Canaan Valley Resort Announces Skier Appreciation Day, Offers 100 Free Lift Tickets and Opening Weekend Lodging Special

The first 100 skiers in line at the Canaan Valley Resort Ski Area on Friday, Dec. 15, opening day, will receive a free lift ticket for that day. The popular state park resort in north central West Virginia’s Allegheny Mountains is also offering an Opening Weekend Lodging Special.

Canaan Valley Resort Ski Area opens Friday, Dec. 15.

“We love our gung-ho early-season skiers, and we are delighted to kick off the season with free lift tickets and an opening weekend lodging special to show our appreciation,” said Steve Drumheller, general manager of Canaan Valley Resort. “With increased snowmaking equipment on the mountain and a new strategy for covering it with snow, we are planning for a blockbuster 2017/2018 season.”

The 100 special Ski Free tickets are good for skiing on Friday, Dec. 15 only.

Opening Weekend Lodging Special
The resort is also offering an opening weekend lodging special. Guests paying full rate on Thursday, Dec. 14, Friday, Dec. 15 or Saturday, Dec. 16 will receive a second night that weekend at 50 percent off. Accommodations must be booked for consecutive nights. This lodging special cannot be combined with other discounts or promotions.

After doubling its snowmaking capacity for the 2016/2017 season, the resort is increasing its snowmaking capabilities by another 20 percent for the 2017/2018 season by adding more “T40” propeller-driven snow guns.

The area’s ski school has helped spark an interest in downhill skiing and boarding.

Ski area dates and rates
The Canaan Valley Resort Ski Area will be open every day from Dec. 15, 2017 through March 18, 2018. Single-day lifts tickets for adults will be $52 on weekdays and $68 on non-holiday weekends. The holiday rate is $78. There are also ½-day, two-day, three-day and Value Season (Dec. 15-25, 2017 and March 5-18, 2018) rates available as well as lift ticket/rental equipment combination packages. The single season pass is priced at $550. Children, college students, seniors and West Virginia residents will find additional savings.

Best in Snow
A reflection of its aggressive, multi-year strategy to improve snowmaking so the mountain has snow no matter what the weather and temperature, the resort last year swept the ski site Liftopia’s “Best in Snow” awards for the Southeast region of the U.S. The ski website named Canaan Valley Resort tops in the Beginner Friendly, Most Challenging, Family Friendly, Best Snow Quality, Least Crowded and Best Value categories. The ski area was also named one of the top five ski resorts in America by World Property Journal.

More about Canaan Valley Ski Area
Canaan Valley Resort Ski Area is 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 in north central West Virginia approximately 2½ hours from Washington, D.C., three hours from Pittsburgh and 2¾ hours from Charleston, W.Va.

To reserve accommodations, visit or call 1-800-622-4121.

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