Canaan Valley
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teleman
2 months ago
Member since 07/8/2005 🔗
146 posts

Canaan Valley Passes are $450 at the preseason rates.  They were $300 last season; a substantial increase.  Way overpriced considering it takes them two months to open 3 trails from the top and they offer a minimal season.      

https://www.canaanresort.com/ski-winter-activities/skiing-snowboarding/season-passes/

pagamony - DCSki Supporter 
2 months ago
Member since 02/23/2005 🔗
865 posts
true, but then twice a year they'll get a foot of snow and open the entire mountian for one day, and you get pipeline access.  it's magical :-)
RodneyBD - DCSki Supporter 
2 months ago
Member since 12/21/2004 🔗
224 posts
Maybe they are trying to run the business backwards- raise prices and then improve the product?
kwillg6
2 months ago
Member since 01/18/2005 🔗
2,058 posts

There are some other issues coming into play that will be addressed soon. Don't expect that price to stick.  

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snapdragon
2 months ago
Member since 01/27/2015 🔗
178 posts
What's the skinny...hope it is for the good.
kwillg6
2 months ago
Member since 01/18/2005 🔗
2,058 posts
I believe any CVR fans will be pleased.   Stay tuned....
RodneyBD - DCSki Supporter 
2 months ago
Member since 12/21/2004 🔗
224 posts
For DCSki forum folks the only announcement that would be truly appreciated would be a new vendor/management company.  Or a new contract that actually incentivizes and/or allocates money to the ski area. 
Norsk
2 months ago
Member since 05/13/2003 🔗
316 posts
When skiing is only one of many "amenities"...
kwillg6
2 months ago
Member since 01/18/2005 🔗
2,058 posts

It will be close to your suggestion but not a change as you suggest.  There's a contract in existence so that's not possible.  

Timothy.grasso
2 months ago
Member since 11/20/2018 🔗
32 posts
I hope it involves more snow making on "natural" trails... or just more snow making!
nickhaas212
2 months ago
Member since 11/13/2019 🔗
55 posts

Are they looking at making a big announcement in regards to upgrades (lifts, snowmaking,etc.) or that they have contracted a new ops team to run the show? I wonder if they asked the Perfects to run their mountain for them....

kwillg6 wrote:

It will be close to your suggestion but not a change as you suggest.  There's a contract in existence so that's not possible.  

kwillg6
one month ago (edited one month ago)
Member since 01/18/2005 🔗
2,058 posts
There will be a change in personnel on mountain. The issues that confronted the resort last season will hopefully be behind them but that is dependent on the state's commitment to upgrades which are long overdue.  More announcements as things develop. If this sounds like I'm side stepping, it is.   I haven't seen or heard anything definitive but expect it to come soon to sooth the curious.  
nickhaas212
one month ago
Member since 11/13/2019 🔗
55 posts


 I don't think this is side steeping. It is better to see the truth when it comes out rather than speculate on things that may not be realistic; especially, from this group. Love this mountain but it is not living up to its potential. 

It is sometimes fun to speculate though! 

kwillg6 wrote:

There will be a change in personnel on mountain. The issues that confronted the resort last season will hopefully be behind them but that is dependent on the state's commitment to upgrades which are long overdue.  More announcements as things develop. If this sounds like I'm side stepping, it is.   I haven't seen or heard anything definitive but expect it to come soon to sooth the curious.  
Denis - DCSki Supporter 
one month ago
Member since 07/12/2004 🔗
2,281 posts
The meadows are really nice on a powder day.  Of course, they are rarely open.  😉
Timothy.grasso
29 days ago
Member since 11/20/2018 🔗
32 posts
update?
johnfmh - DCSki Columnist
28 days ago
Member since 07/18/2001 🔗
1,963 posts
Improvements at Canaan Valley would be most welcome. It has to rise with the rising tide in the valley. Also, improved snowmaking at the very minimum would enable it to open and sustain more terrain during the season and hopefully take some heat off Timberline on weekends, especially Saturdays.
RodneyBD - DCSki Supporter 
26 days ago
Member since 12/21/2004 🔗
224 posts
CVR isn't a ski resort.  It's a 4 season resort with skiing.  The mgmt company is probably measured on hotel occupancy and revenue, with everything else secondary.  Would be fascinating to see the numbers- which grosses more, the golf course or the ski hill?  And which is more profitable...
johnfmh - DCSki Columnist
18 days ago
Member since 07/18/2001 🔗
1,963 posts

