The leaves are turning and creating a colorful mosaic throughout the valley, but the mountain staff at Canaan Valley Resort Ski Area have barely had time to notice. This time of year, staffers are dreaming of a white mountain and happy skiers as preparations for the upcoming ski season gain steam.
Situated in West Virginia’s Potomac Highlands, Canaan Valley Resort Ski Area has swept Liftopia’s “Best in Snow” awards in the Southeast United States in past years. According to Liftopia, Canaan operates the top-ranked ski area in the Beginner Friendly, Most Challenging, Family Friendly, Best Snow Quality, Least Crowded and Best Value categories.
The fun doesn’t stop on the slopes. There are area attractions for any traveler!
Experience the natural beauty of West Virginia on the cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails at Canaan Valley Resort. Considered winter wonderland at its best, our location in the Allegheny Mountains offers 35 kilometers of marked and ungroomed trails.
Roam our acres of peaceful, wide open space with nothing but nature around you. All of our cross-country trails are natural snow dependent with no trail fees.
Looking for more family-friendly fun? Snow tubing and ice skating are a few popular activities.
At 1,200 feet long, this multi-lane tube park is one of the longest in the Mid-Atlantic. And with a magic carpet lift that whisks you back to the top, you don't have to worry about getting tuckered out from anything but the fun!
After you tube, you can sharpen your skates and head to our outdoor, covered ice rink located right behind the main lodge building. Witness an unbeatable view of Canaan Valley and the Allegheny Mountains while mastering your figure-eights or while warming up beside the rink's outdoor fireplace.
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