Canaan Valley has the longest tubing run in the Mid-Atlantic

Winter activities at Canaan Valley Resort include tubing, skiing and ice skating.

Canaan Valley Resort State Park is renowned for its winter sports, but did you know the park also boasts the longest tubing run in the Mid-Atlantic? The 1,200-foot-long run consists of multiple lanes of freshly groomed snow, designed to maximize your fun. And the park’s snow-making capabilities means there will be plenty of powder on the slopes for your winter adventure.

And if the wealth of winter activities weren’t enough, Canaan Valley is located in one of the most beautiful areas in the country in the Potomac Highlands. This park is only a short drive of the D.C.-Baltimore area and offers an enticing getaway for a weekend of fun and relaxation.

Tubing 101

Snow tubing is a fun activity the entire family can enjoy. It’s easy to learn, and the park provides tube rentals with each 2-hour session, with three time slots available throughout the day. On Fridays and Saturdays, the park offers special night tubing sessions on its lighted course.

After an exhilarating slide down the slope, grab your tube and climb aboard the magic carpet lift that tows riders back to the top. A warming hut at the base of the hill provides tubers a place to thaw out by the fireplace with a steaming mug of hot cocoa. The view from the top is pretty amazing, too! Riders will enjoy a 360-degree panorama of Canaan Valley and the adjacent ski area.

Contact the park to find out how you can save money with mid-week specials and various package deals on lodging and activities.


Canaan Valley is the premier winter resort, offering skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and even an outdoor ice-skating rink. Rental equipment is available at the park and qualified ski instructors are on hand to assist with first-timers.

Book your stay in one of the park’s modern lodge rooms or opt for the privacy of a cozy cabin, several of which are designated pet friendly. Resort amenities include an indoor swimming pool, hot tub and fitness area, full-service restaurant, and lounge.

Nearly 18 miles of hiking and biking trails wind through the woods and meadows of Canaan Valley. The resort also has an 18-hole, par 72 course, open seasonally, and a sporting clay range is open by appointment.

For even more winter fun, head over to Blackwater Falls State Park, only 15 miles away. There, you can enjoy more cross-country ski trails and the popular Blackwater Falls Sled Run!

Make plans for your Almost Heaven winter getaway today!

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