RodneyBD wrote:

CVR isn't a ski resort.  It's a 4 season resort with skiing.  The mgmt company is probably measured on hotel occupancy and revenue, with everything else secondary.  Would be fascinating to see the numbers- which grosses more, the golf course or the ski hill?  And which is more profitable...

CVR will benefit from post-COVID conferences, weddings, and other events. I hope either Guest Services or the state of West Virginia steps in SOON to improve the ski resort. New York State is stepping up to the plate to invest in Whiteface. Cannon Mountain is petitioning New Hampshire for a tram upgrade or replacement with a gondola. In short, there’s some precedent for continued state investment in skiing. Let’s hope we see some improvements at CVR soon.

bryantfsu93
15 days ago
Member since 01/29/2021 🔗
9 posts
I don't understand why anyone would purchase a CVR pass for basically the same price as a Timber pass?  Who is buying that pass?  Maybe if you live in or near Davis and want the variety?
nickhaas212
14 days ago
Member since 11/13/2019 🔗
55 posts

The issue with the comparison is more along the lines of how they are managed. It seems like out of all public-managed resorts the New York ones are the best as they are under ORDA. Also, this is just my opinion the good thing about ORDA is that New York is a heavily taxed state, which means some of that money will be thrown at the resorts that are approved by the state government which is adopted into ORDAs budget. Most of ORDAs leadership has ski resort experience as well. 

They are adding a bunch to all of their facilities in the upcoming years.

Canaan Valley has potential but I am not sure what "change" is coming. It would be pretty nice to see new infrastructure and have someone with experience run it. This is wishful thinking, but let the Perfect's have a management contract through the state to at least run it so people don't run away.

johnfmh wrote:

RodneyBD wrote:

CVR isn't a ski resort.  It's a 4 season resort with skiing.  The mgmt company is probably measured on hotel occupancy and revenue, with everything else secondary.  Would be fascinating to see the numbers- which grosses more, the golf course or the ski hill?  And which is more profitable...

CVR will benefit from post-COVID conferences, weddings, and other events. I hope either Guest Services or the state of West Virginia steps in SOON to improve the ski resort. New York State is stepping up to the plate to invest in Whiteface. Cannon Mountain is petitioning New Hampshire for a tram upgrade or replacement with a gondola. In short, there’s some precedent for continued state investment in skiing. Let’s hope we see some improvements at CVR soon.

pagamony - DCSki Supporter 
13 days ago
Member since 02/23/2005 🔗
865 posts

nickhaas212 wrote:

Canaan Valley has potential but I am not sure what "change" is coming. It would be pretty nice to see new infrastructure and have someone with experience run it. This is wishful thinking, but let the Perfect's have a management contract through the state to at least run it so people don't run away.

Be careful what you ask for --  You can make an argument either way and the Perfects might decide that CVR should not draw visitors away from Timberline.  

Thefirewarde
11 days ago
Member since 09/17/2015 🔗
80 posts

Their snowmaking team has experience and capital-S Seniority, or did. I assume any management changes would be higher up than that?

They've made some really "interesting" decisions with what fan guns to buy, too. The TechnoAlpin TF10s and T40s weren't set up for full automatic operation and aren't being used as well as they could be. As far as I know they don't have the central control station to do that even if they wanted to.  IMO their best move is to grab some HKD Kliks, but I expect they'll continue to buy manual TechnoAlpin gear.

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