Timberline Mountain, WV didn’t open for the Winter 19/20 season — but that may have been a blessing in disguise.
Two new lifts will debut for the Winter 20/21 season, as part of a $10+ million plan to revitalize and upgrade the ski resort.
A brand new Doppelmayr high-speed detachable 6-place chairlift will replace the old triple chairlift to serve the entirety of the mountain. The new chairlift will be the first high-speed 6-place chairlift in West Virginia, and transport skiers 1,000 vertical feet in less than 6 minutes.
Along with the high-speed 6-place chairlift, a brand new, fixed-grip 4-person chairlift will debut, serving beginner and intermediate terrain, as well as the terrain park and racecourse. Upgraded snowmaking infrastructure, a re-graded learning area with a conveyor carpet lift, a remodeled rental shop, and more, round out the additional improvements Timberline Mountain is showing off this upcoming season.
“It’s a beautiful place and we are just so happy to get our hands on this ski area. We think it’s just a little hidden gem and we’re excited about the future.”
– Tom Price, Director of Operations at Timberline Mountain
It’s great to see Timberline Mountain back on its feet. In 2019, the ski resort closed its doors mid-season and its future was uncertain. Eventually, the ski resort was sold in bankruptcy proceedings in 2019 for $2.2 million to Perfect North Slopes of Indiana.
While Timberline Mountain doesn’t have an official opening date set just yet for the Winter 20/21 season, the ski resort is hoping to open Thanksgiving weekend. After a big summer of upgrades and improvements, I wish all the best to the new owners of Timberline Mountain and the surrounding ski community on a successful and snowy season ahead.