The Ultimate Winter Playground for the Whole Family

Oct 15, 2019

In West Virginia’s beautiful Canaan Valley, you and your family will enjoy a winter wonderland of snow, smiles, and laughter. From skiing to snowboarding to snow tubing, ice skating, and so much more, there truly is something for everyone to enjoy. Your stay in the valley puts you near the White Grass Ski Touring Center, where you will enjoy some of the most exciting cross country skiing in the eastern part of the United States. Here’s a look at the top activities to partake in when staying in the highest mountain valley east of the Rockies.

Snow Tubing

The Canaan Valley Ski Resort is a go-to destination for those who want to hit the slopes on a tube. Your two-hour session passes give you full access to 1,200 feet of multi-lane snow tubing runs. Vending concessions along with restrooms are available in the snow tubing area — and there’s also an outdoor fire ring. It’s perfect for kids and teens, but do keep in mind that there is a minimum age of four and a height requirement of 42″ to go snow tubing.

Ice Skating

An outdoor, covered ice rink makes your stay in the Canaan Valley all the more fun. Since the rink is directly behind the main lodge building, you’ll enjoy breathtaking views of the 3,100-feet-high Alleghany Mountains during your skate. If you get chilly, you can head over to the outdoor fireplace.

Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing

Voted Best in the Region for skiing, the White Grass Ski Touring Center has healthy, inexpensive activities like cross-country skiing for you and the family to partake in. If you enjoy snowshoeing, you’ll want to visit White Grass to take advantage of its 160 inches of annual, powdery fluff.

The facility was originally built in 1959 and was named the Weiss Knob Ski Area. It has more than 37 miles of maintained trails and 1,200 vertical feet of high country to cross country ski on.

Black Water Falls Sled Run

Also nearby is the Black Water Falls Sled Run, which is the longest sled run found on the east coast. At a quarter-mile long — that’s almost as much as four whole football fields! — this will be the best sled ride your kids will have ever had. The park recently installed new lighting and performed other upgrades to improve its functionality and safety.

The Takeaway

The Canaan Valley is the ultimate winter playground for the whole family. Come join us for the winter season to enjoy all kinds of fun-filled activities and top-rated lodging.

Bear Brook Thumbnail Image      Starting at $169.00      

Bear Brook

By The Brook Thumbnail Image      Starting at $199.00      

By The Brook

Chalet Thumbnail Image      Starting at $169.00      

Chalet

Evergreen Cabin Thumbnail Image      Starting at $220.00      

Evergreen Cabin

Lakeside Refuge Thumbnail Image      Starting at $599.00      

Lakeside Refuge

Mirror Lake Inn Thumbnail Image      Starting at $375.00      

Mirror Lake Inn

Mountainaire Thumbnail Image      Starting at $249.00      

Mountainaire

Mountaineer Thumbnail Image      Starting at $189.00      

Mountaineer

Northwoods F8, Bear Foot Inn Thumbnail Image      Starting at $159.00      

Northwoods F8, Bear Foot Inn

Orsinger's Barn Thumbnail Image      Starting at $399.00      

Orsinger's Barn

Silver Fox Thumbnail Image      Starting at $229.00      

Silver Fox

Spruce Haven Thumbnail Image      Starting at $230.00      

Spruce Haven

Uncle Wade's Cabin Thumbnail Image      Starting at $275.00      

Uncle Wade's Cabin

Valley Splendor Thumbnail Image      Starting at $199.00      

Valley Splendor

Valley View Thumbnail Image      Starting at $189.00      

Valley View

Cardinal Crest Thumbnail Image      Starting at $179.00      

Cardinal Crest

Cardinal Haus Thumbnail Image      Starting at $199.00      

Cardinal Haus

Winterset 19, Sara's Side Thumbnail Image      Starting at $279.00      

Winterset 19, Sara's Side

Aspen Knoll 6, Mountain Serenity Thumbnail Image      Starting at $275.00      

Aspen Knoll 6, Mountain Serenity

Deerfield Village 078, Mountaineers Thumbnail Image      Starting at $159.00      

Deerfield Village 078, Mountaineers

Deerfield Village 079, D'Bears Thumbnail Image      Starting at $159.00      

Deerfield Village 079, D'Bears

Northface 17, Abundant Blessings Thumbnail Image      Starting at $229.00      

Northface 17, Abundant Blessings

Ole Fezziwig's Thumbnail Image      Starting at $249.00      

Ole Fezziwig's

Northface 35, Stowaway Thumbnail Image      Starting at $249.00      

Northface 35, Stowaway

Northwoods B6, The Basebox Thumbnail Image      Starting at $169.00      

Northwoods B6, The Basebox

SS16, Larkwood Lodge Thumbnail Image      Starting at $325.00      

SS16, Larkwood Lodge

Tiny Peace of Zen Thumbnail Image      Starting at $149.00      

Tiny Peace of Zen

Winterhaven 69, Appause Wetu Thumbnail Image      Starting at $399.00      

Winterhaven 69, Appause Wetu

Wildlife Thumbnail Image      Starting at $199.00      

Wildlife

B5 Northwoods, Gone Ski' Inn Thumbnail Image      Starting at $169.00      

B5 Northwoods, Gone Ski' Inn

Beaver Ridge 127 Thumbnail Image      Starting at $189.00      

Beaver Ridge 127

WoodHaven Thumbnail Image      Starting at $215.00      

WoodHaven

Deerfield Village 41, Eagle's Retreat Thumbnail Image

Deerfield Village 41, Eagle's Retreat

Styxneste Thumbnail Image      Starting at $169.00      

Styxneste

Deerfield Village 109, Red Spruce Retreat Thumbnail Image      Starting at $159.00      

Deerfield Village 109, Red Spruce Retreat

Almost Heaven Thumbnail Image      Starting at $215.00      

Almost Heaven

Sloan Bear Hideaway Thumbnail Image      Starting at $149.00      

Sloan Bear Hideaway

Eagle's Nest Thumbnail Image      Starting at $165.00      

Eagle's Nest

Blackwater Punch, Herzwood D204 Thumbnail Image      Starting at $165.00      

Blackwater Punch, Herzwood D204

Timberbrook Thumbnail Image      Starting at $249.00      

Timberbrook

Beaver's Den Thumbnail Image      Starting at $149.00      

Beaver's Den

Casa Sierra Thumbnail Image      Starting at $165.00      

Casa Sierra

Das Marchenhaus Thumbnail Image      Starting at $179.00      

Das Marchenhaus

Deer Creek Cottage Thumbnail Image      Starting at $159.00      

Deer Creek Cottage

Red Door Roost Thumbnail Image      Starting at $229.00      

Red Door Roost

Snow Oaks Thumbnail Image      Starting at $215.00      

Snow Oaks

THISISIT Thumbnail Image      Starting at $159.00      

THISISIT

Zen Too Thumbnail Image      Starting at $149.00      

Zen Too

Mountain Glory Cabin Thumbnail Image      Starting at $350.00      

Mountain Glory Cabin

Mountain Glory Cabin Thumbnail Image      Starting at $350.00      

Mountain Glory Cabin

Deerfield Village 41, Eagle's Retreat Thumbnail Image

Deerfield Village 41, Eagle's Retreat

SS16, Larkwood Lodge Thumbnail Image      Starting at $325.00      

SS16, Larkwood Lodge