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After Slow Start, West Virginia Ski Resorts Aim to Catch Up

Winter View from Snowshoe, W.Va.

West Virginia’s five downhill ski resorts are banking on a big holiday weekend in hopes of making up for a mild start to the winter season.

With seasonable temperatures arriving and snowguns laying down a blanket of snow, the resorts say they’re ready for what traditionally is one of the biggest weekends for the downhill industry.

The Herald-Dispatch reports that resort owners are hoping for big weekends through late March and into early April to make up for the slow start.

Some 800,000 people visit West Virginia each year to ski and snowboard.

The late start this season has made this one of the worst downhill seasons in decades, according to some.