Snowshoe Mountain Gets First Significant Snowfall and Awards 71 Lucky Winners a Free Lift Ticket!

Snowshoe Mountain, West Virginia received about 3 inches of snow beginning on Monday and carrying through today. By nightfall Monday they had received over an inch of snow and notified us that anyone who had correctly entered and predicted October 23, 2006 as the date of their first snowfall…were winners of a FREE LIFT TICKET!

(71) people correctly predicted Monday as the date and therefore those lucky entries are each being sent a FREE LIFT TICKET directly from Snowshoe Mountain.  We have posted all of the winners and you can view those by clicking the link at the end of this article/update.

More Contests Coming Online Soon!

We already have committments this season to provide many more lodging, free log cabin vacations, free skiing, and free equipment than in any season before! We are putting the dates and final touches on those and we will begin posting them for contest entries prior to the start of the 2006-2007 season.  So stay tuned…and check back often!

Snowfall Everywhere…

Snowshoe Mountain definately has seen the most snow depth of any of the Southeastern Ski resorts reporting in this early in the season.  Andrea Smith, Snowshoe’s Communication Manager reported a number of times over the last 24 hours with periodic updates and as of  noon on Tuesday has seen three inches of snow! We did a little investigating and other areas in West Virginia saw a nice dusting to an inch of snowfall including Timberline Resort, Canaan Valley.  Winterplace had a dusting as well, but according to our contact only had a nice dusting.

Wintergreen Resort contacted us earlier but mentioned nothing about any snow.

Here in the High Country of North Carolina we saw anywhere from a dusting, to about an inch of snow.  It has snowed for most of the last 24 hours, and there was some beautiful photos to be had around Beech Mountain this morning, but after breaks in the clouds and some periodic sunshine…only a nice dusting was witnessed by area residents and visitors. However it WAS enough to coat Sugar, Beech, Hawksnest and Appalachian with white and get everyone excited!

I happened to be driving down Hwy 184 as it approaches Hwy 105 around noon and there was an amazing "Kodac Moment" that I missed because I didn’t have my camera with me.  Both sides of the road was framed with sun drenched trees that were showing brilliant color and the expanse of Grandfather Mountain (which forms a huge background as you come down that hill) was covered in snow.  What made it even prettier was the fact that the top of the mountain was blanketed by cloud cover that was obviously still delivering more snow.  It was truly beautiful and I regret that it was one of the rare times that I didn’t have my camera with me!

As I post this article, the sun is out and even though the winds have died down and it has quit snowing…it is very cold and 34 here at our offices, 21 up on Beech Mountain and the wind chill up there registered 7.4 at 5:30pm! Yikes.

It is certain to warm back up to normal late October temps, but this quick freeze and light snow has really gotten everyone thinking about the fast approaching ski season!

Until Next Time… Click HERE to see the list of Snowshoe Lift Ticket Winners!

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