The state of West Virginia welcomed the recent snow storm with open arms, knowing it would help to boost skier and snowboarder traffic at resorts such as Canaan Valley, the Elk River and White Grass Touring Centers, Timberline, Snowshoe, and Winterplace. With up to 21 inches of snow falling at high-altitude resorts such as Snowshoe, the West Virginia Division of Highways worked overtime ensuring that roads would stay clear.
“The Division is fully prepared with staff, snow removal equipment and materials to make winter travel through West Virginia as safe and easy as possible,” said Joe Dencault, state highway engineer.
“The road conditions are improving with every pass of the snowplows,” says Snowshoe’s Joe Stevens. He explains that all of the roads leading to Snowshoe have been treated, making them passable, but warns that caution should be used as the roads may still be snow-covered and slippery.
The recent storm has caused much excitement at West Virginia’s snow resorts.
“A snow like this really kicks the ski and snow season off,” said Steve Drumheller, spokesperson for Canaan Valley Resort. “It’s during the holiday season that most folks begin to think of coming to West Virginia for snow activities, and the timing of this snowfall obviously will enhance that thought process.”
For updated information on conditions at West Virginia’s ski areas, call (800) CALL-WVA. For information on road conditions, call (304) 558-2889 or visit West Virginia’s web site, given in the link below.
M. Scott Smith is the founder and Editor of DCSki. Scott loves outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, kayaking, skiing, and mountain biking. He is an avid photographer and writer.
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