TIMBERLINE 2022-2023
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swoop
November 2, 2022
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Well, since we may be 10 days away yet from turning the guns on, let's start the T'line thread!
Patf1engineer
November 3, 2022
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Long range forecast looks better starting around the 13th, although daytime highs are still low 40s at least in Davis 
wgo
November 3, 2022
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Really hoping for a Thanksgiving preview weekend like they did last season. Fingers crossed!
Moe Gull
November 4, 2022
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50s and 60s forecasted in the next week, hopefully temps will drop and there will be snow for turkey time there!
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superguy
November 7, 2022
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Same in the Laurel Highlands, unfortunately, I guess in both cases it'll depend on management's aggressiveness with snowmaking. 

Patf1engineer wrote:

Long range forecast looks better starting around the 13th, although daytime highs are still low 40s at least in Davis 
marzNC - DCSki Supporter 
November 8, 2022
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Someone mentioned night skiing at Timberline in another thread.  The website has Winter Season Hours starting on Jan. 2 going to 8pm on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, with the lift to the summit closing at 4:30pm as usual.  Will also be night skiing during holiday periods.
marzNC - DCSki Supporter 
November 8, 2022
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Discovered that the first weekend of Jan, Feb, and Mar will be College Weekends.  Listed under Events on the Timberline website.

"Present your current, valid college ID at the ticket window to receive special college pricing: Daily lift tickets for $60.00 for a single day, $55.00 each for two days, or $50 for all three days; ski or snowboard rentals for $29 for a single day or $24 each for 2-3 days."

MitchSH
November 8, 2022
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Based on the current long range forecast for the rest of November, there is no question that Timberline will be able to open by Thanksgiving, or earlier, if they want to. Last year they opened the weekend after Thanksgiving with a very limited weather window to make snow. 
marzNC - DCSki Supporter 
November 12, 2022
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Not really about Timberline, but it turns out that Perfect North in southeast Indiana will have a new blue trail and more lights for the 2022-23 season.  The new trail is on one side of the lower mountain and can be access from two lifts.  There is a video with drone footage on their website.

https://perfectnorth.com/ella-mae-way

Thefirewarde
November 12, 2022
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We should see some snowmaking tonight if they're going to run during this window.
snapdragon
November 12, 2022
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game on
MitchSH
November 13, 2022
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Just peeked at the Timberline webcams, and they are blowing snow!

mounthoya - DCSki Supporter 
November 13, 2022
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Think they’ll open by this weekend?  Snowcams previewing winter wonderland 
snapdragon
November 13, 2022
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probably not this weekend as temps moderate late week...look for turkey on the hill though

Thefirewarde
November 14, 2022
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Seconded about the Thanksgiving weekend opening being likely. They'll have time to advertise once they're sure they'll make it without blowing out a main or losing power or something. They can get more snowmaking done this coming week without worrying about skiers in the way. And they can't get bragging rights for first in the Southeast (not that they usually would - Cat and Sugar are *really* aggressive).
snapdragon
November 15, 2022
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looks like at least 120 straight hours of snowmaking temps after the real cold fills in late wed...see you on the 25th...yew!!!
snapdragon
November 16, 2022
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there is a blizzard on cabin mtn...until tues
mounthoya - DCSki Supporter 
November 18, 2022
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Game on.  Get those skis/boards waxed.  Opening this Wednesday for preview day.  Some warmer temps expected but they’ve been making snow all day. 1668809538_zoqklonyudhl.jpg

padjaski68
November 19, 2022
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Serious firepower. All night skiing terrain being covered! Plus Twister, kudos to them.

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oldensign - DCSki Columnist
November 22, 2022
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The T-line website is claiming almost 70% open for turkey weekend!  Trying to decide between snowshoe and timberline.... tough choice. 

superguy
November 22, 2022
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Where on their website? Didn't see it.
Patf1engineer
November 22, 2022
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I actually saw it on their facebook page.  Looking at the cams they have Dew Drop pushed out and they said that Twister and Salamander would be open along with White Lightening.  You can see whales on white Lightening on the cam but they have not been pushed out yet. 
wgo
November 22, 2022
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 I did not see anything on their website, but they did post something to their FB page on Saturday saying "60% to 70% of terrain available, including...Salamander, Twister, White Lightning, and Dew Drop". 

60%-70% of their 20 runs with snowmaking means 12-14 runs, which of course includes the shorter runs down from mid station, probably a couple of the short green "runs" on top, etc. But even having the 4 top to bottom runs listed above is impressive for the end of November.

superguy wrote:

Where on their website? Didn't see it.
marzNC - DCSki Supporter 
November 22, 2022
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These days Facebook and Instagram are much more likely to have the latest info about snowmaking status during early season.  Updating websites is rarely a high priority for small ski resorts like Timberline or Cataloochee.  The GM is more likely to be out helping with snowmaking or grooming than spending time on social media.
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nickhaas212
November 23, 2022
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And Timberline takes the cake for most trails open out of everyone for opening day! More than Snowshoe!

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Blue Don 1982 - DCSki Supporter 
November 23, 2022
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Awesome!!!!  For some reason, they dropped it to 14 on the current report  I wonder why?

PS - Snowshoe has 16 open but I'm just happy so many places are open.
wgo
November 23, 2022 (edited November 23, 2022)
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 Really great for WV skiing to have 2 good options for Thanksgiving weekend. Looks like a good selection of runs for Snowshoe, including the blues Spruce, Gandy, and lower Ballhooter. I think usually for Thanksgiving they have Gandy or Spruce and a few greens.

RE: the number of TL runs, I would guess someone just miscounted and needed to do a quick manual update to the website.

Blue Don 1982 wrote:

Awesome!!!!  For some reason, they dropped it to 14 on the current report  I wonder why?

PS - Snowshoe has 16 open but I'm just happy so many places are open.
Patf1engineer
November 23, 2022
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Conditions pretty much as expected. Little bumpy and rough with some death cookies but good coverage. For time of year and first day it’s very good. 

One other thing I was not aware of - they are now cashless. 
marzNC - DCSki Supporter 
November 23, 2022
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Patf1engineer wrote:

Conditions pretty much as expected. Little bumpy and rough with some death cookies but good coverage. For time of year and first day it’s very good. 

One other thing I was not aware of - they are now cashless. 

 In addition to being cashless, can have credits on the RFID card used for lift access.  Last season they let me use credits from the previous season.  The first time I got a credit was when I and my ski buddy did a day trip from Massanutten.  We got a credit for stopping before 12:30.  The credit could be used for food or in the shop.  Was good for ice cream before we hit the road.

wojo
November 24, 2022
Member since 01/17/2005 🔗
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marzNC wrote:

Patf1engineer wrote:

Conditions pretty much as expected. Little bumpy and rough with some death cookies but good coverage. For time of year and first day it’s very good. 

One other thing I was not aware of - they are now cashless. 

 In addition to being cashless, can have credits on the RFID card used for lift access.  Last season they let me use credits from the previous season.  The first time I got a credit was when I and my ski buddy did a day trip from Massanutten.  We got a credit for stopping before 12:30.  The credit could be used for food or in the shop.  Was good for ice cream before we hit the road.

 No ice yet :-), good amount of people but never had a line longer that a minute.  4 top to bottom runs.  No lines in the ticket office as I passed through.  Lots of staff at the lift to manage things.  Ripped through 19 runs in 3 hours and my thighs said no to run 20, my earliest opening day yet, previous was a Black Friday several years ago.

Well executed by Timberline, maybe even say it was a "perfect" day.     

snapdragon
November 26, 2022
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white lightening blowover was off the chain once the rain stopped at noon...went from pouring rain at dawn to lifting fog at noon to blue sky afternoon...yew!
wgo
November 29, 2022
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Made it out to Timberline this past Saturday. Gorgeous bluebird day, mid-40's, conditions a bit variable but still super fun. Decent sized crowd, but never more than a minute wait for the lift.
snapdragon
November 30, 2022
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the cabin mtn mojo has commenced...blizzard conditions...make friday a funday...yew!
marzNC - DCSki Supporter 
December 1, 2022
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Anyone stay at the Alpine Lodge in Davis lately?  How about the Billy Motel?  I know about Canaan Valley Lodge and the Blackwater Lodge.  The Timberline Hotel requires a 2 night stay.  Trying to decide where to stay for a night in early January.  Driving over from Massanutten to ski Timberline for a couple days with a friend.
wojo
December 1, 2022
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Alpine is fine.  Was clean and warm for me.  Felt like a 1960's motel.  It served the purpose of a place to sleep.
marzNC - DCSki Supporter 
December 1, 2022
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wojo wrote:

Alpine is fine.  Was clean and warm for me.  Felt like a 1960's motel.  It served the purpose of a place to sleep.

