Canaan Valley Ski Resort

Davis, West Virginia 26260

Canaan Valley Ski Resort

Canaan Valley Ski Resort Professional Review and Guide

"Following the widespread timber operations that finally dried up in the 1940s, backcountry skiing got going in Canaan Valley after pilots reported abundant amounts of snow that held strong long into April. Some 30 years ago, 3,000 acres of the wilderness area was donated privately to West Virginia, with the stipulation that the state would pick up the tab and match the acreage, turning the area into a state park. A nine-hole golf course was erected first, and the resort’s first ski trails and chair lifts were open for business shortly after in 1971 here in the highest valley east of the Mississippi.

The ski area is part of a 6,000-acre state park that features the country’s second largest inland wetland—home to white-tail deer, black bear, fox, wild turkey, beaver, and waterfowl. And, a handful of years ago, the nation’s 500th wildlife preserve was established just minutes from the resort. This eTrail contains a thorough description of the resort including driving directions, mountain statistics, trail profiles, extensive lodging & dining information, travel tips, and much more."

Canaan Valley Ski Resort Reviews

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Canaan is a wonderful resort. Even though when I was there it was raining, sleeting, and snowing for 2 out of 3 days, I had a great time. The instructors were excellent.( I was just learning when I went 2 years ago) The runs were excellent. It's an all-around really great resort.

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Vertical Drop
December to late March
3,430 feet
Trailhead Elevation
4,280 feet
Top Elevation
Ice Skating, Skiing, Snowboarding
Additional Use
All contact information for the resort, services, dining, and lodging are provided in the eTrail.
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Jul 2018