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Ski season is extended for W.Va. resorts

Mar. 31, 2013 @ 11:31 PM

West Virginia's ski season just keeps slip sliding further into Spring.

After getting more than two feet of fresh snow this week, Snowshoe Mountain has extended its season again, this time into April. With more than four feet of new snow this month, the resort announced they will now keep the mountain open through Sunday, April 7. The resort was originally set to close Sunday, March 31.

Winterplace, the closest Mountain State ski resort to Huntington, just announced that they now be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Wednesday, April 3, and maybe longer.

While Oglebay and Canaan Valley were already closed for the season, one other downhill ski resort in the state, Timberline Four Seasons Resort in Davis, W.Va., was open through Easter Sunday.

"Ski resorts everywhere hope for this type of unbelievable weather pattern in January and February, let alone March. We've had 18 inches of new snow in the last 72 hours," explains Dave Dekema, marketing director for Snowshoe Mountain. "This is a skier's dream. We are beyond excited to offer our guests an extra week of skiing and riding."

Snowshoe Mountain is currently enjoying one of its best winter seasons in years, as big storms allowed the resort to open early in November and now late season storms will allow the resort to host its longest season in over a decade.

Winterplace, located about 21/2 hours from Huntington in Ghent, W.Va., has had 18 inches of new natural snow over the past week, and so will extend their season for snow skiing, snowboarding and tubing.

Both open resorts have special deals on lift tickets and rentals. Go online at www.snowshoemtn.com and www.goskiwv.com.

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