 That works for me.  The 1960s was the first decade I can remember staying in motels in the northeast on driving trips with my parents and older brother.  Thanks.

wgo
December 1, 2022
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I've stayed at the Billy Motel a few times and liked it. Rooms are a bit small but very well kept. There is a fun lobby area where you can get drinks and light food - last year they were renovating this area, so you might want to check the status of that.

If you end up staying at Alpine Lodge I would be curious to get your impressions. I have never stayed there but I would also be fine with a place that is dated but clean.

Another possibility you can look into (at a higher price point) is the Inn at Canaan.

marzNC - DCSki Supporter 
December 1, 2022
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wgo wrote:

I've stayed at the Billy Motel a few times and liked it. Rooms are a bit small but very well kept. There is a fun lobby area where you can get drinks and light food - last year they were renovating this area, so you might want to check the status of that.

If you end up staying at Alpine Lodge I would be curious to get your impressions. I have never stayed there but I would also be fine with a place that is dated but clean.

Another possibility you can look into (at a higher price point) is the Inn at Canaan.

 Good to know.  I haven't spent any time in town so being in Davis is a plus for this trip.  The Alpine website mentions recent renovations, but I don't know if that means in 2022 or work done a few years ago.

Rickh
December 1, 2022
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I've heard the rooms at the Billy are very nice. But, I'll jump in on the bar. They did a renovation and if you haven't been there since, you will be amazed. They blew the back of the old bar out and its now 4 times larger if not more. Great vibe. Large bar and booth seating. Personally, the best bar in the area.
snapdragon
December 2, 2022
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clear calm and 20 on the front porch in town...it's showtime baby...yew!

snapdragon
December 2, 2022
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the billy's used to be terry's front porch...it was all pink in '87...$30/night got you a warm bed hot shower cable and a phone...2 day tline pass $50...the original $100 weekend and where it really began for me...yew!
bryantfsu93
December 2, 2022 (edited December 2, 2022)
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Any thoughts on conditions Sunday?  It looks like a good bit of rain tomorrow then a refreeze.  I can't wait to hit the slopes but that sounds like conditions could be crummy.

Today was the day to be on the slope, dang work.

snapdragon
December 3, 2022
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what every surfer hates and has to hear...dude you should have been here yesterday
marzNC - DCSki Supporter 
December 3, 2022
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Timberline has posted a calendar on their home page that shows lifts will be open Fri-Sun until Dec. 18 for sure.  Won't be open Mon-Thu, Dec. 5-8 and perhaps the following Mon-Thu too.  That will allow full-on snowmaking midweek whenever possible until mid-December.
MitchSH
December 3, 2022
Member since 12/14/2018 🔗
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Skied Timberline yesterday and they have huge bases on their open terrain, looks like three to six feet to me. Heading over again today for some soft spring like skiing and looks like tomorrow will be groomed hardpack with maybe some fresh man made snow if they turn the guns on tonight. Get it before the crowds show up later in the month. 
marzNC - DCSki Supporter 
December 3, 2022 (edited December 3, 2022)
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For Dec. 9-12, there are specials available.  Hard to say if they will apply the following weekend or not.

Join us this weekend for skiing & snowboarding Friday, Saturday, and Sunday! Lift Tickets are available for online and in-person purchase!

ALL SEASON PASSES VALID THIS WEEKEND
[Bronze & Silver Passholders - Please see the Ticket Office before you get out on the slopes to activate Weekend usage.]

GOLD PASSES BRING A FRIEND FOR 50% OFF
[Bring your Gold Pass and a friend to the ticket office to get 50% off a lift ticket for them! Limit 1 per person per day.]

HAPPY HOUR PRICING ALL WEEKEND @ THE SLIPPERY SLOPE

swoop
December 3, 2022
Member since 11/30/2017 🔗
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Awesome day Friday at Timberline - skiing the Bronze pass this year.  Snow held up well- variety of conditions, but all nice snow as partly cloudy skies gave way to a bluebird day that saw temps climb to the 50's.  This is looking down White Lightning.  Lapped all day until 3 when we had had enough.  Did I miss any DC skiers out there...?

... Timberline continues to impress, with fantastic coverage, excellent grooming, friendly, upbeat staff.  Keep it up Team Perfect!

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snapdragon
December 3, 2022
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right side mowing grass...yew!

JimK - DCSki Columnist
December 3, 2022
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Swoop flew the coop.  Nice!
snapdragon
December 4, 2022
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clear calm and 20 at sunrise in town...blizzard conditions continue to envelope cabin mtn...jack frost fuzzies fade...epic day on offering in the majestic potomac highlands...yew!
swoop
December 4, 2022
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 Nice to hear from you Jim and continue to enjoy reading your posts and TR's.  I look forward to bumping into you this season.  Let's make it a powder day!

JimK wrote:

Swoop flew the coop.  Nice!
MitchSH
December 4, 2022 (edited December 4, 2022)
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Sunday was another awesome day at Timberline. They made enough snow overnight to make the slopes powdery and most of the powder lasted all day. Twister and White Lightning were both wonderful. Seems like they are making more snow on skiers right of White Lightning than the last two years,  and that is where the best skiing was today. 1670199779_pdqbcjdmubic.jpg

bryantfsu93
December 5, 2022
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Agree on Sunday conditions, really couldn't ask for better man made early season snow.  We skied until our legs gave out, no lines, no crowds.

Having Twister open this early also takes a good bit of pressure off Dew Drop.  

Rickh
December 5, 2022
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They moved a few of the guns into the slope to help the coverage on the skiers right on White lighting. Plus, put new "longer throw" guns on White Lighting. So, that is improving the coverage. I also understand they are planning to let the area to the skiers left under the guns bump up this year.
MitchSH
December 5, 2022
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It would be great if they let the left side of WL bump up after covering the whole slope, but I hope that means they will keep either the Drop or Off the Wall groomed for most of the season. 

wgo
December 5, 2022
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 In general I am more in favor of keeping OTW as an advanced bump run. The problem, of course, is that the inevitable thaw/refreeze cycle can lead to some pretty tough conditions.

MitchSH wrote:

It would be great if they let the left side of WL bump up after covering the whole slope, but I hope that means they will keep either the Drop or Off the Wall groomed for most of the season. 

oldensign - DCSki Columnist
December 5, 2022
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 I mowed that grass Friday. I thought it was soft on that slide, it was frozen, lost the board, and slid to the trees.

And this is why I wear padded pants while snowboarding 

snapdragon wrote:

right side mowing grass...yew!

snapdragon
December 5, 2022
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must not have set your blade right...never lost a carve over 3 days of mowing
MitchSH
December 10, 2022
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Wonderful soft, hero snow conditions at Timberline today.   Never got sticky or too slow. All the slopes skied nicely the entire day and had plenty of coverage. 

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wgo
December 10, 2022
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Great! Looks like they have done a great job keeping 4 top to bottom runs open. Hopefully the cold next week materializes and they can push to open more terrain.
chaga
December 11, 2022
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milk it boi! :) 

snapdragon wrote:

must not have set your blade right...never lost a carve over 3 days of mowing
chaga
December 11, 2022
Member since 11/24/2009 🔗
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i have a feeling the snapdragon is in these? and the most entusiastic rider on the hill x100!  


snapdragon wrote:

right side mowing grass...yew!

Timothy.grasso
December 13, 2022
Member since 11/20/2018 🔗
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No snow making last night. Going to Timberline tomorrow! Hoping they have a little refreshing snow making time tonight.

Of course, Canaan is blowing a ton of snow on the lower mountain.. strange business strategy!

MitchSH
December 13, 2022
Member since 12/14/2018 🔗
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Don’t worry they do a fantastic grooming job. They will have great snowmaking weather starting Friday, I plan to ski there this Sunday. 
chaga
December 13, 2022 (edited December 13, 2022)
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 Amen, they run a top notch operation that makes top notch quality powder snow. Those folks run an operation in Indiana that has 5X the amount of skiers coming through the doors as they do here, so they know exactly how to run a good business.   Sometimes conditions like hummidity level, dew points or inversions can play a big part in making good quality snow, so they know exactly when to flip the switch that is capable of covering a majority of the mountain with sweet fluff almost overnight :)   Couldnt have possibly been a better company to take over that mountain. We are blessed to have them here! 

