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Cold temperatures help Winterplace Ski Resort meet opening date

FLAT TOP, W.Va. (WVVA)- The early snow in November is creating the perfect playground in Flat Top for skiiers and snowboarders.

In some of the past years, Winterplace Ski Resort has had to delay its opening date due to warmer than usual temperatures. But that may not be the case this year.

Exec. Vice Pres. Tom Wagner said the resort already has the snowblowers in action in preparation for a mid- December opening.

“We’ve had great cold weather. It’s allowed our snow makers to get to work and as you can see, they’re covering the slopes.”

If the cold weather keeps up, Wagner said there is a possibility the resort may be able to open even earlier.

“This is allowing us to keep the base down. So we’re going to open up with very ideal conditions and it’s going to be a great long season for our skiers and snowboarders.”

Wagner also said the resort is going to continue hiring through the month of November. To learn more, visit

Annie Moore

Multimedia Journalist

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