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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

Snowshoe Mountain

Timberline Mountain

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

5 spots to choose and cut Christmas trees in the Mountain State

The holiday season is here, and many of you are probably looking for that perfect Christmas tree for your living

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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 mountain adventure inns

  If you like a little (or a lot of) adventure with your quaint B&B retreat, these inns have an

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

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,

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

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,

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

Gear Up! Look like a snowboarding pro (even if you’re not)

Outfit yourself with the dopest mountain threads and equipment with the Mountain State’s best gear shops. Whether you are in

Master show-stopping stunts at these 9 awesome terrain parks

If zipping downhill on the bunny slopes seems too tame, try tricking on the terrain parks! Lucky for you, each

Snow farming? How WV manipulates weather for winter fun

Many of us have the romantic notion that skiing is completely natural. Gliding down untouched slopes– nothing could be more

4 most indulgent ways to upgrade your Mountain State ski trip

Resort skiing is the best of 2 extremes– the gritty fun of barrelling down slopes combined with the sheer luxury

Family Fun on the Slopes and Beyond

Recapture the childlike magic of the season with your own kids in #AlmostHeaven. Winter has a way of capturing some

7 best Mountain State snowsports

While fall in West Virginia is nothing short of gorgeous, don’t spend too long mourning its passing because winter is

6 destinations you and the little ones will love– separately

Sometimes on your getaway, you want a little time away from the kiddos. So take them to West Virginia, where

Winterplace Ski Resort

See current SNOW REPORT Top Elevation: 3,600 feet Vertical: 603 feet Longest Run: 1.25 miles Skiing Terrain: 27 Trails Lifts:

Snow Creek Mountain Sports

Ski |amp; Snowboard rental shop located on top of Snowshoe Mountain. On-mountain convenience and outstanding customer service all at rates

Ski Barn At Winterplace

The Ski Barn is the largest independent ski and snowboard rental company in the Southeast. Locations serving all West Virginia

Ski Barn At Davis

The Ski Barn is the largest independent ski and snowboard rental company in the Southeast. Locations serving all West Virginia

Ski Barn- Slaty Fork

The Ski Barn is the largest independent ski and snowboard rental company in the Southeast. Locations serving all West Virginia

Elk River Touring Center

Cross-Country Skiing Terrain: 40 km maintained, 5 km machine groomed when possible  Access to: Monongahela National Forest, Cranberry Glades Wilderness

Elk River Snowboards

Elk River Snowboard and Ski is a family owned and operated rental |amp; retail shop in Soaring Eagle lodge at

Elk River Inn & Cabins

Pets allowed, ac, cable TV, refrigerators and microwaves. Five rooms with beautiful views of Elk River. Children under 10 years

Canaan Valley Resort State Park

Nestled in the Allegheny Mountains, Canaan Valley Resort offers the finest, most comfortable West Virginia lodging. This celebrated retreat is

Morning Glory Inn

Gorgeous six room B|amp;B in the heart of the Potomac Highlands. At the base of Snowshoe Mountain and so close