Measuring snowfall is a tricky and notoriously innacurate business. Unless a resort follows the NOAA approved methodology, take their claims with a grain of salt. In this region, Snowshoe is one of the only resorts that follows the NOAA methodology. Hence, their claims are generally the most reliable.
NOAA methodology for measuring snow:
From my understanding of the situation, no resort in the Canaan Valley follows this NOAA methedology. Most go with a simple snow stake--a poor reader of snowfall.
PS I e-mailed the T-line webmaster about the problem and requested that T-line begin measuring snow using the NOAA methodology. There's no way in heck that T-line can claim 38 inches of natural snow and CV, 14. That makes NO SENSE.