Canaan Valley Resort Ski Area Offers Online “Outrageous Pass” for 2016-17 Season

Boarders enjoy the ski area's 47 runs.
Boarders enjoy the ski area’s 47 runs.

DAVIS, W.Va., February 29, 2016 – Canaan Valley Resort Ski Area in West Virginia’s Allegheny Mountains is already looking forward to next year and is offering the “Outrageous Pass” allowing individual skiers to enjoy the hill for the whole season for just $199.

With a single rate for everyone through April 15, 2016, the season pass is available online. The full rate for a season pass is $500 for an individual with various rates for students, seniors, children, West Virginia residents and more.

“Even with great skiing still to be enjoyed this season, it’s not too early to think about next year,” said Steve Drumheller, general manager of Canaan Valley Resort. “A whole season for $199 truly is an outrageous deal.”

The hill's terrain park features a variety of jumps.
The hill’s terrain park features a variety of jumps.

Located in the highest mountain valley to the east of the Rocky Mountains, Canaan Valley Resort Ski Area is known for its average annual snowfall of more than 180 inches and 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 a magic carpet, a terrain park and ski school.

There are 47 trails and slopes, including new glade skiing trails introduced this year. Canaan Valley is known for its great beginner and intermediate terrain, providing a perfect place for new skiers and boarders to learn. In 2012, the resort added Critters Crawl, a dedicated beginner instruction trail serviced by its own magic carpet. The resort’s ski school is a terrific option for beginners as well as skiers and riders looking to sharpen their skills. The school offers group and private lessons.

Canaan Valley receives an average of 180 inches of snow each year.
Canaan Valley receives an average of 180 inches of snow each year.

The new glade skiing is the latest of many offerings that appeal to the experienced ski crowd. The ski area also offers the 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. The ski area also has a popular NASTAR (National STAndard Race) racing course for recreational skiers to test their skills under a universal handicapping system.

Canaan Valley Resort is located in north central West Virginia approximately three hours from Pittsburgh, 2½ hours from Washington, D.C. and 2¾ hours from Charleston, WV.

The resort recently completed a massive two-year, $34 million renovation and new construction project that included construction of two wings featuring 160 guest rooms as well as renovation of public areas including the main lodge, gift shop and grab-and-go-café. All rooms feature oversized bathrooms, flat-screen televisions and in-room refrigerators.

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Kenny Griffin
Kenny grew up in Concord, NC, which is right outside of Charlotte. He graduated from UNC Charlotte in December 2010 with a degree in meteorology and joined Ski Southeast immediately thereafter. In addition to his Appnet duties, he helps with day to day operations of Ski Southeast and is also in charge of our sister site, In his own words... "I discovered this website a few years back and visit it on a daily basis. I lurked on the messageboard for a while before becoming actively involved and have met some very cool people because of it. Needless to say, I am VERY stoked to be a part of the team and I think I have a unique insight into what people want from the site seeing as I used to be on the outside looking in. I'm sure some people who are reading this have seen me on the mountain before. I am frequently at Beech Mountain and it’s not hard to spot me, as I usually have a camera on my head. I love to document my days on snow and have posted some videos on the messageboard before. If you ever see me out there, feel free to say hey!" You can email Kenny directly at [email protected]