Fearless in the woods
Timberline has received over 218 of snow so far this season (65 inches just this month alone) and that’s putting a lot of smiles on people’s faces!
We can now officially compare our resort to West Coast Resorts; seemingly, Timberline Resort in West Virginia currently has more snow on their slopes than even Killington way up North… and you know we are even more laid-back than Californians – so no attitudes here: just ski your heart out.
Yes, you’ll find groomed trails like Salamander (2miles long), Twister (long and twisty), and many more to enjoy the perfect snow condition.
Natural coverage isn’t a problem, so come on down and enjoy places like Off the Wall with whales and natural powder. I just came down the skiers’ left at 1pm and had totally untracked powder to myself. That’s not too bad for a Thursday, considering we “only” got 3” of new snow in the last 24 hours (mind you, I was in 2+ feet of snow). Looking at other slopes worth checking out: The Drop (bumps all over, soft bumps though… the kind I took a perfect face-plant on… and walked away with a smile). White Lighting (a black that was groomed) offered amazing powder face shots in its entire length (1000’ vertical) – you just had to stay on its side.
Officially, I have never seen Timberline any better than this. We’ve received a lot of natural snow these last couple of weeks, but the magic and key to it all was the fact that we already had an amazing snow base before any new fluffy stuff reached us. Find your line between trees and go. Expert skiers and boarders will love them: we have 6 official Glades, and plenty of “lines” for your face-shots. The “cleanest” line I know of will be down Pearly Glades (no, not party glades, but close). There are a few obstacles along the way, but they give the expert skier some challenge.
Today was a boarding day for me… I just couldn’t get off that thing. Tomorrow, we’ll mix it up with a bit of Telemark. There is just not enough hours in the day for ALL THE FUN to be had.
I’ll be brief here, but when you get on your first chairlift ride at Timberline, you will immediately notice very happy skiers; it doesn’t matter their ability level – they are coming down screaming, jumping with a smile on their faces, reliving their runs with vivid hand motions… you gotta love it.
I’d take my niece out skiing tomorrow – without a doubt. We call conditions like these: Hero Snow.
See you on the slopes!