SNOWSHOE, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Snowshoe Mountain is planning to open for skiing and snowboarding the day before Thanksgiving on Wednesday, November 24th, weather permitting.
“We had an amazing summer season on the mountain but it’s that time of year again where we start to get really excited for winter.” said Snowshoe President, Patti Duncan. “The leaves are changing fast, we’re starting to see some frost in the mornings, and it’s hard not to start daydreaming about snow days.”
Snowshoe’s operations team continues to focus on snowmaking improvements, an area in which the mountain has invested millions of dollars in recent years.
“We’ve added more snowguns over at our Silver Creek area, but our main focus this summer has been replacing a large amount of the underground air and water pipes that feed our snowmaking system.” said Ken Gaitor, VP of Mountain Operations. ‘Several miles of pipe have now been replaced and that means more efficient snowmaking, which means more snow being produced, and more snow is a very good thing.”
New for Winter 2021/22 – Guaranteed Lowest Lift Prices with Lodging
Skiers and snowboarders will be able to guarantee the exclusive lowest prices on lift access by booking their lodging through Snowshoe.
After first implementing skier capacity restrictions last winter, Snowshoe plans to continue to cap the total number of lift tickets sold per day moving forward. Resort officials noted the improved guest experience that resulted from monitoring capacity, with shorter lift lines and
less congestion than in years past, particularly on the weekends. Lift access is guaranteed for season passholders as well as those lodging with Snowshoe.
Snowshoe has also released their schedule of events for the upcoming winter season:
Snowshoe Events Calendar | Winter 2021/22
NOVEMBER 22 | Passholder/Employee Preview NOVEMBER 23 | Opening Day
NOVEMBER 26 – 28 | Thanksgiving Weekend Celebration DECEMBER 12 | WV Ski FREE Day
DECEMBER 17 | Opening Day for Silver Creek & Coca-Cola Tubing Park DECEMBER 18| Winter Brewfest
DECEMBER 23-30 | Holiday Celebrations
DECEMBER 31 | New Year’s Eve Celebrations
JANUARY 29-30 | Freestyle Freak Out presented by Smith Optics FEBRUARY 7 | Cupp Run Challenge
FEBRUARY 12 | Uphill Thang
FEBRUARY 25 | Snowshoe Foundation Ice Dinner
FEBRUARY 26 | Berming Man Banked Slalom
MARCH 5-6 | USASA Boarder/Skier Cross Race
MARCH 12-13 | College Weekend
MARCH 19-20 | Spring Send It! (Pond Skim, Box Derby, etc.) MARCH 27 | WV Ski FREE Day
MARCH 27 | Last day of ski season
Please follow this link for the full Winter 2021/22 Events Calendar
Snowshoe is continuing to monitor the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and working closely with local and state health officials to determine what measures may need to be taken to help ensure the safety of our guests, employees, and our community. More information will be available soon.
As always, Snowshoe will extend their Snow Guarantee, promising more skiable terrain open than any other Southeastern ski area from December 17, 2021 through March 13, 2022 or your next day of skiing is free.
Flurry of Savings Event
If you’re planning a trip to Snowshoe this winter, your best opportunity to save is during the resort’s Flurry of Savings Event, October 5 – 14. The sale will feature discounts on lodging, rentals, lift tickets, Early Season Passes, and more. Visit this link by October 14 to take advantage.
For more information or to make a Snowshoe lodging reservation, please call 877-441-4386 or visit online at www.snowshoemtn.com.