or Connect
EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › Mountain/Resort Related Forums › Resorts, Conditions & Travel › What's Still Got Good Coverage In Western PA, West Virginia, NY Area?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

What's Still Got Good Coverage In Western PA, West Virginia, NY Area?

post #1 of 23
Thread Starter 

My buddy and I are gonna go skiing one last time this year over the weekend and we live around Pittsburgh.  I'm just curious as to what resorts within like 3 1/2 or so hours from Pittsburgh still have good coverage and conditions?  Any help would be appreciated!!

post #2 of 23

I skied North Carolina yesterday and the resort even our resorts were still enjoying 100% coverage.  VA, and especially WV got a lot more snow out of the last few storms than we did.  They should be sitting pretty still up there.. @jimmy can give you the scoop at Timberline..

post #3 of 23
Thread Starter 

I just looked on Timberline's website and they claim that they're open all year round for skiing?

post #4 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by DeJay126 View Post
 

I just looked on Timberline's website and they claim that they're open all year round for skiing?

Wrong Timberline . . . that one is in Oregon.

post #5 of 23
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by marznc View Post
 

Wrong Timberline . . . that one is in Oregon.

HAHA WOOPS!! I was gonna say, how the heck do they pull that off?!

post #6 of 23
Thread Starter 

I can't tell from the website, what are timberlines hours now? Thinking about going tomorrow or Saturday.  I'm thinking either that or blue knob in central pa.

post #7 of 23

Just saw this thread. I just returned from Timberline and all snowmaking trails have great cover and they were expecting 6 to 8 inches of snow tonight. There was about 2 new when I left the Valley late afternoon.

post #8 of 23
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Laurel Hill Crazie View Post

Just saw this thread. I just returned from Timberline and all snowmaking trails have great cover and they were expecting 6 to 8 inches of snow tonight. There was about 2 new when I left the Valley late afternoon.
Do you know what their hours are this week and weekend?
post #9 of 23

Should be normal operating hours this week and might skiing on Friday and Saturday.

post #10 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by DeJay126 View Post
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Laurel Hill Crazie View Post

Just saw this thread. I just returned from Timberline and all snowmaking trails have great cover and they were expecting 6 to 8 inches of snow tonight. There was about 2 new when I left the Valley late afternoon.
Do you know what their hours are this week and weekend?

Timberline ended up with a foot or so for Monday. Lifts start at 9 during the week, 8 on weekends but not sure about Fridays. 

post #11 of 23
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by jimmy View Post
 

Timberline ended up with a foot or so for Monday. Lifts start at 9 during the week, 8 on weekends but not sure about Fridays. 

You said lifts open at 8 on the weekends?

post #12 of 23

jmmy's an instructor at Timberline.  His info should be accurate.

post #13 of 23
Thread Starter 
Well, I'll be there Saturday Jimmy! Lol
post #14 of 23
Thread Starter 

There's just not much info on it online.  I'm hoping it's at least comparable to 7 Springs considering I'm driving 3 hours there and 3 hours back on Saturday!

post #15 of 23

I can tell you that we had plenty of packed powder coverage today. Everywhere. 

post #16 of 23
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by jimmy View Post

I can tell you that we had plenty of packed powder coverage today. Everywhere. 
Can you keep me updated on the coverage if you go up before Saturday? I don't wanna drive 3 1/2" hours one way if the conditions aren't good. I'd appreciate it!
post #17 of 23

Well be glad you didn't come yesterday. Low angle glue like, steeper stuff better. Still lots of coverage though.

post #18 of 23
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by jimmy View Post
 

Well be glad you didn't come yesterday. Low angle glue like, steeper stuff better. Still lots of coverage though.

How's it looking today? I was watching the webcams online and it looks like a lot of that foot of snow melted and between the runs (in the woods) is all melted.  It's supposed to be 50 today, hoping the rest doesn't melt and the conditions are decent for Saturday.  I really wanna come check it out but like I said, I don't wanna drive 7 hours round trip if  the conditions aren't right! LOL  You're my eyes here, guide me! Just let me know, if you were traveling 3 1/2 hours one way, would it be worth it (in your opinion).  Thanks so much!

post #19 of 23

Well, you should have been here yesterday :) . Here is the scoop, the surface softened around 11 yesterday and started to firm up around 4pm so that's five hours of wonderful top to bottom spring skiing. It's 33 right now, dusting of snow overnight. We've still got good coverage. Lifts open at 9 on Saturday.

post #20 of 23
Thread Starter 
Okay, thanks for that. I kinda figured that it would melt and freeze like everywhere else during the spring and that there would be ice spots once the sun goes down. Just hoping today doesn't thaw it out too much. I think it's supposed to be 50. Are you going to be there today, and if so could you check back with me on another report before I leave tomorrow morning at 6. I appreciate the help Jimmy, I really do.
post #21 of 23
Thread Starter 
Well, I'm on my way back from there right now. The weather was great, sunny day. We got there right at 9 amd the conditions were perfect for the first few hours. Once it warmed up everything got slushy, but no complaints here. I'll definitely be going back. It's not much for a lodge and nightlife (even though there were bras hanging from the trees on the lift lol) but the mountain is amazing.
post #22 of 23

@DeJay126 glad you decided to take a chance on Timberline. I am reluctant to tell someone if I think something is "worth it" to them. Glad you had a good time and hope you come back. The fact that you took a chance tells me you are a real skier. See ya

post #23 of 23
Thread Starter 
Yes, it was awesome. I will definitely be going back. I would have never considered that place if you hadn't said something. Thanks a ton!!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Resorts, Conditions & Travel
EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › Mountain/Resort Related Forums › Resorts, Conditions & Travel › What's Still Got Good Coverage In Western PA, West Virginia, NY Area?