Live Canaan Valley Weather Conditions Report
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tgd
November 24, 2005
Member since 07/15/2004 🔗
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We've been here in the Valley since Tuesday afternoon. Snow started mid-afternoon tuesday and has continued with a few short breaks since. It is snowing now (8AM). Overnight tuesday we received about 5" at my place in Old Timberline. The snow machine kicked in big time again last night and I estimate we've received probably another 6". Forecast is for 3-5" more.

As everyone knows CVR and Whitegrass will be open Friday. Timberline looks to be sticking to its 12/8 plan - but the guns have been going non-stop since we got here. I plan to head by there today and see what if anything is happening around the base lodge.

Since it looks like greens only at CVR on Friday, it might be an ideal day to take my 4 year old over for there for some first turns. She is totally excited about skiing again this year. Depending on how cold and blowing it is, she also wants to see "Mr Chip" and do some XC skiing at Whitegrass. Overall this place is a winter wonderland right now.

Saw some new construction on the Timberline road just before the right turn to the ski resort - property looks commercial, but I guess it could also be condos. Anyone have any g2 on that?

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Enjoy your turkey, and for those who make it out this weekend - enjoy those first sweet turns. Unbelieveable - Thanksgiving skiing in the Mid-A!

Tom
johnfmh - DCSki Columnist
November 24, 2005
Member since 07/18/2001 🔗
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Saw some new construction on the Timberline road just before the right turn to the ski resort - property looks commercial, but I guess it could also be condos. Anyone have any g2 on that?

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Enjoy your turkey, and for those who make it out this weekend - enjoy those first sweet turns. Unbelieveable - Thanksgiving skiing in the Mid-A!

Tom




Tom:

Many thanks for the update. I was hoping for some blue squares at CV, but I guess we'll take what we can get.

As for G2 on the construction, I spoke to people at MRK-III (which is constructing decks for that new development on the T-line road), and was informed that they are condos. However, I don't know who is selling them. I have not seen any announcements on either the Mountaintop, Canaan Realty, or T-line Realty sites. If I here more, I'll post.

In the meantime, we'd love more sitreps if you have the time and inclination.
tgd
November 25, 2005
Member since 07/15/2004 🔗
585 posts
It's about 0 degrees this Friday 7:40AM. Snow stopped around 9PM last night, skies are clear and calm now. There was a good amount of blowing yesterday, so snow totals are a little hard to guesstimate - but I would say we have easily 15" fresh since tuesday. The snow is a light powder - not mid-A cement.

Our plan is to hit Canaan late this morning for a few turns. It may be too cold for my daughter, but she is really excited to put skis on snow. I'll file a report later this evening.
johnfmh - DCSki Columnist
November 25, 2005
Member since 07/18/2001 🔗
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Thanks! Also, tell those people at CV to update their snow report. Also, a simpler format would be appreciated....
Kris
November 25, 2005
Member since 03/15/2005 🔗
248 posts
Ya know....I was just looking at the snow report and trail map on CV web site...Its kinda weird to use...

CV says they have a new trail...Where is it...What is it called?
johnfmh - DCSki Columnist
November 25, 2005
Member since 07/18/2001 🔗
1,926 posts
I called CV to try and get a snow report and there was no recorded report, nor did anyone even answer the phone. If this place is serious about attracting skiers, it needs to at least provide regular snow reports. This is something Joe Stevens complained about in my interview with him: timely and reliable snow reports, and once again, CV and T-line are failing miserably in this area. Reports need to be upadated early in the morning (6 am or even earlier), so we know if it is worth the drive. The only place in the valley that provides reliable, timely information is WG and that's practically a one-man show, and that one man (Chipper) has a second job.

How hard can providing a snow report be? I'm not demanding high-speed lifts or world-class snowmaking--just a snow report....
bawalker
November 25, 2005
Member since 12/1/2003 🔗
1,547 posts
That and trail maps I think are the two most commonly viewed items on any ski resort webpage. With webcams, lodging, prices, and accomodations falling shortly thereafter. Being I"m the local I.T. guy I'll see if I can offer any help/solutions for that. Quite honestly, all CV would need is a simple login form for someone at guest services to log into. Then with a simple html breif form, fill out snow totals, temps, etc and save it to have it immediately posted on the site. It's not rocket science.

As for Chip, I'll be helping him with HTML and a few website related things this winter when I head to Whitegrass for my very own first taste of tele.
johnfmh - DCSki Columnist
November 25, 2005
Member since 07/18/2001 🔗
1,926 posts
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That and trail maps I think are the two most commonly viewed items on any ski resort webpage. With webcams, lodging, prices, and accomodations falling shortly thereafter. Being I"m the local I.T. guy I'll see if I can offer any help/solutions for that. Quite honestly, all CV would need is a simple login form for someone at guest services to log into. Then with a simple html breif form, fill out snow totals, temps, etc and save it to have it immediately posted on the site. It's not rocket science.

As for Chip, I'll be helping him with HTML and a few website related things this winter when I head to Whitegrass for my very own first taste of tele.




Brad,

That's great. With Chip's site, it's a diamond 3/4 polished. It's got a lot of wonderful, timely information--which means he's won 9/10 of the battle of creating a good web site. It's also eclectic and quirky, which people also appreciate and fits the character of WG and its followers. I like the videos, strange pictures, poetry, links to articles, etc...

All the site needs is a bit more organization in the presentation of material and he'll have the best web site in the valley hands down.
camp
November 25, 2005
Member since 01/30/2005 🔗
596 posts
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As for Chip, I'll be helping him with HTML and a few website related things this winter when I head to Whitegrass for my very own first taste of tele.


Enjoy your foray into tele. For me, I haven't come out of it, and haven't been on my snowboard in years. I used to snowshoe for powder boarding at Whitegrass, but my friends on skis would lap me like crazy so I finally learned how to do it.

Chip and someone went through an attempted website overhaul 2-3 years ago, but when it was done, most of the regulars liked it the old way. So, it's been pretty much the old way again since then. I think he does an incredible job with that site, especially given everything else he's doing there.

And like any good pusher, he knows who's addicted to it.
bawalker
November 25, 2005
Member since 12/1/2003 🔗
1,547 posts
John - You are definately right about that. With as much info as Chip has on his site, regardless of how it looks it's a nessecitity for anyone keeping track with what is happening in CV. Honestly, for me the personal touch of actually UPDATING *cough*timberline/CV*cough* says alot and keeps me coming back fairly often. Just helping him get things organized and arranged on there will go along ways.

I'll even go as far to say that regarding the snow reports, Wisp by far has the most informative and easiest laid out snow reports page. I'll load that thing numerous times a day.

I wonder... if I can offer my I.T. services to Timberline, Canaan, or Wisp ... hrm
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