- Associated Press - Sunday, January 24, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The latest on the snowstorm in West Virginia (all times local):


The massive blizzard that dumped several feet of snow in parts of West Virginia has been a blessing for the state’s ski industry.

Nearly 90 percent of the trails are open at Snowshoe Mountain, Canaan Valley/Timberline and Winterplace. Three weeks ago, only four trails were open, according to an industry spokesman.

The snow base ranges from 2 feet to more than 3 feet.

The resorts are reporting strong business Sunday, with downhill skiers and snowboarders flocking to the slopes.

But the downhill industry isn’t alone celebrating the snow. Excellent conditions are reported at Nordic areas for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. The areas include Whitegrass Touring and Blackwater Falls in Tucker County and Elk River Touring in Pocahontas County.

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