After last ski and snowboard seasons lack of natural snow fall, states like West Virginia were highly concerned about this year’s ski resorts even being able to open. Especially, considering the Apocalypse was supposed to happen today, Dec. 21, 2012, any news is great news.
The winter season seems to be bringing good luck and hope for the great state of West Virginia with new, thick snowfall. The winter has assured that the ski resorts in West Virginia will not only be open, but will be thriving.
West Virginia’s economy could have taken a big hit had the snowfall not started. Though skiing and snowboarding may not be the first activity that comes to mind when thinking of the state of West Virginia, their ski and snowboard resorts do fairly well. Around 800,000 visitors from around the country and the world flock to West Virginia for its snow mountains. In addition, more than $250 million is pumped into the state’s economy over the four month ski season. That’s more than a pretty penny!
Despite the harsh snow conditions before the snowfall, Snowshoe Mountain Resort opened in Mid-November. The recent snowfall has allowed them to open up their mountain to its fullest. Snowshoe has the best back-country skiing in the state and the most open terrain in the entire region. Timberline Resort in Tucker County is set to be opening Friday the 21st. Winterplace
Resort in Raleigh County is anticipated to open on Sunday the 23rd. Canaan Valley Resort, also in Tucker County, is set to open its doors on the 26th. So get out and enjoy the snow since the world didn’t come to an apocalyptic end!