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  • 4280ft
  • 850ft
    Vertical Drop
  • 3430ft


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  • Beginner Runs


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  • Terrain Parks


  • Longest Run

    1.2 mi

  • Skiable Terrain

    95 ac

  • Snow Making

    75 ac


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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).

Important Dates

  • Projected OpeningProjected Closing12/13/201903/17/2020
  • Projected Days Open
  • Years Open
  • Average Snowfall

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Skiers and riders have access to 47 trails, 850 feet of vertical drop and an average of 160 inches of snow per year. Canaan Valley Resort provides downhill skiers and riders of all levels with multiple skiing and riding terrain options. The resort features a summit elevation of 4,280 feet accessed by 4 lifts with a lift capacity of 6,000 riders per hour. It also offers snowmaking on 75% of trails, and there is 1 terrain park. Trail ratings are 20% beginner, 36% intermediate and 44% advanced/expert. Grooming is done nightly on the trails.

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.


  • 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


  • 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


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


  • 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

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Canaan Valley Resort Reviews

9th March 20195
Great Resort..awesome skiing gets more snow then Snowshoe and half as cheap.Beautiful place and alot to do there..been going for 10years and...Full review
Taylor Thomas
21st January 20195
This is my new favorite ski resort on the east coast. Lots of intermediate runs a few beginners runs, one of which...Full review
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