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Tom Wagner is the president of the West Virginia Ski Areas Association.

GHENT — If you haven’t noticed, there is a nip in the air and that means Old Man Winter will be knocking on the door pretty soon.

With the temperature dropping, especially at the higher elevations, officials at the state’s ski resorts are already prepping for the upcoming season that usually starts the latter part of November.

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Contributing sports columnist Joe Stevens lives in Scott Depot with his wife, Angie, their son, Christian, and their two cats, Oriole and Mustache.

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