Timberline Four Season Resort in Canaan Valley, West Virginia filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy in April of 2019 — but now there is hope. After being purchased by Perfect North Slopes, Inc. of Indiana at an auction, the ski area will live on for the 2020-2021 ski season.
Upon purchase, the ski area has been renamed Timberline Mountain and improvements to the resort’s infrastructure are already underway for next season. Canaanvalley.org reports that snowmaking and new chairlifts are the first priority. The Thunderstruck Chairlift, a triple-seater, will be replaced. Other chairs at the ski area will see definite improvements as well, and the new owners plan to increase their new mountain’s snowmaking capabilities.
It’s an exciting time for those in Tucker County, WV who live to ski and snowboard like us. After seeing their ski area close down, hope remains for the area’s skiers and riders as the resort takes on a new owner, new name, and a new strategy for winter operations next season.