Skiing in West Virginia
West Virginia is the annual destination for hundreds of thousands of skiers in winter. Though often considered a southern U.S. state, its Allegheny Mountains range and their adjacent highlands ascend to more than 3,000 feet above sea level, ensuring ideal skiing conditions through much of winter. Beyond its ski slopes, hundreds of miles of cross-country trails beckon outdoor enthusiasts.
Seven ski areas in West Virginia attract skiers and other winter sports enthusiasts to the highlands in winter. Two are specifically geared two nordic skiing and provide miles of back-country touring trails that often interlink with areas of national forest. Five offer alpine ski slopes as well as snow-tubing and snowboarding terrain parks.
Ski Areas in West Virginia
Ski areas in West Virginia
Seven ski areas in West Virginia invite nordic and alpine skiers to descend their slopes and tour their backcountry trails. All are located in the mountainous Allegheny Mountains region at elevations above 3,000 feet. Most West Virginia ski areas operate from mid-December through mid-March, though those at the highest elevations may open as early as November.
Map of West Virginia ski areas