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Sun Dec 08, 2013 1:03 pm

Greetings to all!



Pumped for the winter and ready to get on a mountain! Grew up skiing often and for some reason went 10 years without hitting the slopes.... Made a last second run up to Snowshoe last year in March and needless to say, I haven't stopped thinking about getting back since we left.



Heading to Snowshoe in a week, and hope to make a couple more trips over the next couple months. Anybody have experience with the other locations in WV? (besides winterplace which I have been to). Are they worth the drive? Weighing options of a couple more drivable trips for the winter or just one out to Colorado or Utah.
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Sun Dec 08, 2013 3:27 pm

@QC_Pirate 294430 wrote:Greetings to all!



Pumped for the winter and ready to get on a mountain! Grew up skiing often and for some reason went 10 years without hitting the slopes.... Made a last second run up to Snowshoe last year in March and needless to say, I haven't stopped thinking about getting back since we left.



Heading to Snowshoe in a week, and hope to make a couple more trips over the next couple months. Anybody have experience with the other locations in WV? (besides winterplace which I have been to). Are they worth the drive? Weighing options of a couple more drivable trips for the winter or just one out to Colorado or Utah.



Where are you driving from? There will be a group gathering at Timberline/CV the last weekend of Feb if you want to get an introduction from locals.
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Sun Dec 08, 2013 5:57 pm

Driving from Charlotte. Looks like they are about an hour further which isn't too bad. The questions would be how does their skiing experience compare to snowshoe? Good/ample lodging and nightlife options? Does the extra drive time add additional travel concerns? I don't have 4 wheel drive and any trip up the mountains with potential bad weather is always a white knuckler for me :)
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Sun Dec 08, 2013 6:56 pm

All depends on what you think is worth the extra drive. If it's nightlife, then Tline/CV is probably not worth the extra miles.



Here's a Trip Report that has a few pics of both places:

http://www.skinc.com/messageboard/showt ... hp?t=15793
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Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:30 pm

@QC_Pirate 294440 wrote:Driving from Charlotte. Looks like they are about an hour further which isn't too bad. The questions would be how does their skiing experience compare to snowshoe? Good/ample lodging and nightlife options? Does the extra drive time add additional travel concerns? I don't have 4 wheel drive and any trip up the mountains with potential bad weather is always a white knuckler for me :)



anytime you are dealing with a white kinuckler means you are heading to an adventure, I love that--and even though the canaan valley may not be extreme it definately gets your heart ponding in a storm or in the trees-- I love CV and WG and TL although I don't pretend to be a regular at any of those great places -- and the scary drive on a high weather day up to wisp



Snowshoe is also ok, and can get spectacular shots of snow.... there's a bar there I love going too as well ... It's honestly all so good if you plan around conditions, which I know is hard



There are so many great experiences recorded, just do a search



Oh yeah and when is the summit?
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Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:37 pm

By the way, my avatar is from Canaan Valley Resort, maybe 5-6 years ago, but still one of the greatest runs of my life
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Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:56 pm

Oh hell. Another pirate.
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Thu Dec 12, 2013 9:00 am

Maybe he knows how to talk like a pirate. Wasn't it the Gnar who was always doing that? Wonder where that Floridiot is now.
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Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:04 pm

Thanks for all the input folks! Timberline & Canaan may be in the cards this winter. Indeed a proud Pirate here, Servire!
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Thu Dec 12, 2013 10:41 pm

@skipink 294639 wrote:Maybe he knows how to talk like a pirate. Wasn't it the Gnar who was always doing that? Wonder where that Floridiot is now.



He might have but we had that dude from north GA that got carried away with it.
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