DAVIS, W. Va. – Early snowstorms and an aggressive snowmaking strategy are combining to create good news for Canaan Valley Resort‘s ski area.

The gates will open, and the lifts will begin turning at 9 a.m. Dec. 15, 2018 and skiers will be greeted by 10 downhill runs and trails ranging from beginner to advanced levels, including the 1¼-mile-long Timber Trail.

“We can always count on our mountain staff to give its best effort, and our snowmaking capacity has been a priority for the past few years,” said Steve Drumheller, general manager of the resort in West Virginia’s Potomac Highlands. “When Mother Nature cooperates like it has recently, we are able to offer a terrific early-season skiing experience.”


The resort’s tube park – one of the longest in the mid-Atlantic region – and ice skating rink will open Dec. 15 as well.



Canaan Valley Resort Ski Area is in the highest mountain valley to the east of the Rocky Mountains and is…

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