MitchSH wrote:

Don’t worry they do a fantastic grooming job. They will have great snowmaking weather starting Friday, I plan to ski there this Sunday. 
Timothy.grasso
December 13, 2022
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I have enjoyed each time I have skied there!  Just was hoping for a little refresh but the current conditions looks strong and any time skiing in December is a plus in my book.
Thefirewarde
December 13, 2022
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Canaan is electrically limited on the upper mountain - they *should* have plenty of air water guns to run up there, but they make interesting decisions occasionally.
BrianLing
December 13, 2022 (edited December 13, 2022)
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Looks like 14 inch storm coming to tline Thursday. 6 over nighy and another 8 day time Thursday. If forecast holds true that’d be an awesome power day!

When do they groom trails typically? If they groom right after closure Thursday morning should have plenty pow on the ground

snapdragon
December 14, 2022
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you can't see it from the cams but you can from the top of canaan heights...cvr has blown their green from the top...mystery solved
snapdragon
December 14, 2022
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i like that forecast...where did you get it
meredithb_14
December 14, 2022
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What is the difference between Timberline and Canaan Valley? Looking for some places to lodge at either one and some of these spots on vrbo are unclear if its timberline or canaan valley.  Also, how is the drive up to Timberline? Is it like snowshoe where theres a 10 mile uphill climb (dont mind the climb up to snowshoe but i have a smaller car)? 

Thanks!

snapdragon
December 14, 2022
Member since 01/27/2015 🔗
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virtually nothing except canaan has not opened yet...they are both on the same eastern ridge of canaan valley with tline on cabin mtn and cvr on weiss knob...whitegrass cross country resort is nestled between them...davis and thomas are around 12 miles away and the valley is served by an excellent wvdot crew...both from the northern and southern end...the ride into the valley is nowhere near the trek up to the shoe...flat roads in the valley off 32 to the resorts...enjoy after sat as there could be 6" of fresh upslope after the rain/ice event...yew!
snapdragon
December 14, 2022
Member since 01/27/2015 🔗
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other differences

tline high speed 6 pack with padded seats and fixed grip quad to midstation...cvr fixed grip quad with midstation unload then to top and triple to top with plastic seats

tline 1000' vert...most runs are top to bottom with consistent pitch except the blacks that are steep then run out to the flats...cvr 850` vert with lots of flats spots

both have a looong green beginner from the top

both areas get the same amount of snow but the meadows at cvr are the sheeite after a dump

i'm not a xc skier but whitegrass is one of the top 5 xc ski areas in the usa and an excellent place to ski snowshoe eat and visit

Evans Dad - DCSki Supporter 
December 14, 2022
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meredithb_14 wrote:

What is the difference between Timberline and Canaan Valley? Looking for some places to lodge at either one and some of these spots on vrbo are unclear if its timberline or canaan valley.  Also, how is the drive up to Timberline? Is it like snowshoe where theres a 10 mile uphill climb (dont mind the climb up to snowshoe but i have a smaller car)? 

Thanks!

 If you're asking about the difference with regard to location, both are located in Canaan Valley.  If the VRBO is saying they are located in Timberline, that's the gated subdivision that is on the same mountain as Timberline.  If they are saying Canaan Valley, then it could be anywhere in the valley, i.e. anywhere along 32 south of Davis and north of CVR.  But Timberline subdivision is also considered Canaan Valley. 

If you are staying somewhere in Canaan Valley, once you are on 32 there shouldn't be any issues getting to the Timberline Mountain.  Not like at Snowshoe.  But there are some rental properties that are hard to access in winter without AWD or chains, so if you're concerned you should vet the properties location.

Patf1engineer
December 15, 2022
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Closed today (12-15-2022) due to ice storm
Timothy.grasso
December 15, 2022
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Was there yesterday (Wednesday, 12/14). Great groomed snow and 4 top to bottom trails. I literally skied on trails by myself for over an hour. I didn't see another person besides the lift attendants. They had music playing and it was a great day. Every person that was working was friendly and super chatty. What a great atmosphere!

Got in 22 runs in under 4 hours and my legs were done. A great first day to the season. They had every snow gun primed and ready to go (I watched them connecting the lines as I went up the lift). You can visually see all the new and updated snow making guns.

When I left at 2:30, you could easily still find untracked corduroy on every trail. Great day!
snapdragon
December 17, 2022
Member since 01/27/2015 🔗
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the queen of the potomac highlands has been resurfaced back to the perfect specs...supreme blower pow and superb grooming knowhow...yew!
swoop
December 18, 2022
Member since 11/30/2017 🔗
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padjaski68
December 19, 2022
Member since 01/21/2016 🔗
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Curious, I noticed they removed Lower White Lightning from this year's map. Anyone have the scoop on it?

Glad to see the night skiing back in the Valley it will be an added bonus for things to do at night on the weekends. 

MitchSH
December 19, 2022
Member since 12/14/2018 🔗
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Looks like lower White is now part of a glades area on the map. I assume that means no snowmaking?  I also noticed that lower Almost Heaven has returned, last year it was a terrain park. 
padjaski68
December 19, 2022
Member since 01/21/2016 🔗
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 Actually I'm surprised they didn't move the Park to Lower White Lightning and add snowmaking its wide and has the length to build some good features. Of course, under the Quad would be a great trail. I was wondering why Winterset wasn't added for night skiing?

MitchSH wrote:

Looks like lower White is now part of a glades area on the map. I assume that means no snowmaking? I also noticed that lower Almost Heaven has returned, last year it was a terrain park. 

Rickh
December 19, 2022
Member since 12/2/2004 🔗
165 posts

So, I'm thinking lower White is an over site on the map. I thought I saw some portable guns sitting on it when I was there a week ago. The terrain park crowd isn't going to be happy if they took the big park away. Lower Almost Heaven is wide enough to add park features, but also allow for groomed terrain to one side or the other.

Plus, I think the ski team likes to use lower White lightning for training.

VT2VA
December 19, 2022
Member since 12/5/2022 🔗
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What do you think of the new Timberline map more generally? On the old map, the quad appeared to go up about 1/3 of the way; on the new map, it appears to go about 2/3 of the way. I haven’t given it much thought but always assumed it was somewhere in between those two. Maybe trying to emphasize amount of terrain available for night skiing? Or maybe just different angle/perspective?

Here’s the old:

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Here’s the new:

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Rickh
December 19, 2022
Member since 12/2/2004 🔗
165 posts
Lower White Lighting is still on the trail status report. So, I think it's an over site on the new map.
snapdragon
December 20, 2022
Member since 01/27/2015 🔗
336 posts
6 on the porch in town...got to wax the whip its a 4 day trip...sunny and calm in the potomac highlands...living the dream one drop from the top at a time...yew!
snapdragon
December 21, 2022
Member since 01/27/2015 🔗
336 posts
day 2 dawned a clear and calm 10 on the porch...right side wl was heavy but slashable and untouched...walls on dew drop and twisted sister are covered offering tons of riding options...get up and get you some...what are you waiting for...yew...ya you!
Rickh
December 21, 2022
Member since 12/2/2004 🔗
165 posts
Timberline Mountain will be closed December 23rd, December 24th, and December 25th.
The forecast shows extreme low temperatures and high winds that may create dangerous conditions. The potential for power outages, bad roads, and exposure risk will be high. For the safety of our guests and staff, and with consideration of our local emergency services, the mountain will not be open for skiing and snowboarding this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
The extreme low temperatures create an opportunity for over 72 hours of continuous snowmaking. This will allow us to get nearly 100% of terrain ready for Monday’s reopening. The silver lining of this rare weather event is that Timberline Mountain will have tons of snow and incredible conditions when we welcome you back on December 26th!
MitchSH
December 21, 2022
Member since 12/14/2018 🔗
56 posts

Looks like the winds  will moderate by Saturday or Sunday so a complete closure for the entire weekend seems like overkill. They could at least keep the mid mountain lift open and provide limited skiing for the crowds that will be in The Valley for the weekend. I have no plans to ski this weekend but I would very disappointed if I was there and couldn’t ski at least on Sunday.  I have skied in 5 degree and windy weather many times out west and up north. On the other hand folks may not have the clothes for that type of skiing in West Virginia so maybe this is best to prevent a mass frostbite epidemic. 

teleman
December 21, 2022
Member since 07/8/2005 🔗
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They had always planned to be closed on Christmas day.  Not being open Friday might be a good decision based on the weather however, they could probably reopen on Saturday although it will be really cold.  The new management seems to make good decisions so no one should be too upset.

