Snowshoe Mountain Receives 4

Snowshoe Mountain saw it’s first snowfall of the season over the weekend!  Four inches of the white stuff fell at the resort.  Laura Parquette sent this official press release…


Snow began Friday night and continued on and off throughout the day Saturday. Additional accumulation possible Sunday.

SNOWSHOE, W.Va.- Winter didn’t wait long to kick into high gear at Snowshoe Mountain Resort. The Pocahontas County, W.Va resort saw four inches of snowfall on Saturday. The first flakes of the season were spotted just before midnight on Friday, September 30th and snow continued intermittently throughout the day on Saturday. Additional snowfall is expected through mid-day on Monday, with up to another inch of accumulation possible. Snowshoe is the first ski resort on the East Coast to record measurable snowfall this season.

With ski season just about six weeks away, Snowshoe also took advantage of cold temperatures on Saturday morning and fired up several of the resort’s powerful snowmaking guns. The resort plans to open for the winter season on Wednesday, November 23rd, just in time for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Regular snowmaking isn’t scheduled to begin until November 1st, but this early test allowed the resort to ensure equipment is in top shape with a new season just around the corner.

With the colder air and early snow turning skiers and riders minds to the upcoming season, Snowshoe is offering several early season lodging deals. Book any 4 night /4 day ski and stay plan at the resort before November 15, 2011 and your lift tickets will be automatically turned into a 2011.2012 season pass for FREE! That means unlimited free skiing for the rest of the season, as well as discounts on lodging, restaurants and retail outlets at the resort. Or, if you’re bringing the family along, book any 4 night/4 day ski and stay plan between Opening Day and December 25, 2011 and Kids 7 to 12 years old SKI FREE! Kids 6 and under always ski free at Snowshoe Mountain. Finally, college students can purchase a season pass during the month of October for a discounted rate of $249, a $50 savings off the regular price!

For More Information on the coming Winter Season, including Hot Deals, please visit
For reservations, please call 877-441-4386.

This is some pretty exciting stuff!  We’re only 6-7 weeks away from skiing and riding here in the Southeast!  Check out some more photos below or watch this video.

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Mike Doble
Mike is the Editor and founder of, and Since September 1996 he has posted close to 14,000 posts, articles, photos and videos promoting all of the ski areas of North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland.Mike is the father of four daughters, is an avid skier and enjoys golf, tennis, kayaking and hiking in the mountains. Winter snowsports and Summer boating on Watauga Lake are among his favorite pastimes.