W.Va. ski resorts open for business in 2013

  • Associated Press January 1, 2013

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A fifth West Virginia ski resort is open for business this new year.

The ski industry reports that Oglebay resort in Ohio County opened for skiers and snowboarders on New Year’s Eve. Winterplace, Snowshoe, Canaan Valley and Timberline opened in November and December. For cross-country skiers and snowshoe enthusiasts, White Grass Touring and Elk River Touring Centers report excellent conditions.

Besides the snow already on the slopes, snowmaking in higher elevations is ensuring a layer of fresh snow on many runs. More than 20,000 tons of snow was being produced in West Virginia per hour at peak conditions.

Terry Pfeiffer is president of Winterplace and the West Virginia Ski Areas Association. Pfeiffer says skiers and snowboarders from Virginia, North Carolina and Florida are enjoying West Virginia’s slopes.


blog comments powered by Disqus

Deer here: Game commission to steer hunters to prime spots

County adopts ordinance to protect dogs from extreme weather

Mother thankful after ailing girl has multi-organ transplant

Art school molds young minds

Technology is changing the Millenial brain

Bullet shatters taxi’s rear window, hits driver in the back

County adopts ordinance to protect dogs from extreme weather

Ohio man convicted in sex abuse of girls gets life in prison

Ohioan accused of stealing $940K in benefits over 23 years

Lawmaker seeks support in House for Kane impeachment memo