Canaan Valley Resort State Park Skiing Starts Dec. 18, 2015

Ski season begins Dec. 18, 2015, at Canaan Valley Resort State Park

Canaan Skiing; Photo courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce
West Virginia Division of Natural Resources

Davis, WV -( Canaan Valley Resort Ski Area will launch its 2015/2016 ski season Dec. 18, 2015.

New this year is the addition of skiing in the eastern part of the mountain between two black diamond runs.

Located in the highest mountain valley to the east of the Rocky Mountains, Canaan Valley’s average annual snowfall is more than 180 inches – more than most ski areas throughout the region – with breathtaking views. The summit elevation of 4,280 feet above sea level features 91 skiable acres, three lifts – one quad, two triples and a magic carpet – lighted night skiing on weekends and holidays, a terrain park and ski school. A webcam offers a continuous real-time look at ski conditions.

Canaan’s ski area has 47 trails and slopes with 30 percent beginner runs, 40 percent for intermediate skiers and 30 percent for advanced skiers. The longest run, Timber Trail, is 1¼ miles long. Skiers will find a challenging double black diamond Old Canaan Curve run and Dark Side of the Moon, a long run that travels along the eastern boundary of the ski area.

Canaan Valley is known for its great beginner and intermediate terrain, providing a perfect place for new skiers and boarders to learn. The Critters Crawl is a dedicated beginner instruction trail serviced by its own magic carpet.

Tickets, deals and specials:

The resort offers numerous lift ticket options, with special pricing on season passes for children, juniors, seniors, college students, families and West Virginia residents. For complete details on season pass pricing and deals, visit the The resort will also soon introduce special lodging and skiing packages.

Close to home

Canaan Valley Resort is located in north central West Virginia three hours from Pittsburgh, three hours from Washington, D.C. and 2¾ hours from Charleston, West Virginia. To learn more about Canaan Valley, nearby Blackwater Falls State Park, and other state parks in West Virginia, visit For voice information and for reservations at about Canaan Valley Resort, call 1-800-622-4121.

Related social media hashtag: #wvstateparks

About West Virginia Division of Natural Resources:

Hunting and fishing in West Virginia is a time-honored tradition in which the majority of families have at least one member who participates on a regular basis. It is our goal to preserve this tradition and all wildlife resources for generations to come.

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