SNOWSHOE, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia ski resort is opening some of its trails to the public on Thanksgiving.
Snowshoe Mountain said it will start the ski season for the general public on Thursday with a limited number of trails. The resort also will be open Wednesday to passholders and anyone who already purchased lift tickets for that day.
Ski operations at Canaan Valley and Winterplace resorts are scheduled to begin in the middle of next month, and Timberline resort has not set an opening date.
West Virginia resorts draw more than 800,000 skier visits a year, typically luring visitors from Virginia, North Carolina, Ohio and Florida. The ski and snowboard season traditionally runs through late March, weather permitting.