TIMBERLINE RECOGNIZED FOR RESORT ACHIEVEMENTS

Timberline Four Seasons Resort and Ski Area has recently received a number of acclaims for its performance in its role as an Eastern mountain resort. This recognition in regional, state and national publications is a reflection of the quality of its amenities and its increasing popularity.

Timberline’s consistent and spirited growth has resulted in its being named the best ski area in the coveted “Best in Region” award for two consecutive past years by a poll of readers in the largest regional newspaper of North Central West Virginia. The popularity of the resort has also been expressed statewide in a recent poll of Graffiti Magazine whose readers voted Timberline “Best of the Best Places for Wintertime Sports” in an early winter edition.

And in a December 8, 2006, editorial, the New York Times singled out this region for its reputation in year round resort activity and importantly stressed the growth and potential of its associated Timberline area real estate values. Interest in real estate sales of upscale home sites due to the resort’s quality of year round activity was noted in that New York Times article during their interview with a recent purchaser of Timberline’s exclusive Winterhaven second home site development. After touring the slopeside development that family decided to purchase their slopeside mountain home at Timberline instead of purchasing at a larger Colorado ski resort property. Interest in this area was also stimulated by the area’s reputation of year round resort activity and the increasing pace of highway construction of Corridor H which will soon link the major metropolitan areas of Northern Virginia and Southern Maryland as well as neighboring states to the west directly into the greater Timberline area.

Another prestigious award was given in recognition of the recreational services to the military by Timberline Four Seasons Resort, Mountain Top Realty and the Blue and The Gold of the Navy League in a ceremony conducted before opening of the prior year’s ski season. The Navy ceremony honored Timberline because of its recreational service to United States Navy and Marine personnel. The award was conferred by Pat Bowling of the Navy League and Rear Admirals Tim Healey and Paul H. Engel with Undersecretary of the Navy Dionel M. Avile in attendance. Of this award Senator Robert C. Byrd stated that he “…considers the actions of Dr. Reichle (co-owner) above and beyond what should be expected and is in keeping with the traditions of the great state of West Virginia”.

The most recent issue of Snow East Magazine commends the terrain at Timberline for its consistency of incline and for its extensive snowmaking and base elevation which allows for skiing consistently into April. It is also noted that the 37 trails are well separated by thick forest and that the terrain is optimally rated a third easiest, a third more difficult and a third most difficult. The magazine also recognized the staff at Timberline for its “…genuine Appalachian Mountain hospitality.”

From Sacramento to Vermont, Timberline Four Seasons Resort was in the national news when Men’s Journal magazine named Davis one of America’s top 10 mountain towns and Timberline one of its coolest places. That was followed by a detailed profile of Timberline by Associated Press reporter, Vicki Smith. Among the dozens of newspapers that picked up the AP story are MSNBC, CNN, Sacramento Bee and USA Today.

Timberline, a local favorite ski resort located high in the Allegheny Mountains of Tucker County, West Virginia, is a family oriented ski area which has a consistent 1,000 feet vertical on all major slopes including the well-known two mile Salamander Run, the South’s longest ski trail, and its newest trail, Twister, the site of the just completed exclusive Winterhaven slopeside home site development.

For more information call 1-800-SNOWING or visit www.timberlineresort.com