WV Skiing - First Weekend in April
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JCHobbes
March 23, 2006
Member since 09/12/2005 🔗
94 posts
My mom and I are looking at the possibility of going down to West Virginia next weekend (April 1-2) Almost undoubtedly heading to Timberline, POSSIBLY Snowshoe.

Both resorts state that they'll be open until at least that weekend, but do you guys think it will be worth it?

This is really sort a spur of the moment thing. Probably deciding Wednesday or Thursday night, leaving Friday night after school, heading up skiing saturday and early sunday, leaving sunday afternoon.

Would this be plausible, and/or worth it, or no?
Rich
March 24, 2006
Member since 11/30/2000 🔗
194 posts
Snowshoe hands down - most likey to be 100% open and 10 times bigger.
Ullr
March 24, 2006
Member since 11/27/2004 🔗
531 posts
Not going to disagree that Snowshoe would have better snow, but my friend Rich tends to exaggerate a little.

Here are the current numbers:

Snowshoe Mountain 3"past 48 hrs
24 - 38" Base
60% Open
36 of 57 trails
6 of 14 lifts

Timberline Four Seasons Yesterday: 1"
20 - 42" Base
90% Open
26 of 36 trails
2 of 3 lifts

Winterplace
24 - 50" Base
89% Open
24 of 27 trails
4 of 9 lifts

Either one would provide decent spring skiing this time of year.
Murphy
March 24, 2006
Member since 09/13/2004 🔗
618 posts
This is Winterplace's last weekend but it should be a pretty good one. I'll either be there or taking my daughter to go see Dora the Explorer.
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Rich
March 24, 2006
Member since 11/30/2000 🔗
194 posts
Snowshoe additional FYI:
Three Day Weather Forecast
Friday
Hi 30
Lo 23
Saturday
Hi 27
Lo 20
Sunday
Hi 29
Lo 22

Daily Comments from the Newsroom A lot of snow is in the forecast for the weekend which should make for ideal skiing and riding conditions throughout. Nearly the entire basin area, along with the Western Territory are still open for skiing and riding. All open trails were groomed overnight except for Choker. With over 35 open trails and fresh snow on the mountain, Snowshoe once again offers the best skiing in the region. Start making your plans to join us this weekend for our annual Mountaintop Beach Party Music Festival. For this weekend we are offering a special 2 day/2 night lodging package for only $109. Call 877-441-4FUN for reservations and more information. Enjoy fun and games on the slopes, live entertainment, fireworks and more.
wvrocks
March 24, 2006
Member since 11/9/2004 🔗
262 posts
I was at Timberline yesterday afternoon. Coverage was pretty good everywhere. Conditions were good for this time of the year. No crowd at all, it was a week day though. We had 3-4 inches Wed and maybe an inch yesterday and a 1/2 inch last night. Calling for snow and cold temps all through the weekend. They should be able to make it through to April 1-2 in decent shape. Locals Cup Races are Sunday morning.
snowcone
March 24, 2006
Member since 09/27/2002 🔗
589 posts
I have to disagree with Rich ... Snowshoe is not 100% open; they have 37 out of 57 trails open all on the Basin side with the exception of Cupp and sometimes Upper Shays.

We have skied early and late season at SS and its fine as long as you realize that the conditions are spring skiing and SS will close runs when coverage becomes skimpy. The weather report is for some snow practically every day for the next week, so you should be good to go for a great weekend.
BushwackerinPA
March 24, 2006
Member since 12/9/2004 🔗
649 posts
I will be at T-Line, if i dont jsut go to springs. I avoid Intrawest like plague.

PSIA Discount at T-line = free
Snowshoe = Full price like 50 some dollars last year. yuck
Just my 2 cents
Rich
March 24, 2006
Member since 11/30/2000 🔗
194 posts
U R right in that Silver Creek closed due to lack-of-business...but on the Snowshoe side - all but Lower Shays and Widowmaker.

I think SS advertises free skiing with lodging now.
fishnski
March 24, 2006
Member since 03/27/2005 🔗
3,530 posts
This weekend should be great....with snow thru sunday! Next weekend will only be ruined if it rains,the slopes will be fine. A little birdie told me to keep an eye out for the 3rd to 5th of april...stay tuned!
The Colonel - DCSki Supporter
March 25, 2006
Member since 03/5/2004 🔗
3,107 posts
26 of 36 trails at Timberline does not quite equal 90% open!
The Colonel
Rich
March 25, 2006
Member since 11/30/2000 🔗
194 posts
",,,keep an eye out for the 3rd to 5th of april..."

But they close Sunday the 2nd. I'm intrigued.
Murphy
March 25, 2006
Member since 09/13/2004 🔗
618 posts
Just got back from a half day at Winterplace. It's been snowing there for two days straight but the borderline temps meant that there was minimal accumulation. At the base of the mountain the fresh snow could easily be brushed away to reveal a discolored icy substance. But at least there was a lot of it and it was soft enough to be edge-able, even for me . After 3 or 4 runs at the bottom we headed for the top and found much nicer conditions. Coverage was side to side with some minor wash outs around the edges in places. We had the slopes to ourselves. The snow started to soften by noon but I actually like it that way. It helps me build confidence in my edges and work on my carving (intermediate snowboarder). My buddy, who's a more advanced skier really enjoyed the mogul run and said it was the best he'd seen all year. By the time we left it was starting to get sticky but still plenty of fun for the 2nd to last day of business. During the drive home we hit the heaviest snow showers of the day....figures.
Ullr
March 25, 2006
Member since 11/27/2004 🔗
531 posts
Quote:

26 of 36 trails at Timberline does not quite equal 90% open!
The Colonel




Sorry Colonel, wasn't my math.

Just copied and pasted it from snocountry.com without checking.

http://www.snocountry.com/snowclient/srl...mp;from=bodynav

fishnski
March 25, 2006
Member since 03/27/2005 🔗
3,530 posts
Now you have me intrigued..The Shoe usually stays open 1 week later than TL. Is the Shoe closing on the 2nd this year?
skier219
March 25, 2006
Member since 01/8/2005 🔗
1,318 posts
Quote:

Now you have me intrigued..The Shoe usually stays open 1 week later than TL. Is the Shoe closing on the 2nd this year?




That's their plan. It would be one week earlier than last year. So what's happening Apr 3-5?
JCHobbes
March 28, 2006
Member since 09/12/2005 🔗
94 posts
I was definately starting to get excited about this trip.

The plan was to drive down Friday night, stay at a hotel in Elkis, and drive up to ski on Saturday, return to Elkins, and ski on Sunday, returning home Sunday night.

But today, I got the letter of doom. This weekend would have been perfect, except I just found out that I'm supposed to read this Sunday in church.

That just sucks horribly.
BushwackerinPA
March 28, 2006
Member since 12/9/2004 🔗
649 posts
You havent learned that skiing is relegion yet, I take it?:P.
RidelikeaRhino
March 28, 2006
Member since 01/31/2006 🔗
42 posts
I'm told you can read just as well at the top of a sunny slope maybe better since the light is more natural but hey I think the theory (sp?) needs tested. Just don't stand up in front of the church and say "Oh God I wish I was skiin"! I've hung mine up for the season. Dusting off the bicycle and rev'n up the warm weather.
kwillg6
March 29, 2006
Member since 01/18/2005 🔗
2,030 posts
I've done closing day every yer for the past 20 at either the shoe or t-line. Only one really bad day after 70+ warmth then rain.... I'm planning on doing it again this year as well. See ya'll at t-line.
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