Timberline Mountain Rebirth to Include a Six Place Detachable


West Virginia’s first six passenger chairlift is coming to Timberline Mountain.  Despite the coronavirus situation and surrounding uncertainty, Chip Perfect and his team today announced a $10+ million commitment to reopen the mountain by the end of this year.  Timberline closed in the middle of the the 2018-19 season following years of financial challenges.  Perfect purchased Timberline out of bankruptcy last November and his ownership group brings four decades of experience running Perfect North Slopes, Indiana.  The West Virginia mountain is a hidden gem, featuring one of the highest natural snow totals and largest vertical rises in the mid-Atlantic.

The thousand vertical foot six pack will travel from base-to-summit with a ride time under six minutes.  A Doppelmayr fixed grip quad will service lower mountain beginner runs, a terrain park and slopeside lodging.  Other improvements will include a re-graded learning area with a conveyor carpet lift, extensive upgrades to the snowmaking system, a fully remodeled rental shop, consolidated food service facilities and an updated outdoor arrival area.  “We look forward to participating in the economic development of Tucker County and we’re excited to announce the significant investment in Timberline Mountain’s infrastructure that will take place this summer,” said Perfect, who is both President of Perfect North Slopes and CEO of Timberline Mountain.   “I believe skiers and snowboarders next season are going to really enjoy the new experience on this very special mountain.”

The recently-removed Thunderstruck triple serviced the upper mountain for decades.

One positive of the mid-Atlantic’s low-snow winter was the ability for Perfect’s team to get to work quickly.  The mountain’s three Borvig and Heron-Poma lifts are already gone with many of the chairs in the hands of loyal Timberline guests.  All three new lifts are expected to be complete in time for the mountain’s grand re-opening.

10 thoughts on “Timberline Mountain Rebirth to Include a Six Place Detachable

  1. reaperskier March 26, 2020 / 9:00 am

    The color scheme on the six place looks awesome.


    • KadenIsTheGamer June 16, 2020 / 1:58 pm

      Now there’s going to be beef between Snowshoe and Timberline


  2. skier72 March 26, 2020 / 9:20 am

    Great News! I’m glad to see Timberline rising from the ashes, and in such good hands. And that six-pack color scheme looks amazing.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Max Hart March 26, 2020 / 10:01 am

    Looks like someone’s been using the Doppelmayr ropeway configurator.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. sullivanq March 26, 2020 / 11:41 am

    Ski blandford just announced they are closing for good. Rest in piece to many years of history🙏🏻


    • Randy March 26, 2020 / 11:52 am

      Where was this announcement? Nothing on their facebook or web page.


    • bobby smith March 26, 2020 / 11:56 am

      You got a source on that? It takes not even a minute to update Facebook and all it says is their offices are closed temporarily due to Gov. Baker’s orders.

      I have a hard time believing that all that money was put into the place by the new owners (Butternut) only to give up after 2 years.


  5. sullivanq March 26, 2020 / 12:21 pm

    Through an email. We were on the race team and got emails about mtn updates. Got it no more than 20 minutes ago.


  6. Lift_elec March 26, 2020 / 12:49 pm

    They were decent enough to let their vendors and other stake holders know before putting it out to the public. I am truly sorry to hear this.


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