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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: 7 Cozy B&Bs and Mountain Resorts

West Virginia offers a variety of cozy cottages and resorts that you can enjoy with your family. From large luxurious

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 2022 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

Snow Sports Museum of West Virginia

Snowshoe Mountain

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

Enjoy These Winter Activities With The Whole Family in Tucker County

Winter is full of adventure in the Mountain State. However, skiing and snowboarding aren’t the only activities to enjoy when

Mark Down These Restaurant Specials in West Virginia

West Virginia is full of unique and inviting restaurants that dish out decadent meals. And, during particular times of the

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

OUTDOOR EXPLORER: 10 Tips for First-time Skiers and Snowboarders

Tom Wagner, Outdoor Explorer Tom is a lifelong skier who has worked as a ski instructor, ski patroller and is

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

Kick Off The New Year in Almost Heaven

The New Year is a time of new beginnings and fresh starts. In Almost Heaven, you can celebrate that chapter

Experience these adventures with your family this winter in West Virginia

This winter experience the magic of Almost Heaven. Winter in West Virginia is a beautiful time of year full of

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,

Break a Sweat. Winter Sports for Anyone and Everyone.

Maybe you’re an expert skier, snowboarder or cross country skier. Or maybe you’ve yet to try one of these fun

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

Winter Getaways in Almost Heaven That Are Perfect For the Entire Family

Winter is the perfect time for unique opportunities in the Mountain State. Snow-covered hills provide the perfect backdrop for any

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

Capture Beautiful Family Photos in West Virginia Year-Round

Home to stunning spots and locations, West Virginia is perfect for any family photo session. Picture beautiful mountains, rushing waterfalls,

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

These 19 Adventures in West Virginia are Must-Sees

Scenic beauty. New adventures. Lasting memories. The mountain state is home to all of these things and more. It’s the

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

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

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

ENTERTAINMENT EXPLORER: 20 Ways to Explore Winter in Randolph County

Taira Landavere, Entertainment Explorer Winter is here! The first snowflakes have fallen from the sky, and there’s no better place

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

12 months, 12 festivals & events in West Virginia

Throughout the year, the Mountain State is home to some of the most unique and fun festivals and events. From

10 cozy WV cabins and cottages for winter escapes

When a heavy snow blankets the ground and night falls early, there’s nothing like huddling around a crackling fire and

West Virginia is Home to the Longest Sled Run on the East Coast

If flying down a snowy hill at 25 mph is your idea of fun, there’s no better place to be

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,

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

Pathfinder of WV

Town guide: Elkins

Elkins is a mountain oasis rich with history, outdoor fun and beautiful art. Located right on the edge of the

Town guide: Beckley

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

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

4 adventures in & right around Morgantown

Morgantown is the perfect base camp for adventure: a lively small-city scene, and a gateway to outdoor exploration. Go exploring,

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

Snowboarding… in October? In the city street?

Can’t wait till winter? Motown Throwdown brings the slopes out early— really early! Never mind that real flurries are a

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,

This tiny mountain town is an outdoor adventurer’s dream

We’re going to let you in on a little secret— deep in West Virginia, there’s a prime destination for art

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