|Vertical drop:||850 feet|
|Base elevation:||3,430 feet|
|Peak elevation:||4,280 feet|
|Longest run:||1.25 miles|
Canaan Valley Resort State Park offers an exciting array of seasonal outdoor activities throughout the year. Nestled on a plateau overlooking the valley and offering sweeping views of surrounding peaks, the resort provides plenty of amenities including 160 guest rooms and fireplace suites, an atrium-style lobby, main lodge, 23 cabin and cottage rentals, 34 campsites, a variety of dining options, conference/banquet facilities, and an indoor pool/fitness center.
Although West Virginia’s Canaan Valley Resort has snowmaking facilities, it is one of the few resorts in the D.C. region that receives much of its snowmaking from Mother Nature. With an average annual snowfall of over 160 inches and a summit elevation of 4,280 feet above sea level, Canaan Valley’s 95 acres are frequently covered by snow that lasts late into the season. The ski resort is part of Canaan Valley State Park, which also features cross-country skiing and snowshoeing thanks to plenty of powder.
Located in the highest mountain-valley east of the Rockies, Canaan Valley Resort’s ski area includes 47 trails, 3 lifts, 1 magic carpet, and a terrain park. Canaan Valley is known for its great beginner and intermediate terrain, providing a perfect place for new skiers and boarders to learn.
On a clear day, stunning views are provided from Canaan Valley Resort’s 4,280-foot summit on Weiss Mountain. Terrain varies from wide trails, narrow chutes, and high mountain meadows, providing opportunities for skiers and boarders at all skill levels.
For kids and the young at heart, Canaan Valley Resort offers a 1,200-foot long tubing park, featuring multiple tubing lanes and a dedicated magic carpet. Guests ages 4 and up can enjoy linking up and racing down the lanes. The tubing park includes its own warming hut complete with ticket kiosk, restrooms, concessions, a fireplace, an outdoor fire ring, and a parking area.
Over 30 kilometers of natural snow-based marked trails are available for cross-country skiers, and there is also easy access to the Monongahela National Forest. There is no trail access fee for cross-country skiing. Snowshoe and cross country ski rentals are available through the XC Center on the park grounds, and the popular White Grass Touring Center is also located nearby.
The lighted pavilion over the ice-rink along with two wood-burning fireplaces offer guests a leisure winter activity during their stay. Guests can skate and mingle in a comfortable outdoor environment while viewing the scenic Canaan Valley and Allegheny Mountains.
Photo provided by Canaan Valley Resort.
|Resort Name:||Canaan Valley Resort|
|Vertical Drop:||850 feet|
|Base Altitude:||3,430 feet|
|Peak Altitude:||4,280 feet|
|Longest Run:||1.25 miles|
|Lifts:||4 (1 quad, 2 triples, 1 magic carpet)|
|Night Skiing:||Night skiing is available on a few of the trails.|
|Terrain Park:||1 - Features include an assortment of boxes, rails, and jumps.|
|Tubing Park:||(No tubing park)|
|Address:||Canaan Valley State Park
230 Main Lodge Road
Davis, WV 26260
|Phone:||(800) 622-4121 or (304) 866-4121|
|Webcams:||View resort webcams|
|Directions:||Via Google Maps|
|Estimated Distances from Major Cities|
|Baltimore, MD||3 hours, 35 minutes||215 miles|
|Washington, DC||3 hours, 5 minutes||178 miles|
|Arlington, VA||3 hours||172 miles|
|Richmond, VA||3 hours, 55 minutes||214 miles|
|Pittsburgh, PA||3 hours||135 miles|
|Harrisburg, PA||3 hours, 45 minutes||212 miles|
|Philadelphia, PA||5 hours, 10 minutes||317 miles|
|Charleston, WV||2 hours, 50 minutes||169 miles|
|Raleigh, NC||6 hours, 10 minutes||329 miles|
|Charlotte, NC||6 hours, 15 minutes||375 miles|
|Wind Speed:||0 mph||Sunrise:||7:34 a.m.|
|Barometer:||29.96 in||Sunset:||6:30 p.m.|
Weather supplied by the National Weather Service. Errors or reporting delays may be possible.