If fresh powder is priceless to you, West Virginia is a great place to go to find it. Annual snowfall in this “wild and wonderful” state averages from 100 feet to 180 feet in the higher elevations.

In addition to a plethora of precious powder, West Virginia features an exhilarating assortment of winter activities that are bound to get your heart racing.

Whether you enjoy cross country skiing, night skiing, snowboarding, air boarding, downhill skiing, snowmobiling, ice skating, sledding, tubing, sleigh riding or simply strolling through the nation’s largest and most eco-friendly holiday light displays, West Virginia has you covered.

Now that your interest is piqued are you ready to start planning your next West Virginia Winter Extravaganza?

If the answer is a resounding “yes”, here is a brief list of the state’s top 5 locations for winter activities to get you started.

Snowshoe Mountain

“Snowshoe Mountain” boasts an annual snowfall of 180 feet with dizzying trail elevations of 4,848 feet.