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Tubing in the Valley

Jan. 31, 2013 @ 07:04 AM

Tubing In the Valley

WHAT: Canaan Valley Resort State Park's new Tube Park

WHERE: Canaan Valley in Davis, W.Va. (about 31/2 to 4 hours northeast of Huntington)

WHEN: Open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday

MORE FAMILY FUN: Other non-skiing action at the state park includes: An ice skating rink that is open noon to 8 p.m. Monday -Thursday with extended hours on weekends. Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing features a 30 km groomed trail and is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There's also airboarding as well at Canaan.

Horse-drawn sleigh rides are also new to Canaan Valley Resort in 2013. Rides can accommodate 5-8 individuals. The sleigh ride experience is operated by Mountain Trail Rides. The sleigh runs are on natural snow and dependent upon weather.

IN THE AREA: Next door to Canaan Valley is the family-owned Timberline Four Seasons Resort, which has the south's longest beginner run Salamander, that is two miles long. Go online at www.timberlineresort.com .

WHERE TO STAY: Go online at www.canaanresort.com for more info about state park lodging. Also, nearby Timberline Four Seasons Realty has hundreds of cabin choices as well as Timberline's slopeside hotel and other ski-in, ski-out accommodations. Go online at http://www.t4sr.com/new/.