Count Down the Year with a Month Full of Activities at Canaan Valley Resort

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Special events highlight skiing, holidays and a new year!

Davis, WV (December 2008) – Whether you want to celebrate winter or the holidays, Canaan Valley Resort ( is a great place to be this December. Special events, affordable rates and activities for the whole family are the focus of the season.

“We’re ready for company at Canaan Valley,” said David Bostic, general manager. “December is a special time at the resort because people are coming to ski and to enjoy their time with friends and family. By adding special holiday events, we can ensure that they have a great time off the slopes as well as on them.”

On December 24 and 25, the Canaan Holiday Celebration includes a Christmas Eve visit from special guests Santa and Mrs. Claus. Executive Chef Nemat Odeh and his culinary team welcomes guests to his dining room to enjoy a special Christmas Eve dinner with an international theme and a traditional holiday buffet on Christmas Day. “Guest won’t want to miss the special gingerbread house that our culinary team is building just for this occasion,” Bostic said. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 304-866-4121 ext 2651.

If you plan to spend Christmas at home, you can still enjoy some holiday spirit at the resort on December 27 when the American Mountain Theater brings its holiday theater performance to the valley. This family-friendly evening of entertainment includes music, variety and comedy.

On December 31, Canaan Valley Resort is planning to ring in the New Year with not one, but several parties. “Come to celebrate with your children, your friends or a special someone this New Year’s,” Bostic said. “We have activities to help you celebrate in whatever style you’ll most enjoy with party favors, special menus and entertainment from casual to classy.”

The resort will offer several holiday lodging packages that include ski lift tickets and rental discounts. To find out more about these packages and make reservations, visit the resort’s Web site at  or call 1-800-622-4121.

Canaan Valley Resort State Park by Guest Services, Inc., is a 250-room lodge located in Davis, WV. In addition to the lodge rooms, the resort boasts 23 cabins and cottages, and 10,000-square fee of conference space with 10 meeting rooms.

The resort offers downhill skiing and snowboarding on 91 acres with a vertical drop of 850 feet and the longest run at 6,000 feet. The resort also offers snow body boarding (Air boarding), snow tubing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and a full-size ice skating rink. Night skiing and night snow tubing are available on Friday and Saturday evenings starting December 26th. The resort also offers a complete line of gear rentals.

When it’s time to relax, guests enjoy the amenities of the Beech Club with an indoor lap pool, sauna, fitness room and whirlpool spa. Massage services are available on request.

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