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Season's First Snowfall Predicted at Snowshoe!

09.29.11 09:40 AM

I received this press release from Laura Parquette today.  Pretty exciting stuff!


FIRST SNOW OF THE SEASON EXPECTED AT
SNOWSHOE MOUNTAIN RESORT THIS WEEKEND

Temperatures will plummet to below freezing with Saturday night precipitation expected to fall in the form of the season’s first flakes

SNOWSHOE, W.Va.- Just as the fall foliage peaks in Pocahontas County , W.V., Mother Nature looks to take a drastic turn into a new season this weekend with the winter’s first snowfall predicted to fall Saturday night atop Snowshoe Mountain Resort.

Temperatures will cool steadily over the next few days, with Friday’s high predicted in the 40s and overnight lows dropping below the freezing mark for the second time this fall. Saturday’s daytime high may not reach the 40 degree mark at the mountain’s top elevation of 4848’ and overnight lows are expected to dip well into the 20s. With precipitation expected both Friday and Saturday night, the first flakes of the season may fall before the calendar even turns to October. Some models are predicting Saturday’s snowfall to exceed the 1” mark.

Snowshoe Mountain is situated in the Allegheny Mountain range and with a base elevation above 3000’, the mountain is not unaccustomed to early season snowfall. The resort is typically covered in snow by mid-November, with Opening Day for ski season falling on November 23rd. Snowshoe Mountain will take advantage of sustained cold temperatures with snowmaking operations beginning on November 1st.

Snowshoe’s ski season stretches from mid-November until early April and more than 200,000 skiers visit the region’s largest winter destination resort, enjoy Snowshoe’s nearly 200” of annual natural snowfall. This season’s long range models are calling for a colder than normal winter season, which is good news for the region’s skiers and snowboarders. Snowshoe Mountain has one of the country’s most powerful snowmaking operations, covering all of the resort’s 244 acres of skiable terrain.

For More Information on the coming Winter Season, including Hot Deals, please visit http://www.snowshoemtn.com/index.htm
For reservations, please call 877-441-4386.



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