In response to ideal snowmaking weather and the area's natural snowfall, large numbers of skiers and boarders have traveled to Timberline Four Seasons Resort and Conference Center in Tucker County to enjoy the snow conditions of high altitude Allegheny Mountain slopes.
According to Tom Blanzy of Timberline Resort Realty, occupancy in the rental program was at full occupancy during the holiday period between Christmas and New Year's Day. Ski resorts consider this period critical to a successful ski season.
Indications are that the skier numbers experienced at Timberline are due to several factors including the resort's dual water supply and the snow-making technology. The improved snow making is considered the most important factor.
The resort's two vertical turbine pumps allow an expanded pumping capacity assuring that the expanding trail system is covered with snow early in the season. Another factor contributing to the capacity occupancy is the recognized migration of skiers to the higher altitude mountain resorts. This is particularly noticeable during periods of marginal cold weather conditions.
Timberline has an elevation of 4,268 feet, 1,000 feet vertical, and true north-facing slopes on the Eastern Continental Divide.
Timberline is recognized for its slopeside food and beverage service at the resort's Fireside Grill and Timbers Pub.
The resort's expanding entertainment schedule has also become increasingly popular. Live entertainment is featured in Timber's Pub and Fireside Grill at the ski lodge every weekend and holidays during the entire ski season.