MitchSH wrote:

Looks like the winds  will moderate by Saturday or Sunday so a complete closure for the entire weekend seems like overkill. They could at least keep the mid mountain lift open and provide limited skiing for the crowds that will be in The Valley for the weekend. I have no plans to ski this weekend but I would very disappointed if I was there and couldn’t ski at least on Sunday.  I have skied in 5 degree and windy weather many times out west and up north. On the other hand folks may not have the clothes for that type of skiing in West Virginia so maybe this is best to prevent a mass frostbite epidemic. 

 

MitchSH
December 21, 2022
Member since 12/14/2018 🔗
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Well currently their website says they are closed Saturday and Sunday due to extreme weather. I don’t consider  a high of ten degrees (Sunday’s weather, and no extreme winds that day)  extreme weather for skiing.   Interestingly Snowshoe has announced it is open for the whole weekend because it is not going to close for winter weather.  Seven Springs hasn’t announced any closures as well. In any case let’s hope for some real snow this weekend to get the season going. Unfortunately currently looks like warmer and rainy weather moving into the New Year. 
snapdragon
December 21, 2022
Member since 01/27/2015 🔗
336 posts
i still got to go home and feed the class turtle...just a day earlier than planned...which means back up a day earlier than planned...turtle still gets fed...yew!
marzNC - DCSki Supporter 
December 21, 2022 (edited December 21, 2022)
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MitchSH wrote:

Well currently their website says they are closed Saturday and Sunday due to extreme weather. I don’t consider  a high of ten degrees (Sunday’s weather, and no extreme winds that day)  extreme weather for skiing.   Interestingly Snowshoe has announced it is open for the whole weekend because it is not going to close for winter weather.  Seven Springs hasn’t announced any closures as well. In any case let’s hope for some real snow this weekend to get the season going. Unfortunately currently looks like warmer and rainy weather moving into the New Year. 

 For people with the correct clothing, single digits is fine.  That's not as likely to be true of many people who mainly ski in the southeast and mid-Atlantic.  The road conditions in WV is another consideration given that there could be people who were thinking of doing their first ski trip this weekend.  Meaning first winter driving experience on WV roads in nasty conditions.  Note that those people are unlikely to be reading an online ski forum.

As was posted earlier, the email update today included: "The forecast shows extreme low temperatures and high winds that may create dangerous conditions. The potential for power outages, bad roads, and exposure risk will be high. For the safety of our guests and staff, and with consideration of our local emergency services, the mountain will not be open for skiing and snowboarding this Friday, Saturday and Sunday."

snapdragon
December 22, 2022 (edited December 22, 2022)
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wet mix...shred the gnar
marzNC - DCSki Supporter 
December 22, 2022
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Wind chill temps will be very cold in the next few days in the Canaan Valley.

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MitchSH
December 22, 2022 (edited December 22, 2022)
Member since 12/14/2018 🔗
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Balmy compared to Lake Louise and Kicking Horse for the past week. In fact Kicking Horse closed today because of minus  31 Celsius temperatures. 

Unfortunately the long range is still showing a warm up to above average for the east coast later next week. 
wgo
December 22, 2022
Member since 02/10/2004 🔗
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The Fearless Forecast (posted Wednesday morning, link on the Whitegrass site) has a huge range of possible snow totals - 2 to 16 inches over the 3 day period. Lots of uncertainty in how things will play out, with potentially huge gradients in snowfall amounts between locations that are only a few miles apart.

whitegrass.com

If we get closer to the upper end of that range I will try to get out on re-opening day (Dec 26) - otherwise I will probably wait until later in the week.

Bonzski
December 22, 2022
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https://youtu.be/3dF_q7-H2_A
snapdragon
December 23, 2022
Member since 01/27/2015 🔗
336 posts
like that
chaga
December 23, 2022 (edited December 23, 2022)
Member since 11/24/2009 🔗
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Heck yeah snapper! Get you sum boi! perfect timed picture right at winter solstice 12/21 4:47pm! 

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snapdragon wrote:

day 2 dawned a clear and calm 10 on the porch...right side wl was heavy but slashable and untouched...walls on dew drop and twisted sister are covered offering tons of riding options...get up and get you some...what are you waiting for...yew...ya you!
wgo
December 23, 2022 (edited December 23, 2022)
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spectacular! That's a Vic-level quality photo (anyone get that reference?)
snapdragon
December 23, 2022
Member since 01/27/2015 🔗
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take me home to the place i belong
JimK - DCSki Columnist
December 23, 2022 (edited December 23, 2022)
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Great photo above by Chaga!

 

wgo wrote:

spectacular! That's a Vic-level quality photo (anyone get that reference?)

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I wonder who the skier/instructor is in this 2013 picture?

snapdragon
December 25, 2022
Member since 01/27/2015 🔗
336 posts
Merry Christmas dcski...get you some yew-tide turns and mid thigh burns...send it into 2023!!!
wgo
December 26, 2022
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Planning on getting out there tomorrow...snow report says both OTW and the drop are open. 
snapdragon
December 27, 2022
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336 posts
waxed and loaded for tline's steep hollered gems off the channel...heard it was 15' on sets yesty...get yew sum!!!
wgo
December 27, 2022
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OTW was pretty stellar today
swoop
December 28, 2022
Member since 11/30/2017 🔗
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 Bill, good to hear, thanks. plan on getting some tomorrow! 

wgo wrote:

OTW was pretty stellar today
wgo
December 28, 2022
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Wish I was out there again today! OTW has the usual huge whales running down the center, with a path to the right where you can make quick turns and a very narrow path to the left where you can make even quicker turns. Have fun!
snapdragon
December 28, 2022
Member since 01/27/2015 🔗
336 posts
best snow on the hill
wgo
December 28, 2022
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Skiers left of WL was also outstanding, until it got skied off later in the day.
snapdragon
December 28, 2022
Member since 01/27/2015 🔗
336 posts
plugged to the gills from 10 to last chair...worked hard to get 15...salmon swimming upstream for 5 hours straight
msprings
December 28, 2022 (edited December 28, 2022)
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I skied there today. Took my father there with me for his 1st time there. We are 7 Springs based, so getting him to go anywhere else was a win.

The place was great. 100% of terrain was open with great coverage. Really impressed with how big the mountain skis for really only having 1 lift. The whole place was packed, but they did a great job. Parked in the overflow lot, and rode to the lodge in a wagon that was being towed by a farm tractor. We forgot our boots, so we rented skis and boots there, which was an easy and fast process. Staff were everywhere at the lifts to assist and keep people moving. The lodge had good food and cold beer. And to top it off, the sun was shining.

10/10 day at Timberline, I will be back again!

snapdragon
December 29, 2022
Member since 01/27/2015 🔗
336 posts
16 clear and calm on the unofficial winter volcom house front porch...gonna be some stellar sessions going down today...git yew sum!
chaga
January 4, 2023
Member since 11/24/2009 🔗
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Happy new year and pray for snow in 2023! 

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marzNC - DCSki Supporter 
January 6, 2023
Member since 12/10/2008 🔗
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Heading to Timberline early next week.  Discovered the Tline base cam can be pointed in multiple directions this season.  The view can change based on "votes."  Could see three groomers headed back to the barn just before 9:00am.  Looks like there was snowmaking last night. :-)

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teleman
January 6, 2023
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I believe it was a dusting of natural snow
wgo
January 6, 2023
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Yeah, they did not run the snowguns at all. I can only assume that the humidity was not favorable. Hopefully we will see some snowmaking tonite.
marzNC - DCSki Supporter 
January 6, 2023
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wgo wrote:

Yeah, they did not run the snowguns at all. I can only assume that the humidity was not favorable. Hopefully we will see some snowmaking tonite.

 Okay.  I'm not skiing Timberline until Monday.  Driving over from Massanutten first thing in the morning.  For sure there will be more snow at Timberline than Massanutten by then.  Looks like daytime high in the Canaan Valley may not get to freezing.

ShredDMV
January 6, 2023
Member since 09/23/2022 🔗
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see y'all at Timby tomorrow, let's gooo
mounthoya - DCSki Supporter 
January 6, 2023
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Just checked snowcam.  Guns ablazlng.  Conditions should be great tomorrow 
marzNC - DCSki Supporter 
January 7, 2023
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Jan. 6-8 is College Weekend at Timberline.

