Canaan Valley WV Winter Weekend

Canaan Valley, West Virginia
Cross Country Skiing, Snowshoeing, Hiking
14 Explorer Chicks
4 Days


Cross-country ski and snowshoe through the snowy paradise of Canaan Valley, WV. Shout YASSS at frozen waterfalls on our small group weekend getaway for women only! Can we get an OUT OF OFFICE for this?! Canaan Valley in West Virginia is the perfect spectacular, snowy paradise for winter activities. Cross-country ski, snowshoe, and explore the live music and local microbreweries of the surrounding towns with other bold, adventurous women.


Become part of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Parka as you enjoy the best winter sports in the East. We’ll explore West Virginia’s mountainous Canaan Valley via snowshoe. Glide past frozen waterfalls, ice curtains, and rivers in Blackwater Falls State Park.

Cross-country Ski

Next, spend a day learning how to cross-country ski with with over 1,200 feet of vertical gains and 60+ km of trail length. Glide through frozen landscapes and white-capped mountain vistas.

Unwind and Relax

Then, slow it down with relaxing evenings in the colorful towns of Thomas and Davis, WV as we enjoy local eateries, live music, and microbreweries. #adventurethencocktails Each night is spent in a cozy State Park lodge with views of Blackwater Gorge. 

Every day of our long weekend together will be filled with outdoor activities! Embrace the winter weather and have the best snow days ever on this Winter Weekend Adventure in Canaan Valley, WV!

Because much of our West Virginia Winter Adventure relies upon snow for many of our activities, your Explorer Chick Adventure Guide will review the next day’s activities, departure, and meal times each evening. Some of the activities you can look forward to on your Winter Adventure are: 

  • Full Day cross country skiing with instruction, skis, boots, and poles included 
  • Full Day snowshoe in Canaan Valley Resort State Park with snowshoe rental included 
  • Winter hiking in Blackwater Falls State Park on trails right out the front door of your lodge to views of frozen waterfalls and Blackwater Gorge 
  • Reliving some of your best snow day memories on the longest sled run on the East Coast! A night of music and merriment at a local cafe in Davis, WV 
  • 4 days/3 nights in a State Park Lodge with views of Blackwater Gorge, Wi-Fi, indoor pool, fitness center, cozy social areas, and restaurant on site. Rooms will be shared, double occupancy
  • Full Day cross country skiing with instruction, skis, boots, and poles included
  • Full Day snowshoe in Canaan Valley Resort State Park with snowshoe rental included
  • Hiking in Blackwater Falls State Park on trails right out the front door of your lodge to views of frozen waterfalls and Blackwater Gorge
  • Meals from Dinner on Day 1 to Lunch on Day 4
  • Transportation throughout the itinerary
  • A commemorative Explorer Chick shirt.
  • All tips for included meals and local guides.
  • A detailed Travel Guide upon booking with everything you need to know for your trip.
  • The freedom to enjoy your vacation and mindlessly wander!
  • One experienced Explorer Chick Leader ensuring your trip is seamless and unforgettable!
  • Small Group experience! Your Explorer Chick Adventure is exclusive and limited to 12 women.

*Packages do NOT include your airfare, airport transportation, alcoholic beverages, travel insurance, Explorer Chick Leader Tips, meals exclusive of itinerary, or costs for additional activities.  

*Does NOT include your Explorer Chick Guide’s Tips – Tipping your Explorer Chick Guide is optional, but customary. If you wish to recognize your Explorer Chick Guides for exceptional service we recommend you tip total 10-25% of your trip costs.

*Explorer Chick reserves the option to modify trip itineraries at the discretion of your tour director as necessary due to weather, conditions, illness, injury, group dynamics, or other unforeseen incidents.

You will receive a Travel Guide attached to your booking confirmation with all the hotel and all the information you’ll need to prepare for your epic trip!

Your adventure begins and ends at our Lodge in Blackwater Falls State Park, WV.

Day 1 – Arrival: Plan to arrive to our Lodge in Blackwater Falls State Park, WV before our 5pm Welcome Dinner. Hotel check-in begins at 4pm.

Day 4 – Departure: We will wrap up our snowy adventures around 1pm after our farewell lunch on Day 4.

Air Travel: You’ll want to fly into either Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) or Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT). Your airport transfers to and from our Lodge in Blackwater Falls State Park are NOT included with your package. The estimated drive time from either airport to Blackwater Falls State Park is about 3.5 hours.

We require a minimum of 5 Explorer Chicks for this trip. Please confirm this trip is guaranteed before booking your airfare. 

This winter adventure is rated moderate and focused on a variety of outdoor, winter activities. We’ll be outside every day in a variety of winter elements snowshoeing and cross-country skiing while exploring Canaan Valley. You should train your body to be outside for hours at a time bundled up and staying active. To get the most from your Adventure we recommend having a solid fitness base with training on the trails and inclines in a variety of weather conditions. Train how you play!  

Please consider your ability to meet the physical demands very seriously. It is for the safety of both you and our group. All Explorer Chicks will be required to sign an Acknowledgement of Physical Demands as part of their waiver upon booking.

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