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Canaan Valley Resort
Davis, West Virginia
Vertical drop:850 feet
Base elevation:3,430 feet
Peak elevation:4,280 feet
Skiable acres:95
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.

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Key Statistics

Resort Name: Canaan Valley Resort
Vertical Drop: 850 feet
Base Altitude: 3,430 feet
Peak Altitude: 4,280 feet
Trails: 47 Trails:
  • 20% beginner
  • 36% intermediate
  • 44% expert
Skiable Acres: 95
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
Social Media: Facebook link Twitter link Instagram link
Webcams: View resort webcams
Web Site:
Directions: Via Google Maps

COVID-19 Information

The following information summarizes COVID-19 protocols in effect at Canaan Valley Resort as of Oct 12, 2020. Please note that this information is subject to change at any time; contact Canaan Valley Resort directly before making a trip to verify current COVID-19 operating protocols. This information is provided by SnoCountry.

Masks Required:
Social Distancing Required:
Sanitization Stations Available:
Pass Protection:
Reservations Required:
Pre-Purchase Day Lift Tickets Recommended:
Resort COVID-19 web page:
Resort COVID-19 pass protection page:
Resort COVID-19 reservations web page:

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Weather near Canaan Valley Resort

9:15 pm on November 27 / Garrett County Airport
Partly Cloudy
37° F
Partly Cloudy
Humidity:100% Visibility:10.00
Wind Speed:3 mph wind_W Sunrise:7:13 a.m.
Barometer:30.00 in Sunset:4:57 p.m.
Dewpoint:37 °F
Probably too warm for snowmaking right now. No snowmaking
Low: 35°
Scattered Showers
Scattered showers, mainly before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. West wind around 8 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
High: 41°
Isolated Showers then Sunny
Isolated showers before 8am. Mostly cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 41. West wind 9 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Saturday Night
Low: 28°
Mostly Clear
Mostly clear, with a low around 28. West wind 5 to 8 mph.
High: 53°
Sunny, with a high near 53. Light and variable wind becoming south around 6 mph in the morning.

Weather supplied by the National Weather Service. Errors or reporting delays may be possible.

Snow conditions at Canaan Valley Resort

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Snow conditions supplied by SnoCountry, and may be inaccurate or delayed at times. Please check directly with Canaan Valley Resort for the most up-to-date snow and operating conditions.

News about Canaan Valley Resort

Indy and Mountain Collective Passes Offer an Alternative
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The Renaissance of Timberline Mountain
Article thumbnail May 6, 2020 - It was starting to look like the lifts at a once-beloved West Virginia ski area had run for the last time. Years of struggles had led Timberline Four Seasons Resort to file for bankruptcy. Then, new owners stepped up to the plate, with a bold plan to reinvigorate the ski area. In this extensive Feature Story, DCSki covers the past, present, and future of Timberline Mountain.
Just in Time for the Holidays, All Mid-Atlantic Resorts are Open
Article thumbnail December 21, 2019 - After a burst of cold weather in November allowed some Mid-Atlantic resorts to snag pre-Thanksgiving opening dates, the balance of resorts have now officially begun their season in recent days thanks to a stretch of snowmaking-friendly temperatures.
What’s New for 2019: Canaan Valley Resort
Article thumbnail November 13, 2019 - West Virginia’s Canaan Valley Resort has been busy in recent months preparing for the upcoming winter season, making snowmaking enhancements and decreasing the time it will take for skiers and boarders to get their lift ticket and make it to the slopes.
Independent and Family-Owned Ski Resorts Team Up to Offer $199 Indy Pass
Article thumbnail September 2, 2019 - There’s been a lot of ski area consolidation in recent years. It almost seems like all ski areas will soon be under the ownership of just a few corporations. But there are still a lot of independent ski areas, and this winter, they’re joining forces to offer an affordable multi-resort pass that will provide the chance to sample 34 ski areas across North America.
The Season So Far
Article thumbnail January 3, 2019 - The 2018-2019 winter season is off to a rocky start, with above-average temperatures throughout much of December. DCSki provides a roundup of current conditions and struggles across the Mid-Atlantic.
Firsthand Report: Canaan Valley Resort, December 22-24, 2018
Article thumbnail December 28, 2018 - DCSki Columnist John Sherwood spent the days leading up to Christmas at West Virginia’s Canaan Valley Resort. Although he was worried about warmer temperatures and rain, he discovered excellent early-season conditions (along with excellent customer support) and even received some fresh natural snow. He provides this Firsthand Report.
Rain Tries to Crash Party, but More Resorts Slated to Open
Article thumbnail December 20, 2018 - Early-season cold temperatures enabled many Mid-Atlantic resorts to fire up the snowguns, but the cold gave way to some bouts of milder temps and heavy rain, which has delayed the start of the season for some resorts. Although pre-Christmas rain is still adding to the challenge, several additional resorts plan to open in the coming days.
The Season Begins! Mid-Atlantic Resorts Begin Opening
Article thumbnail November 22, 2018 - It’s not summer anymore. That will become abundantly obvious on Thanksgiving, when temperatures in the northeast and Mid-Atlantic are expected to plunge to their lowest turkey day reading in over a century. That’s allowed several resorts to move towards the “open” column.
Winter Arrives Early
Article thumbnail November 16, 2018 - Do you enjoy Fall? If you blinked, it looks like you missed it this year. But that’s OK — it just means the ski season will arrive quicker. The arrival of colder temperatures has allowed many Mid-Atlantic resorts to fire up the snowguns, as they charge towards opening dates.

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