Canaan Valley Resort State Park Kicks Off the 2023-24 Ski Season with Exciting Winter Activities

Canaan Valley, W.Va.  — Canaan Valley Resort State Park is thrilled to announce the opening of its slopes for the 2023-24 ski season on Saturday, Dec. 16.This weekend, the resort will be opening limited terrain for skiing, providing visitors with a thrilling start to the winter season. To celebrate the occasion, Canaan Valley Resort State Park is offering a discounted rate for skiing, making it an affordable and enjoyable experience for all.

In addition to the exhilarating skiing opportunities, the ice rink at Canaan will also open this weekend. Guests can look forward to a special treat as the Charleston figure skaters will showcase their talents with a skating demonstration on Friday and Saturday.

“Canaan Valley has always been a gem in our state, attracting winter sports enthusiasts from near and far,” said Brad Reed, chief of West Virginia State Parks. “I’m thrilled to see the slopes opening soon for the 2023-24 season, providing both locals and visitors with an unforgettable winter experience.”

Nestled in the Allegheny Mountains, Canaan Valley’s high elevation provides the perfect climate for snow sports enthusiasts to enjoy a world-class, four-season vacation destination. With 160 rooms and 23 cabins, Canaan Valley Resort State Park offers unparalleled accommodations for guests seeking a memorable winter experience. The resort is not just a skiing haven; it’s a hub for seasonal and family-friendly activities, featuring a variety of apres ski dining options for all tastes.

Please note that the tube park at Canaan Valley Resort is tentatively set to open Saturday, December 23. 

Canaan Valley Resort State Park welcomes everyone to join in the excitement as they usher in the winter season with a perfect blend of adventure, entertainment, and family-friendly activities.

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West Virginia State Parks is managed by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, a division of the West Virginia Department of Commerce.