From the rugged beauty of the Blackwater Canyon to the pristine backcountry of the Dolly Sods wilderness, it’s a world untouched, unhurried and unrivaled. Whether you’re seeking hardcore winter adventure or a respite in the peace and quiet of Tucker County’s natural wonders, you’ll find it here.
Top four reasons why Tucker County, W.Va. is the best place to enjoy a snow day:
- Fat-tire snow biking. Beginners and skilled snow bikers may rent a bike and equipment from Blackwater Bikes and traverse hundreds of miles of single track, rail trails, and forest service road systems through the Blackwater Canyon, the Monongahela National Forest, and Canaan Valley.
- Ski or snowshoe under a full moon. The folks at Whitegrass XC Ski Resort host Full Moon Skiing Trips around each month’s lunar glare, Jan. 24, Feb. 22, and Mar. 23. Enjoy good snow, surprising visibility, and a mysterious sense of control.
- Tube the longest trail in the Mid-Atlantic. One of the most popular places at Canaan Valley Resort is the NEW Tubing Park. A winter enthusiast’s paradise, the resort is located along the Cabin Mountain range of the Allegheny Mountains, and sees an average of 180 inches of snow a year. The tube park offers multiple lanes (each 1,200 feet in length – the longest in the Mid-Atlantic) and a magic carpet to whisk you back to the top!
- Down a Cold Trail Blonde Ale. One of three flagship brews by the Mountain State Brewing Company, Cold Trail Blonde Ale is a light drinking American blonde ale featuring healthy dose of oats and wheat. Stop by the tap room and enjoy a variety of craft brews to end a perfect snow day. The brewery sits at over 3,000 feet in elevation, at the top of the watershed, allowing its beer to be brewed with the purest water possible.