Canaan Valley, West Virginia

Itinerary for Three Days at 3,000 Feet

One day in Tucker County is never enough and two days only scratches the surface. But three days, now you are tapping into the “get tuckered” winter experience.

Spa Treatment Part of “getting tuckered” in Tucker County comes with sore muscles and achy joints after a solid day’s adventure. Others come to the mountains just to relax, putting the stresses of life behind, and to leave in a higher state of Zen. The cure is a visit to one of our dedicated massage therapists for just the right treatment. Several types of spa treatments are available depending on individual needs at three locations, in Thomas at Allegheny Holistic Health Care and Sankofa Massage, and in Canaan Valley at Canaan Valley Resort State Park. To make life as enjoyable as possible out of house services in and around Canaan Valley can be tailored to your schedule and vacation rental location.

Live Music and Dancing The Purple Fiddle in Thomas, WV hosts live music almost every day of the week. Come Friday and Saturday night you can expect top notch talent from all over the country. This is not your typical small town scene, well small town yes, but the talent is big! Also noteworthy are the mid-day shows on Saturday and Sunday which are free, and go with a delicious lunch menu that is available on site. Enjoy dinner and free live music at Wicked Wilderness Pub in downtown Davis almost every weekend all winter long. Wicked Wilderness Pub brings in quality talent from all over the region, so don’t let “free” get in the way of seeing an outstanding performance! Keep an eye out for live shows at each of our three ski resorts in Canaan Valley, whether it be an après ski show or evening gig.

A Day at Whitegrass Whitegrass Cross Country Ski Area is the epitome of a winter grass roots movement that was recognized by USA today in 2018 as America’s #1 cross country ski resort. You may ask yourself, how does a cross country ski area in WV compete with places like Jackson Hole, WY and Lake Tahoe, CA? By simply embracing family fun, excitement in nature, homemade organic foods, and living every day to the fullest at 3,200 feet. Skiing is not the sole activity at Whitegrass either, there are lots of options for all you first timers in search of winter fun.

Hang Loose Does a day with no expectations sound exactly like what the doctor ordered? Read a tantalizing book by the fire as snow falls gently outside is one reality when relaxing in the mountains. Unwind with a walk at Blackwater Falls State Park, where summer crowds now fill the ski slopes. Head to Thomas, WV and browse the art galleries and converse with one of our resident artists who have helped turn Tucker County into WV’s top art destination. Visit one of our breweries for a mid-day beverage or take home a growler filled for an evening of hot tubbing. Whatever you choose just go with the flow, you are now on tucker time.

Ski or Snowboard With an average of 150 inches of snow a year and an elevation of over 4,000 feet, skiing and snowboarding at Canaan Valley or Timberline ski resorts is a must. Pencil in a full day, or two, of fun for both beginners and experts ready to tackle the slopes. Lessons and rentals are available for first timers while black diamond slopes, gladed tree runs and terrain parks keep the most experienced challenged all day long. Once the ski and snowboard legs are maxed out head inside for hot coco or hot toddy to round out the day.

Snow Tubing and Sledding Take yourself back to being a kid again or take the kids to be kids. Sledding and tubing are quickly becoming the most popular activity in Tucker County. The beauty of our two fun zones is that the tubing hill at Canaan Valley Resort is vastly different than the sledding hill at Blackwater Falls State Park. Canaan’s tubing hill utilizes air filled purpose built inner tubes that fly down individual lanes. Sledding at Blackwater Falls uses a traditional sled on an open run that happens to be the longest of its kind on the east coast. Each location utilizes a mechanical conveyor lift bringing you to the top of the hill for effortless fun for the entire family.