7 reasons to be “the family that skis together”

There’s still plenty of snow on the slopes in West Virginia.

Here are 7 reasons to book a trip and enjoy great spring skiing with the people you love the most.

1. Make memories you can’t make anywhere else

Spend a thrilling day on the slopes, then laugh about who fell down or the guy with the crazy hat you saw in the lift line. Enjoy cozy nights playing board games by the fire with cups of hot chocolate or soak in the hot tub at your condo or cabin.

2. Start a family tradition

Instead of the usual reunion in the summer, rent a big house for a long weekend and invite the whole family for a winter getaway. You can stay slopeside, and there are cozy cabins to fit every family.

Plus, it’s convenient: West Virginia’s centrally-located ski areas offer easy access for families coming from all over the East Coast.

3. Special bonding time

Even if you don’t ski at the same level, you can ride up the mountain together. Going from the bottom of the slope back to the top gives everyone a chance to talk and enjoy each other’s company, and the amazing views let you appreciate nature as a family.

4. Great exercise for all ages

Skiing is one of the few sports that families can do together for the rest of their lives. Muscles will get an intense workout, and fresh mountain air is good for the body and soul.

5. So much fun!

There is nothing more exhilarating than zipping down the mountain, or the feeling of accomplishment after making it down at your own pace!

6. Share stories for years to come

Today’s technology makes it easy to document your family’s adventures on the mountain. Use your phone, or get a GoPro to make a video that will let you relive your experiences over and over.

7. Good value

With affordable rates, West Virginia’s ski resorts make it easy to put together a great vacation without breaking the bank. Bundle your lift ticket and rentals including boots, skis, poles and helmets (all adjusted for your skill level) into one package. There are even packaged lessons for beginners, or skiers who want to take their skills to the next level.

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This post was last updated on November 17, 2017