SNOWSHOE, W.Va. — As West Virginians take part in Thanksgiving activities this week, some will also be hitting the slopes to enjoy the start of the skiing season.

Snowshoe Mountain is preparing to kick off skiing season this Friday, as Canaan Valley Resort will hold its opening day on Dec. 15. Both resorts have been using its snow guns to prepare for skiers.

Canaan Valley’s tube park will not open until Dec. 15 because of warm conditions.

According to the National Weather Service, there is a chance for snow showers at Snowshoe early Wednesday morning, with a high temperature of 44 degrees Fahrenheit expected on Friday.

While the slopes will not be ready at Canaan Valley, visitors will be able to take part in ice skating beginning Thursday.

Skiing season in West Virginia goes through April.

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