With snow falling across the region, there are still four weeks left in the season for Southeast snow enthusiasts.
Snowshoe, WV—March roared in across the mid-Atlantic and Southeast, giving folks from Georgia to D.C. an in-your-face reminder that there are at least four weeks left in the ski season. Snowshoe Mountain in West Virginia doesn’t plan to close until March 29th, and the Pocahontas County resort has now seen 185” of natural snow on the season. With snow totals the highest the resort has seen since the 2002-2003 season, conditions throughout the month of March should be fantastic.
This weekend Snowshoe hosts its second annual Homegrown Music Festival, a collection of local talent playing the best in Appalachian music, from southern rock to country and bluegrass. The weekend’s festivities will also include the Homegrown Games, a hilarious display of activities poking fun at some Southern stereotypes. The weekend’s Homegrown activities are free, and with ski and stay packages as low as $149 per person for two nights lodging and two days of lift tickets, the region’s largest winter destination is offering a budget-friendly way to make your last, or first, turns of the season.
Throughout the last 25 days of the season, skiers and riders can hit the snow for some of the lowest prices of the year at Snowshoe. Great deals are available on the resort’s website, snowshoemtn.com, or by calling a friendly Reservation Specialist at 877-441-4FUN. If you book by March 9th, families can ski and ride together with children under 12 skiing and staying for FREE! There are also several midweek deals available, giving you the chance to get out of the office and get some fresh air on Snowshoe’s slopes. The resort calls March “A Whole ‘Nother Season” for the mix of winter storms and mild temperatures on bluebird sky days. Just four years ago the resort saw almost 70” of snow fall in March, which means this might not be the end of powder days at Snowshoe. Regardless, the resort has a base of four feet or more across its terrain, which means the snow will remain long after folks in the Southeast have pulled out tennis rackets and golf clubs.
Snowshoe will have nearly 100% of its terrain open this weekend, offering skiers and riders 59 trails and 243 acres of skiable terrain to enjoy, including the resort’s famed expert slopes in its Western Territory. Snowshoe’s smaller, adjacent area, Silver Creek, will remain open through March 15. Coming up later this month, Snowshoe offers more free events, including the annual Spring Break festivities and the Shades of Cream Champagne and Chocolate Weekend, March 20-22. For a complete list of events and activities, and to make your reservations, log onto snowshoemtn.com or call 877-441-4FUN
Celebrating its 35th winter season, Snowshoe Mountain is a four-season, Intrawest destination resort situated in the southern portion of the pristine Allegheny Mountains. This 11,000-acre playground offers 1,500 feet of vertical drop for its expansive skiing and mountain biking terrain. With a mountain top village nearly one mile high in the sky, Snowshoe offers unique variety of lodging, dining and shopping options. A host of special events and activities make the West Virginia resort a destination for the entire family. For more information visit http://www.snowshoemtn.com/todo/events/calendar/index.htm