West Virginia Residents Ski Free Dates Set

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West Virginia skiers and snowboarders have the opportunity this Sunday, March 15, to ski and snowboard for free at Canaan Valley Ski Area in Tucker 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.

The same free ski opportunity will be available at Snowshoe Mountain on Sunday, March 22.

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

“For the most part the weather has been challenging for snowmaking purposes this season, but the upgraded snowmaking systems has allowed all of the resorts the ability to stay open during the mild weather periods,” says Terry Pfeiffer, President of the West Virginia Ski Areas Association and Winterplace Ski Resort.  “This month’s natural snow has also created a buzz for skiers and snowmakers to make some more turns this season.”

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.

Snowshoe will be providing skiing and snowboarding through Sunday, March 29.

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

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