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6 months ago

We here at Canaan Valley Resort Ski Area are happy to report that the State of West Virginia has approved our plans to double our snowmaking capacity this winter. We will add snowmaking equipment and expand our water reserves to allow an earlier opening of many runs and trails, including the expert “Gravity” run. 

Our plan is to open our tubing park and ice skating rink Thanksgiving weekend which is always popular as families gathering at our lodge and area homes are ready for some fun, outdoor activities after their big dinners.

We will start by making snow at the tubing park in time for a Thanksgiving opening, and by our traditional mid-December opening we plan to have skiers and boarders using some 23 trails and slopes.

6 months ago

woop wooop!

6 months ago

Any plans for slopeside cabins in the foreseeable future??

6 months ago

We have talked about this idea and agree it would be great both winter and summer. It’s not in the plans right now but if the visitor numbers support this we might give it serious consideration down the road.
 

6 months ago

Ya, a couple families here and other forums join forces to rent something slopeside every year alternating between Blue Knob and Timberline.  Past couple years we’ve stuck with Blue Knob because it’s easier to find true slopeside there on fairly short notice, booking weekend before or after President’s Day sometime in late December or early January.   If CV had some decent sized cabins slopeside that would be on the short list of options we look at each year.

 

The lodge is OK for adults, but for children popping in and out somewhat unsupervised but with other older kids slopeside works a lot better.  Also a lot of snacking and meals at random times as people come and go to drop in for a quick bite then back out makes slopeside a lot more convenient than having to deal with shuttle buses, even for a very short trip..

6 months ago

We appreciate that feedback, and your comments and input could prove beneficial in the future. Canaan Valley Resort does have a variety of cabins and cottages for larger family groups, and these lodging options are – at least for now – the next best thing for families who want to experience Canaan Valley’s wintertime adventures – without the drive. The cottages and cabins are a great option for families who want the freedom to prepare their own meals and the luxury of extra space. The shuttle runs continuously between the resort area, tubing park and the ski area, so popping back to the cabins during the middle of a ski day shouldn’t take a significant chunk out of your slope time. We have two-, three- and four-bedroom cabins and four-bedroom cottages. Some of the cabins are pet-friendly so you can bring the family dog to enjoy the fun.  And you can even have a family bonfire in the evening…something that can be a post-ski blast on a beautiful snowy evening.

We still have some cabins available for this coming Thanksgiving holiday. Since the kitchens are fully equipped, you and your family can cook up a Thanksgiving meal and then head over to the tubing park for some fun after the turkey.

Keep dreaming about those slopeside houses – we are too! – but in the meantime, take a look at the cabins and cottages as an alternative way to experience Canaan Valley’s winter-season playground without the driving.

http://canaanresort.com/accomodations/cabins-cottages/

6 months ago

Where are the cottages and cabins relative to the lodge and ski lifts?  Is there a map that shows the park layout with all of that marked?

6 months ago

When you turn onto the drive that leads tinto Canaan Valley park you go to a crossroad that leads to lodge/hotel on right; turn left at same intersection and you will see the cabins.The Colonel

6 months ago

The Colonel wrote:

When you turn onto the drive that leads tinto Canaan Valley park you go to a crossroad that leads to lodge/hotel on right; turn left at same intersection and you will see the cabins.The Colonel

Where is the base lodge relative to the cottages?  Does it seem like a good place our usual gathering crowd?  If it’s considerably less expensive than the pretty chea ski in ski out places at Timberline and BK I could be persuaded to manage with shuttle bus logistics.

6 months ago

Its 2-3 miles.  And unless I am mistaken, the shuttle bus runs between the ski area base and the main resort lodge, so it may or may not stop near your cabin.  Honestly, this is not comparable to slopeside or near-slopeside lodging.  It is more like staying in town and having to ride a shuttle bus up the ski area access road at some resorts out West.

6 months ago

It’s more like staying in a park service campground, which is that is is.  It is not like staying in a nicely furnished house at a commercial ski area. 

I’d rather have the state park ski area stay relatively pristine and hope for better times at Timberline so they make a nice complementary pair, but I would settle for whatever keeps it viable.  

 

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