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Ski Trip

posted Jan 30, 2012, 3:55 PM by Justin P
This weekend, Sandy and I went up to Snowshoe, WV for a long weekend of skiing and winter fun.  We left Friday morning and drove up.  On the way, we stopped to see Falling Spring Falls, just north of Covington, VA on US-220.  This 100-foot waterfall is right off the highway; just pull over to see the falls and take pictures.  After a short stop, we continued on our way and made it to Snowshoe.  We checked in at the Inn, picked up our ski rentals, and then took the shuttle up to Silver Creek and did two hours of snow tubing at the Coca-Cola Tubing Park.  Perfect weather for it - snow!

Saturday, we woke up early and headed back to Silver Creek for our first day of skiing.  We are both beginner-level skiers, so we stuck to the Green Circle runs.  But even these easier runs, were a lot of fun.  The runs were long and there were very short waits for the lifts.  In the past, we skied in North Carolina, but it was so warm this winter, we had decided to come up further north.  That was a great decision.  The skiing is much better in West Virginia.  We had real snow, longer ski runs, much greater area and many more runs, and the slopes were much less congested.  The crowd picked up a bit in the evening, since Silver Creek is the only area with night skiing, but nonetheless, it was much less crowded that what we're used to.  Sunday, we headed over to the main ski area and skied for a bit at Powder Monkey, but the lift lines were a little long, so we headed back to Silver Creek and skied the rest of the day here.  When we finished, we headed back to the Inn and relaxed in the hot tub to warm up.  Then headed back to NC Monday morning.