This weekend will be a busy one at West Virginia’s Canaan Valley Resort, as the resort throws its annual “Wild Thing Weekend.” Festivities will kick off Friday night, February 23, and will continue through the weekend.
“Wild Thing Weekend is kind of like a family-oriented Mardi Gras on ski’s,” said Steve Logue, general manager for the resort. “We want to offer guests an outlet for shaking the winter blues and with costumed skiing, on-slope music, scavenger hunts, tubing and snowboard races and the infamous pond jump, we’ve got a great, family-oriented party planend,” he added.
The celebration will begin in earnest on Saturday morning, with event registration starting at 8 a.m. Tube races will start at 10 a.m. and the “boarder-cross” snowboard race will begin at 11 a.m. “Lollipop” ski races for kids age 4-12 will begin at 11:45 a.m.
A scavenger hunt will be held on Saturday from 10 a.m. through 3 p.m., with pie throwing contests, snow volleyball matches, and the pond jump scheduled for the afternoon.
“We encourage all our guests to wear their most outrageous costumes during the day and we’ll be awarding prizes to the ‘best dressed’,” Logue said. A pie auction will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday; winning bidders will be able to use the pies in whatever fashion they want.
For more information, visit www.canaanresort.com. Reservations may be made by calling (800) 622-4121.
M. Scott Smith is the founder and Editor of DCSki. Scott loves outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, kayaking, skiing, and mountain biking. He is an avid photographer and writer.
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