Weekend Activities – Jan. 9-10

For our guests who don’t ski, or for those who finish early in the day, we have plenty of activities planned for this weekend! See below for the full schedule of activities:

Saturday, Jan. 9
10:00 – 2:00pm – Wood Carving Demonstration
11:00 – 12:00 pm – Kids Crafts
12:00 – 6:00 pm – Carriage Rides (meet in front of the lodge – $5-$20)
1:00 – 2:00 PM – Kids Crafts
3:00 pm – Paint & Sip with Nanette Seligman
8:00 pm – DJ Cin Karaoke Dance Party

Sunday, Jan. 10
10:00 – 2:00pm – Wood Carving Demonstration
11:00 am – Paint & Sip with Nanette Seligman
12:00 – 6:00 pm – Carriage Rides (meet in front of the lodge – $5-$20)

Call 1-800-SNOWING for information or to book lodging.
www.timberlineresort.com – www.timberspub.com

New Trails, Improved Snowmaking

Skiers can enjoy 31 new acres of glade skiing for the 2015-16 season on Old Dominion and Spinal Tap. Old Dominion is situated between the lower portion of The Drop and Salamander. Spinal Tap is located between the Silver Queen lift and The Drop, and will be approximately the same size as Cherry Bowl.

We have also completed clearing the areas for Timberline’s new terrain park and the future site of the tubing park. The new terrain park, currently unnamed, will be over twice the length of Bear Claw, at approximately 700 feet. This area will receive a new handle tow, which has been ordered and will be delivered soon. Both top and bottom lift terminals are in place and the lift shack is being built. All other lifts have been serviced and are in good working order for the upcoming season.

In addition to the new trails, Timberline has been working to increase our snowmaking capacity. We have installed new water pipes on the mountain, and will be installing two new pumps with the capacity to move 1250 gallons/minute from the bottom of the mountain, and 800 gpm from mid-station to the snow guns at the top of the mountain, allowing us to open some of the more advanced trails earlier in the season. New snow gun mounting poles are in place at White Lightning, and we are in the process of acquiring 21 new Snow Logic snow guns to place there. These upgrades will constitute a 30% overall increase to our snowmaking capacity.

Announcing the World’s First Snowfunding Campaign!

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Timberline Four Seasons Resort is partnering with Destination Crowd Capital to launch the world’s first “snowfunding” campaign. The campaign’s goal is to use crowdfunding to raise money to fund snowmaking, lift improvements, resort improvements, and sustainability initiatives. For their support, campaign backers will receive greatly discounted lift tickets and lodging packages. This is an opportunity for the resort’s loyal customers to receive great deals while also helping to bolster a campaign which will ultimately make the resort an even better destination.

“Timberline is really one of the best-kept secrets on the East Coast. We receive almost 180 inches of snow annually, spread across 10 miles of ski runs, including the two mile long Salamander Run,” said Fred Herz, co-owner of Timberline. “Our mountain rewards skiers with a long season, days of knee-deep powder, a thousand foot vertical drop, and truly varied and challenging terrain. With our snowfunding campaign, we can make this an even more special destination with snow that is as close to perfection as we can make it, well groomed ski runs and a family atmosphere.”

“Timberline has been a part of my family for over 30 years, one of the last family-owned resorts in the east,” said Herz. “We may not be as well-known as some of the other resorts near DC,” he explained. “But with the expanded Corridor H highway, we are now effectively an hour closer to DC.”

As Corridor H attracts more visitors, and Timberline continues to serve its longstanding loyal customers, the resort is expanding its capacity. More gladed skiing areas are opening, a tubing park is planned, the lodge is being upgraded, state-of-the-art energy and water efficient snow guns are being added, and lift improvements are planned. To help make this happen, Herz turned to Destination Crowd Capital’s snowfundingcampaigning (www.snowfunding.com) – crowdfunding in support of the sustainability and improvements of the resort.

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The story has been picked up by the Associated Press. Click HERE to read.

Best of the Blue Ridge – Best Ski Run: Salamander

After four weeks and over 5,000 votes, the final results are in. Readers selected their favorite regional races, faces, and places.

