Description - **Information provivded by West Virginia Division of Natural Resources**
Canaan Valley provides a mountain playground on 6,000 acres of natural park land. If adventure is what you're looking for, bring the kids to ski, snowboard, snow tube, or ice skate. Try hiking on 18 miles of trails, swimming, tennis, golf, hayrides, nature walks, Eurobungy or shoot a round of paintball.
- Slice your way through pristine, crisp snow at Canaan Valley Resort … featuring 37 slopes for beginning, intermediate, and advanced West Virginia skiing. With a vertical drop of 850 feet and the longest run at 6,000 feet, the experience is as challenging as you want it to be. Try night skiing for a truly unique adventure. Snowboarders are welcome to enjoy the ski terrain with our new Terrain Park, rails, and mailboxes. Slide 600 feet down the mountain using specifically designed snow tubes. Savor the spectacular beauty of Canaan Valley while cross-country skiing or snowshoeing. It’s all here.
Snowboarders are welcome to enjoy our ski terrain. Canaan offers boarders (2) terrain parks featuring rails, boxes, and more. Snowboard lessons and rentals are available.
Climate - West Virginia experiences four distinct seasons, none of which are extreme. Temperatures in the highlands of the Allegheny Mountains are somewhat more severe than the rest of the state. Generally temperatures during the winter months range from 15 to 40 degrees F. Ample snow accumulation provides for cross-country and downhill skiing opportunities. Spring brings blooming trees and shrubs to the forested regions of the state, as well as warmer temperatures. During this season, March through May, expect mild temperatures between 45 and 70 degrees F. Summers are normally hot with high humidity, especially at lower elevations. Expect temperatures to range from 70 at night to 95 during the dog days of August. Fall brings cool, crisp air to West Virginia and spectacular foliage color changes. Bring a light jacket for this season, which brings temperatures between 35, at night, to 70 degrees F, during the day.
From North: I- 79 South to Rt. 33 (Weston). East on Rt. 33 to Harman. In Harman take Rt. 32 North to Canaan Valley.
From South: I-77 North of Beckley. US Rt. 19 North to I-79. I-79 North to Weston. East on Rt. 33 to Harman. In Harman take Rt. 32 North to Canaan Valley.
From East: Rt. 66 West to I-81 South. I-81 South to 55 West at Strasburg. Follow Rt 55 West to Harman, WV. In Harman take Rt. 32 North to Canaan Valley.
From West: Rt. 50 East to Clarksburg. South on I-79 to Weston. East on Rt. 33 to Harman. In Harman take Rt. 32 North to Canaan Valley.