West Virginia Ski Areas Experiencing Excellent Spring Skiing Conditions

West Virginia Ski Areas Experiencing Excellent Spring Skiing Conditions

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Charleston, WV – West Virginia’s ski areas, after enduring perfect winter conditions, are relishing in perfect spring skiing conditions.  The mountains of West Virginia have received over 12 feet of natural snow this season and temperatures have been perfect for snowmaking operations.

The official first day of spring is only a few days away and West Virginia Ski Resorts, which include Canaan Valley and Timberline in Tucker County, Snowshoe in Pocahontas County, Winterplace in Raleigh County and Oglebay in Ohio County continue to provide the most open terrain of any state in the southeast or mid-Atlantic regions.  The reason is the snowmaking capabilities at West Virginia Ski Resorts. This winter’s cold weather has allowed the resorts’ snowmakers to make snow around the clock this season thereby providing excellent snow conditions.

The resort’s snowmakers use the cold temperatures to create manmade blizzards, producing 20,000 tons of snow per hour when the temperature drops into the teens (when combining all five resort’s snowmaking efforts at once), that’s enough snow to cover a football field with twenty feet of snow each hour.  Due to that, the ski slopes continue to be covered in the mountains of West Virginia.

The mountain state’s resorts have experienced an up tick in visitation this season, as skiers and snowboarders in the Southeast’s metro areas have seen snow all winter, keeping their minds on winter sports.  Skiers and snowboarders have come to rely on West Virginia ski resorts to provide excellent conditions when weather conditions permit and this spring skiing season is going to be no exception. There is still a few more weeks of skiing, riding and tubing left and the conditions are fantastic in the mountains of West Virginia.

The ski and snowboard season is expected to last through the first week of April. The five-month long ski season in West Virginia has an estimated economic impact of over $250 million and 5000 jobs at the resorts.  For more information on skiing and snowboarding in West Virginia go on-line at goskiwv.com.

Mike is the Editor and founder of SkiNC.com and SkiSoutheast.com. Since September of 1996 he has written more than 2800 articles promoting all of the ski areas of North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland. While attending to the thousands of emails, photo submissions and On-Snow reports that come in all season long, Doble also owns and operates a full service web design and marketing company that has more than 800 clients in 30+ states and several countries. He shares that it was his passion for all things snow that prompted him to start the ski network and since that time the website has gained popularity through it's webcam and weather content as well. Mike is the father of four daughters, is an avid snow and water skier, football freak of his alma mater (the University of South Carolina) and hearty promoter of all that is Western North Carolina to West Virginia and Maryland. Mike spends his off time with his horses, playing golf, tennis and boating on Watauga Lake with his family and friends, coaching local soccer teams and oh yes...Snow Skiing!

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