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How One Family Resurrected a Rundown WV Ski Resort Back to its Glory



The story of how Timberline Mountain, located just a three-hour drive from Northern Virginia, became one of the area’s shiniest new snow sport destinations is rooted in a bit of drama.

It begins with a once-popular West Virginia ski resort neglected and reduced to a barely functioning version of its former self, followed by bankruptcy and an auction. It’s also a story that literally has a perfect ending, with a family from Indiana sweeping in to rescue and upgrade the ailing resort, making it bigger and better than ever.

“Most people don’t realize that Perfect is our family’s name,” says Paige Perfect, marketing manager of Timberline Mountain in West Virginia’s Canaan Valley. The ski area was known for decades under past ownership as Timberline Four Seasons Resort.

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