NYE and Winter Events for 2023

Even if the weather outside is frightful, the outdoor winter sports season can be so delightful! Explore the magic of the 2023 Tucker County Ski Season with a full line of events at Canaan Valley Resort, Timberline Mountain, and White Grass. Even if you are exploring the area as a group of family and friends or solo, there is something for everyone.

For New Years, Canaan Valley Resort is offering several family friendly activities, including ice skating, snowtubing, and games. Enjoy fireworks display and music during their annual New Year’s Party and attend a live music performance and celebrate with your favorite dance moves with the Sodapop Gypsies at the Laurel Lounge. Head over to Timberline Mountain to start the evening off with a torch light parade, live music, and rail jam event.

You can never go wrong with a live show in Thomas, WV at the Purple Fiddle. Zach Deputy will be bringing in the new year as one of the Fiddles’ top performers.

Learn about the rich biodiversity and culture of Canaan Valley Refuge through Snowshoe Discovery Tours and participate in White Grass XC skiing area’s upcoming events. Cross Country racers love the 3rd annual Sunrise Scramble XC ski at Canaan Valley Resort.

The annual Cardboard Sled Race returns to Blackwater Falls State Park in February. Each year a new theme is announced, and an award is given to not only the fastest but also must creatively constructed sled. This is a wonderful family event!

If you are a college student, enjoy the perks of discounted lift tickets and ski or snowboard rentals at Timberline Mountain during the weekends of January 6th-8th February 3rd-5th and March 3rd-5th. Also, at Timberline Mountain on March 4th is World Telemark Day.

63rd annual Governors Cup Ski Race

And finally, don’t forget to save the date for the honorable 63rd Annual WV Governor’s Ski Cup on March 11-12th, 2023.  Enjoy 2 days of Slalom and Giant-Slalom racing and have the chance to have your name added to the highly esteemed Governor’s Cup Trophy. This highly regarded race is held at Timberline Mountain. Snowboarders will be included on Saturday of the race on Slalom in addition to Alpine and telemark skiing on GS and Slalom (Saturday and Sunday).  Registration for the event will begin February 5th, 2023. Visit https://www.skisignup.com/Race/WV/Davis/GovernorsCupSkiRace for more information.