Canaan Valley

West Virginia’s Canaan Valley Ski Area now open

DAVIS. – The Canaan Valley Resort Ski Area offers 47 slopes and trails, and a customer-pleasing mix of beginner, intermediate and advanced terrain; lifts – one quad, two triples and a magic carpet – a terrain park and ski school. The Critters Crawl beginner area is  a dedicated beginner instruction trail serviced by its own magic carpet – and ski school for private and group lessons. Single-day lifts tickets for adults will be $52 on weekdays and $68 on weekends. There are also half-day, two-day, three-day and Value Season (Dec. 15-25, 2017 and March 5-18, 2018) rates available as well as lift ticket/rental equipment combination packages. Regular season passes are $550. Children, college students, seniors and West Virginia residents will find additional savings.

Cross country skiing and snowshoeing opportunities are also available. 

 The tubing park is considered the longest in the Mid-Atlantic region, with multiple lanes running 1,200 feet in length.  is open for two-hour tubing sessions at 9-11 a.m., 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. and 2-4 p.m. Tubing tickets are $18 midweek and $25 on weekends and holidays during the regular season. Tubers must be at least four years old and 48 inches tall.

The covered outdoor ice skating rink offers sweeping views of the valley and mountain range. Rates are $7 for adults and $5 for children. Rental skates are available for $3.

The resort made several major enhancements that doubled its snowmaking capacity in 2016 with the additions of snow guns and compressors, and it added “T40” snow guns this year to increase snowmaking another 20 percent. Those efforts paid off last year when the area was able to keep most of its trails open even after early-season cold gave way to warm stretches. The ski area opened Dec. 10, and its signature Gravity run saw its earliest opening ever.

This year mountain manager Mike Chaney and his crew also added a second water line at the tube park to better target snowmaking with the goal of doubling the lanes from four to eight while increasing efficiency and decreasing the need to manually move snow.

Indoor activities at Canaan Valley Resort include indoor swimming, game rooms, a whirlpool, sauna and crafts. The resort offers an array of special events throughout the winter along with a variety of packages for lodge rooms.

More about Canaan Valley Ski Area

Canaan Valley Resort Ski Area is in the highest mountain valley to the east of the Rocky Mountains and is known for breathtaking views of the mountainous region. The ski resort has a summit elevation of 4,280 feet above sea level, 91 skiable acres, four lifts – one quad, two triples and a magic carpet – a terrain park and ski school. With 47 trails and slopes, the Critters Crawl beginner area – a dedicated beginner instruction trail serviced by its own magic carpet – and ski school for private and group lessons, Canaan Valley Resort Ski Area offers a memorable winter adventure for every skier and snowboarder.

Canaan Valley Resort is in north central West Virginia approximately 2½ hours from Washington, D.C., three hours from Pittsburgh and 2¾ hours from Charleston, W.Va.

To reserve accommodations, visit or call 1-800-622-4121.

Canaan Valley Resort in Canaan Valley Resort State Park is a four-season destination resort situated in a 15-mile-long valley in West Virginia’s Allegheny Mountains. The resort features 160 new lodge rooms as well as 23 cabins and cottages, 34 campsites, three restaurants, 25,000 square feet of meeting space, fitness center, indoor and outdoor pools, full-service ski area with features for families as well as advanced skiers, 18-hole championship golf course, arcade, spa, kids camp, sporting clays, climbing wall, hiking and biking trails and an array of other recreational offerings.

Canaan Valley Resort is owned by the state of West Virginia and managed by Sioux Falls, S.D.-based U.S. Hotels and Resort Management, Inc., which operates hotels, resorts, state park lodges, golf courses and restaurants in 13 states throughout the West and Midwest.

For more information, visit the website or call 1-800-622-4121. Travelers can connect with Canaan Valley Resort on Facebook, Twitter and Flickr, and by signing up for special email offers and a blog.