Timberline Resort announces junior races and music tribute

Posted By: The Ski Channel on February 24, 2010 2:48 pm

Timberline Resort Schedules Winter Celtic Music Tribute, Junior Races

As part of the ski area’s winter themed musical weekends, Timberline Four Seasons Resort will feature Celtic music performed on traditional instruments and vocal presentations. The performance is in keeping with the resort’s focus on the vast musical heritage of this region of West Virginia.

The public is invited to enjoy Celtic music at 4:00pm Saturday, February 27th at the ski lodge. Celtic music, with its residual Irish and Scottish influence is now being performed increasingly here in the Appalachian Mountains. Appearing at the weekend Celtic festival will be Pete Tenney and Blaine Stevens playing traditional Irish and Scottish music using fiddle, guitar, mandolin, Dobro guitar and vocals. There is no cover charge for the performance.

Celtic culture and music is increasing in popularity nationally as well as regionally. The connection between Irish and Scottish music is expressed in Celtic style music and there is an obvious influence of these earlier musical styles on the music now being performed in the Appalachian Mountains of the area.

Generally, traditional Celtic music originated in Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Brittany, Galicia and more recently in the United States and the maritime provinces of Canada. The close association of Celtic and current country and moutain music is exemplified in performances of West Virgininia’s Grammy Award-winning country music star Kathy Mattea, who has emerged as a critically acclaimed artist in the ethnic music of her West Virginia roots: folk, Celtic and bluegrass.

The Steve Himes Connection will be featured at the late Friday night dance party in the resort’s Timber’s Pub. Late Saturday entertainment from 9:00 pm until 1:00 am will be by the Outlaw Country Band.

Outside, Timberline’s ski slopes will be bustling with activity, as the bet young ski racers compete on the resort’s acclaimed racing terrain, the United States Ski Association’s (USSA) racing terrain. Racers from West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina will race on February 27th and 28th. The best racers of the USSA make up the US Ski Team, which competes in the Olympics.

The ski area at Timberline will also host the 50th Annual Governor’s Cup Race on Saturday March 6th and 7th and the annual Snowy Luau celebration on March 20th and 21st. According to general manager, Tom Blanzy, the resort’s new hotel is now open. It is proving to be ideal for skiers and for business meeings. The new facility is slopefront and features mountainside private deck, jet style tubs, mountain view balconies and flat screen television in individual rooms or family suites.

Timberline ski area is recognized for its snow making and the fact that all of the major trails descend from the 1,000 foot summit of Herz Mountain, including the well-known Salamander Run, the South’s longest ski trail.

For hotel reservations or information call 304-866-4801 or visit our website at www.timberlineresort.com. For condominium or vacationhomes call 304-866-2127.