Oglebay to bring back downhill skiing 3
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This fall, DCSki launched a brand new feature, Lost Ski Areas. Thanks to help from DCSki readers, this new feature is expanding to capture the history of past ski resorts in the Mid-Atlantic region. However, there are some lost ski areas that experience a renaissance, and West Virginia’s Oglebay Resort plans to bring back downhill skiing after shutting it down in 1997.

According to Brad Otto, a DCSki reader, a new triple lift was sitting in the parking lot at Oglebay in late September, waiting to be installed. The Intelligencer Wheeling News-Register reports that the resort is spending approximately $1.2 million on the new triple lift, new snowmaking equipment, and better facilities for disabled guests. The resort won’t offer a great number of trails or vertical, but will provide an additional wintertime activity for local guests.

Oglebay is a 1650-acre resort nestled in the hills surrounding Wheeling, West Virginia. The resort offers numerous recreational activities year-round.

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About M. Scott Smith

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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Reader Comments

October 12, 2004
My brother skied at OB Park around 1970. Wonder what vertical is on new lift? I believe old hill had about 300' vert. Very cool for nearby fun for those in Wheeling.
Bruce Persinger
October 14, 2004
They need to make sure they use some park elements, at least a few rails. This stuff is vital for survival by small resorts.
July 28, 2010
Drove by here by accident this past weekend. Looks like it was operating last winter, and probably this coming winter - one triple chair, and towers for a surface lift of some kind. A number of modern fan guns, and cards listing 160 feet of vertical and $26 lift tickets.

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