Charleston, WV – All of West Virginia’s ski resorts are preparing to open for the upcoming season including Canaan Valley and Timberline in Tucker County, Oglebay in Ohio County, Snowshoe in Pocahontas County and Winterplace in Raleigh County. Again this year the resorts are offering a Mountain Pass that allows everyone to enjoy skiing and snowboarding at all of the state’s resorts.
The Mountain Pass is a booklet of tickets that includes 30 vouchers for skiing or snowboarding at Timberline, Snowshoe, Canaan Valley and Winterplace and 10 vouchers at the state’s nordic areas. Each voucher (140 total) is for one visit (or lift ticket) and can be used anytime during the 2010/2011 season which will soon be getting underway. Timberline is planning a December 9 opening, followed by Snowshoe on December 10, Winterplace and Canaan Valley on December 11.
A West Virginia Ski Areas Association Mountain Pass costs $2400. “The pass provides a family or company a chance to enjoy the whole state during the winter season,” says Terry Pfeiffer, President of Winterplace Ski Resort and the West Virginia Ski Areas Association. “It really is perfect for a company to use as an incentive for its employees to enjoy fun in the outdoors during winter.” Anyone interested in obtaining a WVSAA Mountain Pass can call the association at 304-720-5471.
For more information on skiing and snowboarding in West Virginia go on-line at www.goskiwv.com .