We received this report yesterday early morning and at that time Snowshoe had received around 5" of fresh powder.  We received additional reports from cross country skiers up there that reported as much as 9" of snow had fallen.  Here’s the announcement that was sent though!

SNOWSHOE RESORT – Snowmaking operations began for the season on Monday.

Snowshoe, W.V.—Winter has arrived in a big way at Snowshoe Mountain Resort. With the first flakes of the season falling on Monday morning, by early Tuesday the resort was blanketed in more than 5” of the white stuff. Forecasters are predicting more snow throughout the day Tuesday and Wednesday, with an additional 5” expected by the end of the day Wednesday.

On Monday, Snowshoe kicked off snowmaking for the 08-09 season and this new snowfall will only help the mountain build an amazing base of snow. With just less than a month until Opening Day, scheduled for November 26, if this cold, snowy weather continues, Snowshoe should open with some of the best early season conditions in recent memory. Long term forecasts are calling for seasonal temperatures to continue for the foreseeable future, and Snowshoe’s expert snowmakers will be hard at work whenever temperatures allow. Last season it was late November before Snowshoe saw these kind of snow totals.

With sources like the Farmers Almanac calling for a long, cold, snowy winter ahead, make plans now for your ski or snowboard escape. Snowshoe is offering the best available deals of the season, but many of these great offers expire on Friday (Oct 31), so call today! This season marks Snowshoe’s 35th Winter, and we’ll be celebrating all season long.

For more information on the fast-approaching ski season, hot deals and all the amazing adventure and family activities available, please visit  or call one of our friendly Reservations Specialists at 877-441-4FUN.