Canaan Valley vs Timberline Operations and Leadership Speaks Volumes
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nickhaas212
5 months ago
Member since 11/13/2019 🔗
49 posts

Well, CV will not open till 12/25....

Regardless of the weather, any operations team that succeeds is one that can adapt and be best at planning and preparedness for all challenges that lie ahead. With that said, I believe that TL is on top of their game in many facets and they have employees who are retainable because of a good culture (This is obviously from the outside looking in with only several observations). I think this is evident even outside of the winter season and how they look to expand on the client experience. However, one prime example of this is being able to open in November was awesome to see with that much coverage! It is also great to see a Mom and Pop being able to compete with someone like a Snowshoe without having to be them (Big Mtn Corps)!

Meanwhile, I fear that even with new leadership at CV, the improvements may either take a lot longer or not be there. While this snowmaking delay is a dent in my opinion on that, I feel as if they need to base their model or seek some guidance on all aspects on how to run a resort from another state-run entity like that of Whiteface, Smuggs, or Cannon.

While this is my opinion and I do see that CV is run by a corporation out of South Dakota that has some resort experience, I think they have the ability to do much more to reach their true potential.

Operations (Marketing, PR, Engineering, Mtn Ops, Accounting, Guest Services and Experiences, Culinary, etc... in this case) on all fronts is the backbone of any entity and if that can't succeed then I fear for them down the road! 

mdr227
5 months ago
Member since 01/11/2016 🔗
163 posts
Canaan Valley certainly is on the path to being left in the dust by Timberline.    You look at the improvements Timberline has made in just about two years with the lodge, lifts, snowmaking, customer experience, etc. to go along with what I think is much better overall terrain and how CV has done so little by comparison.   Then you look at commitment to snowmaking and it's night and day.   Canaan Valley has only made minimal snow and looks and long way from opening any significant amount of terrain while Timberline should be fully open in the near future.  
Thefirewarde
5 months ago
Member since 09/17/2015 🔗
77 posts
Canaan got to coast for at least half a decade as Timberline fell apart. Now they're finding out what real competition looks like. Their whole snowmaking crew needs a leavening of outside experience, which I doubt is going to happen, and they need to stop the state from buying whatever junk TechnoAlpin offers them.
nickhaas212
5 months ago
Member since 11/13/2019 🔗
49 posts

Amen! I really do think their mountain is fun, rustic, and amazing, but how often does an out-of-towner get to experience the natural conditions of the mountain in that state?..... I think the fact as I mentioned above that their lack of dedication and preparedness to planning outside of many other things has led to a lot of their demise.....

I may sound negative here.... A lot of things may be hard, but a lot of things aren't rocket science...

Crush
5 months ago (edited 5 months ago)
Member since 03/21/2004 🔗
1,082 posts
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ksampson3
5 months ago
Member since 01/9/2012 🔗
79 posts

nickhaas212 wrote:

Amen! I really do think their mountain is fun, rustic, and amazing, but how often does an out-of-towner get to experience the natural conditions of the mountain in that state?..... I think the fact as I mentioned above that their lack of dedication and preparedness to planning outside of many other things has led to a lot of their demise.....

I may sound negative here.... A lot of things may be hard, but a lot of things aren't rocket science...

 You’re not being negative. One trip there with my family was enough to know that we won’t be spending any money until they upgrade that place. Like my mom always said “Vote with your feet “. 

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