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Timberline Four Seasons Resort

Davis, West Virginia

Vertical drop:1,000 feet
Base elevation:3,268 feet
Peak elevation:4,268 feet
Skiable acres:91
Longest run:2 miles

With its peak at 4,268 feet, West Virginia’s Timberline ski area attracts plenty of natural snow and keeps it around for a lengthy season. Over 150 inches of natural snow fall on Timberline’s 36 slopes and trails, and the resort adds to that with snowmaking.

Timberline is located two miles from the Canaan Valley ski area, but offers more advanced terrain than its sibling. Steeps and bumps can be found throughout the resort’s trails, as well as some gladed skiing. Beginner terrain is also available, although beginners may feel more comfortable at Canaan Valley. The lengthy 2-mile long Salamander run at Timberline offers an easy-going pitch that is good for beginners.

For snowboarders, Timberline has two terrain parks which can have features such as thirty, forty, and fifty foot jumps. Timberline sponsors numerous racing events each season, such as USASA Boardercrosses, skier crosses, USASA slopestyle, and Timberline Big Air and Slopestyle competitions.

Telemark and cross-country skiers will find a mapped 17 kilometer back country trail system acessible from Timberline. The resort offers regular clinics and workshops catering to Nordic skiers.

Night skiing is offered on 30% of skiable terrain Thursday through Sunday during the regular season, and throughout the Christmas holiday week. If you plan to ski at night, please double-check with the resort to verify operating hours.

In 2006, Timberline Resort added 60 new stationary snow guns, and added a surface lift to service the terrain parks. In 2007, Timberline added an additional 40 snowguns. Timberline is also in the midst of an expansion at the Western Face which will add new residential and terrain development. In 2010, Timberline was granted permanent access to water from the Blackwater River, which allowed the resort to increase its snowmaking capability.

Key Statistics

Resort Name: Timberline Four Seasons Resort
Vertical Drop: 1,000 feet
Base Altitude: 3,268 feet
Peak Altitude: 4,268 feet
  • 34% beginner
  • 32% intermediate
  • 34% advanced
  • Skiable Acres: 91
    Longest Run: 2 miles
    Lift Capacity: 4,500 per hour
    Lifts: 3 (2 triples, 1 double)
    Night Skiing: 30% of terrain is lit on Holidays and Thursday through Sunday evenings in prime season.
    Terrain Park: Two terrain parks
    Halfpipe: (No halfpipe)
    Tubing Park: (No terrain park)
    Address: 488 Timberline Road
    Davis, WV 26260
    Phone: (800) SNOWING or (304) 866-4801
    Latitude: 39.036853
    Longitude: -79.396391
    Links: http://www.timberlineresort.com/
    3:51 am on December 22 / Elkins, Elkins-Randolph County-Jennings Randolph Field
    20° F
    Wind Speed:0 mph
    Barometer:30.10 in
    Dewpoint:19 °F
    Visibility:6.00 mi
    Sunrise:7:33 a.m.
    Sunset:4:58 p.m.
    Excellent snowmaking conditions right now. 

    Weather supplied by the National Weather Service. Errors or reporting delays may be possible.

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    Snow Conditions at Timberline:
    Dec 20, 2014 at 7 am
    Variable Conditions 12-16" base 9 of 40 trails open
    2 of 4 lifts open

    News about Timberline

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    Firsthand Report: A Friendly Gathering at Timberline and Canaan Valley

      October 26, 2014 - In late February, 2014, Jim Kenney took part in a gathering of about 25 on-line friends for a long weekend at Timberline and Canaan Valley ski areas. Jim provides this Firsthand Report.

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    15 Years on DCSki

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    Reader Comments about Timberline

    DCSki Reader
    2 years ago
    I was at Timberline a few weekends ago, and they were charging for plastic cups of water in the restruant. Apparently, they were even charging for water with a purchased meal.
    paula watkins
    2 years ago
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    2 years ago
    Correction - the food is not terrible, actually it’s decent and insanely cheap. Ribs are good. The beer is also cheap at $4 a draft. Whitegrass cafe is also a must go. Everything in wv is so much cheaper than DC it’s mind blowing.

    I stayed in the timberline hotel last visit. $200 a night on a holiday weekend and ski in ski out with parking right in front. Perfectly clean, nice bedding, brand new furnishings. No elevator, just leave the skis in the car on the way in.

    From DC proper, it took 4.5 on the way out at night, through 66 bumper to bumper rush hour, snow drifts, and a bit of snow on the road. It took 3:15 minutes on the way home with perfect roads, no traffic and doing 10 over the speed limit.

    White lightning imo is my favorite run in the Mid-Atlantic. It’s long, very wide, has a nice grade, has nice soft natural powder. They leave the side of it ungroomed and when there is enough snow the trees are skiable.
    Speak truth to powder.
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