"The slopes are open to everyone; but if you're a college student, you get a deal! Present your current, valid college ID at the ticket window to receive special college pricing: Daily lift tickets for $60.00 for a single day, $55.00 each for two days, or $50 for all three days; ski or snowboard rentals for $29 for a single day or $24 each for 2-3 days."

snapdragon
January 7, 2023
Member since 01/27/2015 🔗
336 posts
got erthing fired up again...that blower pow will set you free
Patf1engineer
January 8, 2023
Member since 01/23/2018 🔗
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Conditions kind of choppy and variable today, but off the wall was awesome 
ShredDMV
January 9, 2023
Member since 09/23/2022 🔗
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I made a quick video from Timberline this weekend, hope y'all enjoy! Not trying to add subs, but to show you the conditions in 4k! Skiing Timberline 1/7-1/8

Cycleski
January 9, 2023
Member since 01/10/2021 🔗
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Nice coverage and video.  I have not been to TM to ski but have been hiking at Dolly Sods which is right next door and love it out there.  Thanks for doing the video.
Rickh
January 9, 2023 (edited January 9, 2023)
Member since 12/2/2004 🔗
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 Do not advertise the place, it's our secret. You missed the doubles with the whales and moguls they had just groomed them down. Need to go back when they are back. Thats a challenge, heres a pic before they groomed

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ShredDMV wrote:

I made a quick video from Timberline this weekend, hope y'all enjoy! Not trying to add subs, but to show you the conditions in 4k! Skiing Timberline 1/7-1/8

ShredDMV
January 9, 2023
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That's awesome!  I wish they had the whales and moguls, deserves a return trip!
ShredDMV
January 9, 2023
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I'll have to go to Dolly Sods over the summer looks awesome, thanks for checking it out!
chaga
January 9, 2023
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 braaaaap braaaap!  milk that mountain, old man shredder! 

snapdragon wrote:

got erthing fired up again...that blower pow will set you free
chaga
January 9, 2023
Member since 11/24/2009 🔗
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Rickh wrote:


 Do not advertise the place, it's our secret. You missed the doubles with the whales and moguls they had just groomed them down. Need to go back when they are back. Thats a challenge, heres a pic before they groomed

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wgo
January 9, 2023
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Probably will be out there next weekend (haven't decided on sat, sun, or mon yet, will depend on what we get snow-wise). 
marzNC - DCSki Supporter 
January 9, 2023
Member since 12/10/2008 🔗
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Had a very good time at Timberline this afternoon.  Skied almost all the trails just to see what the snow was like.  The Drop when it's all flat is . . . fast!  White Lightning had the best snow.

My friend who came with me is a cautious intermediate.  She loved Salamander.

We're staying at the Alpine Lodge in Davis.  Rooms are fine.  Good thing there is a microwave available in the laundry room.  There isn't any place open for dinner on Mondays right now.  We bought food at the supermarket.  As did a work crew that's staying at Alpine Lodge tonight too.

wfyurasko - DCSki Supporter 
January 9, 2023
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ShredDMV wrote:

I made a quick video from Timberline this weekend, hope y'all enjoy! Not trying to add subs, but to show you the conditions in 4k! Skiing Timberline 1/7-1/8

 Subscribed!

marzNC - DCSki Supporter 
January 9, 2023
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ShredDMV wrote:

I made a quick video from Timberline this weekend, hope y'all enjoy! Not trying to add subs, but to show you the conditions in 4k! Skiing Timberline 1/7-1/8

 Nice!  Thanks for the link.

The steeps were a bit icier on Monday afternoon.  Think I'd rather ski them with snow whales and bumps, instead of when they are like a race course.  I was glad I had sharp edges.

bousquet19 - DCSki Supporter 
January 9, 2023
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chaga wrote:

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 [snip]

Cool sticker, chaga! Any idea where I can find one or two?

Thanks.

Woody

ShredDMV
January 10, 2023
Member since 09/23/2022 🔗
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 Thanks man!

wfyurasko wrote:

ShredDMV wrote:

I made a quick video from Timberline this weekend, hope y'all enjoy! Not trying to add subs, but to show you the conditions in 4k! Skiing Timberline 1/7-1/8

 Subscribed!

ShredDMV
January 10, 2023
Member since 09/23/2022 🔗
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 No problem, an amateur skier attempting to get better! haha

marzNC wrote:

ShredDMV wrote:

I made a quick video from Timberline this weekend, hope y'all enjoy! Not trying to add subs, but to show you the conditions in 4k! Skiing Timberline 1/7-1/8

 Nice!  Thanks for the link.

The steeps were a bit icier on Monday afternoon.  Think I'd rather ski them with snow whales and bumps, instead of when they are like a race course.  I was glad I had sharp edges.

pagamony - DCSki Supporter 
January 10, 2023
Member since 02/23/2005 🔗
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Always Always Always...

marzNC wrote:

  Think I'd rather ski them with snow whales and bumps...

yellowsnow
January 10, 2023
Member since 12/15/2005 🔗
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marzNC wrote:

 There isn't any place open for dinner on Mondays right now. 

Mama Mia's Pizza and Pasta in Canaan Valley is open Mondays.

marzNC - DCSki Supporter 
January 10, 2023
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yellowsnow wrote:


 

marzNC wrote:

 There isn't any place open for dinner on Mondays right now. 

Mama Mia's Pizza and Pasta in Canaan Valley is open Mondays.

 Looked dark when we drove by on the way to Davis.  No one answered the phone.  We didn't really feel like driving back that way in the dark in any case.

Had a great meal at Mama Mia's a year ago.

marzNC - DCSki Supporter 
January 10, 2023
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Snow surface was much nicer all over this morning.  Snowmaking was on 6pm to 8am apparently.

White Lightning Monday afternoon, Jan. 9, 2023

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snapdragon
January 15, 2023
Member since 01/27/2015 🔗
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13 calm and overcast from the front porch of the unofficial volcom winter house...feeling the froth level rise anticipating that fresh teen degree blower pow...boys and girls it is Send it Sunday...now go git yew sum!
BaltoBill
January 15, 2023
Member since 02/24/2014 🔗
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Timberline was amazing today.  This was my first time here under the relatively new management and they’ve done an amazing job. Among others things, the snow was great esp given that they’ve only had 16” of natural.  And I took a lesson — thanks Mike — that was top notch.  

I think the nicest thing was the really great spirits of the employees — everyone I saw seemed to be glad to be on the mountain and the ski patrol had a.nice presence.  Finally, on the Sunday of MLK weekend the lines were manageable and I didn’t see any people skiing out of control on the mountain.  

I will be back!

snapdragon
January 15, 2023
Member since 01/27/2015 🔗
336 posts
the t-shirt toss and an extra 30 minutes lift time to the top...thank you team perfect!
oldensign - DCSki Columnist
January 16, 2023
Member since 02/27/2007 🔗
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Timberline was great today. Great snow and little to no lines!

Now if Mr. Perfect could just take on the Cannan Valley SP conesssion, we could bring back "Ski the Valley"!!! 

Buy your cabin now!

teleman
January 17, 2023
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Does anyone know the extent of the injuries for when the helicopter arrived at Timberline around 4/5 PM Sunday?
chaga
January 18, 2023
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pretty big concussion. things turned out good in the end
snapdragon
January 18, 2023
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no pii...67 yo male snowboarder with helmet ragdolled twice...unconscious...all available fire and emt vehicles encircled the landing zone as the dark was coming on fast...patient and circumstances were from reliable sources...glad he was ok...thanks Chaga
oldensign - DCSki Columnist
January 19, 2023
Member since 02/27/2007 🔗
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Not to be too picky but TL is reporting 100% open but The Drop and Upper Almost Heavan were roped off most of the weekend. Any idea why? 
Evans Dad - DCSki Supporter 
January 19, 2023
Member since 01/27/2021 🔗
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snapdragon wrote:

no pii...67 yo male snowboarder with helmet ragdolled twice...unconscious...all available fire and emt vehicles encircled the landing zone as the dark was coming on fast...patient and circumstances were from reliable sources...glad he was ok...thanks Chaga

 Where on the mountain did this happen? 

chaga
January 19, 2023
Member since 11/24/2009 🔗
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 ski patrol closed the drop saturday because it was too icy I believe. It was open Sunday tho as well as Heaven.  upper Heaven was just opened Sunday for first time I think and was great whales!  Monday it was closed because a groomer lost a track and took a while to get it fixed and off the mtn. Kudos to Tline for reviving downhill skiing in the valley! couldn't have asked for a better outcome in ownership and management of it! 

oldensign wrote:

Not to be too picky but TL is reporting 100% open but The Drop and Upper Almost Heavan were roped off most of the weekend. Any idea why? 
MitchSH
January 19, 2023
Member since 12/14/2018 🔗
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I was at Timberline yesterday. The Drop was closed, they said it was to preserve the snow for the weekend. Everything else was open and in good shape. 
marzNC - DCSki Supporter 
January 19, 2023 (edited January 19, 2023)
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oldensign wrote:

Not to be too picky but TL is reporting 100% open but The Drop and Upper Almost Heavan were roped off most of the weekend. Any idea why? 

