[R801R, Canaan Valley Resort] will host the first East Coast Airboard Race Feb. 7.

Activities begin at 2 p.m. and include music, prizes, and three race events: an extreme speed downhill event where racers will compete for top speed, a boardercross style event where individuals racers will compete head-to-head (with full contact allowed) for first place, and a team race event.

Register by e-mail with kevinyount@facelevel.com

Canaan Valley Resort is in the Canaan Valley, a region of extraordinary beauty, 15 miles long and 3 miles wide, reported to be the highest mountain valley east of the Rockies, with a base elevation of 3,100 feet. One special feature of this part of "The Mountain State" is the 15,000-acre Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge that will preserve it forever as open space.

Canaan Valley ski resort offers a 250-room lodge, 23 cabins, and 34 campsites; a full-service ski area, fine dining, a conference center, and a championship golf course; a fitness center, indoor and outdoor pools, and a whirlpool spa; and miles of hiking, biking, and cross-country ski trails.