A mild fall has forced Snowshoe to move Opening Day from the planned date of November 24 to a new target date of Dec 4

Snowshoe, WV—Mother Nature has once again proved how fickle she can be, forcing Snowshoe Mountain to delay it’s Opening Day for the winter ski and snowboard season after an unusually mild fall. Snowshoe’s Opening Day was planned for Wednesday, November 25th, but the resort has seen only 4” of natural snowfall since early October, and has had very few chances to make snow for sustained periods, due to mild temperatures. Forecasts do show cold air and possibly some natural snowfall moving into the resort’s area beginning late next week, and Snowshoe has targeted December 4th as its new tentative Opening Day for the 2009-2010 season.

The resort will be operational beginning Wednesday, November 25th, offering guests a variety of amenities off the slopes, including several dining and shopping outlets, an indoor/outdoor pool facility, and the resort’s 15,000 sq. ft. Big Top Entertainment Centre. Snowshoe’s beautiful location and mountaintop Village will still provide a fun-filled destination for families and friends gathering for the Thanksgiving Holiday, and the resort’s Junction Restaurant will serve a traditional Thanksgiving Feast on Thursday.

Current forecast models do show move favorable weather conditions moving into Snowshoe’s area beginning Thanksgiving Day. Whenever Mother Nature does send in the cold area, the region’s largest and more powerful snowmaking system will be hard at work, covering Snowshoe’s slopes. The resort will continue to evaluate forecast models in the coming weeks and will open just as soon as conditions allow. Updated information may be found by visiting the resorts website,  , or by calling 877-441-4386.

For more details on all of Snowshoe’s early season operations and reservations, visit  or call 1-877-441-4FUN.

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  

About Intrawest
Intrawest is a leader in the development and management of experiential destination resorts. The Company has a network of resorts at North America’s most popular mountain destinations including Whistler Blackcomb, a host venue for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and Canadian Mountain Holidays, the largest heli-skiing operation in the world. In addition, Intrawest markets and sells real estate at its resorts in North America. Intrawest is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia. For more information, visit  

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Mike Doble
Mike is the Editor and founder of, and Since September 1996 he has posted more than 13,000 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.