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.
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.