How will you Get Tucker’d this winter in Tucker County, West Virginia? With everything this high-mountain paradise has to offer throughout the season, it’s no wonder it has become the go-to destination for those who want to get the most out of winter.
Snow sports in Tucker County are legendary, and with good reason. All the necessary natural ingredients are here in abundance to assure the ultimate winter playground. Snow, and lots of it, blankets the region amply in all its sparkling glory. The area’s premier resorts, Canaan Valley, Timberline, and Whitegrass are situated within five miles of each other and enjoy average snowfall ranges between 150 and 180 inches! The lofty mountains embrace the sky with summits that exceed 4,260 feet.
Over 80 slopes and trails, eight lifts, terrain parks and a snowtubing park offer fun for every level of thrill seeker, from novice to expert and everything in between. At Canaan Valley Resort, downhill skiers and snowboarders of all levels love its 43 slopes and trails. With a vertical drop of 850 feet, adventurers of all ages enjoy snowboarding, skiing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating and snow tubing.
Timberline Resort offers some of the longest runs in the South, nearly two miles long. The resort’s 1,000-foot rise and 41 slopes and trails are evenly divided among easiest, intermediate and expert terrain. Skiers and boarders of all abilities, from snow angel to daredevil, have a satisfying way to get to the bottom.For more than 30 years, White Grass Cross Country Touring Center has been offering cross country skiing, snowshoeing and telemarking. With a well-maintained 50-kiolmeter trail system, lessons are offered for all levels and specialties, and rentals are available for all types of cross country skiing and snowshoeing. Full moon night tours offer a breathtaking winter experience.
Home to those iconic falls, Blackwater Falls State Park also offers cross country skiing and sledding. A conveyor transports riders to the top of the sled run before the thrilling ride down. The park also offers equipment rentals, a warming area and refreshments.
Not geared up for snow sports? No problem! A wide selection of the latest gear is available for both sales and rental at the Driftland Ski and Sport in Davis. The Ski Barn in Canaan Valley also offers extensive equipment rental and sales and a staff of pros who know exactly what you need to make the most of your winter adventures.
Don’t just get Tucker’d. Get wild at the Wild Things Weekend, March 4th – 5th, at Canaan Valley Resort. Head out to the slopes to enjoy family friendly activities, contests, and the Governor’s Cup Ski Race—the longest running ski race in the Southeast! The annual Snowy Luau, March 11th and 12th, at Timberline Ski Resort is one of the area’s favorite events. Contests, games, food, fireworks and ski races highlight this high-energy, family friendly festival. Don’t forget your favorite Hawaiian shirt!Winter in Tucker County is much more than snow sports. From diverse music performances and special events to legendary libation, it’s also a great place to play up an appetite and a thirst. There are plenty of local favorites to please the palate and warm the soul. The always-happening Purple Fiddle in Thomas offers great brews and live music in a lively atmosphere. Whether you need the warmth of a gourmet coffee or the invigorating bite of a Moscow Mule, the Tip Top Coffee Bar is always a good choice for a great time. Or sample some interesting brews at one of West Virginia’s largest full-scale microbreweries, Mountain State Brewing Company.
In nearby Davis, don’t miss Blackwater Brewing or a Holy Citra Double IPA at Stumptown Ales. An authentic taste of New York awaits at Sirianni’s Pizza Café, with mouthwatering pizza, pasta and sandwiches. As its name implies, Hellbender’s Burritos can conquer even the most serious appetite. Canaan Valley offers several great dining choices. Enjoy casual dining in a pleasant atmosphere at White Grass Café, or savor a homemade meal at Amelia’s Restaurant, featuring its own in-house pastry chef. And full-service dining by the fireplace at Canaan Valley Resort is always in good taste.
Whether you’re staying the weekend or a week, lodging options are diverse and the hospitality is warm and inviting in Tucker County. Canaan Valley’s 160-room lodge offers luxury and great views, while cozy Bed and Breakfasts offer intimacy and charm. Or choose a quaint rental cabin or accommodating house, many with slope convenient slope access. If you decide to stay for life, there are six real estate agencies in Canaan Valley to help you find your new home in paradise.
Visit GetTuckered.com or call 800-782-2775 to Get Tucker’d this winter.