Did anyone ski at Canaan Valley Resort today (Thursday, January 7)? If so, were all the runs open as today's snow report
My adult daughter and I ventured out to Canaan yesterday ... quite an adventure getting there, and a great day on the mountain. As everyone's been saying, there's plenty of untracked snow on the runs. The forests are gorgeous with all the snow-covered trees.
That's the good news. The disappointment was that CV was reporting nearly all runs open: 100% easiest, 94% more difficult, and 86% most difficult. Gravity and Spruce Run were among the very few listed as closed. What draws me to CV instead of elsewhere is an opportunity to ski the "outer" runs such as the Weiss Meadows, Prosperity, and especially Dark Side of the Moon. All were listed in the snow report -- on the web shortly after 5am, at the ticket window, and still on the web late last night -- as open.
Unfortunately, snowmaking on Spruce Run completely blocked off access to the outer runs. Hats off, of course, to CV for making big piles of snow, but the operations and PR people need to talk with each other and produce an accurate snow report. It's also a shame that snowmaking in one area can cut off access to what looks like almost 50% of the mountain's terrain.