The Best Skiing in West Virginia

Skiing in West Virginia has never been better than this. Canaan Valley and the surrounding area has some of the best West Virginia ski resorts, each with their own unique ski trails, ski packages, and attractions for all ages.

Whether you’re new to the sport or just looking for a fun day with friends and family, these West Virginia skiing destinations will have you shredding the snow in no time!


a skier going down a slopeCanaan Valley Resort

Distance from Harman’s: 32 miles

Ski Features: With 47 trails and a popular tubing park, Canaan Valley Resort is a top destination for skiing in West Virginia. There’s plenty of action and activities for all ages, with beginner, intermediate, and advanced/expert trails throughout the resort. The mountain’s summit reaches an elevation of 4,280 feet with several lifts available. Grab a tube and race down the longest multi-lane tube park in the Mid-Atlantic and a magic carpet lift will take you right back to the top! If skiing isn’t your thing, snowboarding and ice skating are also offered at the resort.

Ski Lessons: Whether you’re just learning to ski or need a refresher, Canaan Valley Resort has several lesson options for guests including private and group lessons. Kids ski lessons are also offered in either full or half day lessons.

Ski Rentals: Canaan Valley offers several ski and snowboard rentals throughout the season priced for adults and kids.

Other Resort Features: Grab a meal at Hickory Dining Lodge in the Main Lodge or a bite from one of their other four dining facilities. Enjoy a relaxing day at The Spa at Canaan and pick up a souvenir or some new gear at Season’s Gift Shop or Mountainside Gift Shop.

Get your tickets by calling (304) 866-4121.

Timberline Resort

Distance from Harman’s: 32 miles

Ski Features: Sitting at 4,265 feet above sea level, Timberline Mountain at Timberline Resort features an array of diverse slopes—41 in total—ranging from easy to advanced. Timberline Resort also features two terrain parks and four ski lifts to get you back to the top of the mountain for continuous trail runs. This West Virginia ski resort also features the South’s longest ski trail, winding down Timberline Mountain at 2-miles long!

Ski Lessons Offered: From alpine skiing tips to classes geared towards snowboarding, Timberline Resort will help you hit the slopes in no time. The resort also offers a children’s program for ages 4-12, giving kids an entire day of fun on the trails.

Other Resort FeaturesTimberline Resort has three restaurants to stave off those post-ski hunger craves. Timber’s Pub is well-known for its. Soothe your muscles after a trail run at Therapeutic Massage and visit The Outdoors Edge for gear and souvenir shopping.

Call (800) 766-9464 to get your tickets.

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cross country skiingWhite Grass Touring Center

Distance from Harman’s: 32 miles

Ski Features: White Grass Touring Center specializes in cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, with trails that reach over 4,000 feet in length. Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing is a relaxing way to enjoy the beauty of West Virginia’s winter landscape.

Ski Lessons: The White Grass Ski School has classes that will help skiers looking to specialize in cross country excursions.

Ski Shop: The ski shop supplies new and used gear with many types of skis, poles, boots, and more, including apparel and ski gear.

Call (304) 866-4114 to start plan your ski day at White Grass Touring Center!

Snowshoe Mountain

Distance from Harman’s: 70 miles

Ski Features: Ski at night with night skiing at Silver Creek, take a ride along the 8-lane tubing hill, or enjoy an exhilarating day of skiing or snowboarding the many slopes at Snowshoe Mountain. This West Virginia ski resort has five terrain parks! Freestylers will love these parks, with features for beginners to more advanced riders.

Ski Lessons: Snowshoe Mountain offers several types of ski lessons including terrain-based lessons, snowboard lessons, and lessons geared toward kids.

Ski Rentals: No matter your experience level, Snowshoe Mountain has the perfect ski or snowboard rentals for you, including season-long rentals and try before you buy offers.

Other Resort Features: Catch a show at the Comedy Cellar, get in a relaxing class of yoga, take a dip in the heated outdoor/indoor swimming pool, or give the kids a chance to run, jump, and bounce at The Big Top. Snowshoe Mountain has several on-site attractions and things to do for all ages to enjoy!

Contact (877) 441-4386 to get your tickets to Snowshoe Mountain.


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