DAVIS, W. Va. – Early snowstorms and an aggressive snowmaking strategy are combining to create good news for Canaan Valley Resort‘s ski area.
The gates will open, and the lifts will begin turning at 9 a.m. Dec. 15, 2018 and skiers will be greeted by 10 downhill runs and trails ranging from beginner to advanced levels, including the 1¼-mile-long Timber Trail.
“We can always count on our mountain staff to give its best effort, and our snowmaking capacity has been a priority for the past few years,” said Steve Drumheller, general manager of the resort in West Virginia’s Potomac Highlands. “When Mother Nature cooperates like it has recently, we are able to offer a terrific early-season skiing experience.”
The Canaan Valley Resort Ski Area will be open daily December 15 through March 17, 2019
The resort’s tube park – one of the longest in the mid-Atlantic region – and ice skating rink will open Dec. 15 as well.
For the past two years the resort has swept the ski site Liftopia’s “Best in Snow” awards for the Southeast region of the U.S. The ski website named Canaan Valley Resort tops in the Beginner Friendly, Most Challenging, Family Friendly, Best Snow Quality, Least Crowded and Best Value categories. The ski area was also named one of the top five ski resorts in America by World Property Journal.
Canaan Valley Resort Ski Area is in the highest mountain valley to the east of the Rocky Mountains and is known for breathtaking views of the mountainous region. The ski resort has a summit elevation of 4,280 feet above sea level, 91 skiable acres, four lifts – one quad, two triples and two magic carpets – a terrain park and ski school. With 47 trails and slopes, the Critters Crawl beginner and ski school for private and group lessons – including adaptive skiing – Canaan Valley Resort Ski Area offers a memorable winter adventure for every skier and snowboarder. The resort also offers a tube park with as many as 12 tube lanes, ice skating rink and cross-country skiing.