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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

6 Winter Waterfalls To Add To Your Bucket List

Don’t put away those hiking boots just yet, winter is the perfect time to experience the magic and majesty of

Keep Cozy With These 10 Wintertime Craft Brews

It’s no surprise that Almost Heaven is home to crowd-pleasing craft brews and natural flavors. With distinctive local ingredients and

Oh Christmas Tree — Festive Farms in WV

The holiday season is here, and many of you are probably looking for that perfect Christmas tree to light up

Winter Blues Farmers Market

The annual Winters Blues Farmers Market will be held on Saturday, February 26 from 1 pm – 5 pm. During

10 Must-Visit Holiday Light Displays in West Virginia

As the snow begins to settle so softly, like falling stars dancing through the sky, wintertime magic and family traditions

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

Santa’s Wonderland

Experience the magic of Christmas at Santa’s Wonderland at your local Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s! Bass Pro Shops and

Women’s Canaan Valley WV Winter Weekend

Explorer Chick is not your average, beige, mundane travel company. Instead, we’re a force empowering women through the shared experience

Snowshoeski vacation

Snow Sports Museum of West Virginia

Winter Mountain School

The winter program offers students a unique opportunity to both grow and enjoy themselves as we continue to navigate the

Community Coalition for Social Justice – Main Street Morgantown 15th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Day Celebration: West Virginia Civil Rights Leaders

The Community Coalition for Social Justice invites everyone to explore the theme of “West Virginia Civil Rights Leaders” on Monday,

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Scenic Drives through Almost Heaven

Sightsee from the comfort of your car with these six scenic drives through the mountains of West Virginia. Historic National

Blaze a Trail in Almost Heaven

West Virginia is filled with untouched, wide-open public land. With six national parks, 45 state parks and forest and endless

7 movies to cure your cabin fever

Looking for a good movie to watch? We’ve got some we think you might like: October Sky – Based on

Read through Almost Heaven

Now is the perfect time to unplug and unwind in the Mountain State. Below are a few books to get

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

Treat Yourself to an Almost Heaven B&B Getaway

Spring is just around the corner and let’s face it– it always feels like such a long haul to get

Wildflower Festival & Ramp 5K

The Wildflower Festival is a full day of arts and nature activities for all ages. Most activities are free. Celebrate

Grow Ahead Starting Seeds Indoors

Learn how to germinate seeds and raise seedlings indoors that you can later transplant into your spring garden. WVU Professor

Evening Yoga in the Garden

Join us in the garden for an all-levels vinyasa flow class incorporating the inspirations of nature surrounding us as we

The Bing Brothers at Pocahontas County Opera House

For over 40 years, The Bing Brothers have played their hard-driving brand of string band music from Canada to Florida

Fascnaht

In Helvetia, a mountain town that’s home to a Swiss village, Fasnacht is celebrated as the pre-lenten burning of Old

History Abounds in these 3 Charming Small Towns

Is your inner history buff begging for a getaway to a place with a past? These charming towns are perfect

Everything You Need for a Valentine’s Date Night In

This year, Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday. Instead of hustling around to get ready to go out on the

Top 3 Winter Activities in Huntington

Located on the Ohio River, the college town of Huntington boasts not only a lively nightlife, but activities the whole

Berming Man Banked Slalom Snowboard Race

Like any good banked slalom, Berming Man is as much of a cultural experience as it is a snowboard race. Either

Presidents Day Weekend at Snowshoe Mountain Resort

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15 3:00pm | Big Top Paint Party. Join us for a family event as you make art together

Love Is In The Square

The Buckhannon Opera House’s Mountain Music – Mountain Dance Series continues with the band The Samples Brothers and caller Mack

Cabin Fever Party

We’re getting amped up for another Mountain Music Festival with the first annual Cabin Fever Party! Shake that cabin fever

A More Perfect Union: The Moth Mainstage in West Virginia

Join The Moth for stories of We The People. Ties that bind and differences that challenge. Imperfect harmonies, beautiful dissonance,

Local Painters of the Past Exhibit

The next exhibit at the ArtSpring Gallery at Cottrill’s Opera House will feature the work of late painters Earnest Hertig

These West Virginia Chocolates Will Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Chocolatiers in West Virginia craft heavenly delicacies fit for royalty. Whether you’re looking for a tasty present for a loved

A Winter Adventure That’s Worth the Cold

Just because the temperatures have dropped, the fun doesn’t have to stop. West Virginia’s beautiful mountainous terrain provides an abundance

Romantic West Virginia Getaways

West Virginia is the perfect place to get away with that special someone for a romantic vacation together. Across the

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

4 Farm Fresh Recipes to Ring in the New Year

The new year typically brings about a yearning for change. Whether that’s setting health and fitness goals, planning adventurous outings

3 Thrilling ATV Trails to Try this Winter

Kick your cabin fever by going on an unforgettable ATV excursion this winter. The hilly terrain of the Hatfield-McCoy Trail

Give the gift of WV wine this Valentine’s Day

Nothing pairs better with Valentine’s Day than West Virginia wine. Surprise your sweetheart with a bottle (or two) from these

