We are reporting “notables” today as I am preparing to do something that highlights each season for me – first tracks. We’re hitting up Snowshoe for one more day here at this season’s SkiSoutheast / Snowshoe Summit. In a word – the conditions here at Snowshoe this weekend? – AWESOME. After 7″ of snow hit the mountain AND with 72 hours PLUS of snowmaking and a mix of Snowshoe’s “second-to-none” grooming team – all I can say is that if you didn’t make this year’s Summit because you were watching the meltdown games of the last two and three weeks and made the decision not to attend this weekend – you missed one of the best weekends of the season – as well as best Summits.
We had some 80+ people come and hang out with us and I think I was able to see and meet a significant number of those at various times on Saturday – and I can’t tell you how many times I heard various versions of just how great the snow was.
Well we have one more day of that and I’ll touch on some of the top things that jumped out to me as I was updating the snow reports this morning. Then I’m crashing the slopes for about 30-45 minutes before anyone else gets to do it here at The Shoe.
Cataloochee Making a Statement –
Tammy Brown posted,
We have been making snow around the clock since Wednesday evening. Today we open on 8 slopes from the top of the quad including Alley Cat and Rock Island Run with 3 aerial lifts and 2 conveyor lifts operating on a base of 19-29″ and a machine groomed surface. We are day skiing from 8:30am until 4:30pm, twilight skiing from 1pm until 10pm and night skiing from 6pm until 10pm with a morning and afternoon half day rate also available.
We plan to continue making snow through March 11 whenever temperatures allow and we plan to continue to ski through our closing date of March 26.
Also, Sunday, March 5 is our BIG Season Pass Sale Day. Pass prices on this day will be the lowest of this year and next and you will be able to ski for the rest of this season and next on the pass you purchase on March 5.
Snowshoe’s Ridiculous Pass on Sale for ONE MORE DAY!
It’s going to be another gorgeous, sunny day on the mountain. The snow from the last two days has been groomed into corduroy, so come tear it up before the weekend is over. With warmer temperatures touching the low 40s and winds staying low all day, it should a great one to get out for some warm turns.
Today is your last chance to get your Ridiculous Pass! Purchase before Midnight to ski all of the 2017/18 season and all of March 2017 for only $229. We’re even throwing in a FREE Child Pass(12 & under) with every Ridiculous Pass! Head over to snowshoemtn.com or stop by the Depot for more details.
Sugar upped their base depth reported by 14″ overnight. Bear in mind that they HAVE been adjusting it daily, so that jump is one that they felt needed to post. They are reporting a 21-57″ base with 10 slopes open.
Wintergreen Resort posted, “Surprise! We Plan to Ski & Ride Through March 12
This roller coaster winter continues! We’ve hit another cold spell and we project that we will operate daily 9 am-5 pm through March 12. You still have time to get in your last runs of the season before it’s a sweet memory. Check the website for the most up-to-date information on conditions and open terrain.”
Canaan Valley Resort:
Notice: The ski area will be closed midweek March 6 – 9 (Monday – Thursday), re-opening on Friday, March 10. The ski area’s last day of the season is Sunday, March 12. The tube park and ice rink will remain open daily (weather dependent) through March 12.
I will be posting some final notes about our time here at Snowshoe from this weekend. In the interim – man I think this might have been THE BEST YEAR YET in terms of on snow experience, off snow fun, the people and the way that seemingly every Snowshoe Mountain staffer seemed to know that we were here this weekend and they all went ALL OUT to accommodate us at every turn.
I will talk more about that later, but special thanks to Snowshoe Mountain COO, Frank DeBerry for a surprise visit, showing up last night at Hoots – along with his beautiful young daughter. Also thanks to 43 year Snowshoe Veteran, Ed Galford for a surprise invitation to do lunch on Saturday. We enjoyed the time catching up.
I’m off to “mess up some snow” this morning. Email me if you like at [email protected]