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Canaan Valley Resort, West Virginia

West Virginia's Affordable Playground

Canaan Valley offers an exceptional value whether you're planning a family vacation, a group outing or conference. The friendly staff will provide you with the service, comfort and gracious hospitality you expect.

This award winning resort is nestled inside 6,000 acres of spectacular West Virginia park land in one of the highest regions east of the Mississippi (3,200 ft. above see level). Our Nation's 500th wildlife preserve is located minutes from the resort. The resort features a variety of accommodations from hotel rooms to cabin/cottage rentals and campground facilities.

Tubing Park
Visit the multi lane tubing park area - fun for all ages. Slide 1200 foot down the mountain using specially designed riding tubes. A magic carpet will whisk you to the top of the hill -- all the fun without the walking. Warm up with hot chocolate beside the outdoor fire ring or stay inside by the stone fireplace overlooking the tubing area in the Bald Knob Haus. Ticket office, concessions, restrooms, and plenty of parking available.

Ice Skating
The picturesque outdoor, lighted covered ice skating rink overlooks the valley and Allegheny Mountains. Warm yourself by the fireplace with a cup of hot chocolate.

Ski & Play
Our "Canaan Cub Club" camp offers ski instruction for children ages 5 to 8. "The Mountain Adventure" is for new skiers ages 9 through 12. Kidz Korner is available in the Main Lodge for children ages 2-6 with advanced reservations.

Visitors also can enjoy the natural & un-groomed XC ski and snowshoe trails within the park grounds. No trail fee charged. Rentals available. Trails are natural snow dependent.


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Mountain Statistics for Canaan Valley Resort
Base Elevation: 3,430 ft (1,045 meters)
Summit Elevation: 4,280 ft (1,305 m)
Vertical Drop: 850 ft (259 m)
Skiable Area: 91 acres (37 hectares)
Annual Snowfall: 180 in (457 cm)
Longest Run: 6,600 ft (2,012 m)
Snowmaking: 75 %
Number of Lifts: 5
Uphill Lift Capacity: 6,000 per hour
Types of Lifts: 2 Magic Carpets
2 Triple Chairs
1 Quad Chair
Number of Trails: 47
Trail Ratings for Canaan Valley Resort
Easiest: Easiest 20%
More Difficult: More Difficult 35%
Most Difficult: Most Difficult 45%
Experts Only: Experts Only 0%
Trail ratings indicate the relative difficulty of the runs within a given ski area and are not meant to be used for comparison between ski areas.
Area Details for Canaan Valley Resort
Alpine Skiing: Yes
Snowboarding: Yes
Night Skiing: Yes
Terrain Park: Yes
Nearby Cross Country: 30 km
Nearby Snow Tubing: Yes
Snowshoe Trails: Yes