People generally shy away from answering this kind of question because they don't want to be responsible for the questioner being disappointed. One strategy might be to buy a single ride at Canaan for $5 and inspect it and if you're disappointed go to Timberline. TL doesn't sell single rides. In New England it was traditional for many years that the first hour or half hour was free so skiers could inspect conditions. Okemo still does that I think, but nobody else does.
That aside, it's like fishing, if you don't go you don't catch fish. You may not catch them if you do go but you've got a chance.