HOSTING WEEKEND RAIL JAM COMPETITION
The region’s largest winter resort in now 100% open with 60 slopes and 244 acres of skiable terrain, as well as a half-pipe and 4 terrain park areas
Snowshoe, W.V. — Snowshoe Mountain Resort is now 100% open, offering skiers and riders 60 slopes and 244 acres of skiable terrain. The mountain opened its final slope, Lower Shay’s Revenge, on Friday morning. This is the first time since the 2006-2007 season that Lower Shay’s, a double black diamond expert slope has been open. On Monday, the mountain’s half-pipe, located at the Silver Creek Area made its season debut as well. This is the first time in four seasons that the half-pipe has been opened. The great natural snowfall and snowmaking conditions Snowshoe has seen this season has allowed the mountain to open more terrain and offer guests some of the best conditions in recent memory. The resort currently boasts and average snow base of 54” across its trail system.
In addition to the half-pipe, Snowshoe now has four distinct terrain park areas open, offering guests more than 25 rails, boxes, jumps and other features. On Saturday, Snowshoe will host the annual West Virginia Open Rail Jam competition. The event offers a $4000 cash purse, with the first place skier and snowboarder each walking away with $2000. This spectator friendly event takes place on Skidder Slope, right outside the Shavers Centre building beginning at 5 p.m. Registration occurs day-of the event inside The Depot, located in Snowshoe’s mountaintop Village.
With the addition of Lower Shay’s Revenge, Snowshoe will offer guests 244 acres of skiable acres to explore. With three distinct areas; the Snowshoe Basin, the Silver Creek Area and the Western Territory, Snowshoe offers guests a great variety of terrain. With everything from gentle beginner cruisers to the 1.5 miles of knee-weakening expert terrain in the Western Territory, the resort gives skiers and riders the opportunity to progress and challenge themselves.
Already this season 132” of natural snow has fallen at Snowshoe, including 35” thus far in January. In addition to the natural snowfall, Snowshoe’s expert snowmaking team has been making snow nearly around the clock for the last two and a half weeks. Consistently cold temperatures have allowed the resort to make piles of snow, increasing its base and making conditions absolutely fabulous across the mountain. The 132” of snow that have fallen this year is just half an inch less than the resort saw all of last season. While this weekend will see warmer temperatures and plenty of sunshine for skiers and riders to enjoy, snowmaking temperatures should return overnight Saturday and more natural snow is in the forecast for next week.
Snowshoe also has some great deals available right now, including a new Third Night Free offer. Just book a two or more night package between Jan 20 and March 1, during a non-holiday period, and your third night is on Snowshoe! The offer starts at $302 per person for three nights of lodging, three days of lift tickets and free day of arrival lift tickets! But you must hurry to take advantage of this great deal; the offer expires on February 13. Snowshoe is also giving parents a great reward for all their hard work. January 29-February 2, two adults and two juniors can receive three nights lodging, three days of lift tickets and free tickets on the day of arrival starting at $198 per person.
Snowshoe offers the most open terrain in the region, and the mountain’s drive-to destination is convenient from most locations in the East. Snowshoe offers all the extras you want during a winter escape, including ski school and child care facilities, 20 dining options, shopping, a spa, a nightclub, a comedy club, great adventure activities like guided snowmobile tours, an indoor/outdoor heated pool and hot tubs, and the amazing 15,000 square foot Big Top Family Entertainment Center.
For a complete daily snow report, details on all of Snowshoe Hot Deals and a complete list of winter activities, visit www.snowshoemtn.com or call 877-441-4FUN.
Snowshoe Mountain is a four-season, Intrawest destination resort situated in the southern portion of the pristine Allegheny Mountains. Celebrating 35 Seasons, 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