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West Virginia's downhill skiing areas enjoy the most reliable snow packs in the central Appalachians.  In the eastern mountains, Snowshoe and Cannaan Valley are less than five hours from the Washington, D.C. beltway. Winterplace, in the southern West Virginia mountains, abuts Interstate 77 (I-77), making it one of the most accessible ski resorts in the South. Downhill skiing (con't...)
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Alpine Skiing

Downhill skiing is among the top winter sports in West Virginia! Four of the most popular ski areas in the Mid-Atlantic cap the snowy summits of some of West Virginia's highest peaks --Timberline, Canaan Valley, Winterplace, and the four-seasons mecca, Snowshoe Mountain. Downhill Skiing in West Virginia

Canaan Valley Resort

Downhill skiers of all levels will enjoy the slopes at Canaan Valley. The 34 slopes include 30 percent beginner, 40 percent intermediate and 30 percent advanced runs. Night skiing is available during prime season Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, plus special holiday nights on 11 slopes. More about Canaan Valley skiing...

850 foot vertical drop, longest run is 6,000 feet  -- 3 lifts, 37 trails

Snowshoe Mountain

West Virginia's winter resort capitol, Snowshoe Mountain, is also one of the most popular year-round skiing resorts in West Virginia. More about Snowshoe skiing...

1500 foot vertical drop -- 14 lifts, 56 trails

Timberline Resort

Timberline is one of two downhill ski resorts in Canaan Valley (the other is Canaan Valley Resort State Park).  More about Timberline skiing

1000 foot vertical drop -- 3 lifts, 36 trails

Winterplace Ski Resort

Just off I-77, Winterplace Ski Resort is West Virginia's most accessible skiing area. Open until 10pm every night, Winterplace has the longest skiing day in the southeastern U.S.  More about Winterplace skiing

603 foot vertical drop -- 10 lifts, 27 trails

Skiing in Nearby States

Four ski resorts are found in Virginia, located near Interstate 81 (I-81) and the greater Shenandoah Valley region. Six ski areas are located in the north-central and northeastern section of Ohio, near Columbus and Cleveland. Wisp Resort, the single ski resort in Maryland is in the western-most part of the state, just 45 minutes from Morgantown, WV. More than 20 ski resorts and ski areas are located throughout Pennsylvania, including several found in the snow-covered  Poconos, near New York.

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