Slopes and trails at Canaan Valley Resort

What to know before hitting the trails

Before you're on the mountain, it's important to know not only what you should expect, but also what is expected of you. To respect others on the trails, please review the rules, trail map, and mountain stats before skiing or snowboarding at Canaan Valley Resort.

  • Opening date: Friday - December 19, 2020
  • Summit elevation: 4,280 feet
  • Vertical drop: 850 feet
  • Number of trails: 47
  • Number of lifts: 1 quad, 2 triples, and 1 magic carpet
  • Uphill lift capacity: 6,000 per hour
  • Grooming: nightly
  • Terrain park: 1
  • Snowmaking: 75 percent of trails
  • Average annual snowfall: more than 160 inches
  • Trail ratings:
    • 20 percent beginner
    • 36 percent intermediate
    • 44 percent advanced/expert

  • Uphillers must use a designated uphill trail.
  • The uphill ski trail will be marked on the daily ski trail report.
  • Uphillers must be aware of downhill traffic and avoid blind spots.
  • Uphillers must go downhill on a connecting downhill trail.
  • Uphill and downhill on the same trail is strictly prohibited.
  • All uphillers must have a valid lift ticket or pass to ride up any lifts.
  • The cost will be the same as a single lift pass, which is equal to one lift ride.
  • As long as you go uphill, you can go as many times as you wish. An additional lift pass must be purchased for a second lift ride.


Your Seven-Point Responsibility Code

  1. Stay in control so you can stop or avoid people/objects.
  2. Avoid those ahead of you. They have the right of way.
  3. Do not stop where you obstruct a trail or are not visible from above.
  4. Before starting downhill or merging onto a trail, look uphill and yield to others.
  5. Always use devices to help prevent runaway equipment.
  6. Observe all posted signs and warnings. Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.
  7. Know how to safely load, ride, and unload the lift.