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Canaan Valley Resort Reviews

frozen8864

Canaan Valley Resort is real ski country!

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Pros: Variety of trails, Sufficient Beginner terrain, Excellent resort accomodations

Cons: Funky trail layout, Lack of true Expert runs

Located in the micro-climate sweet spot of Canaan Valley in WV where the resort receives and average snowfall of 180in per year, an Alpine climate at the summit, where you can carve through knee deep snow, ski down a 850 ft Vertical Drop, make sharp turns down two new gladed areas for 2015/2016, get gnarly on a sweet new terrain park, and live it up at their fantastic resort accomodations!    PROS: A good mountain with a nice variety of trails ranging from beginner to expert.  It is a good mountain for families and to learn how to ski.  The views from the summit are quite picturesque.  The Vertical Drop is 850ft and the lifts will get you back up on the...
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fburress

Best value in the Mid Atlantic

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Pros: Short Lift Lines

Cons: Lodging Options

         Keep an eye on the weather. This area is known for getting blasted by lake effect snow which makes for some great powder days. A 2 day lift ticket can be had for $40 or so bucks if you but it online in advance. Great weekday specials also. I have been skiing there since 1988. The longest I have ever waited in a lift line was 5 minutes. Usually you ski down and get on the lift and go right back up.If you go there during the week it's not unusual to have only 25 or 30 people on the entire mountain. Compared to Snowshoes $75 lift tickets and 30 minute waits in line this place is a bargin. I get more runs in here in 2 hours than a full day at...
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JohnL

Old Fashioned Skiing in a Winter Setting

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Pros: Abundant snowfall, affordable, lack of crowds, family friendly, back-country access

Cons: No slopeside lodging, inefficient management, funky layout

This is the place to go for mid-week powder turns in virtual solitude. Less crowded than nearby Timberline. In general, less steep but some excellent powder stashes and tree skiing with much less competition for untracked snow. A bit less vertical drop than Timberline. Lifts are slow.   Single lift rides available for backcountry access.   Very nice, separated beginners area.   Affordable vacation.   More non-skiing activities than Timberline: tubing, snowshoeing, ice skating, air boarding, XC skiing.   Warning: accommodations at the Canaan Valley Lodge are several miles away, not slopeside.   The base infrastructure is reminiscent...
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