Less than 4 hours from Washington D.C., Tucker County, WV is where you want to be when they starting receiving their annual 160-200 inches of snowfall. The last two seasons has produced more than 200 inches of snowfall! Ski the Valley means a choice of two big ski mountains. Over 76 slopes and trails, seven lifts, terrain parks, a snow tubing park, air boarding and a full schedule of special events at two West Virginia ski resorts make one great vacation! Ski both of these resorts on one lift ticket. The Ski the Valley lift ticket is a two-day ticket available for one great price at both downhill resorts, Timberline and Canaan Valley Resorts. You can now ski two great mountains at one great price!
In the past three decades, the region has nurtured a reputation of being a ski destination for vacationing families. Timberline boasts the longest run in the Southeast — the two-mile-long Salamander Run. Canaan Valley’s tubing hill and air boarding is a hit with kids of all ages! Add to the winter resort mix other snow play activities such as sledding, ice skating and nature hiking is offered at the two state parks, Canaan Valley and Blackwater Falls. The large quantity of natural snowfall is also perfect for cross country skiing and snowshoeing. There are 4 centers that provide those services to our guests. Whitegrass Ski Touring Center is one of the premier touring centers in the east. The Nordic centers provide tours, lessons, maps, backcountry information and equipment rental. There’s backcountry “aplenty” to explore!
For those looking for something to do off the mountain, the Canaan Valley area is surrounded by quaint mountain towns, Davis and Thomas, which contain fantastic specialty shops, restaurants and galleries. You might be able to stumble into a shop that is having a wine tasting or into a restaurant where a local musician is playing music. As a winter destination, Canaan Valley is known for its broad selection of lodging choices. Beautiful vacation homes reside slope side, within walking distance or just a short drive away from the ski resorts. There are sizes and rates to fit any vacation budget. The area also offers condominiums, hotels, motels and bed & breakfasts to fit your family’s budget.
Visit skithevalley.com or call 888-975-SNOW (7669) for more details.