Ski Run
Salamander Run
(Timberline Four Seasons Resort, W.Va.)
Skiing in the East is often overshadowed by the stuff out West, but if there’s one place that gets reliable powder from December thru March, it’s the high country of West Virginia. Timberline Four Seasons Resort is located smack dab in the heart of Canaan Valley, an area notorious for its harsh winters. If you can stick through the cold temps and frequent rainfall though, you’ll be rewarded with a long ski season full of knee-deep powder days and an annual snowfall that averages close to 180 inches. At two miles long, Timberline’s Salamander Run brings downhill skiers and riders every year to get a taste of the longest run in the Southeast. Telemark skiing is big in Canaan country too, and some of the most legendary telemark skiers in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast journey every year to Timberline for its glade skiing and annual Telemark Festival.
Runners-up: Cupp Run (Snowshoe, W.Va.), Cliffhanger (Wintergreen, Va.)

For slope front hotel lodging call 1-800-SNOWING ( 1-800-766-9464 )

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Zip Line @ Timberline

unnamedIt’s never too late to learn a snowsport!
Carol Smith, 76, of Johnstown, PA, was taking a lesson last week at Timberline. Whether you are four years old or 80, our ski school can help introduce you to the sport or help improve your skills. Smith was taking her second lesson, having taken her first lesson last year at Timberline. “My son said that the ski instructors at Timberline would give me the most personal attention and they are very skilled at what they do,” Smith said. “I just thought it (skiing) would be a good way to stay physically fit and spend time with my family.” Smith added that she planned to continue coming to Timberline. “Its a great way to meet people, keep your body and brain active and we like spending time outdoors.” Smith credited her instructors, Bernie and Janice, with helping her along and also gave a “shout out” to the ski patrol who are “excellent, compassionate and great at what they do.” (Her son Mike is a member of Timberline’s ski patrol)!

 

 

Timberline Race Team

The Timberline Race Team is designed to help young racers learn the techniques of ski racing for both giant slalom and slalom racing. TRT’s approach is to teach solid fundamental skiing movements in free skiing that are then applied to the demands of ski racing. TRT’s qualified coaches conduct training and racing in a family-friendly, safe atmosphere. The team practices Saturdays and Sundays. For more info, email russellmarke@gmail.com

FIRESIDE SPECIALS
from Timberline Four Seasons Realty

When you make a midweek, non-holiday reservation for the period between Jan 20 and Feb 20, 2014, you will receive a 15% discount off your base lodging rate. To take advantage of this special offer, call the realty office at 866.438.7259.

You can also reserve lift tickets with your house or condo rental through T4SR! We are the only vacation rental company that saves you time – and could save you money! Visit our website here.

TIMBERS INN IS OPEN FOR YOUR VISIT!

unnamed (1)Remember our slopeside hotel when planning your trip to Timberline! It fills up fast, so plan ahead. Sitting on Winterset Trail, the hotel features slopeside balconies and some rooms have jetted tubs to sooth those tired muscles after a full day of skiing. Call 800-SNOWING to make reservations!

My Timberline Winter Getaway by Chris Hankins, Huntington, WV

We had an outstanding experience at Timberline. We haven’t stop talking
about it since we got back. A lot of people in our circles already know.
It snowed the entire time over the weekend ( 6-8inches). Monday was beautiful
and sunny. The slopes provided fresh powder skiing everyday and impressed me because it offered something for all skiers and levels. We were able to ski as long and hard–or just cruise as family. We could pretty much do all the “body could handle”. (By Sunday afternoon my body was reminding me that I was no spring chicken anymore, despite my denials. Thank goodness for THE HOT TUB!!!) The wonderful ski in/out accommodations gave us the the ability to ski off the slopes after a hard day/night ski
and come in and relax by the fire, tv and that all-so-important/rejuvenating hot tub. The kids wore out the cafeteria and the adults did the same to the restaurant and pub. We had great meals and service. The front office, property and ski rentals staff were all very accommodating, friendly and professional. We look forward to our next experience at Timberline. Chris Hankins