 I took a run down The Drop on Monday, Jan. 9, before the MLK weekend.  Groomed completely flat.  I was doing controlled side slips speeding down the steeper top section given how icy it was all the way across.  Wasn't a run I cared to repeat.  Upper Almost Heaven was the only trail closed then.  Given how few people were around, didn't really need it.

wgo
January 19, 2023 (edited January 19, 2023)
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According to the ski patrol person I spoke with on Saturday, they tried to open The Drop on Saturday but felt it was too icy to open safely. It was open on Sunday after a day of additional snowmaking.

marzNC wrote:

oldensign wrote:

Not to be too picky but TL is reporting 100% open but The Drop and Upper Almost Heavan were roped off most of the weekend. Any idea why? 

 I took a run down The Drop on Monday, Jan. 9, before the MLK weekend.  Groomed completely flat.  I was doing controlled side slips speeding down the steeper top section given how icy it was all the way across.  Wasn't a run I cared to repeat.  Upper Almost Heaven was the only trail closed then.  Given how few people were around, didn't really need it.

snapdragon
January 23, 2023
Member since 01/27/2015 🔗
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25 and snowing...expecting 5"...can't wait for the morning looksie...4 day sesh...stoking
snapdragon
January 23, 2023
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25 and snowing...expecting 5"...can't wait for the morning looksie...4 day sesh...stoking
wgo
January 23, 2023
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Build up that base in the trees!
snapdragon
January 25, 2023
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exercising executive authority i am issuing a Purple Powder Alert for canaan valley...released from the winter volcom house davis wv
chaga
January 25, 2023
Member since 11/24/2009 🔗
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 starting with few inches of snow and sleet mixed in this morning, will change over to rain around 11 or so, then back to snow for the upslope wrap-around (reach around haha) tonight through tomorrow adding a few more inches.  -released from canaan weather headquarters on the valley floor :) 

snapdragon wrote:

exercising executive authority i am issuing a Purple Powder Alert for canaan valley...released from the winter volcom house davis wv
snapdragon
January 25, 2023
Member since 01/27/2015 🔗
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rescinding town report...bring on the reach around upslope...yew!
snapdragon
January 26, 2023
Member since 01/27/2015 🔗
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yesty's 4" slather of slowder was off the chain...sorry zeke...the reacharound lake effect machine is now cranking...yew!
snapdragon
January 27, 2023
Member since 01/27/2015 🔗
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4" fresh 20 and snowing...I'm down with this broken record...now git yew sum!
Evans Dad - DCSki Supporter 
January 27, 2023
Member since 01/27/2021 🔗
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snapdragon wrote:

4" fresh 20 and snowing...I'm down with this broken record...now git yew sum!

 Sweet!  Heading up today with the family and some friends! 

snapdragon
January 27, 2023
Member since 01/27/2015 🔗
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excellent executive decision
wgo
January 27, 2023
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Still hoping to get out there next Wednesday!
Evans Dad - DCSki Supporter 
January 30, 2023
Member since 01/27/2021 🔗
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Wow, Saturday was the most crowded I've ever seen T-line!  Still a good time though and Sunday was awesome even in the rain! :D
RodneyBD - DCSki Supporter 
January 30, 2023
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What were lift line waits at the 6 pack?  Was there a lunch swoon, how about after 2pm?
wgo
January 30, 2023 (edited January 30, 2023)
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When I was there on the Saturday of MLK weekend the lines really did not get shorter over lunchtime. I was riding the singles line so I generally got on in 10 minutes or less but I am curious what the wait times in the normal lines were this past weekend. 
teleman
January 30, 2023
Member since 07/8/2005 🔗
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After 11 AM, it was consistently about three runs per hour.

wgo wrote:

When I was there on the Sunday of MLK weekend the lines really did not get shorter over lunchtime. I was riding the singles line so I generally got in in 10 minutes or less but I am curious what the wait times in the normal lines were this past weekend. 

 

Evans Dad - DCSki Supporter 
January 31, 2023
Member since 01/27/2021 🔗
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RodneyBD wrote:

What were lift line waits at the 6 pack?  Was there a lunch swoon, how about after 2pm?

 I didn't really check my watch, but maybe 15-20 minutes or so?  It was pretty steady most of the day.  It did slow down a little in the afternoon, but can't recall the time. I wasn't able to do the singles line unfortunately.  Beautiful day on Saturday.  Snow was OK, a little icier in spots than I was expecting, but overall decent snow.  Enough cover in some of the glades to pop in and out. 

Evans Dad - DCSki Supporter 
January 31, 2023
Member since 01/27/2021 🔗
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teleman wrote:

After 11 AM, it was consistently about three runs per hour.

 Did you ski The Drop or OTW?  How were they skiing?  I wanted to break away from the pack and hit those, but never got the chance. 

teleman
January 31, 2023
Member since 07/8/2005 🔗
186 posts
Both the drop and off the wall were fairly scraped off by noon. The rest of the day was pretty slick because those two trails don’t get much sun.  The rest of the mountain skied better.  I’m missing the whales and the bumps and getting tired of skiing groomed snow.  
wgo
January 31, 2023
Member since 02/10/2004 🔗
1,642 posts
ah well. I planned a day of PTO tomorrow a couple weeks ago, rolling the dice that some of the longer term forecasts calling for snow would pay off. I'll probably just stick closer to home and do a half day at Massanutten instead (1 hr drive vs a 3 hr drive).
The19thHole
January 31, 2023
Member since 06/29/2015 🔗
84 posts

teleman wrote:

Both the drop and off the wall were fairly scraped off by noon. The rest of the day was pretty slick because those two trails don’t get much sun.  The rest of the mountain skied better.  I’m missing the whales and the bumps and getting tired of skiing groomed snow.  

 

Agreed many times over. It was a huge disappointment that they got rid of the whales on those slopes.

johnfmh - DCSki Columnist
January 31, 2023
Member since 07/18/2001 🔗
1,984 posts
I skied Monday and the The Drop was closed. OTW was open and groomed. Not bad—some ice in spots. Everything else was pretty good loose granular. I did 20 runs before noon. I wish more of those Saturday skiers would opt to ski midweek but that seems to be an industry wide issue and not just a TM issue. Saturday is always the most crowded day.
Thefirewarde
February 1, 2023
Member since 09/17/2015 🔗
112 posts
If you think there's firm/icy conditions now, they'd be absolutely glacial (in the ice sense) without grooming the steeps. I wish we had the weather to let those trails bump up properly.
chaga
February 2, 2023
Member since 11/24/2009 🔗
639 posts
been blowing the whole mountain for a good 36 hours now! should be silky goodness now through the weekend! yeeew! 
snapdragon
February 2, 2023
Member since 01/27/2015 🔗
336 posts
the queen of the potomac highlands cupeth floweth over...stoking out of my keg...4 day sesh...yew!!!
snapdragon
February 3, 2023
Member since 01/27/2015 🔗
336 posts
day 2 from the volcom house...16 and snowing...yesty was sick after the last blow...i'll let yew dream about the creamy teen degree blower pow that's slathering the queen's flanks...now go git yew sum!!!
chaga
February 3, 2023 (edited February 3, 2023)
Member since 11/24/2009 🔗
639 posts

with a couple of inches of natural mixed in this morning and still making snow this morning for over 2 days now! (maybe a small break yesterday afternoon)  tline in it to win it! 

should be absolute epic skiing conditions this weekend! get you sum so the red snapper doesn't have it all to himself!  :P yeeew!!!!!  follow @redman_valley IG! 

 

snapdragon wrote:

day 2 from the volcom house...16 and snowing...yesty was sick after the last blow...i'll let yew dream about the creamy teen degree blower pow that's slathering the queen's flanks...now go git yew sum!!!
snapdragon
February 4, 2023
Member since 01/27/2015 🔗
336 posts
dawn calm clear 0...layer up to layer down...gonna be a top 5 sesh fo shizzie...now go git yew sum!!!
teleman
February 4, 2023
Member since 07/8/2005 🔗
186 posts

The white whales have reappeared and it was good today.  OTW, the drop and thunder were excellent.

snapdragon wrote:

dawn calm clear 0...layer up to layer down...gonna be a top 5 sesh fo shizzie...now go git yew sum!!!

