Great News for Skiers and Snowboarders…(Update)…West Virginia Residents Ski FREE!



(Charleston, WV) – West Virginia skiers and snowboarders have the opportunity this Sunday, March 17, to ski and snowboard for free at Canaan Valley Resort in Tucker County, Snowshoe Mountain in Pocahontas County and Winterplace Ski Resort in Raleigh County.  To enjoy the slopes at no cost this Sunday, skiers or snowboarders must show a proof of West Virginia residency, such as a driver’s license or utility bill.

All three ski resorts are offering the majority of their trail systems for skiers and snowboaders at this time and the conditions will be very good for the free day of skiing and snowboarding.  Prior to this season, West Virginia Ski Resorts invested millions of dollars in high efficiency snowmaking equipment which has allowed skiers and snowboarders in the region reliable conditions throughout the season.

“For the most part the weather has been favorable for snowmaking purposes this season, which has allowed our snowmakers to create excellent slope coverage with manmade snow,” says Terry Pfeiffer, President of the West Virginia Ski Areas Association and Winterplace Ski Resort.  “This month’s natural snow also created a buzz for skiers and snowmakers to make some more turns this season.”

Last week, Snowshoe Mountain officials announced they were extending the season through March 31.  This Sunday will be the last day of the season for Canaan Valley, while Winterplace is evaluating the conditions and weather to determine a closing date for the season.

To find out more about West Virginia winter sports programs go to and click on a resort link or check out webcams from each resort at


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