Related Regions: West Virginia, United States, North America, SSAA

Canaan Valley Resort Skiing

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Open
Season Start/End: 12/15/2017 - 03/18/2018
Elevation
:
3430ft - 4280ft
Trails
:
19%|36%| 43%| 2%
Lifts
:
5
Lift Tickets
:
from US$24.00 to US$52.00
Complete list of prices
College students trade desks for flat boxes during winter break at Canaan. Photo Courtesy of Canaan Valley.
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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.

Skiers and riders have access to 47 trails, 850 feet of vertical drop and an average of 180 inches of snow per year. Other resort activities include cross country skiing, ice skating, snowshoeing and snow tubing. 

 

College students trade desks for flat boxes during winter break at Canaan. Photo Courtesy of Canaan Valley.
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Canaan Valley Resort, located in Davis, WV, provides downhill skiers and riders of all levels with plentiful multiple skiing and riding terrain options. The resort features a summit elevation of 4,280’, 42 trails spread out over a 850’ vertical drop and accessed by 4 lifts. The resort features snowmaking on 75% of trails as well as airboarding, a new winter sport phenomenon, on select trails. The resort is great for family fun thanks to their snow tubing and ice skating, high class dining, and plentiful lodging options.

College students trade desks for flat boxes during winter break at Canaan. Photo Courtesy of Canaan Valley.
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Free shuttle service between the lodge and ski area. Bear Paw Lodge, a two-story base lodge, offers 21,000 square feet of amenities, including a dining room that serves more than 500 at one time. Enjoy your favorite beverage or relax with friends in Quenchers Pub. Ski and snowboard lessons and rentals are available as well as child care for 2 to 6-year-olds.

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Elevation

  • 4280ft
    Summit
  • 850ft
    Vertical Drop
  • 3430ft
    Base

Lifts

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 1
  • 2
  • 0
  • 2
  • 5
    Total

Terrain

  • Beginner Runs

    19%

  • Intermediate Runs

    36%

  • Advanced Runs

    43%

  • Expert Runs

    2%

  • Runs

    47

  • Terrain Parks

    1

  • Longest Run

    1.2 mi

  • Skiable Terrain

    95 ac


  • Snow Making

    75 ac

Important Dates

  • Projected Opening: 12/15/2017
  • Days Open Last Year: 98
  • Projected Closing: 03/18/2018
  • Projected Days Open: 100
  • Years Open: 47
  • Average Snowfall: 160"

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Canaan Valley Resort - Very icy yesterday and not a lot open. Layout of trails is very good but resort needs upgrade to chairlifts and food  - © iPhone
Canaan Valley Resort - Epic conditions for an east coast January day yesterday. Sun peeked out after fresh snow and they're doing a great job with snowmaking, grooming and moving snow to the right places. Hard packed, machine groomed, and packed powder. C  - © Eddie O
Canaan Valley Resort - One of those days Eastern skiers dream of.  Great cover, no wind and full sun.  - © D Milam
Canaan Valley Resort - Good snow today. One problem is why don't you ski during the day and make snow and groom over night!  Trailshutdown to move a groomer  - © Jim Snider iPhone

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Canaan Valley Resort Reviews

  • Tom Wagner

    • 5
    24th October 2017

    Full review

      Canaan Valley is located at high elevation in the Allegheny Mtns of West Virginia, this allows for long winter, and great snow...
     
  • Anton

    • 1
    6th February 2017

    Full review

      I went there with a group of friends for weekend skiing. Some of us had experience and came with their own gear,...
     
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