. Tuck away just

7 youth group trips they’ll never forget

Take the group on a wild, wonderful journey they’ll never forget. These mountains are full of adventure, but here are

11 wild teambuilding retreats for school & youth groups

Take your youth group to the mountains for some wild, wonderful team building. Nothing brings a group closer than overcoming

Different types of skiing in the mountain slopes

Resort, freestyle, glade, backcountry, telemark: what does this all mean? Here’s a quick primer on the equipment and styles that

There’s still time! 4 winter trips to squeeze in

Never fear, winter people! There is still time for winter sports in the Mountain State. In case you haven’t already,

7 reasons to be “the family that skis together”

There’s still plenty of snow on the slopes in West Virginia. Here are 7 reasons to book a trip and

WV’s 3 most notorious ski trails

West Virginia is the prime location in the southeast for skiing and snowboarding, with some of the most challenging trails

Best of March in WV

Wondering what to do in the Mountain State in March? Here are 7 best bets: 1. Last Hurrah Snowshoe Mountain