Another vote for Canaan Valley. While I enjoy Snowshoe for the fast lifts, variety of terrain, and the apres scene, Canaan Valley has a great vibe. I think mostly because of the Whitegrass Touring Center www.whitegrass.com
Timberline and Canaan are within a stone's throw of each other, with Whitegrass in between. With a bit of off piste savvy, you can link b/c touring between these three places with ease. 50 km of maintained trails that then lead into the Dolly Sods Wilderness of West Virginia, which opens up 1000's of acres of touring. Whitegrass is ran by a guy named Chip, very popular gentleman with a true passion for the sport. Most people there are on either tele or xc gear.
There is not much of an apres scene in Canaan Valley, but typically I am with a group of good friends that rent a house from Canaan realty. Very resonable prices (very nice house that sleeps 15 people will rent for 1500 dollars for three nights....breaks down to 33 bucks a person, per night) includes hottub, nice house, great views, within 2 miles of Timberline. My wife doesn't really enjoy hardcore downhill, but really enjoys going to Whitegrass for the xc touring through the orchard and snow farm. (2 km groomed loop)
Anyways...if you have any interest in b/c touring, it's a great place.Chip and crew are awesome, as well as the visitors.