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

Chef’s Valentine’s Day Featured Dinner

Lemon Garlic Shrimp Linguini $14.95 – Tender shrimp in a light & creamy lemon garlic sauce, garnished with a tomato

Brunch with Santa

Children will enjoy time visiting with Santa one on one, Santa reads a Christmas story, face painting and a craft

Martin Luther King, Jr., Day Celebration

All are welcome to join this family-friendly event co-sponsored by the Community Coalition for Social Justice and Main Street Morgantown,

ArtSpring Presents: Poetry at The Billy Motel

Join ArtSpring on Tuesday, February 11th for an evening of poetry at The Billy Motel featuring West Virginia writers Kevin

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

Shepherdstown Valentine’s Market

20 local artists gather to offer their 100% handcrafted gifts for Valentine’s Day, along with food, drinks, door prizes, free

Art Gallery Exhibition: Critters & Hollers

Join West Virginia artists for the opening reception of Critters & Hollers: Art Celebrating the Beauty of Appalachia happening Saturday, January 11 from 12-2 PM. Critters

Relax and Recharge with these spa vacations in Almost Heaven

Everyone deserves time to pamper and treat themselves. Around the state beautiful and peaceful spas await to help you relax

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

NIGHTLIFE & ENTERTAINMENT EXPLORER: Huntington’s Holiday Music Scene is Hoppin’

Tyson Compton, Nightlife & Entertainment Explorer The music scene in Huntington is always hopping. The V Club presents both national

Your Guide to Holiday Shopping in Almost Heaven

The holidays are a magical time, especially in West Virginia. The mountains are blanketed in fresh snow. The towns of

FESTIVALS EXPLORER: 7 Fishes – A Tradition, Book, Festival and Now a Feature Film

Robert Tinnell, Festival Explorer West Virginia-native Robert Tinnell is a writer/director/producer with experience in a variety of media. He most

Start Your Year Off on the Right Foot With A First Day Hike

Celebrate the New Year by going outside. State parks around West Virginia are offering free, guided hikes on Jan. 1

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

Experience Endless Possibilities with 48 Hours in the New River/Greenbrier Valley

Iconic sights. The harmony and melody of authentic Appalachian music. Local dishes with incredible flavor. The New River/Greenbrier Valley has

Travelers Rest/Old Stone House Christmas Open House

Travelers Rest/Old Stone House will be holding their annual Christmas Open House. This event will be December 7th and 8th

Stewart’s Tavern Christmas Open House

The Frankfort Historic District will hold their annual Christmas Open House at Stewart’s Tavern on Saturday, December 14th from 10-3.

Mountain Arts Guild Holiday Pop-Up Event

Mountain Arts Guild is proud to announce a Holiday Pop-Up Event December 5, 6, & 7. The event will take

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

Try This Celebrity Chef’s Recipe For Dinner

Matt Welsch is a Wheeling native who opened The Vagabond Kitchen. With a strong passion for community, he prepares dishes

Visit These Historic Almost Heaven Homes This Holiday Season

Many of West Virginia’s most historic homes are open for tours during the holidays. Take a step back in time

Find the perfect Christmas Tree at these 4 Farms

The holiday season is approaching, and it’s time to start looking for the perfect tree for your living room. West

Light Up the Night at These Magical Holiday Lights Festivals

Twinkling lights. Warm blankets. Loved ones by your side. Embrace the cold air and enjoy Almost Heaven’s holiday festivities. Grab

Make It and Take It – Charlie Brown Christmas Tree

Stop by the ArtSpring Gallery at Cottrill’s Opera House on Sunday, December 15th between 1-3 p.m. for a special Make

Lights in the Park

Lights in the Park is a drive-thru event that features Christmas lights displays throughout the 47-acre park. Lights in the

Dreamy Wedding & Proposal Locations Await in West Virginia

Scenic outlooks. Vibrant Gardens. Tranquil waterfalls. Almost Heaven is a dream destination for weddings and proposals. From weddings perched near

Get Warm in These 5 Cozy Cabins for the Holidays

Thanksgiving, Christmas and every holiday in between are best spent in the comfort of a West Virginia cabin with loved

Official Opening Day – Snowshoe Mountain Resort

Come out to enjoy the start of another awesome ski season! Weather permitting, the mountain will be bustling with celebrations

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,

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.

Warm Up With These 5 Cozy Drinks in Almost Heaven

When there’s a chill in the air, there’s nothing better than a cozy drink to warm you up. In West

Don’t Miss These November Events in Almost Heaven

As fall slowly turns to winter, West Virginia turns its eye toward holiday events and activities. Mark down these must-see

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,

Sip, Enjoy & Unwind with these Unique West Virginia Made Spirits

Sip on unique West Virginia made spirits year-round in Almost Heaven. From moonshine to whiskey, distilleries around the state have

Evening Yoga in the Garden

Please come join yoga instructors Jessy Coffman and Heidi Sherwin in the garden for an all-levels vinyasa flow class. This

Evening Yoga in the Garden

Please come join yoga instructors Jessy Coffman and Heidi Sherwin in the garden for an all-levels vinyasa flow class. This

Evening Yoga in the Garden

Please come join yoga instructors Jessy Coffman and Heidi Sherwin in the garden for an all-levels vinyasa flow class. This