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 snowsports 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, Olegby 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.

Board of Directors


President  & Volunteer Chair   
Kim Williams

Vice-President, Artifacts Co-Chair
Cary Reed

Monica Williams

Bobby Snyder

Executive Director & Publicity Chair
Andrew Snyder

Liaison, WV Ski Area Association
John Lutz

Site Procurement
David Downs
Eddie Worden

Artifacts Co-Chair
Stan White


Social Media Coordinator
Hannah Snyder

Mike Mullins
Maggie Nelson
Wendy McClung


Paula Worden (non-member)


Share Your West Virginia Snow Sports Story with the Museum! 

Our Mission

To document and preserve
West Virginia's Snow Sports History.


Our Vision

West Virginia's Snow Sports History available online and at a physical museum and archive, preserving this history to enhance the future.

We Need Your Support Today!

Snow Sports Museum
of West Virginia

We need your help to tell these stories.  Support us by becoming a member, attend an event, send us photographs, stories, and other memorabilia.

Email: wvsnowsportsmuseum@gmail.com

Phone:  334.663.1172

At the Museum:
466 William Avenue
Davis, WV 26260
By  Mail:
PO Box 421
Davis, WV 26260

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