SNOWSHOE MOUNTAIN EXTENDING SEASON TO APRIL 7TH AFTER TWO FEET OF FRESH SNOW
03.27.13 01:23 PM
SNOWSHOE MOUNTAIN EXTENDING SEASON AFTER TWO FEET OF FRESH SNOW
Old Man Winter Continues to Dump Powder on Snowshoe - Resort Will Stay Open Longer
SNOWSHOE, West Virginia – (March 27, 2013) – Despite the calendar-turn to Spring, Snowshoe Mountain (www.snowshoemtn.com), the #1 ski resort in the Mid-Atlantic, is getting an extra piling of fresh powder from Old Man Winter. With over four feet of new snow this month, and two feet added just this week, the resort announced today that they will now keep the mountain open through Saturday, April 7. The resort was originally set to close this Sunday, March 31 but officials feel it would be ridiculous to turn their back on the best late-season snow conditions in years.
“Ski resorts everywhere hope for this type of unbelievable weather pattern in January and February, let alone March. We’ve had 18 inches of new snow in the last 72 hours,” explains Dave Dekema, marketing director, Snowshoe Mountain. “This is a skiers dream. We are beyond excited to offer our guests an extra week of skiing and riding.”
Snowshoe Mountain is currently enjoying one of its best winter seasons in years, as big storms allowed the resort to open early in November and now late season storms will allow the resort to host its longest season in over a decade.
Snow continues to pile up at the resort as it has been continually falling since Sunday on the resort. This is good news for Virginia residents, as the resort’s extended opening will allow those getting ready for Spring Break an option to still ski.
The resort has also extended its Value Pricing for lift tickets and lodging options for this additional week.
The mountain state’s resorts have experienced an uptick in visitation this season after suffering through a mild winter last year. The five-month long ski season in West Virginia has an estimated economic impact of over $250 million and 5000 jobs at the resorts. For more information on skiing and snowboarding in West Virginia go on-line at goskiwv.com.
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