Catching the Dream

By David McCue (this post first appeared on SkiSoutheast.com) 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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Our slopes are going downhill

In a good way. We have created a total of 41 slopes and two terrain parks at an elevation of 4268 foot summit with 1000 feet of consistent vertical, including six new gladed areas, in addition to the six areas we are known for in the category of glade skiing. Check out the Cherry Bowl,— a north-facing gladed bowl which naturally captures both natural and manmade snow with a Western feel. We have two extremely challenging runs — double black diamond — which are some of the steepest and most expert terrain in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast. Our single black diamond runs are some of the longest and most consistent — including the ever-popular White Lightning.  Blue runs include Almost Heaven, Thunderstruck, Dew Drop and Twister, the latter of which winds a mile and a half and through two ski tunnels with spectacular views of Canaan Valley State Park. Salamander is the longest trail with the highest average vertical south of Vermont. Salamander allows you to experience the Dolly Sods Wilderness and Timberline's telemark and cross country skiing. We are the recognized mecca for telemark skiing in our entire region.