I spent some time on Wednesday evening talking with Timberline Mountain’s Jonathan Davis who is overseeing things at Timberline, while also serving as the new General Manager at their Perfect North Slopes ski resort in Dearborn County, Indiana. In fact, Jonathan was gracious enough to speak with me while driving back the 6.5 hour, 350+ mile trek down I-71, from Davis, West Virginia to their Perfect North Slopes ski area.
You see, it is OPENING DAY for the Indiana, family-owned resort and anyone who is even the slightest bit of a snow lover knows you can’t miss your own opening day!
Timberline Mountain’s Own Opening, Preview Weekend
We will have a lot to share over this new season at the newly, re-minted Timberline Mountain. However, let’s get to the news that is most exciting about the days ahead. Excitement is certainly reaching a fever-pitch within Tucker County and the long-time fans of what used to be Timberline Four Season Resort. This is a “positive piece” so we’ll not regurgitate the negativity that surrounded the Davis, West Virginia ski resort for most of the last ten years. When the place closed down in 2018 and fell into the courts, your truly had even incorrectly predicted that the once awesome ski resort would never see skiers or snowboarders traverse its slopes. I was certain the place was destined to become a very nice, real estate development/community.
As I told Jonathan Davis last night – I was never so happy to be wrong.
Over $10M, and barely a year later, Timberline Four Seasons Resort is now Timberline Mountain and it boasts two sparkling new chairlifts (including West Virginia’s first, six-person chair). They also put down two miles of new water pipe, and purchased an army of new snowmaking equipment and done massive renovations to the lodge area.
…and while there are still plenty of things to wrap up before they kick off the 2020-2021 ski & snowboarding season at Timberline….
The moment you’ve been waiting for is here…
Davis shared, “Thanks to the incredible efforts of our snowmaking crew, Timberline Mountain will be opening for a Preview weekend. After a year of non-stop renovation, the Timberline team still has a few finishing touches to put on both the mountain and the base lodge. Because of this, some of our amenities will be limited or unavailable at this time, but you will have early access to Timberline Mountain on Saturday and Sunday.”
That “limited terrain” will include what most experts in the area claim to be the best single ski trail in the entire southeast and mid-Atlantic – Salamander. That trail comes of the top of Timberline’s 4268′ elevation and meanders down as a the longest trail (2 miles) in the region.
Along with Salamander, Timberline Mountain will offer White Lightning, Whiteout, Mid-Mountain Crossroad, and First Flurries and both of the new chairlifts will be open as the ski resort will operate from 10am-4pm Saturday, December 12th, and Sunday, December 13th.
Here’s what you need to know for the preview weekend:
• The lodge will be pass-through only for tickets, passes, and rentals.
• Restrooms will be accessible.
• Foodservice with a limited menu will be available outside on the deck, with outdoor seating only.
• Lessons will be available, but beginner terrain will be limited and hike-able only.
• Both chairlifts will be open.
We’re excited to have the Perfect team working with SkiSoutheast and ResortCams to spread the message. Look for more news to follow.
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