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December 9, 2002
Member since 03/5/2004 🔗
358 posts
Just got the email:

News: Timberline is opening for the Season on Thursday December 12.
Lifts will be open to the public at 9:00 am.
We anticipate the following trails to be open:
Salamander (upper and lower)
White Lightning
White Out
Woods Hole
Cross Roads
We are currently making snow on several other trails and expect more
trails to be open very soon.

Snowmaking at Timberline this year has been excellent. With the cold
weather and Timberline's increased snowmaking capacity, we are off to
a great start. We have expanded our ski and snowboard rental program
with a purchase of several hundred pairs of new skis and over one
hundred new snowboards.
We will be starting on our terrain parks very soon.

Whether you prefer Alpine, Snowboarding, or Nordic skiing, Timberline
is the place for your winter on-the-snow experience

johnfmh - DCSki Columnist
December 10, 2002
Member since 07/18/2001 🔗
1,987 posts
Thanks for the update. I'm going to try and make it up there...
December 12, 2002
Member since 03/5/2004 🔗
358 posts
Hmm... Upper Silver Streak was open today.

Interesting. They seem to be mixing it up this year.

johnfmh - DCSki Columnist
December 13, 2002
Member since 07/18/2001 🔗
1,987 posts
Some more encouraging news from www.skiingweatherman.com:

"This weekend will be a stormy one in the East, too, as yet another system runs up the coast. It won't have a great deal of cold air to work with, but it will produce a swath of heavy snow from the mountains of WV northeastward into NY and northern New England."

Also, Bill Clapper of OnTheSnow.com featured Timberline in his column for this week:


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December 14, 2002
What exactly will Timberline have opened this weekend? Any top to bottom intermediate or advanced runs? Their website is terrible at giving out any information. My experience is that in the past they are astoundingly slow at opening up slopes; compare them to most other resorts in the region that are close to having most of their slopes open right now.
johnfmh - DCSki Columnist
December 14, 2002
Member since 07/18/2001 🔗
1,987 posts

The web site says Salamander, Silver Streak, and White Lightning. I know they've been working on Heaven, but I wouldn't bank on it. Nearbye Wisp has a lot of terrain open and is offering $7 tickets if you get bored.

I think the main issue is SNOW. I just listened to Joe Sobel's internet rept. on Yahoo and he's indicating that Snowshoe, and Timberline will be in the 6-9 inch window as far as this latest storm is concerned. The rain should change over sometime tonight. Personally, I'll be happy to ski what's available--especially with 9 inches of fresh on top.

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