Governor’s Cup Ski Race at Timberline Mountain

Race Season is Here

Winter is never complete in Canaan Valley, West Virginia until the annual Governors Cup Ski Race has been run.  This shared race between Canaan Valley Resort and Timberline Mountain has the reputation for being highly competitive among the friendliest and most fun racers you will ever meet.  Save the dates of March 11th and 12th, 2023 for ski racing in the valley.

Enjoy two days of both slalom and giant-slalom racing with the combined runs from each day determining the overall winners.  The winning man and woman will each have their names added to individual plaques surrounding the prestigious Governor’s Cup trophy.  Did we mention the pair of ski’s each winner will be awarded in addition to the trophy?  Things get pretty competitive at the top every year!

Perfect Event for Everyone

Time is not always on our side and for that we have awards in each discipline if you can only race one day.  Snowboarders and tele-mark skiers are invited to join in on the fun at Timberline Mountain on Saturday for two runs down the giant-slalom course.  Medals will be awarded at the end of each race day along with great prizes and fun giveaways.

For the 63rd Governors Cup Ski Race, Timberline Mountain will be playing host resort on their black-diamond slope, White Lightning.  Starting Friday, March 10th at 6:00pm, early registration opens in the Timberline Lodge.

Registration is now open online at Governor’s Cup Ski Race (  This is the preferred method of signing up and is incentivized with online only sales of custom Governors Cup t-shirts.  In order to accommodate those last second decisions, there is a day-of registration Saturday and Sunday morning at 7:30 a.m., with course inspection beginning at 9:00 a.m.

See you at Timberline Mountain on the slopes and good luck racers!