CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Snow is arriving in West Virginia just in time for the opening of the state's ski season.
Snowshoe Mountain is opening its 40th season Wednesday with at least three lifts and about 10 trails in operation.
The West Virginia Ski Areas Association says other slopes at Canaan Valley, Timberline, Oglebay and Winterplace will open the early part of December.
Cold temperatures throughout the mountains of West Virginia have allowed snowmakers to work around the clock, covering the slopes with man-made snow that will be supplemented by the natural stuff. Snowshoe marketing director Dave Dekema says skiers and snowboarders arriving for the Thanksgiving weekend will be pleased with the amount of snow they're opening with.
The state's ski and snowboard season typically runs from Thanksgiving through early April.