TAMARACK: Beckley, W.Va.; www.tamarackwv.com or 888-262-7225. Open 8 a.m.-8 p.m., April 2-Dec. 31, and until 7 p.m. January-April. Closes at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and New Year's Day.

GETTING THERE: Take Interstates 77 or 64 to Exit 45 in Beckley.


• New River Gorge National River and National Park: www.nps.gov/neri. The scenic gorge is home to what was once the longest steel-arch bridge in the world. Canyon Rim Visitors Center is located on U.S. Route 19, 24 miles north of Beckley.

• Whitewater rafting: www.fayettecounty.com/rafting.html or 304-465-5617. On the Gauley or New rivers.

• Pinnacle Creek ATV Trail System: www.trailsheaven.com. Part of the Hatfield-McCoy Trail System, this route offers scenic views and about 105 miles of trail.

• Winterplace Ski Resort: Ghent, W.Va.; www.winterplace.com or 800-607-7669. Open early December-late March, the resort offers nine ski lifts, 28 trails, snowboarding and night skiing.