[R407R, Snowshoe Mountain] is all set for the West Virginia Open Jan. 24, from which one snowboarder and one skier will each walk away with $2,000 in prize money.

The competition is expected to be fiercer than ever with $4,000 on the line attracting top freestyle skiers and riders from up and down the East Coast.

Register ahead by calling 877-441-4386, or at The Depot at Snowshoe Mountain on competition day.

Registration is noon to 3 p.m. at The Depot. Warm-ups are 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Skidder, and the competition is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. also on Skidder. Awards are at 8 p.m.

Snowshoe Mountain, located in Pocahontas County, is the largest winter resort in the mid-Atlantic. Two black diamond trails make up an area called The Western Territory, boasting a 1,500 foot vertical drop, 60 percent pitch, and 1.5 miles of length. Two distinct mountains are skiable on one lift ticket.

The Village of Snowshoe features high quality lodging with Rimfire Lodge, Highland House, Allegheny Springs and the Seneca Lodge. Skiers and snowboarders will find 15 acres of expanded terrain at the Snowshoe area of the resort. Yew Pine is a half-mile long novice trail. Snowshoe, cross country ski, or take a snowmobile out to the fire tower on the eastern ridge.