First I'll address the costs. The Canaan Valley Lodge is running a special this weekend for $35 per room per night. It does not get much cheaper than that and if you have never stayed there you are in for a treat....lots of tame deer, and the wonderful scenery of Canaan Valley. You can ski at either Timberline or Canaan Valley's ski area, you have to motor to both, about 10 minutes from the lodge. There is an indoor pool and hot tub at Canaan Valley Lodge. Lift tickets are pretty low at Timberline and even lower at CV (either $10 or $15). Of these two areas I would choose TL because of better terrain and more vertical. TL would probably have bumps on The Drop slope, the other usually moguled slopes rely on natural snow. Other slopes might be bumped up because of softening snow.
Snowshoe will cost more but has advantages: larger and more varied terrain; two high speed detachable chairs (means more runs since Timberline's chairs are very slow and stop frequently); one of the "big" bump runs in the midAtlantic, Shay's Revenge plus other shorter bump runs, more vertical, at least in the Western Territory (approx. 1500 vertical), a central village that is ski-in/ski out (unless you opt to stay at the bottom of the mountain in the Inn which is less expensive. Time wise, there is not much difference when driving from Northern Virginia. Snowshoe going 66, 81, 55 (incl. new Corridor H portion), then 28 to back road up the mountain is about 30 or so minutes further. Snowshoe elevation is from 4848 elevation to about 3350 elevation. Timberline is a bit lower, elevation 4200 to 3200. Both have a lot of snow.
Hope this helps...I would probably choose Snowshoe for this particular weekend...it is a party weekend at the Shoe with on slope events, games, etc.
Sorry to hear about your skis being stolen. That's why I still use a ski lock.
Enjoy the weekend,