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Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor
Frank Jezioro, Director

News Release: February 20, 2014

Facebook: WV Commerce - State Parks

Hoy Murphy, Public Information Officer (304) 957-9365 hoy.r.murphy@wv.gov

Contact:

Paul Redford, West Virginia State Parks Dist. Admin. 304-558-2764 Paul.A.Redford@wv.gov


Serious Snow Means Longer Ski Season at Canaan Valley Extended through March 23, 2014

DAVIS, W.Va. - With more than 130 inches of natural snow at Canaan Valley Resort, ski season is being extended to March 23, according to Paul Redford, district administrator for West Virginia State Parks. This means skiers will have an additional three weeks to enjoy the slopes at this Tucker County destination.

"Slope conditions are excellent and the forecast for a longer winter is encouraging for winter sport enthusiasts," Redford said.

The extension applies to downhill slopes, beginners ski area, tubing park and ice skating area. Canaan's snow-making ability keeps the slopes at an 18-41 inch base, assuring the packed powder slopes remain downhill-ski friendly.

Canaan Valley Resort has 43 trails supported by two surface lifts and two magic carpets for transport up hill. A snow and trails report is posted daily at wvstateparks.com and at canaanresort.com.

Canaan Valley Resort is a four-season, year-round destination. Ski season yields to golf play, camping, and a sporting clays range that will open after ski season. The lodge and cabins are popular any time of the year for vacations, getaways and group functions. An indoor pool, sauna and fitness center are located at the lodge. Information about winter sports and year-round recreation at Canaan Valley Resort, lodging, ski lessons, group services and dining options is at canaanresort.com or call 304-866-4121.

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Photo courtesy West Virginia Department of Commerce. A fire pit keeps skiers at Canaan Valley Resort warm.
Photo courtesy West Virginia Department of Commerce. A fire pit keeps skiers at Canaan Valley Resort warm.