I also skied the Valley on Sunday and Monday. FANTASTIC!
I filed a report about Canaan on Sunday afternoon, skied in the woods there for the first time.
And on Monday at Timberline....lots of freshies on top of a hard base. Rarely heard the scrunch of ice under my skies, and it snowed all day, with a horrendous wind, esp. at the top, so all the trails had a side where the windblown snow piled up, sometimes into drifts. It was cold!!! I went into the ski shop to buy some toe warmers and the clerk indicated a run for toe warmers was underway...by late afternoon the sun peeked out and felt oh, so good! I only got in about 11,000 vert feet of skiing primarily due to need to warm up and the slow Timberline lifts. But on the slopes it was great, on most runs I was nearly by myself. Never stood in a lift line even though nearly every chair had someone in it. They only ran the original triple to the top. Off the Wall slope was groomed and sweet, but the bottom turn onto Lower Salamander and into the wind was enough to nearly stop me in my tracks. Saw some great skiers and boarders; I am sure that one was John!! I skied Twister only one time because the strong wind was in my face nearly all of the top half of the run. I like the way it twists and undulates. For my last run I chose White Lightening, but the best run of the day was my next to last, Almost Heaven, which I had to myself as I skied down swooping from side to side while singing(?) John Denver's "Almost Heaven, West Virginia" at the top of my lungs. Probably good there was not a crowd!!
I echo John's comments, it was one of my best days ever at Timberline.
PS: I noticed signs throughout the Valley touting Salamander at Timberline as being the longest trail in the MidAtlantic. But I wonder if this is really true, since Salamander is not one trail but two..Upper and Lower. So for Timberline to have the longest trail, one or the other would have to stand alone, and I doubt either can make it alone as the longest. You live by the sword...splitting trails into non discernable segments simply to enhance the trail count...you die by the same sword when you boast!!