CANAAN VALLEY, W.Va. — A new lodge and a winter for the ages has the ski enthusiasts loving life at Canaan Valley Resort in Tucker County.
“Mother Nature didn’t cooperate all that well in December, but in the last few days it’s whitened up a good bit and we’re enjoying the snow,” said Resort General Manger David Herscher.
The new resort at Canaan Valley opened last fall, but is only now being fully discovered.
“We are a destination and if we were anywhere else we wouldn’t be the destination we are,” said Herscher. “We have new roads going in and will bring more guests from the DC area and it’s definitely a destination worth visiting.”
The resort was wrought with struggles during construction. Weather delays slowed the process considerably. Finances were another matter, but the legislature is debating legislation creating a new source of emergency funding for the state park system from lottery revenues. A large chunk of that money is specifically aimed at operating the new Canaan Valley lodge.
“It’s going to help to supplement us as we move forward,” he said. “There havebeen a number of different ways we provide excellent service that our repeat guests have come to know and the new ones will enjoy.”