Resort photo

Timberline Mountain
Davis, West Virginia
Vertical drop:1,000 feet
Base elevation:3,268 feet
Peak elevation:4,268 feet
Skiable acres:91
Longest run:2 miles
Trails:36

Timberline Mountain has experienced perhaps the most drama of any ski area in the Mid-Atlantic in recent years. Following many years of decay and controversy, the resort filed for bankruptcy in 2019 and was placed on the auction block. In late 2019, Timberline was purchased by Indiana-based Perfect North Slopes, and they immediately set in place an aggressive capital improvement plan to re-open a revitalized Timberline in time for the 2020-2021 Winter Season, including the replacement of chairlifts. You can learn all about Timberline’s transformation in DCSki’s extensive feature story The Renaissance of Timberline.

Guests to Timberline Mountain for the 2020-2021 winter season experienced a dramatically improved resort. While the great views, ample snow, and peak of 4,268 feet above sea level have been constants at Timberline, the new ownership has raised the bar by modernizing the resort and showing a commitment to make Timberline once of the best ski hills in the Mid-Atlantic.

Timberline is located two miles from the Canaan Valley ski area, but offers more advanced terrain than its neighbor. Steeps and bumps can be found throughout the resort’s trails, as well as some gladed skiing. Beginner terrain is also available, although beginners may feel more comfortable at Canaan Valley. The lengthy 2-mile long Salamander run at Timberline offers an easy-going pitch that is good for beginners.

Timberline Mountain focuses on skiing and snowboarding, and has modest lodge facilities. Timberline does not have a tubing hill, and does not currently offer many summer activities.

Photo by John Sherwood.


Key Statistics

Resort Name: Timberline Mountain
Vertical Drop: 1,000 feet
Base Altitude: 3,268 feet
Peak Altitude: 4,268 feet
Trails: 36 Trails:
  • 34% beginner
  • 32% intermediate
  • 34% expert
Skiable Acres: 91
Longest Run: 2 miles
Lifts: 2 (A high-speed 6-pack and a fixed grip quad, both installed in 2020.)
Night Skiing:
Terrain Park: Yes
Tubing Park: (No tubing park)
Address: 254 Four Seasons Dr.
Davis, WV 26260
Phone: 304-403-2074
Social Media: Facebook link Instagram link
Webcams: View resort webcams
Web Site: https://timberlinemountain.com
Directions: Via Google Maps

Trail Map

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Weather near Timberline

4:45 pm on July 22 / Garrett County Airport
 Light Rain Fog/Mist
64° F
Light Rain Fog/Mist
Humidity:94% Visibility:2.50
Wind Speed:6 mph wind_SE Sunrise:6:09 a.m.
Barometer:30.07 in Sunset:8:38 p.m.
Dewpoint:63 °F
Definitely too warm for snowmaking. No snowmaking
This Afternoon
cloudy
High: 72°
T-storms
Showers and thunderstorms. High near 72. Light south wind. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight
rainy
Low: 60°
T-storms then Slight Chance of Showers
Showers and thunderstorms before midnight, then a slight chance of showers between midnight and 1am. Low around 60. Southwest wind 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Tuesday
rainy
High: 73°
Chance of Showers then Showers Likely
A slight chance of showers before 11am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 11am and 2pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 73. West wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tuesday Night
rainy
Low: 60°
Showers Likely
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 8pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 8pm and 11pm, then a chance of showers after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. Light and variable wind. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Weather supplied by the National Weather Service. Errors or reporting delays may be possible.


News about Timberline

A Wave of Mid-Atlantic Ski Resorts to Open in Coming Days
Article thumbnail November 29, 2023 - The recent stretch of cold temperatures has enabled robust snowmaking across the Mid-Atlantic region, and as a result, a handful of ski resorts across Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia plan to open in the coming days. In North Carolina, two ski areas have already opened for the season. In this story, we provide a look at official opening day plans shared by resorts as of November 29, 2023.
Mid-Atlantic Ski Season Begins
Article thumbnail November 27, 2022 - Below average temperatures in November have enabled a variety of ski areas across the entire Mid-Atlantic region to open for the season, giving skiers one extra thing to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.
Snow Sports Museum of West Virginia Charts Out Summer Events
Article thumbnail May 6, 2022 - Dedicated to capturing and preserving the history of snowsports in WV, the Museum recently announced upcoming events.
An Ikonic, Epic Battle: For 2022, Season Pass Options Abound
Article thumbnail April 25, 2022 - It is once again Spring, which means it’s time to consider purchasing a season pass for the 2022-2023 winter season before prices begin to inch up. DCSki breaks down the choices and factors Mid-Atlantic skiers should consider as they explore available pass options.
Firsthand Report: Epic Pass Experience Part 1: Heavenly Resort
Article thumbnail April 8, 2022 - In the first of a two-part series, DCSki Columnist John Sherwood reviews his experience as an Epic pass holder this season, describing an early February trip to Heavenly Ski Resort.
User Highlight: Eric Mosel
Article thumbnail March 6, 2022 - Known as “Crush” on the DCSki Forums, Eric has been posting to DCSki for over 20 years — even as he’s changed locations from D.C. to Park City to North Lake Tahoe. Learn more about Eric in this interview.
From a Drizzly December to a Snowy New Year
Article thumbnail January 7, 2022 - The second half of December wasn’t ideal for Mid-Atlantic ski areas: cold temperatures from early in the season yielded to unseasonably (and, to skiers, unreasonably) mild days. As the calendar advanced from December to January, that’s all changed. DCSki provides a roundup of the latest conditions at local ski resorts.
More Mid-Atlantic Ski Resorts on Tap to Open December 4
Article thumbnail December 1, 2021 - The Mid-Atlantic ski season is already underway, and additional ski areas are scheduled to come on-line the weekend of December 4-5. DCSki presents a complete roundup of open — and soon-to-open — ski areas in this December 1, 2021 update. Above, Pennsylvania’s Seven Springs Resort has been laying down snow in preparation for a December 4 opening.
Firsthand Report: Preview Weekend at Timberline Mountain, WV
Article thumbnail November 30, 2021 - Jim Kenney had a chance to swing by West Virginia’s Timberline Mountain for its preview weekend on November 28, 2021.
Jim Kenney’s Top 20 Ski Areas
Article thumbnail November 27, 2021 - There are many lists of “top ski areas,”, but there is only one “Jim Kenney’s top ski areas” list. Reflecting on 50+ years of skiing, Jim picks his favorite ski areas that resonated personally with him.

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