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Ski the Valley

Embrace winter and Ski the Valley in Tucker County this season. With an average snowfall of 150 inches per year and an elevation of over 4,000 feet, we have all the natural ingredients that make our high-mountain paradise ideal for skiing, snowboarding, tubing, sledding and other seasonal activities. Check out our three premier ski resorts for the perfect winter playgrounds.

Along with our outdoor recreation and stunning scenic beauty, you’ll uncover charming small towns that are full of flavor. Explore the diverse dining and art scenes before unwinding in your chosen lodging.

Plan your go-to winter getaway to Tucker County today.



Get your lift tickets, strap on your gear and hit the slopes! With 47 exciting trails to tackle, Canaan Valley Resort is a destination for skiers and snowboarders of all ages and experience levels. Ramble is a popular run, known for its sweeping views where skiers can test their skills on the groomed slope or moguls that form during powder days. Maintain the adrenaline rush at Allegheny Alley Terrain Park, featuring a variety of boxes, rails and sculpted jumps for the daredevil skier or snowboarder. Looking for something different? Try out the Tube Park. It’s a unique West Virginia winter experience that is fun for the whole family.

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Newly renovated by new ownership and reopening for the 2020-2021 season, Timberline Mountain features 1,000 feet of vertical drop and terrain that appeals to a wide variety of skiers and snowboarders. Ride to the top of the mountain in the brand-new Doppelmayr 6-passenger lift (the first of its kind in WV). The ski resort has also added a four-passenger mid-mountain chairlift that services beginner and intermediate terrain and offers easy access to two terrain parks and trail-side lodging. Other improvements include a re-graded learning area with a conveyor carpet lift, extensive upgrades to the snowmaking system, a fully remodeled rental shop, consolidated food service facilities and an updated outdoor area.

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Named one of the “Best Cross-Country Ski Resorts,” Whitegrass Ski Touring Center & Cafe features more than 35 miles of maintained trails, ranging from 3,220 feet below the lodge to 4,463 atop Weiss Knob, Tucker County’s highest point. Interested in snowshoeing? Whitegrass has some snow-shoe only trails, too, that lead to specially scenic areas. Grab a bite, browse for gear, take a lesson — in addition to the trails, Whitegrass is known for its unique and laid-back atmosphere, wholesome natural food cafe, backcountry ski specialty shop and ski school.

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Tubing and Sledding

For more snowy excitement, take a ride down a powdery hill — groomed for maximum enjoyment and speed — on a sled or inner tube. Tucker County is one of the few winter destinations that offers both sledding and inner-tubing, which are two totally different experiences. Canaan Valley Resort’s multi-lane tube park is one of the largest in the Mid-Atlantic, and the sled run at Blackwater Falls State Park is the longest on the East Coast. Both are equipped with magic carpet lifts that whisks riders uphill, avoiding tiring treks. And if you need a break, sip some hot chocolate and warm up by outdoor fire pits.

Sled at Blackwater

Tube at Canaan

Ice Skating at Canaan


Lodging is an essential part of every trip, and Tucker County has plenty of options for a comfortable place to stay. Whether you’re looking for a rustic campsite, cozy cabin, full-service resort or something in between, our mountain accommodations are sure to fit your needs.

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Find your next meal in Tucker County. From hearty comfort food to locally roasted coffee to craft brews, delicious dining and carry-out options are available throughout the valley. Refuel after a long day outdoors at one of our local eateries.

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Support small business while shopping big in one of our small mountain towns of Davis, Thomas, or Parsons. Looking for that perfect souvenir of Canaan Valley or t-shirt of Blackwater Falls? Our state parks each have extravagant trading posts loaded with merchandise. A strong suit are the several art galleries producing locally made wears, paintings, and crafts throughout Tucker County.

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