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Monday, December 18, 2017

Recreation

Welcome to the Recreation news category at West Virginia Explorer. Be sure to visit our Recreation guide for information about indoor and outdoor recreation in West Virginia.

Snowshoe Skiers

Snowshoe reports best ski-season launch in more than a decade

Staff at Snowshoe Mountain Resort, in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, are taking advantage of the coldest December weather pattern in years, which resort officials...
Canaan Valley Snow Tubing

Canaan Valley Resort ski area begins making snow

It’s beginning to look a lot like ski season in north central West Virginia at Canaan Valley Resort ski area. Encouraged by the wintry weather, the resort...
White-tailed Buck

West Virginia’s buck, antlerless-deer seasons open Nov. 20

West Virginia’s traditional buck firearms season will start Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, and run through Dec. 2. Hunters should see plenty of deer this year due to...
A black bear hides in a thicket in rural West Virginia

State to poll residents regarding black bears in W.Va.

The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is conducting a study of state residents’ opinions on and attitudes toward black bears and black bear...
Snowboarders overlook the Canaan Valley from Canaan Valley Resort.

Skating, snow tubing at Canaan resort to open for Thanksgiving

Snow tubing and ice skating at Canaan Valley Resort will open briefly for Thanksgiving in November then reopen December 15 for the ski season,...
Skiers cavort at Canaan Valley Resort in West Virginia

Snow-making at Canaan Valley ski area increased by 20 percent

A year after doubling its snow-making capacity, Canaan Valley Resort ski area near Davis, West Virginia, is increasing its capabilities by another 20 percent,...