Winter is Coming!

"Snowy Leaves" by David Faunce

“Snowy Leaves” by David Faunce


We’ve already had our first taste of winter with the snowflakes that hit on the 22nd, and we’re anticipating a lot more this season! Following last winter’s El Niño rain, this winter’s La Niña weather system will bring cold air and precipitation – just what we need for an epic season!

In the meantime, we have wrapped up our summer/fall operations to prepare for skiing. While the lift will not be operating for scenic lift rides or bikes, visitors may still hike our many trails and enjoy the last vestiges of autumn brilliance before the leaves give up their post.

Now is the time to book your winter ski vacation. Call 1-800-SNOWING for our hotel or 1-866-438-7259 to book one of the spacious and luxurious vacation rentals on our rental program. If you are bringing a large group, call 1-800-392-0152 to learn about our great group discounts on lodging, lift tickets, and rentals. We hope to see you soon! #ThinkSnow

Aloha to Ski Season

Looks like Punxsutawney Phil was right – Spring has sprung early this year!

Due to the Spring showers and warm weather forecast for the upcoming week, we have decided to go out on a high note this season, and make Snowy Luau the end of the 2015/16 ski season.

We will post the summer schedule soon. We hope to see you this summer, or on the slopes in December. Thanks for all the love and support!

Your Timberline Family

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 Canaan Valley. Two of our best alpine resorts are there with a world class cross-country area tucked in between. These places thrive on deep natural snow and when winter storm warnings start stacking up its where I want to be. And so it was last weekend; if it’s going to be biblical, why not head toward Canaan?

The Canaan Valley is best known for its pristine wilderness. The Dolly Sods, Canaan Wildlife Refuge and Blackwater Falls are spectacular places all year; in winter throw into the mix two alpine resorts, Timberline Four Seasons and Canaan Valley Resort; then between the two and virtually adjoining them both is the magnificent Whitegrass Touring Center.

Miles of trails and ski runs stretch like a web and the silk and gossamer are woods and glades. This is the main reason why the valley is my personal favorite for skiing after a storm. To peer around every Spruce and Beech, to pass over small falls and creek beds you need deep snow, a good attitude and an open mind, and you need the people with love and commitment to the region to open that up.

Like so many of us I watched the storm forecasts and computer models last week until my eyes actually flickered on their own. The bullseye kept moving but I made my bet on Thursday afternoon, threw skis in the car and pointed it north toward Davis, West Virginia. Anytime I can ski off a lift into a fresh 2 to 4 inches I’m a happy camper– this was projected to be 2 to 4 FEET. I was delirious. In the end the totals in the Valley were around 28’, so if not Biblical, epic will do…

(CLICK HERE to view full article with pictures)


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Beat the Storm!

With Winter Storm Jonas slamming the east coast this weekend, you can expect tons of powder at Timberline! Put your snow day to good use – take advantage of our great #BeatTheStorm special!

$25 lift tickets
1/21 – 1/22

Purchase yours at the ticket window!

Weekend Activities, 1/15/16 – 1/17/16

We’ve got lots of great entertainment and activities lined up for the whole family this weekend! Live music, Paint & Sip art classes, Carriage Rides, and more! See below for the full schedule.

Weekend Schedule 1/15 – 1/17

Friday, Jan. 15
9:00 pm – Saddle Tramps, performing at Timber’s Pub

Saturday, Jan. 16
10:00 am – 6:00 pm – Carriage Rides at Timberline Lodge ($5-$20)
10:00 am – 6:00 pm – Carving Demonstration by Totem Motive at Lodge
3:00 pm – Paint & Sip with Nanette
7:00 pm – Split String Soup, performing at Timber’s Pub
10:00 pm – Saddle Tramps, performing at Timber’s Pub

Sunday, Jan. 17
10:00 am – 6:00 pm – Carriage Rides at Timberline Lodge ($5-$20)
10:00 am – 6:00 pm – Carving Demonstration by Totem Motive at Lodge
11:00 am – Guided Art Class with Nanette
7:00 pm – Split String Soup, performing at Timber’s Pub

Call 1-800-SNOWING for information or to book lodging. –

Things to See, Do, Eat, and Buy.

Timberline Resort is located within a short drive of Davis and Thomas, WV. Both towns have numerous small businesses, artisan shops, and unique dining opportunities available for visitors to Canaan Valley. Whether you’re here to ski, or just to enjoy some time away from home, there are plenty of things to see and do, both on and off the resort. CLICK HERE to view some nearby dining, shopping, and entertainment options.