The snow is blowing hard at Timberline Four Seasons Resort in Tucker County ahead of the ski season opener in early December.  

Crews on the mountain have been working around the clock upgrading snowmaking machines, servicing ski lifts, and making sure there is a heavy pack for early season visitors.  Owners said the resort is one of the last locally owned ski resorts in the country, which makes them an example of the West Virginia tourism economy.

“It is very much what characterizes the tourism economy of West Virginia, the down-home friendliness, the family orientation.  This is a true gem,” said Timberline Four Seasons Resort CEO Fred Herz.

Owners said they are taking advantage of the winter weather to make enough snow ahead of opening December 7.