The lowest price for a Timberline 2023-24 season pass is in March. Prices go after April 1.
Email on March 29, 2023:
Got mine, even in a crummy season I was able to get in 11 or 12 days at Timberline this year, mostly on weekends.
I'll miss the cut off by 6 weeks. That Silver Pass for 199 really caught my attention.
I turned 60 in November, I bought this passed seasons pass last March and received the age 60 discount then since I was going to be 60 by the start of the season.
I only went to timberline once this season, and it was just a couple weeks ago but I could almost walk right onto the lift both Saturday and Sunday. They had just gotten fresh snow that week as well, but many more casual skiiers had already hung it up for the season at that point.
What were folks experience with weekend crowding this season?
I did the full pass this year & have the luxury to ski during the week when I want. I did 1 peak day between Christmas and New Year -- the crowds turned me off to even considering weekends.
So deciding if I should be a cheapskate & do weekdays only (leaning that way).
We skied many weekends this season. Between 1 January and the end of February, Saturdays are pretty bad. We typically just ski from 9-10, and 3-4:30 on those days. Sundays are definitely better but they can also be crowded. Even Fridays can be busy but I don't remember ever seeing bad lines on Friday. However, 10-20 minute lines on Saturday were normal. 6 runs per hour is an easy target mid-week. That number shrinks to 3 on Saturdays and 4-5 on Sundays.
I picked up a Gold Pass right before the price hike, with the intention of making most of my visits mid-week or Sun-Tues. Has anyone tried staying in Elkins for a multi-day trip? I know it's ~35 mi away but I have a fuel-efficient ride and the motel and VRBO rates seem significantly lower.
Looks like an hour drive even with clear roads. Could be 90 min when it's snowing or there is snow on the road. Not sure it would be worth the savings.
I've stayed 30-40 minutes away from a mountain many times in the east and the west, but wouldn't plan for that idea in advance for Timberline given the realities of WV roads during the winter. Probably because my first trip to Snowshoe 15 years ago involved snowy driving conditions that I wouldn't care to repeat.