Canaan Valley Resort A Winter Wonderland In Which to Spend the Holidays


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Photo up top courtesy of Tucker County Convention and Visitors Bureau

Ski area to open tomorrow, Saturday, Dec. 17th!

Davis, W.Va. (December 2022) – Featuring skiing, tubing, ice-skating, and a host of Christmas- and New Year’s-focused events and activities – including a New Year’s Eve fireworks show – Canaan Valley Resort is the perfect winter wonderland in which to enjoy family and friends this holiday season.

New Year’s Eve Fireworks Over Canaan Valley. Click to Enlarge!

“With the snow guns blazing and a little help from Mother Nature, Canaan Valley Resort is tuned up and ready to go for the holidays,” said Matt Baker, resort general manager. “From on-mountain activities, like skiing and tubing, to resort-centered events, like our holiday meals, New Year’s celebrations, and activities lineup, guests have all they want for a perfect winter get-away.”

Baker said the ski area is set to open Dec. 17 and should be in great condition for the holiday week. The resort will also host festive, family-centered activities throughout the Christmas and New Year’s holidays at the resort lodge from Dec. 22 through New Year’s Day.

Beginning Dec. 22, resort guests will enjoy ice skating on the outdoor rink, craft making opportunities, family game competitions and other activities. For those interested in a winter stroll through the park, the resort’s trail system offers miles of scenery in Canaan Valley’s unique high mountain valley ecosystem.

On both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, the resort will host lavish buffet-style meals from 4-8pm. The Christmas Day menu features Prime Rib Au Jus, Garlic and Herb Roasted Pork Loin, Salmon Piccata, Lobster Bisque and a host of traditional sides, salads, soups, and desserts. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (304) 866-4121 x2655.

On New Year’s Eve, the resort will offer both a family party and a more adult-focused celebration, as well as a grand fireworks display. The Family Party will take place from 8:00pm -12:30am in the resort’s Pine Room and features music by Barkley Entertainment, party favors and snacks, and a Sparkling Cider Toast at Midnight. The adult celebration begins at 9:30pm in the Laurel Lounge and features live entertainment from the Soda Pop Gypsies, dancing, Champagne Toast at Midnight, and adult beverages available for purchase throughout the evening. Between 11:30-Midnight, guests will enjoy a spectacular fireworks display over the valley floor.

For lodging, reservations or additional information, contact the resort at 800-622-4121 or visit the website at

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Canaan Valley Resort is a four-seasons destination with a wide array of adventures and a variety of guest rooms and cabins. 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 two magic carpets, one sun kid lift – and a ski school. With 46 trails and slopes, the Critters Crawl beginner and ski school for private and group lessons – including adaptive skiing – Canaan Valley Resort Ski Area offers a memorable winter adventure for every skier and snowboarder. The resort also offers a tube park, ice skating rink and cross-country skiing.

Canaan Valley Resort is situated in northeast West Virginia approximately 2½ hours from Washington, D.C., three hours from Pittsburgh and 2¾ hours from Charleston, W.Va.

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Canaan Valley Resort is owned by the state of West Virginia and managed by Sioux Falls, S.D.-based U.S. Hotels and Resort Management, Inc., which operates hotels, resorts, state park lodges, golf courses and restaurants in 13 states throughout the West and Midwest.

For more information, visit the website or call 1-800-622-4121. Travelers can connect with Canaan Valley Resort on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and by signing up for special email offers and a blog.


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