not bad

by: k2fan - Feb 2, 2010

  • Overall Rating 3
  • Family Friendly 0
  • All-Mtn. Terrain 3
  • Terrain Park 0
  • Nightlife 1

    Pros: cheap, only 3 hours from DC

    Cons: only two lifts

    Recommended For: Family Friendly

    Date Visited: Jan 1, 2010

Full review

Took advantage of the mid-week ski & stay package at the Canaan Valley Resort and skied one day at Timberline and one day at Canaan. The package was a great deal (1 night's lodging plus 1 day lift) and the mountain was virtually empty on a Friday. Overall, the terrain was much more varied and interesting at Canaan (Timberline basically has 10 lines down the mountain that they sandbag up to claim > 30 runs). When we were there (mid Jan) there was only one short bump run (out of > 30), and only 1 open glade. Overall would rate it a better hill for beginners and intermediates, if you're looking for something more challenging and you're stuck with West Virginia I'd say head to Snowshoe.