Snowshoe Mountain Resort receives first snowfall of the season, begins snowmaking
It seems as though we just bid adieu to summer, but winter has already arrived at Snowshoe Mountain Resort. The West Virginia ski area had 1.5ﾔ of snowfall this weekend, and flurries continued into Sunday morning. The resort also fired up the snow guns for the first time this season, complimenting Mother Natureﾒs efforts with its regionﾒs-best snowmaking equipment.
Snowshoe is often the first resort in the mid-Atlantic and Southeast to begin snowmaking efforts and see natural flakes. With a peak elevation of 4848ﾒ and a unique microclimate, the resort often sees colder temperatures and more wintry precipitation than the rest of the region. Snowshoe averages 180ﾔ of snowfall a year, and last year had a similar early start to the season with the first snow on October 28. That snowfall kicked off one of Snowshoeﾒs snowiest seasons in recent memory, with a total of 209ﾔ falling before the end of April . This season, advanced forecast models are calling for another cold, snowy winter in the mid-Atlantic, and Snowshoe could easily surpass the 200ﾔ again.
With a great early season jump on conditions, Snowshoe plans for a November 25 opening for the ski season, but may open earlier if conditions allow. Last season Snowshoe opened on November 21, five days earlier than planned, after more than 40ﾔ of natural snow fell on the resort prior to that date.
With the excitement surrounding the yearﾒs first snowfall, Snowshoe is currently offering some great early season deals, including a great fourth night free offer. Snowshoeﾒs Hot Deals can be found at snowshoemtn.com, and reservations may be made by visiting snowshoemtn.com, or by calling 877-441-4FUN.
For more details on all of Snowshoeﾒs early season operations and reservations, visit http://www.snowshoemtn.com or call 1-877-441-4FUN.