Great to have you aboard DCSki. As for spending a week in the Canaan Valley area.
If looking for lodging, check out the Canaan Valley Lodge. Usually have great mid-week deals, also run a bus to the CV ski area. For example,
"Prime Season Packages
Canaan Stay & Ski Package
(Prime Season - Midweek, non-holiday)
Valid: Jan. 3 - March 4, 2010
1 Day/Night: $69 per person / based on double occupancy
Package Inclusions: lodging, lift ticket, breakfast, and Beech Club privileges. Bonus: This package includes complimentary group ski lesson + $2 off coupon toward snow tubing, inclusive"
. And kids stay free with parents.
For fun while in Canaan, try the toboggan/sled run at Blackwater Falls State Park...another area with lodging, albeit further away. Be sure to call first to make sure the sledding area is open. There is a rope tow to get you and your sled/toboggan/skis back to the top. And be sure to take time to visit the Blackwater Falls, awesome, especially if frozen.
There is a tubing park at the CV ski area. You might be picking a great time to visit...after the thaw and just after a potential snowstorm. By the way, CV lodge has an indoor pool and ice skating rink. If you stay there ask for a room on the ground floor in the rear of the "Deer" building...the real deer will come right up to your door.
Again, welcome to DCSki!!