 

Timothy.grasso
February 5, 2023
Member since 11/20/2018 🔗
64 posts

I skied timberline on Thursday and it was absolutely EPIC. Groomed with lots of made man snow that piled up as the day went on. It was tree to tree coverage with lots of opportunities to play around at the edges of every trail. White lighting was the run of the day, the right hand side was an absolute blast! We skied onto the lift each time and never waited a second in line. The best conditions of the season and I am sure that this weekend was even better.

At Bryce this weekend and their snow is amazing considering their location. This is my newly turned 6 year old tenth day on the slopes (tenth lesson on the year) and he has been crushing the blues here. He told me at dinner, he is ready for timberline next year!

Enjoy the slopes!

snapdragon
February 5, 2023
Member since 01/27/2015 🔗
336 posts
the queen of the potomac highlands is on a heater today...spf 50 for shizzie...now goe git yew sum boiz and gurlz!
snapdragon
February 14, 2023
Member since 01/27/2015 🔗
336 posts
yesty got good in the afternoon...sun exposed runs loosened up to almost corn...new big booter in the park...gapped it last run...yew!
snapdragon
February 14, 2023
Member since 01/27/2015 🔗
336 posts
day 2 of the sunshine slide 3 day corn spray stop at the line...clear calm and 26 at the dawn flag raise...gonna be some sick ones out there today boiz and gurlz...now go git yew sum...yew!
wgo
February 14, 2023
Member since 02/10/2004 🔗
1,642 posts
Sounds tasty! I bet the bumps on OTW and the drop will soften up nicely. Fun this past Sunday but pretty firm.
snapdragon
February 15, 2023
Member since 01/27/2015 🔗
336 posts
gittin warm boiz and gurlz...send it like it's already summer...corn by noon ain't no bummer...yew!
snapdragon
February 15, 2023
Member since 01/27/2015 🔗
336 posts
wrapped it up again...florida boys were already stoking to drive back up in march...locals were popping in and out...corn got corny but still rode fairly fast...super bline to gap the booter...the air force jets flew low in the dark last nite...descend in the wet...yew!
snapdragon
February 16, 2023
Member since 01/27/2015 🔗
336 posts
on a culinary sidenote...the foe in town serves up a huge rippin burger on wed nite...a whole potato worth of fries too...$10...next time go git yew won!!!
Evans Dad - DCSki Supporter 
February 17, 2023
Member since 01/27/2021 🔗
59 posts

snapdragon wrote:

on a culinary sidenote...the foe in town serves up a huge rippin burger on wed nite...a whole potato worth of fries too...$10...next time go git yew won!!!

 "the foe"?  I'm drawing a blank lol D)

snowsmith - DCSki Supporter 
February 17, 2023
Member since 03/15/2004 🔗
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 I was wondering if Snapdragon could provide us all with a Snapdragon "Rosetta Stone" so we can comprehend the unique dialect he uses which seems to resemble English with a desire to become the DCSKI rapper? 

Evans Dad wrote:

snapdragon wrote:

on a culinary sidenote...the foe in town serves up a huge rippin burger on wed nite...a whole potato worth of fries too...$10...next time go git yew won!!!

 "the foe"?  I'm drawing a blank lol D)

wgo
February 17, 2023
Member since 02/10/2004 🔗
1,642 posts

It's the building on the left as you drive thru davis on the way to TL, just before the grocery store. FOE = "Fraternal Order of Eagles" (which I never knew but I just looked it up).

Evans Dad - DCSki Supporter 
February 17, 2023
Member since 01/27/2021 🔗
59 posts
Got it, thanks!  I didn't know they were open to the public ;)
wgo
February 17, 2023
Member since 02/10/2004 🔗
1,642 posts


 I did not either!

Evans Dad wrote:

Got it, thanks!  I didn't know they were open to the public ;)
marzNC - DCSki Supporter 
February 17, 2023
Member since 12/10/2008 🔗
3,231 posts

Season passes for 2023-24 are on sale for Timberline.  Lowest prices are good until April 1.  For people who live in DC/NoVA and can ski midweek, the Bronze, Silver passes seem like very good deals.  Even better for a senior 60+.  Silver is $199 for 60+ and $299 for ages 13-59 and good every Mon-Fri.  Bronze is a bit less and good for one day during Mon-Fri each week.

A pass for next season is not valid for 2022-23 late season skiing.

marzNC - DCSki Supporter 
February 17, 2023
Member since 12/10/2008 🔗
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Snowmaking in progress at Timberline as of late afternoon, Friday, Feb. 17. :-)
snapdragon
February 17, 2023
Member since 01/27/2015 🔗
336 posts

foe serves the public wed-sat 5-9...see their fb page for the daily specials...highly recommended...what do you need translated to the king's english?

snapdragon
February 18, 2023
Member since 01/27/2015 🔗
336 posts
the queen of the potomac highlands has reslathered her flanks with the much coveted teen degree blower pow...she will be skiing like a dreamer through the holiday...sea ewe on the dew...yew!
snapdragon
February 19, 2023
Member since 01/27/2015 🔗
336 posts
the warm got to it...still a good wax and some shade kept it moving...no speed checks on the big booter...got some sick ones today...yew!
marzNC - DCSki Supporter 
February 27, 2023
Member since 12/10/2008 🔗
3,231 posts

Timberline will be taking a break midweek and re-opening on Friday, March 3.

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snapdragon
February 27, 2023
Member since 01/27/2015 🔗
336 posts
looks like the living the dream tour 22/23 is on hold...still good though...got to move out the dental appt out past the end of the cold where the blower pow will reslather the queen of the potomac highlands...meanwhile score a couple more warm mtn bike snake hunt rides...just another dream to live...yew!
snapdragon
February 27, 2023
Member since 01/27/2015 🔗
336 posts
nether reason to go with the gold pass vice them otherns
SKI-PSU
March 1, 2023
Member since 11/25/2019 🔗
19 posts

Anybody have insight into Timberline's intentions for snowmaking for the rest of the season? We will be up there the 9th-12th. They will certainly have the ability to make some snow next week but idk if they have called it quits for the year. 

It does look like March could be a cold month with less drenching rain and more opportunities for snow

MitchSH
March 1, 2023
Member since 12/14/2018 🔗
56 posts
Timberline hasn’t indicated what their specific goal is for March. The long range forecasts do look good for real snow and  snowmaking in March and so if Timberline wanted to stay open until the end of March or even early April they probably would not have any trouble doing so.  
chaga
March 1, 2023
Member since 11/24/2009 🔗
639 posts


 yeah Red! Always go for the gold!    Looks like Tline is also putting this Friday on hold because of the rain in forecast also.  Then the scales start to change for winter.  March comes in like a lamb and out like a lion! 

snapdragon wrote:

nether reason to go with the gold pass vice them otherns
wgo
March 1, 2023
Member since 02/10/2004 🔗
1,642 posts


 End of March hiking for turns?

chaga wrote:

 March comes in like a lamb and out like a lion! 

MitchSH
March 1, 2023
Member since 12/14/2018 🔗
56 posts
Seven Springs just announced that they will be taking advantage of snowmaking opportunities this weekend and beyond, Timberline hasn’t indicated whether they plan to do the same. 
SKI-PSU
March 2, 2023
Member since 11/25/2019 🔗
19 posts

I seriously hope they take advantage. It shouldn't take much effort (1-2 days of snowmaking) for them to resurface the place make it another few weeks. Especially given it is supposed to snow daily starting next Thursday. 

MitchSH wrote:

Seven Springs just announced that they will be taking advantage of snowmaking opportunities this weekend and beyond, Timberline hasn’t indicated whether they plan to do the same. 
Timothy.grasso
March 3, 2023
Member since 11/20/2018 🔗
64 posts
3 groomers pushing out the snow by the lifts.. they have their work cut out for themselves to patch up the mountain.  Hopefully they get some consistent cold at night to make snow!
Bonzski
March 3, 2023
Member since 10/21/2015 🔗
647 posts
PSA - Timberline is hosting a race this Sunday, likely on White Lightning, so anticipate trail closure.
snapdragon
March 4, 2023
Member since 01/27/2015 🔗
336 posts
30 wind snow in town at the volcom house
wgo
March 4, 2023
Member since 02/10/2004 🔗
1,642 posts

I know they had a SARA race last weekend. Who are they hosting this weekend?

