West Virginia - Wild and Wonderful

About West Virginia

West Virginia is noted for its mountains and diverse topography, its historically significant logging and coal mining industries, and its political and labor history. It is one of the most densely karstic areas in the world, making it a choice area for recreational caving and scientific research.


West Virginia is full of opportunity for any business with a growing economy and a highly dedicated workforce. Whether you are running an existing business or thinking of starting a new business you can find all of the information you need throughout this business section.


West Virginia is fortunate to have a tremendous education system with a high standard of excellence. Please use the information provided here to learn more about the wealth of educational opportunities in our great state.


West Virginia is home to one of the finest workforces in the country based on our hard work and commitment to quality. Whether you are looking for new job opportunities, enhancing your job skills or researching future employment trends you can find all of the information you need throughout this employment section.


West Virginia offers the perfect balance of a rural and urban setting that suits a variety of lifestyles. This is a state where you can go whitewater rafting in the morning, go to an art exhibit in the afternoon and attend a concert in the evening. Whether you just moved to the Mountain State or your family has been here since it was founded, you are part of our community.


Maintaining proper health is vital to ensuring the highest quality of life possible. West Virginia strives to provide one of the best health care systems in the country that is affordable and available to all residents of the state. This section contains numerous resources to assist you in accessing the health care services provided in the state.


Exhilarate in the lasting beauty and natural wonder scattered throughout West Virginia. From unmatched outdoor recreation to world-class resorts, breathtaking scenery and a variety of cultural and historic attractions, West Virginia is an ideal spot to plan your next adventure. Discover for yourself what makes West Virginia wild and wonderful.

 Serious Snow Means Longer Ski Season at Canaan Valley Extended through March 23, 2014



With more than 130 inches of natural snow at Canaan Valley Resort, ski season is being extended to March 23, according to Paul Redford, district administrator for West Virginia State Parks. This means skiers will have an additional three weeks to enjoy the slopes at this Tucker County destination.
“Slope conditions are excellent and the forecast for a longer winter is encouraging for winter sport enthusiasts,” Redford said.
The extension applies to downhill slopes, beginners ski area, tubing park and ice skating area. Canaan’s snow-making ability keeps the slopes at an 18-41 inch base, assuring the packed powder slopes remain downhill-ski friendly.
Canaan Valley Resort has 43 trails supported by two surface lifts and two magic carpets for transport up hill. A snow and trails report is posted daily at wwvstateparks.com and at canaanresort.com.
Canaan Valley Resort is a four-season, year-round destination. Ski season yields to golf play, camping, and a sporting clays range that will open after ski season. The lodge and cabins are popular any time of the year for vacations, getaways and group functions. An indoor pool, sauna and fitness center are located at the lodge. Information about winter sports and year-round recreation at Canaan Valley Resort, lodging, ski lessons, group services and dining options is at canaanresort.com or call 304-866-4121. 

Contact Information

Paul Redford