Whether you’re looking to make the most of cold weather, or to simply get outside the city for a relaxing weekend, ski towns have a cozy appeal that’s hard to find anywhere else. And with a new highway from northern VA to Davis, WV, you can drive to one in as little as 2.5 hours.
Plan your trip to a ski town like Canaan Valley Resort to coincide with an event, like our anticipated wine dinners, or make a day of skiing, snowboarding, or tubing on the hill. See more of what’s happening this winter in eastern West Virginia below.
Wine Dinner: Sat. Nov. 12 & 26
Wine and dine in the nature-inspired Aspen Room at Canaan Valley Resort. Indulge in a gourmet five-course meal, where each course is served with a carefully selected wine to complement the dish’s flavor. You can even book a night’s stay right at the resort so you can enjoy each glass to the fullest! Reserve your seat (and room) soon.
Thanksgiving Celebration: Thur. Nov. 24
Invite the whole family to enjoy a buffet-style Thanksgiving dinner with all the traditional fixings, like turkey and mashed potatoes—and epicurean options too, like braised pork tenderloin with pumpkin glaze. Make a weekend of it, as the snow tube park is open November 25-27, (Mother Nature permitting). The lodge will also have contests, games, and crafts for kids and adults.
Ski season kickoff: Sat. Dec. 10
This is the most exciting day of the year at the resort. With an average annual snowfall of 180 inches, and snowmaking covering 75% of runs, you’ll have plenty of powder to shred. And when the snow is really good, you’ll have 47 trails to choose from, including beginner and expert runs. Canaan Valley’s Stay and Play packages make it easier for you to experience more of the resort, too.
Whether you’re the creative type seeking a place to clear your head, or a business professional in need of quality uninterrupted work or planning time, winter at the lodge makes for the perfect retreat. The resort’s increased bandwidth and Wi-Fi hotspots allow you to find your ideal productivity place onsite, too. Ski or snowboard by day, and work by night. Come anytime to rejuvenate around nature and produce your best work yet.
Backwater Falls State Park
See the famous falls after a light coating of fresh snow—it’s breathtaking! Watch the rushing waters drop 60 feet, as if winter was no match for its mighty current. Catch a glimpse from several viewing areas just outside of Davis, WV, all year long.
Local brews on tap
Stumptown Ales is right here in Davis, and their hop-forward brews will make your taste buds smile (if they could). Even if you’re not into hoppy ales, they have plenty of other homebrewed options, like their Lefty Lucy American Ale and Over the Tip Top Breakfast Stout. Pair your pint with an appetizer, like the spinach artichoke red pepper cheese Panini, and you’ll be set for an enjoyable evening.
Ready to experience winter in West Virginia?
Plan your road trip or getaway to Canaan Valley Resort. Learn more about joining us in the mountains this winter.