 

Bonzski wrote:

PSA - Timberline is hosting a race this Sunday, likely on White Lightning, so anticipate trail closure.
snapdragon
March 4, 2023
Member since 01/27/2015 🔗
336 posts
most prestigious race in wv...governor's cup...#63
wgo
March 4, 2023
Member since 02/10/2004 🔗
1,642 posts


 Will be on lower DD, which will be closed to the public until about 1 pm

snapdragon wrote:

most prestigious race in wv...governor's cup...#63
Bonzski
March 4, 2023
Member since 10/21/2015 🔗
647 posts


 SARA U10-U14 champs

wgo wrote:

I know they had a SARA race last weekend. Who are they hosting this weekend?

 

Bonzski wrote:

PSA - Timberline is hosting a race this Sunday, likely on White Lightning, so anticipate trail closure.
wgo
March 4, 2023
Member since 02/10/2004 🔗
1,642 posts
So....governers cup and the SARA race on the same wknd? Isn't the gov cup on the 11/12? Or did it get moved?
Sporttracski
March 4, 2023
Member since 03/3/2023 🔗
10 posts

wgo wrote:

So....governers cup and the SARA race on the same wknd? Isn't the gov cup on the 11/12? Or did it get moved?

 Governor’s cup is definitely next weekend. I called T-Line yesterday trying to get a gauge on whether they’re going to be making snow if/when it gets cold this week as I’m trying to decide where to go next weekend (per other post I made). The customer service person said they will be trying to make snow this week if/when possible, especially because they’re hosting the governor’s cup on 11-12 March. They said they’re fully committed to being open for the governor’s cup. I asked about Friday or other weekdays this week and they couldn’t commit.

Bonzski
March 4, 2023
Member since 10/21/2015 🔗
647 posts
SARA race tomorrow on lower Dew Drop
snapdragon
March 4, 2023
Member since 01/27/2015 🔗
336 posts
i got the date from an online race registration site...still had 3/4&5 for gov cup...the sara race is tomorrow...both slalom and gs (4 runs)...and the cup next week...the sunrise scramble for the tele crowd is also tomorrow at cvr
johnfmh - DCSki Columnist
March 7, 2023 (edited March 7, 2023)
Member since 07/18/2001 🔗
1,984 posts

Timberline announced on Instagram that it will be open 9-12 March and maybe beyond. Snowmaking will resume on existing terrain plus Thunderstruck. The Governor’s Cup race will be held on Lower Dew Drop.

chaga
March 7, 2023
Member since 11/24/2009 🔗
639 posts


 snapdragon wrote:

..the sunrise scramble for the tele crowd is also tomorrow at cvr

Tele crowd? Are you a snowboarder or something? :P  some people had fat skis and there was a skins division, but most on XC skis! It was a lung buster climb to the top for sure, but a sweet cruiser on fresh courderoy coming down on skinny skis! Cory Chase did in 17 minutes! beat this old fart by 13 minutes! 

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snapdragon
March 7, 2023
Member since 01/27/2015 🔗
336 posts
that's what i meant...anything with broken bindings...lol...i heard it was closer to 16 minutes...go chaga!!!
snapdragon
March 7, 2023
Member since 01/27/2015 🔗
336 posts
woke up to a snowstorm sat morning and descended in a snowstorm tue morning...thanks to the line for the 18, 21, and 25 drop days...the queen of the potomac highlands never disappoints...yew!
snapdragon
March 7, 2023
Member since 01/27/2015 🔗
336 posts
the queen of the potomac highlands is gittin her hair did...yew!
chaga
March 8, 2023 (edited March 8, 2023)
Member since 11/24/2009 🔗
639 posts

Mid-atlantic resorts don't make snow in March unless they are nuts people say....  well Chip Perfect said, "it's 18 degrees and low hummidity.... TURN EM UP TO 11 BOYZ!!"   :) 

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Timothy.grasso
March 8, 2023
Member since 11/20/2018 🔗
64 posts
Amazing! Do I see the snow guns on closed trails such as twister?  If more is open, I might be willing to get another day of skiing at Timberline!  Keep it up!!!
wgo
March 8, 2023
Member since 02/10/2004 🔗
1,642 posts
Gonna be there Saturday...normally I do Sundays to avoid the Saturday crowds but with the time change that would be a little rough on me for a day trip. Hopefully there will be a good-sized crowd without it being too busy.
chaga
March 8, 2023 (edited March 8, 2023)
Member since 11/24/2009 🔗
639 posts

Governors cup is on Saturday, but other than that, nobody but diehards or locals ski in march in the mid-atl, and fairweather skier DC folks are looking at flowers and tree blossoms and not thinking about winter or skiing anymore,  so probably be ok. 

 

wgo wrote:

Gonna be there Saturday...normally I do Sundays to avoid the Saturday crowds but with the time change that would be a little rough on me for a day trip. Hopefully there will be a good-sized crowd without it being too busy.
teleman
11 months ago
Member since 07/8/2005 🔗
186 posts
Are there any bumps on off the wall or is the entire mountain still groomed?
SKI-PSU
11 months ago
Member since 11/25/2019 🔗
19 posts

All groomed as of Saturday (which is a very good thing given the freeze/thaw)

I'll post this here and level it :)

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mounthoya - DCSki Supporter 
11 months ago
Member since 09/20/2021 🔗
25 posts
No way, seriously?  8-12???  Guess I know where I’ll be this weekend 
wgo
11 months ago
Member since 02/10/2004 🔗
1,642 posts
Wish I could get out there on Wednesday, but Sunday is more likely. Hoping for some bumps on OTW. 
teleman
11 months ago
Member since 07/8/2005 🔗
186 posts

I disagree as I would rather ski icy bumps than boring groomed snow.

SKI-PSU wrote:

All groomed as of Saturday (which is a very good thing given the freeze/thaw)

 

snapdragon
11 months ago
Member since 01/27/2015 🔗
336 posts
the queen of the potomac highlands has delivered the goods...now go git yew sum!!!
Rickh
11 months ago
Member since 12/2/2004 🔗
165 posts
8"+ already, they will have 12" by late afternoon they way it's coming down.
KTMan
11 months ago
Member since 02/13/2023 🔗
11 posts
Well, I'm convinced. Just booked for this weekend at Timberline.  Looks like they have discounted lift tickets if you buy in person as well!
snapdragon
11 months ago
Member since 01/27/2015 🔗
336 posts
the queen of the potomac highlands will be taking visitors until at least march 26th...thank yew!
mounthoya - DCSki Supporter 
11 months ago
Member since 09/20/2021 🔗
25 posts
Anyone know how roads are mid mountain, specifically Slopeside?  Driving up tonight, do I bring chains?
mounthoya - DCSki Supporter 
11 months ago
Member since 09/20/2021 🔗
25 posts
TL ops team announced today they’re making snow tonight. Mostly granular conditions today.  No lift lines.  Pretty phenomenal considering I’ve been able to ski from Thanksgiving to mid March in the mid Atlantic 
imp - DCSki Supporter 
11 months ago
Member since 01/11/2007 🔗
296 posts
did you need the chains?
mounthoya - DCSki Supporter 
11 months ago
Member since 09/20/2021 🔗
25 posts
I did not.  Figures as I packed them just in case…!
snapdragon
11 months ago
Member since 01/27/2015 🔗
336 posts
that's kinda like saying you didn't have to put it in 4-wheel drive...but you could've if you had to...prudent decision...just another thing that separates the semi-pros from the recreationals
snapdragon
11 months ago
Member since 01/27/2015 🔗
336 posts
the queen of the potomac highlands is gittin her hair did...thank yew!!!
wgo
11 months ago
Member since 02/10/2004 🔗
1,642 posts
Skied oh so nice yesterday...amazing how fast you can crank out 20 runs these days.
KTMan
11 months ago
Member since 02/13/2023 🔗
11 posts
Had a blast at Timberline this weekend myself, unfortunately I took a high speed spill and shredded my Snowboard pants, so I guess my season is done!  Big thanks to this community for helping me find my feet!
snapdragon
11 months ago
Member since 01/27/2015 🔗
336 posts
the queen was riding sweet today...bluebird and crisp all afternoon...thank yew!
marzNC - DCSki Supporter 
11 months ago
Member since 12/10/2008 🔗
3,231 posts

From Timberline homepage on March 21.

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snapdragon
11 months ago (edited 11 months ago)
Member since 01/27/2015 🔗
336 posts
hit the queen from noon till last chair...she let loose different parts throughout the day...the thunder reef turned on through the pumphouse bowl...one more sesh then a travel day...sea yew satsun fo lastun!
snapdragon
11 months ago
Member since 01/27/2015 🔗
336 posts
uno mas
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