Canaan Valley Resort Ski Resort

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Overview

Canaan Valley Resort is a year-round mountain destination located in West Virginia within the scenic Canaan Valley, the highest mountain valley east of the Rockies. Canaan Valley Resort, located in Davis, WV, provides downhill skiers of all levels with plentiful skiing and riding options.

The ski area is home to long beginner and intermediate trails serviced by a modern chairlift infrastructure and supported by a large snowmaking system. Canaan Valley has limited skier traffic that allows for short lift lines. The resort is known for being very family friendly and provides ski and snowboard schools. Other resort activities include cross country skiing, ice skating, snowshoeing and snow tubing.

Where Is Canaan Valley Resort Located?

The ski resort is located three hours from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C. It’s 38 miles from the Elkins-Randolph County Airport (KEKN) and 165 miles from Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD).

Inside Scoop

Ski and snowboard lessons and rentals are available. Free lift tickets are available to children 5 and under, and guests 70 and older. The resort is great for family fun, thanks to their snow tubing and ice skating, high class dining and plentiful lodging options. There’s also a golf course, plenty of wildlife viewing, hiking and more during the summer. Other summer activities include scenic chairlift rides, swimming, climbing walls, mountain biking and more.

Restaurants

Breakfast

  • Amelia’s Restaurant at Windwood Resort sells traditional breakfast fare, ensuring you’ll be nice and charged up before heading to the mountains. Windwood Drive, Cortland Road, 43 Amelia Drive, Davis, WV 26260

Lunch

  • Hungry after your runs on the mountain? Then, make sure that Hellbender Burritos is at the top of your lunch spot list. With their overstuffed burritos and tacos, you won’t be disappointed. 457 William Avenue, Davis, WV 26260

Dinner

  • Sirianni’s Cafe offers a wide selection of small-batch ales, pub fare and pizza. 474 William Avenue, Davis, WV 26260

Après/Nightlife

  • Country Roads Saloon is definitely the spot to run into locals while playing pool or dancing the night away. 16454 Appalachian Highway, Thomas, WV 26292

Plan Your Trip

Best Time for Snow

Average Snowfall

38"
24"
16"
8"
0"
0.6"
Nov
8"
Dec
32"
Jan
28"
Feb
10"
Mar
0"
Apr

Terrain Overview

19%
Beginners Runs
36%
Intermediate Runs
43%
Advanced Runs
2%
Expert Runs
47
Runs in Total
1.2 mi
Longest Run
95 ac
Skiable Terrain
75 ac
Snow Making

Total Lifts: 4

1
Quad Chairs
2
Triple Chairs
1
Surface Lifts

Elevation

4280'
Summit
850'
Vertical Drop
3430'
Base

Important Dates

December 16, 20232023/12/16
Projected Opening
March 12, 20242024/03/12
Projected Closing
93
Projected Days Open
N.A.
Days Open Last Year
53
Years Open
160"
Average Snowfall
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