Byline: Bill Clapper, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES
A major winter resort carved out of the highlands of West Virginia appears to be only talk and speculation at this point. And even if the talking proceeds to plans for development, skiers and snowboarders still would be years away from exploring a new resort.
Local newspaper articles and Internet reports suggested that Winterplace Ski Resort owner Bill Bright plans to develop a resort and vacation home community in the Laneville-Dry Fork area of Randolph County, which is in the northern part of the Monongahela National Forest. Winterplace is in Flat Top, W.Va.
The development, called Almost Heaven, has been an idea for a number of years and is now receiving increased attention because rumors have surfaced that the site for the resort would be below Mount Porte Crayon. Porte Crayon is the …