west virginia snowboarding

Resort Guide


Winter sports fans may want to try West Virginia for skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing at its finest. It’s a good way to stay physically fit during the cold weather months. This list includes privately owned ski resorts and even a state park.

Don’t worry about bringing skis or snowboards. Outfitters are almost always near the resorts or even on the property. These are special stores that carry specific types of sporting equipment or gear and the professionals to be sure that you get what you need for your winter sports experience.

When you try West Virginia for Southern skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing you don’t have to worry about getting the right equipment or fit. Outfitters can help with both.

If ski bibs aren’t in your closet they can be purchased from the outfitter along with other items. Make sure to bring your regular winter weather clothing for skiing or snowboarding. A waterproof jacket, hat, gloves, and scarf are all you need to pack.

Winter sports classes for skiing and snowboarding are a must for skiers who don’t hit the slopes often or are just learning. All of the resorts on this list offer them. You will also be expected to sign a waiver and code of conduct at most of the ski resorts in West Virginia.

Resort Options for West Virginia Snowboarding

Canaan Valley Resort and Conference Center
West Virginia State Park
HC 70, Box 330
Davis, WV 26260
Phone: 304-866-4121
Phone toll-free 800-622-4121

Visitors to this state park can choose from one of several ski packages. This West Virginia state park offers skiing, snowboarding, air boarding, snow tubing, and ice skating. They also have gift shops, a lodge, and an arcade and billiard area. The Beach Club has an indoor heated pool and fitness equipment. It’s free for guests in the cabins or cottages and available to the public for a fee.

Snowshoe Mountain
10 Snowshoe Dr.
Snowshoe, WV 26209
Phone: 877-441-4386

Snowshoe Mountains offers skiing and snowboarding. They provide special rates for groups and lessons for most age groups. Their adaptive program helps everyone enjoy the popular winter sports in West Virginia and offers other amenities.

Timberline Four Seasons Resort
HC 70 Box 488
Davis, WV 26260
Phone: 800-SNOWING

This resort offers lodges for families, individuals, or groups. They receive an average of 200 inches of snow per season. At this West Virginia resort skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing are popular winter activities. A ski school provides classes for most ages and skill levels.

Winterplace Ski Resort
100 Old Flat Top Mt. Rd
Phone: 800.607.SNOW
Ghent, WV 25843

This is one of my daughters’ favorite ski resorts. I have fond memories of listening to karaoke inside while they were skiing or snowboarding outside. When they would come indoors we would head over to the grill for some hot chocolate. As soon as they warmed up they would be gone again.

This resort offers West Virginia skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing. Ski lessons, the lodge, and group rates help make winter sports at Winterplace a fun experience for everyone.

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