Best skiing in the mid-atlantic area!


Canaan Valley Skiing Dec 2010 a video by ilamhouse on Flickr.

There is great cross country and downhill skiing in the Canaan Valley area, about three hours from DC at 3,700 ft elevation!

Plan a week or weekend there from mid-December through the end of March out in Canaan Valley.

The downhill skiing is terrific at either Timberline or Canaan Valley Resort – both about five miles from Ilam House.

Many of us really like the cross country skiing in Canaan Valley, because of the great natural snow (often), the crisp weather, the variety of trails available,  and the natural beauty of the valley.

You can ski (or snowshoe) for miles out the door of Ilam House around the Monongahela National Forest. There are miles of unofficial, semi-marked, and well marked trails – and you can do as little or as much as you want just around the house.

We also often ski at Whitegrass XC Ski Center, about five miles from the house – ski rentals, groomed trails, warm cafe, and wonderful people.

Here are some pics skiing around the house:

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And some trail breaking video from Whitegrass:

Whitegrass - Feb 2010 - Breaking Trail on Wilderness Trail

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