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Ski Resorts Embracing Snow Storms

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West Virginia’s residents are tired of winter. The state’s ski resorts are not.

The four major ski resorts — Canaan Valley, Snowshoe Mountain, Timberline and Winterplace — picked up a half-foot or more of snow on Thursday.

West Virginia Ski Areas Association spokesman Joe Stevens says it’s a boost to late-season skiing in what’s already been a strong year.

Stevens says the timing of the storm was good for the industry. Highway crews will be able to plow interstates and other roads leading to the resorts before skiers arrive for the weekend.

He says Thursdays are considered light check-in days at the resorts. If the storm had arrived on Friday, many skiers would have had travel problems since many come from out of state.