Snowshoe Mountain – What’s New for 2007-2008!

WHO KNEW A FEW HOURS IN A CAR COULD TAKE YOU SO FAR AWAY.

That statement appears in the front pages of their media guide for this season and it is also something that we have been saying for years. In fact, long before Intrawest bought the resort I was recommending to friends and fellow snow-lovers that they should make the drive to Snowshoe. Years have passed and amazing transformations have occurred at this popular destination resort. The changes that have taken place this off-season are no less dramatic. In fact, Snowshoe Mountain has added three new trails and 11 acres to their skiable terrain.

Without further delay…here’s What’s New For the 2007-2008 Season at Snowshoe Mountain!

Last season Snowshoe added a new high-speed, detachable quad lift and announced plans to cut two new trails. However, once construction began a spectacular gladed area emerged and Snowshoe is pleased to unveil three new slopes for the 07-08 season, bringing the mountain total to 60 diverse trails!

Partnered with the mountain’s newest development, Sawmill, Snowshoe has added three trails and they are all marked for experts! They are located on the southern side of the mountaintop, (to the left of the Widowmaker Trail as you would see the mountain from the bottom) and they will all be serviced by the one year-old Soaring Eagle Express high-speed quad. The expansion marks the first time in 10 years Snowshoe has introduced new trails.

The 11 acres of freshly cut trails have been named Camp 99 (see map), Sawmill and Sawmill Glades. The names continue the mountain’s tradition of trail names honoring the area’s logging heritage. A joint venture with Sawmill Village developers, who contributed approximately $1 million to the project, the trails will offer Snowshoe guests residing in the new South Mountain neighborhood ski-in/ski-out access from the gated community.

"The development of new terrain is something that our guests and homeowners have been asking for and this is a great opportunity for us to deliver," said Bill Rock, vice president and general manager of Snowshoe Mountain.

"We feel that it is critical to provide our investors an experience that warrants their desire to build custom homes at the top of Snowshoe Mountain Resort," said Tom Tretheway, Sawmill Village’s developer and general contractor. "By forming this partnership, we feel our development will continue to grow alongside Snowshoe, and our investors will benefit in terms of increased resort amenities, such as trails, snowmaking, lifts and events."

This represents the first trail expansion at Snowshoe since 2004, when a few trails were widened. Prior to that, the last major trail addition was in 1998, when Shay’s Revenge was cut to give the previously-lone Cupp Run trail a neighbor in the Western Territory. That year also marked the installation of Snowshoe’s second high-speed lift, the Western Express.

Located in the main basin area of Snowshoe, the three new trails will have a vertical drop around 800 feet. Sawmill Glades will provide Snowshoe’s first glade skiing.

New for Beginners too!

While the new trails cater to the expert skier, and add to the diverse terrain on all three of Snowshoe’s unique areas, the mountain has not forgotten its beginner guests. A new Magic Carpet lift will open this season adjacent to Skidder Slope, aiding the mountain’s most inexperienced visitors and servicing Snowshoe’s ski school. The lift will increase the mountain’s uphill capacity by 1,500 skiers per hour.

Snowshoe Mountain offers the most of everything that makes skiing, snowboarding and generally having a great time on the snow in the Southeast. They receive the most natural snow at 180" per season; they have the largest vertical drop of 1500 feet; they offer the most skiable terrain at 244 acres; they have the most efficient lift system carrying more than 24,600 people up the mountain per hour…and the list goes on and on.

<A look at the Sawmill Trail New for 2007-2008!

Snowshoe Mountain, located in Pocahontas County, is the largest winter resort in the mid-Atlantic and Southeast, and has been voted as the top resort in the region numerous times by regional and national media outlets.

Snowshoe is comprised of TWO distinct mountains that are skiable with ONE lift ticket. The terrain offers challenging trails for every skill level, and Snowshoe is one of the best resorts regarding recognizing the ever-growing population of snowboarders as they offer THREE terrain parks…which are open to skiers and snowboarders.

In addition to offering skiing and snowboarding, Snowshoe Mountain offers Snowmobiling, snowshoeing, a tubing hill with 6 lanes, cross country skiing, night skiing, horse-drawn sleigh rides, hot tubs, and spa facilities and so much more.

For those that want a little diversion from all of the snow sports, Snowshoe has a lot to offer. Visit the Connection Nightclub, Comedy Cellar and a host of restaurants and shops.

Lodging Profile:

Snowshoe offers a HUGE choice of beautiful ski rentals from inns to efficiencies to suites to beautiful cabins and more. Due to the large list of available lodging choices, we have created a separate page promoting many of their offerings.

Click HERE to see Snowshoe Mountain Rentals!

Christmas at Snowshoe!

Snowshoe Mountain will truly come alive during the Christmas holiday. This year, the resort will feature entertainment from magicians, comedians and hypnotists! Plus, there will be plenty of family entertainment including pictures with Santa Clause himself. Christmas is WONDERFUL at Snowshoe Mountain and if you’d like to see what they have planned for this Christmas season…click here. 

Fourth Night Free!
Right now, guests who book a three night stay from opening day through December 25 will receive their fourth night FREE! That’s right… book three nights and your fourth night is on us! Plus, we’ve loosened our cancellation policy to make planning your vacation easier than ever. But, this offer expires on November 21, so call today! 1-877-441-4FUN

CONTACT INFO:
Snowshoe Mountain
10 Snowshoe Drive
Snowshoe, WV 26209
Main Phone: (877) 441-4386
Lodging / Reservations: 877-441-4FUN
E-mail: [email protected]  

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Mike Doble
Mike is the Editor and founder of SkiSoutheast.com, SkiNC.com and ResortCams.com. 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.