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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 two dedicated magic carpets. Guests ages 4 and up can enjoy linking up and racing down the lanes. The tubing park, which was doubled in size during 2021, 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: 5 (1 quad, 2 triples, 2 magic carpets)
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: Yes
Address: Canaan Valley State Park
230 Main Lodge Road
Davis, WV 26260
Phone: (800) 622-4121 or (304) 866-4121
Social Media: Facebook link Instagram link
Webcams: View resort webcams
Web Site:
Directions: Via Google Maps

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Weather near Canaan Valley Resort

4:05 pm on July 22 / Garrett County Airport
 Light Rain Fog/Mist
66° F
Light Rain Fog/Mist
Humidity:94% Visibility:1.00
Wind Speed:7 mph wind_SE Sunrise:6:10 a.m.
Barometer:30.07 in Sunset:8:38 p.m.
Dewpoint:64 °F
Definitely too warm for snowmaking. No snowmaking
This Afternoon
High: 72°
Showers and thunderstorms. High near 72. Light southeast wind. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Low: 61°
T-storms then Slight Chance of Showers
Showers and thunderstorms before midnight, then a slight chance of showers between midnight and 1am. Low around 61. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
High: 76°
Chance of Showers then Showers Likely
A slight chance of showers before 11am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 11am and 2pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tuesday Night
Low: 62°
Showers Likely and Patchy Fog
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 8pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 8pm and 11pm, then a chance of showers after 11pm. Patchy fog after 10pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

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

News about Canaan Valley Resort

The Skeptical Skier: Convincing a Friend to Try Skiing for the First Time
Article thumbnail January 15, 2024 - In this story, we take a look at six barriers of entry for new skiers and snowboarders. If you’re trying to convince a friend to try skiing for the first time, understanding — and being empathetic to — these reservations will go a long way towards easing their concerns.
Additional Resorts Set to Open
Article thumbnail December 15, 2023 - More Mid-Atlantic resorts are set to begin their 2023-2024 winter seasons as Seven Springs, Big Boulder, Wisp, and Wintergreen drop the ropes on Friday, December 15, 2023. Canaan Valley Resort will open on Saturday, December 16. Above, Seven Springs begins grooming slopes on December 12 in preparation for its opening. Photo provided by Seven Springs Mountain Resort.
Snow Sports Museum of West Virginia Charts Out Summer Events
Article thumbnail May 6, 2022 - Dedicated to capturing and preserving the history of snowsports in WV, the Museum recently announced upcoming events.
An Ikonic, Epic Battle: For 2022, Season Pass Options Abound
Article thumbnail April 25, 2022 - It is once again Spring, which means it’s time to consider purchasing a season pass for the 2022-2023 winter season before prices begin to inch up. DCSki breaks down the choices and factors Mid-Atlantic skiers should consider as they explore available pass options.
From a Drizzly December to a Snowy New Year
Article thumbnail January 7, 2022 - The second half of December wasn’t ideal for Mid-Atlantic ski areas: cold temperatures from early in the season yielded to unseasonably (and, to skiers, unreasonably) mild days. As the calendar advanced from December to January, that’s all changed. DCSki provides a roundup of the latest conditions at local ski resorts.
More Mid-Atlantic Ski Resorts on Tap to Open December 4
Article thumbnail December 1, 2021 - The Mid-Atlantic ski season is already underway, and additional ski areas are scheduled to come on-line the weekend of December 4-5. DCSki presents a complete roundup of open — and soon-to-open — ski areas in this December 1, 2021 update. Above, Pennsylvania’s Seven Springs Resort has been laying down snow in preparation for a December 4 opening.
What’s New for 2021: Canaan Valley Resort
Article thumbnail November 24, 2021 - Improvements include an expanded tube park, introduction of RFID passes, and upgraded rental facility.
Rod Jones Appointed Director of Ski Patrol and Snow Sports at Canaan Valley Resort
Article thumbnail November 11, 2021 - Rod Jones returns to Canaan Valley Resort to head its ski patrol and ski school.
Indy Pass Expands
Article thumbnail August 17, 2021 - Offering two days of skiing each at partner resorts, the Indy Pass continues to grow, expanding to 76 resorts across North America and Japan.
Mid-Atlantic Resorts Kick Off Ski Season
Article thumbnail December 24, 2020 - The 2020-2021 ski season has begun. DCSki provides a quick look at ski areas across PA, MD, VA, and WV.

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