Snow Sports Museum of WV


(334) 663-1172

Each winter, certain areas of West Virginia are blessed with a tremendous amount of snow. In 1950, members of the Ski Club of Washington DC were flying over Canaan Valley. They noticed an open meadow with huge snowdrifts in the late spring. In 1951, the Ski Club opened Driftland near present-day Canaan Valley Resort bringing snow sports to the Southeast.

After Driftland opened, other resorts were founded. A few resorts closed but several are thriving such as Blackwater Falls State Park, Canaan Valley Resort, Oglebay Resort, Snowshoe, Winterplace, and White Grass. These resorts helped develop and continue to contribute to a thriving tourist industry.

Snow sports enthusiasts work hard and play hard. This attitude has spawned a plethora of stories and legends. Longtime West Virginia snowsports enthusiasts believe in the importance of preserving and documenting these amazing stories. A group of these dedicated individuals founded the Snows Sports Museum of West Virginia in 2018.

Open Friday-Saturday 11am - 6pm and Sunday 10 - 5pm.

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