Not many people think of skiing when you mention West Virginia. This Monday I’m presenting a small souvenir from my recent road trip; Canaan Valley Resort in 2012-13 is celebrating its 41st ski season.
Nestled high in the Allegheny Mountains (within a 3-hour drive of most major Mid-Atlantic cities), Canaan Resort gets an average of 180 natural inches of snowfall a year. Make plans now to visit Canaan Valley Resort to ski, board, tube, and skate with your family and friends. It’s time to hit the road, hit the slopes.
We did make plans and hit the road to ski the Valley this October:
Frankenstorm Trick and Treat, West Virginia style – Part 1: Timberline, Oct 31, 2012
Frankenstorm Trick and Treat, West Virginia style – Part 2 : White Grass, Nov 1, 2012
Although we stayed at the Resort, we didn’t ski at Canaan Ski area. Canaan Ski Resort’s summit elevation is 4,280 feet and offers 42 runs on 850 vertical feet served by 3 chairs and 2 magic carpets. The region has three ski areas offering Alpine and/or cross-country skiing. Unfortunately he didn’t have time to visit all three areas.
There are other ski areas further south, Snowshoe in West Virginia is the biggest and arguably most renowned in the South.