Located in the Allegheny Mountains of Davis, West Virginia, this family-owned and -operated resort boasts some of the best skiing and riding in the area. They have some of the best teaching areas in the state, making it an excellent destination for families and first-timers alike. If you’re a bit more experienced, you have nothing to worry about—this is one of the only resorts in West Virginia to boast fully functional gladed areas. Additionally, at 180 miles away from Washington D.C., it makes for an excellent respite from the stress of city life.
Timberline sits at 4,265 feet above sea level with a base elevation of 3.268 feet. Riders experience a 1,000-foot vertical drop—one of the best in the area. With an average snowfall of over 150 inches per season, this resort boasts consistent conditions across its 40 trails. They also house the state’s longest run: Salamander, which stretches more than two miles down the side of the mountain. Timberline Four Seasons Resort also has a wonderful adaptive skiing and telemark racing program for everyone interested.
The mountain does not rest even after the snow melts; the high elevation is a sought-after adventure for hiking and expert-level mountain biking. Summer activities are nearly as exciting as winter skiing; Timberline offers scenic chairlift rides, self-guided hikes, horseback riding, and biking.
The resort is between two and three hours from Northern Virginia; perfect for residents in Washington D.C., Baltimore, Richmond, Wilmington, and Philadelphia who love to ski but can’t find a nearby resort. Timberline also takes part in an international and cultural exchange program, bringing diversity to the area through ski and sport. Season passes start at just $299, and the mountain has extended weekend hours. Here as a local? You can get a $10 lift ticket if you present your I.D. Timberline Four Seasons Resort is truly one of the most welcoming mountains in the state.