Appalachian Ski Mountain Makes Some HUGE Announcements!

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We just finished posting the "What’s New for 2008-2009" information for Appalachian Ski Mountain and you can see that information by clicking on the link at the bottom of this update. However, before we could barely finish posting it online we have even MORE news to share with fans of the Blowing Rock resort.

First, Appalachian has made so much snow over the last week that even though the calendar says "November 20th" AND even though tomorrow’s weather forecast is PRIMO for snowmaking – Appalachian will NOT be making snow on the open slopes on their opening day which is tomorrow – Friday, November 21st! They will keep a few trails closed so that they can literally BURY those with snowmaking, but if you are among the lucky ones skiing and snowboarding at Appalachian on Friday – you will be doing so on some AWESOME conditions with no snowguns on you! The forecast is for a high around 25° and some chances for more natural snowfall – so make plans to be at App!


I was visiting with Brad Moretz over at Appalachian on Tuesday and he was cool enough to share something with YOU GUYS (our SkiNC and SkiSoutheast visitors) prior to broadcasting it within any other news outlet. Here’s the scoop!

Appalachian Ski Mountain and Snowshoe Mountain have created an impressive offering for ALL Appalachian Ski Mountain Season Pass Holders.

Appalachian Season Pass Holders Now Receive 50% off Lift Tickets at Snowshoe Mountain!

Appalachian Ski Mtn. and Snowshoe Mountain are joining together to create additional excitement about the upcoming ski season by offering Appalachian Season Pass Holders 50% off lift tickets at Snowshoe Mountain during non-holiday periods during the 2008-2009 season.

If you own an App Season Pass all you have to do is show up at Snowshoe, go to the main ticket outlet (The Depot in the Village) and show your season pass and a second ID and Snowshoe will provide you with a lift pass at 50% off! There are no limits on the number of days Appalachian pass holders can use this offer!

The only blackout dates are: Dec. 20-Jan. 4, Jan 16-19, Feb. 13-16. (Those are the Christmas Holidays, MLK and President’s Day weekends.)

North Carolina Gold Card holders are not eligible for this offer.

Snowshoe Mountain is the Southeast region’s largest ski resort, with 60 slopes and trails, 14 lifts including 3 high-speed detachable quads, and a 1,500 ft. vertical drop. Snowshoe lodging reservations can be reached at (877) 441-4FUN

“We are pleased that our Season Pass Holders can enjoy this generous benefit at one of the Eastern United States’ premier ski resorts”, said Appalachian Ski Mtn. General Manager Brad Moretz.


If you already have an Appalachian Season Pass, you’re good to go. If not you can still purchase one by calling App at 828-295-7828.

They have indvidual or family memberships available:

Individual Adults: $450
Individual Students: $390
Individual Juniors / Seniors: $360

Family Memberships are:
1st & 2nd member: $685
3rd member: $305
4th and each added member: $205

Appalachian’s consistently offers the best snow conditions in the region and last season enjoyed 130 days of skiing and riding. So seasons pass holders can enjoy up to 130 days of skiing and riding … and now 50% skiing and riding at Snowshoe Mountain!

Click here>  to go to App’s Season Pass page and to see "What’s New for the 2008-2009 season" Click here 

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