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Ski areas experience excellent conditions

March 27, 2013
The Inter-Mountain

The remaining three West Virginia ski areas open this season are relishing in perfect spring skiing conditions thanks to nearly 5 feet of snow this month and this week's storm.

The mountains of West Virginia have received more than 17 feet of natural snow this season and temperatures have been perfect for snowmaking operations, allowing the winter recreational areas to provide the most open terrain in the mid-Atlantic and southeast regions.

The following West Virginia ski resorts are still operating: Snowshoe Mountain in Pocahontas County, Timberline in Tucker County and Winterplace in Raleigh County.

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"The conditions are excellent right now for skiers and snowboarders wanting to make those final turns of the season," said Terry Pfeiffer, president of the West Virginia Ski Areas Association and president of Winterplace Ski Resort. "It's been a very good season for all of the resorts as we have had plenty of snowfall and excellent temperatures for snowmaking."

Timberline and Snowshoe are set to close Sunday, while Winterplace is scheduled to close Saturday. White Grass Touring Center, is providing excellent coverage for cross-country skiers and snowshoers and will do so as long as the snow lasts on the trails.

The mountain state's resorts have experienced an uptick in visitation this season after suffering through a mild winter last year. The five-month-long ski season in West Virginia has an estimated economic impact of more than $250 million and 5,000 jobs at the resorts. For more information on skiing and snowboarding in West Virginia, anyone interested can visit



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