Here's some video from the opening day of the 2012-2013 ski season at Snowshoe Mountain in Snowshoe, W.Va, from Nov. 21. The other alpine areas in the state, Canaan Valley, Oglebay and Winterplace, are all planning to open for the season the early part of December. The natural snow that was produced by Hurricane Sandy in October allowed one of the state's Nordic areas, White Grass Touring Center, to begin providing cross-country skiing last month. Weather permitting, the ski and snowboard season traditionally continues from Thanksgiving through early April. The five-month long ski season in West Virginia has an estimated economic impact of over $250 million and 5,000 jobs at the resorts and other related companies. For more information on skiing and snowboarding in West Virginia, go online at www.goskiwv.com. Read more about what's new at the resorts in Sunday's Life section of The Herald-Dispatch.