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Timberline, WV Mar 20, 2011

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Timberline ski area in Canaan Valley West Virginia held their very fun Snowy Luau spring ski festival over this past weekend.  It is one of the best such events in the mid-Atlantic.  I didn't make it on Saturday, the biggest party day/night, but I got out there for a full day of skiing Sunday.  Nice day, fun spring conditions, all trails still open, no liftlines.  Skied and picnicked with a bunch of folks who are forum members here and at DCSki.com 

 

Spring skiing is the reward we avid types give to ourselves.  All the crowds from mid-season and the Holidays are gone, mild picnic weather, corn snow surfaces, and soft bumps prevail for us to savor among ourselves.  Sunday was kind of bittersweet knowing it was my last ski day of the season, but it was a nice one to impart sweet memories until next winter!

 

The group (age spread for this group is 7th grade to 70 years!), L-R:  Vince, Kim, Telerod, Marcus, Cathy, Eric, Laurel Hill Crazie, Jamesj, JohnL, Jimmy, friend, The Colonel

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Kim on edge

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TeleRod makes his comeback from a broken wrist

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Laurel Hill Crazie family

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Eric hitting the bumps

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JohnL getting a little bend out of his Line skis, Aloha!

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The Colonel and Cathy

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Marcus is SMOOTH

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Later in the day they cleared this run so the Mayor of Timberline could survey his domain without distraction - Jimmysmile.gif

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post #2 of 17

I see Billy Kidd also showed upspit.gif

LL

 

I swear I will try to check this out next year..

post #3 of 17

Thanks for the pics, Jim. We had a great time. I'm sorry I had to leave before I could say aloha. Thanks to all the T-line and DCSki folks. It is always a blast to ski with yunz guys. The Drop was fun after it softened up a bit.

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Mr and Mrs Laurel Hill Crazie, a couple that skis black diamonds together, stays togethersmile.gif

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Same for a mother and son:

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SCWVA on left, Marcus on right.  Beautiful Canaan Valley WV in the background.

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JohnL talking trash with Jimmy from the lift

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Marcus to the rescue on a bump run called The Drop

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Guys, it was a very good day.  I only wish I could've skiied with ya'll more.  If you think the conditions were good this weekend, you should've skiied them with chest deep pow-pow in the trees last january and all of last season.  If Epic conditions happen again next season, don't hesitate....  drop what your're doing, kiss the spouse, grab the pow-pow boards and ask for a guided tour from JohnL or the mayor.  Guaranteed they'll be there if it happens.yahoo.gif

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Looks like you guys had a great time, sorry I missed it.  Couldn't get the troops mobilized to come down so we ended up at Springs instead. 

 

Will definitely make firm plans to attend next year!

 

Mike

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I keep hearing how good Timberline is and the pictures make it look like a lot of fun.  I guess I need to add this to my to-do list for next year.

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I keep hearing how good Timberline is and the pictures make it look like a lot of fun.  I guess I need to add this to my to-do list for next year.


 

I guess it is about 30-60 mins farther from your area than Seven Springs, but it has a significantly larger continuous vertical and some good glade skiing.  Also, gets more natural snow and is a good choice when other ski areas are closing in spring time.  The base (3200') is higher than the summit of Seven Springs.  Less upscale touristy, more hardcore clientele.  Two other ski areas very close by.  Maybe we'll see you at Snowy Luau next year?smile.gif  The nearby Canaan Valley lodge often has discounted rooms at that time in the $40-50 range.  Finally, the lift ticket on Sunday at Timberline was $35 spring rate.


 

 

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I have a bunch of friends headed down this week for a 5 day weekend but it wasn't in the fianances for me since I am headed to Utah on the 6th.  I guess I need to start putting money away for next season.  cool.gif

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After I ran on about T-Line you shut me up with Utahhissyfit.gif

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With the cost of airfare, lodging, etc. the trip to Utah was almost a trip to Timberline but a free ski-in ski-out condo in Park City is awfully hard to turn down.  I was looking forward to some spring bump skiing there.

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I have a bunch of friends headed down this week for a 5 day weekend but it wasn't in the fianances for me since I am headed to Utah on the 6th.  I guess I need to start putting money away for next season.  cool.gif



cstreu1026 you might consider January for next year

 

 

post #13 of 17

Pillow lines and frozen waterfalls in WV?  Awesome!
 

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cstreu1026 you might consider January for next year

 

 



 

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cstreu1026 you might consider January for next year

 

 



Sweet video!  The biggest storm I have ever skied in my 20 years on snow was in the Canaan Valley in March of 93.  43 inches in 36 hours.  I'll have to keep an eye on the weather next season and look for a nor'easter to head that way.

 

post #15 of 17

Timberline actually skis better (compared to a nor'easter) when the lake effect, clippers and various small disturbances accumulate snow over days/weeks. It is not uncommon to get 4+ inches a day for 1-2 weeks. (And nearby cities get nada.) That adds up to some serious snow and often small crowds. (T-Line is virtually empty during the week, but the various pow hounds (locals, commuters like myself, ski patrol, ski instructors) can hit it hard when it is good.)

 

T-Line Weather Links:

http://www.whitegrass.com/report.html

http://canaanweather.4t.com/

 

 

post #16 of 17

Be advised that T-Line has the slowest lifts known to man. It can take 13 minutes to ride up (for only 1,000 vertical feet.)

post #17 of 17

That doesn't me.  I need a good breather after 1000 vertical feet of moguls anyway.  

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