When Jumpers Leave: The New River Gorge in Winter

So, Mother Nature has given the New River Gorge a bit of snow lately…ok, somewhat more than a 'bit'.  But does snow in the New River Gorge mean that the streets are rolled up to tourists?  Heck no. Winter is a great time to visit for three distinct reasons:

Hawk’s Nest State Park Hawk’s Nest is the state park of the New River Gorge and has rooms perfect for a winter getaway.  Its Corner Suites offer a great view of the canyon during snowfall and the Deluxe Suite offers a fireplace in-room.  Lucky for all of us, Hawk’s Nest is also a must for winter events, with dinner theatre already filling their calendar for the winter months!

Ziplining Ziplining may not seem like a winter sport at first, but it can be a great way to get outside and enjoy Old Man Winter’s handiwork. 

Nearby Skiing And finally – who could mention Winter Sports in West Virginia without mentioning our nearby ski resort – Winterplace.  Lots of folks travel to the Gorge in winter to stay in our cozy cabins and travel the 40 or so miles over to the ski mecca of Southern WV.  Don’t ski?  No problem.  Winterplace also offers a mad set of tubing runs.

Thinking New River Gorge in winter?   You should.  Contact the official NRG tourist information center for help in planning your winter getaway.