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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

2:05 am on December 3 / Garrett County Airport
48° F
Humidity:100% Visibility:0.15
Wind Speed:9 mph wind_SE Sunrise:7:18 a.m.
Barometer:29.81 in Sunset:4:56 p.m.
Dewpoint:48 °F
Doesn't look like it's cold enough for snowmaking. No snowmaking
Low: 46°
Rain. Low around 46. Southeast wind around 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
High: 53°
Rain Likely then Scattered Showers
Rain likely before 3pm, then isolated showers between 3pm and 4pm, then scattered showers or sprinkles after 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 53. South wind 7 to 16 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Sunday Night
Low: 32°
Scattered Rain/Snow then Mostly Cloudy
Scattered rain showers, mixing with snow after 10pm, then gradually ending. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. West wind 15 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
High: 38°
Slight Chance of Snow then Chance of Rain/Snow
A slight chance of snow before 1pm, then a chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 38. West wind 11 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

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

News about Canaan Valley 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.
Indy and Mountain Collective Passes Offer an Alternative
Article thumbnail September 12, 2020 - The Epic and Ikon mega season passes may get a lot of attention, but they’re not the only passes in town. Two other passes worthy of consideration include the Mountain Collective and Indy Passes.
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.

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