Own the Slopes

Learning to ski or snowboard allows people the freedom to explore the outdoors, gain confidence in themselves, and develop skills that last a lifetime. The mission of our Snowsports School is to give you and your family an experience to remember while leading you toward success on snow.

Canaan Valley Snowsports School is a certified PSIA/AASI member school. Our approach to instruction and the techniques we promote are in accordance with Professional Ski Instructors of America and the American Association of Snowboard Instructors. Not only does this mean cutting edge, modern instruction but it also ensures the skills you learn are consistent with those taught at almost every major ski area nationwide.

Learn to ski at Canaan Valley Resort, a premier family ski destination with ideal terrain for those new to skiing or snowboarding! We've dedicated more than 30 percent of our terrain to beginners including:

  • Critters Crawl: a dedicated beginner area perfect for first time sliders. Critters Crawl features a magic carpet surface lift making getting back up the slope a breeze.
  • Timber Trail: wind scenically down the mountain on this 1.25 mile guest favorite.

Ski & Ride Snowsports School Resources: Advance reservations are required.

  • Lesson Times: 9:30 AM, 11 AM, 1 PM, 2:30 PM (1-hour in duration)
  • Half Day Lesson Times: 9:30 AM or 1 PM (2.5-hours in duration)
  • Please report 10-minutes prior to lesson time for line-up.


Lessons & Rates information coming soon. You may call Canaan Snowsports School for more info at 304-866-2223.

Have questions or want to book a lesson?

Lessons are limited, please call or visit the Ski School Office to schedule a lesson.

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