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West Virginia Winter Vacation: 9 Winter Activities to Add to Your Itinerary

Your West Virginia winter vacation starts here.

When old man winter arrives and snow begins to fall, West Virginia becomes a winter wonderland with a gorgeous mountain setting. Around Harman’s Luxury Log Cabins, winter vacationers can expect snowfall from November to the end of March, with an average snowfall up to six inches in February!

Grab a sled, some snowshoes, and your coziest sweater, we recommend adding these things to do to your West Virginia winter vacation itinerary:

skier going down a slopeSkiing, snowboarding, and tubing at Canaan Valley Resort

With 47 trails at the mountain, all ages will be able to enjoy some of the best skiing in West Virginia. No skis? No problem. Canaan Valley Resort offers equipment rentals for riders. Whether you’ve never skied a day in your life or you’re just looking for a refresher, Canaan Valley Resort also offers lessons.

Cross country skiing at White Grass Touring Center

Enjoy a more leisurely stroll on the trails at White Grass Touring Center. Their regularly groomed trails make it easier for cross-country skiers and snowshoers to enjoy a day in the snow. White Grass Touring Center also has its own snowshoe-only trails that lead guests to specially scenic spots. Snowshoe and ski rentals are available.

Snowmobile tours at Snowshoe Mountain

Highlighted by their evening snowmobile tours, Snowshoe Mountain offers several exhilarating alpine tours. Their evening tours are kid-friendly and take riders along the ski slopes of Snowshoe Basin. During the daytime, riders are taken through Snowshoe Mountain’s surrounding wilderness for even more sightseeing.

Off-road adventure tours at Snowshoe Mountain

Add a little thrill to your West Virginia winter vacation with an off-road adventure at Snowshoe Mountain. The 4-seat, enclosed, and heated Polaris RZR tour takes passengers on an adventure along Cheat Mountain Ridge Trail. Riders will enjoy gorgeous views, backcountry terrain, and rare views of the mountain that many don’t get to see.

blackwater falls during the winterBlackwater Falls like you’ve never seen before

One of the most photographic spots in West Virginia gets a little more photogenic once the snow falls. During this time of year, Blackwater Falls 62-foot cascade freezes, turning into a stunning curtain of ice and snow. Blackwater Falls State Park also has several miles of hiking trails for more winter viewing.

See more West Virginia hiking trails you can add to your winter itinerary.

Visit the North Pole on the Potomac Eagle

The Potomac Eagle will turn your winter getaway into a truly magical experience thanks to their North Pole Express train ride. On select dates in November and December, families will get to take a journey of a lifetime that includes sweet treats and caroling on their way to the North Pole!

Hike West Virginia’s highest point

The highest point in West Virginia gives winter vacationers an opportunity to enjoy amazing views of low mountain ridges and valleys blanketed in snow. Climb to the top of Spruce Knob Observation Tower for absolutely breathtaking views of the surrounding wilderness or trek the Whispering Spruce Trail for a quick hike that features panoramic views.

Horseback rides through the snow

Weather permitting, Mountain Trail Rides offers horseback rides by reservation during the winter months. Exploring the mountain state by horseback is already a must. But during the winter, the snow adds an extra sprinkle of magic to an already magical mountain escape that will delight all ages.

Take a winter waterfalls road trip

See the best waterfalls in West Virginia as you’ve never seen before. With river banks covered in snow and cascading water turned to curtains of ice, the winter months transform these West Virginia waterfalls into incredible sights to behold.

log cabin covered in snowCabin rentals for your winter vacation

From jacuzzi tubs to private hot tubs under the stars, Harman’s Luxury Log Cabins has winter cabins for an unforgettable winter getaway. Each luxury cabin is warmly appointed with gorgeous wood furnishings, a full kitchen, a beautiful rock fireplace, and cozy rooms for all vacationers. Our cabins can accommodate anywhere from two to eight guests, depending on the size of the cabin you choose.

Take your pick from our log cabins:

Take your pick from our West Virginia cabin rentals for your next West Virginia winter vacation!