Skiing Santa makes appearance at Snowshoe Mountain Resort on Christmas Eve
Santa Claus made annual visit to Snowshoe Mountain, getting in a few turns before he headed out on his long holiday journey.
Santa and friends took advantage of Snowshoeﾒs regionﾒs-best terrain and amazing conditions, due in part to the 28ﾔ of snow the resort received December 18-19. Snowshoe opened additional terrain Chirstmas Day, bringing the resortﾒs total to 48 open slopes and more than 100 skiable acres between the Snowshoe basin and Silver Creek areas, by far the most open terrain of any resort in the region.
Among those 48 slopes is Snowshoeﾒs Cupp Run in the Western Territory. Cupp offers skiers and riders 1.5 miles and 1,500 vertical feet of expert terrain. The slope was originally designed by legendary skier Jean Claude Killy, a thre-time Olympic Gold Medalist. With continued cold weather in the forecast, Snowshoe plans to continue to open new terrain as we head towards the new year, with hopes of being 100% open with 60 slopes by mid-January.
Guests spending the holidays were not onlyﾠ able to take advantage of some of the best conditions in recent memory, but also a variety of family-friendly activities. From horse-drawn sleigh rides and the resortﾒs five-lane tubing hill, to holiday parties and craft sessions, the resort is a winter wonderland and the perfect destination for holiday fun. Conditions this good will linger long after the New Year.