West Virginia’s Canaan Valley Resort is preparing for Thanksgiving with all the trimmings: food, square dancing, and the planned opening of the ski area on Friday, November 26.
On Thanksgiving, a buffet will be held in the Aspen Room from noon to 8 p.m. The menu includes freshly roasted turkey, steamship round of beef with sauce “Jus Lie,” champagne glazed ham with pineapple raisin sauce, and roasted pork loin with classic Cumberland sauce. Cornbread stuffing, wild rice pilaf with saffron, baked corn custard, whipped potatoes, salads, and a collection of desserts will also be offered. The buffet will be $16.75 for adults and $7.75 for children age 6 to 12.
If the weather permits, the resort hopes to open the ski area on Friday, November 26, although plenty of non-skiing activities are planned. A family crafts workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, followed by a naturalist-led one-mile winter walk along the Blackwater River trail at 1 p.m. At 3 p.m., there will be a bingo game, and Friday will conclude with Appalachian music and square dancing in the Pine Room.
A family crafts workshop will again be held on Saturday, November 27, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Other activities on Saturday include a 3 p.m. holiday hayride capped off by hot cider and cookies, and a nighttime luminary display behind the main lodge, highlighting the area’s natural beauty. Several activities will also be offered on Sunday.
For more information or to make reservations, contact Canaan Valley at (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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