Catching the Dream

By David McCue (this post first appeared on The Mountain State of West Virginia has four major alpine ski resorts and during winter storm events they often gather up most of the best snow in the Mid Atlantic; the whole region has great skiing but I have an especially soft spot for the high [...]


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A Four Season Resort

With its peak at 4,268 feet, West Virginia's Timberline, a family oriented ski area located in the Canaan Valley, Davis, West Virginia, attracts plenty of natural snow – up to 224 1⁄2 inches have been measured to which our snowmakers have greatly contributed with superior snowmaking and meticulous grooming.

Timberline Ski area offers:

  • 41 trails of beginner, intermediate, and advanced terrain.
  • 2 terrain parks, including the new 750 foot terrain park added this season.
  • 30% increase in snowmaking over last season.
  • Ranked among the top four glade skiing areas in the East, with 31 acres of new glade skiing for 2015-16.
  • The 2-mile long Salamander Run, longest trail in the Southeast, was named Best Ski Run in the 2015 Blue Ridge Outdoors "Best of the Blue Ridge" competition.
  • A top rated ski school, daycare and children's program. Our ski instructors have a combined 140 years of experience!
  • Only slope-front hotel, ski-in/ski-out chalets and condominiums, and ski-in/ski-out home sites in the area.
  • Over 50 miles newly completed highway (Corridor H) coming from the DC area, reducing driving time by one hour.
  • Numerous racing events each year, and a superior junior racing team.
  • Discounted college student skiing rates and group skiing packages, girl scouts, boy scouts, church groups, school groups, etc.
  • 10% skiing rate discount for military, fire fighters, and first responders.
  • Known as the "Best kept secret" in the Southeast and referred to as "Snow Country" - up to 224 1/2" have been measured.
  • Honorable mention as the best destination ski resort for the DC area.
  • Live entertainment on weekends and holidays at Timber's Pub.
  • Fresh farm-to-table dishes served at Timberline's Fireside Grille and Timber Haus Cafeteria.

Closing Day for Skiing: March 20, 2016