Canaan Valley Resort Ski Area Significantly Increases Rental Equipment Inventory

DAVIS, W.Va., August 19, 2016 – Fresh off its announcement that it will double its snowmaking capacity this winter, Canaan Valley Resort State Park Ski Area in West Virginia’s Allegheny Mountains is purchasing $80,000 worth of new equipment for its skiers, boarders and skaters.

Cross country ski and snowshoe trails are found throughout the park.
Cross country ski and snowshoe trails are found throughout the park.

“With the increased snowmaking and additional inventory of an array of rental equipment, we are doing everything to ensure that the upcoming season is epic and memorable,” said Steve Drumheller, general manager of Canaan Valley Resort. “After our unseasonably mild temperatures last year, we know there is plenty of pent-up demand among skiers from throughout the East, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest, and we are anxious to welcome them here with a memorable ski experience and great accommodations.”

Owned by the State of West Virginia and managed by U.S. Hotels & Resort Management, Inc., a Sioux Falls, S.D.-based hotel management company, Canaan Valley Resort Ski Area is a popular destination among skiers of all abilities.

In addition to its existing equipment, the resort’s rental shop will provide Elan downhill skis, snowboards and snow boots; Salomon downhill ski boots; Elan cross country skis, boots and poles; Evo snowshoes and Jackson Softec ice skates.

The new equipment complements the resort’s addition of 12 T40 snow guns which will double its snowmaking capacity. The hill opens in mid-December.

The resort is purchasing snowboards, skis and other equipment for the rental shop.
The resort is purchasing snowboards, skis and other equipment for the rental shop.

This year’s enhancements follow the opening of glade skiing areas in 2015, an addition that has proven to be exceptionally popular with the many experienced skiers who visit the resort.

Canaan Valley Resort Ski Area is located 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 a magic carpet, a terrain park and ski school. With 47 trails and slopes, the Critters Crawl beginner area – a dedicated beginner instruction trail serviced by its own magic carpet – and ski school for private and group lessons, Canaan Valley Resort Ski Area offers a memorable winter adventure for every skier and snowboarder.

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 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, ResortCams.com. 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]