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Yes, Winter is Here!

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Finally, winter has arrived.  Cold temperatures and over a foot of natural snow helped all the ski areas get open on time and a little early.  Did you know that Tucker County, WV offers a variety of winter activities, not just skiing and snowboarding?  Along with skiing or snowboarding at Canaan Valley and Timberline Resort, snowtubing is now open at Canaan Valley Resort's newly expanded tubing park.  Ice skating at Canaan Valley Resort and zip-lining at Timberline Resort will be coming soon this winter.  But you can't forget,  White Grass Cross Country Center trails and cafe are open too!  Cross country skiing and snowshoeing can not only be done at White Grass but also at the either state park, Blackwater Falls and Canaan Valley Resort, Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge and the Monogahela National Forest.  Timberline Resort also offers a one-way Nordic lift to access Dolly Sods and their Nordic trails.  So there is no excuse, go outside and play!


That's exactly what I did...I loaded up my dog and cross country skis and headed to the Beall Trails on the Wildlife Refuge property.  



*Dogs are allowed on leashes *There is no snow removal on the road, park at pull off before you go down.




Just as we headed out...the sun came out! 


We skied and skied some more...before we knew it, 2 hours went by.


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Beall Trails are a big loop with short cut offs with overlooks.  It is one of my a favorite places to go winter skiing and summer hiking!










There are always plenty of outdoor winter activities to do in the area.  But you don't want to forget the great dining opportunities, shopping and live music that can be found.  Be sure to follow us on facebook and twitter to keep up to date!  And when you are in the area capturing your fun use #skithevalley and #tuckerco when sharing.




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