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Photographer Rick Burgess reveals the magic of winter in W.Va.

Snowfall in Jackson County, Mid-Ohio Valley Region
Winter in West Virginia is a delightfully varied season. The Ohio and Potomac lowlands and sheltered southern valleys witness only a few blanketing snowfalls,...

Explore winter in West Virginia with Rick Burgess: Part 2

Glade Creek wanders through a snowy hollow at Babcock State Park. Photo courtesy Rick Burgess.
Winter in West Virginia may be more varied than in any other eastern U.S. state: Its northern panhandle suffers the brunt of lake-effect snows, while its...

Tale of "Frosty the Snowman" is rooted in West Virginia

Frosty the Snowman leads a group of children in the 1969 animated Christmas television special b Rankin/Bass Productions.
KEYSER, W.Va. — Relatively few West Virginians may know that the tale of "Frosty the Snowman" came to life in the Mountain State. While...

Three holiday light displays attract visitors to Point Pleasant area

Holiday light displays near Point Pleasant, West Virginia, are attracting visitors to this scenic section of the Ohio Valley.
Three holiday light displays near Point Pleasant, West Virginia, are attracting sightseers to one of the most scenic sections of the Ohio River valley. Exhibits...

Canaan Valley Resort ski area sweeps Best-in-Snow awards

A skier at Canaan Valley Resort is captured in mid-jump.
For the second consecutive year, Canaan Valley Resort ski area this week swept Liftopia’s “Best in Snow” awards in the Southeast region of the...

Winter tale recalls deadly aspect of Allegheny Mountains in W.Va.

Snow at Seneca Rocks, Pendleton County, Potomac Branches Region
THOMAS, W.Va. — The Allegheny Mountains in eastern West Virginia grow treacherous in winter—and hardly more so than along the western front of that...


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