W VA, Snowshoe Mountain Opens Wed 11/23

Snowshoe, West Virginia—Snowshoe Mountain, West Virginia’s largest winter resort, will open for its 32nd season next Wednesday, November 23rd, offering premier skiing and snowboarding as well as a variety of holiday activities. Cold temperatures combined with a favorable long range forecast have allowed Snowshoe’s veteran snowmaking crews to crank up the snow guns and build a base for opening day.

At least eight trails and three lifts are projected to be open when Snowshoe drops the ropes Wednesday morning. These trails include: Skidder, Crosscut, Tail Tree, Spruce Glades, Heisler, Whistlepunk, Powder Monkey, and Cut-off. The lifts that are anticipated to be running are Skidder, Grab Hammer and Powder Monkey, all in Snowshoe’s basin area.

“We’re looking forward to a great winter, said Tex Ritter, Snowshoe’s Director of Mountain Operations. “We will have more concrete information by the first of the week, but we are in great shape so far. We want to build up the depth on our core slopes and expand from there. The snow conditions when we open will be excellent.

The recent cold temperatures have allowed snowmaking crews to provide solid coverage. The snowmakers will continue making snow whenever conditions allow at both the Snowshoe and Silver Creek areas. The Silver Creek area is scheduled to open December 16th. Snowshoe offers the most skiable terrain in the southeast region; including a new vastly expanded terrain park system covering 10 total trials.

Snowshoe guests should take note of a new on-mountain sales central location. The Depot, which is located in the Village at Snowshoe adjacent to the new Seneca Lodge, will serve as the new main lift ticket and activity scheduling location. Additional on-mountain sales locations can also be found throughout the resort. November 23rd will also mark the season opening of the majority of shops and restaurants in the Village.

Snowshoe kicks off the winter season with numerous Thanksgiving holiday activities, including our traditional Thanksgiving Dinner and Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. This season will be the biggest and best yet at Snowshoe Mountain Resort with new events, restaurants and lodging facilities. From November 23rd through the 26th guests can receive four nights lodging and five nights lift tickets starting at $174 per person/per family of four. For more information on Snowshoe Mountain’s events, up-to-date slope conditions and weather information go online at www.snowshoemtn.com or call toll free 1-877-441-4FUN.