Snowshoe Kicks Off Summer Operations This Week


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SNOWSHOE, W. Va. – (May 17, 2023) – The recent record-breaking snowfall at Snowshoe Mountain has melted quickly and the resort is now just days away from kicking off its summer season. The mountain will be open 7 days a week for summer operations beginning on Thursday, May 18. The Raven Golf Club at Snowshoe is already open daily for the season. Snowshoe has also unveiled another action-packed lineup of summer events including the UCI Mountain Bike World Series, 4848 Music Festival, Yoga Power Retreat, Blues & Brews, and much more.

“Winter had one last curveball for us a few weeks ago but the snow has disappeared and now it’s looking and feeling like spring here on the mountain.” said Patti Duncan, Snowshoe Mountain President & COO. “We’re switching gears now and getting ready to kick off another amazing summer season. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Snowshoe Bike Park and we’re looking forward to celebrating that all summer long.”

In addition to the increasingly popular Snowshoe Bike Park and the Raven Golf Club, Snowshoe Mountain offers a wide variety of mountain and lake activities including hiking, scenic chairlift rides, off-road tours, e-bike tours, swimming, paddling, and much more. Learn more about Snowshoe’s summer offerings here.


Memorial Day Weekend | May 26-29

Start your summer off right with a weekend of live music and mountain adventures. Try all sorts of delicious food at Saturday’s Taste of The Mountain event, before catching one of Snowshoe’s legendary mountaintop fireworks displays. On Sunday bring your four-legged friends and your hiking boots to the mountain for Snowshoe’s first “Ruff Race”.

A Memorial Day service will be held in the Brigham Loop at 11:30AM on Monday.

4848 Music Festival | July 13-16

Back by popular demand, the 4848 Festival offers a “festivacation” experience where you get everything a music festival has to offer, plus a mountain resort vacation. Enjoy multiple days of crowd performers, craft beer, delicious food, lake activities, scenic lift rides, and live music from Greensky Bluegrass, Umphrey’s McGee, Moe., Cory Wong and more.

Pickin’ & Pedalin’ | August 18-19

We’re mixing some of our favorite things together for an unforgettable weekend on the mountain – bluegrass music, brews, and bike races. Enjoy live music from Independent State and Bourbon Revival; local craft beers; and a bike race on the blue trails of Western Territory.

We’re also throwing in a hint of pollinating to highlight our Bee City designation at Snowshoe. Beekeepers and honey vendors from near and far will be on the mountain to explain their professions and how important it is to keep our pollinators pollinating!

UCI Mountain Bike World Series | September 27- October 1

The eyes of the mountain biking world will once again turn to Pocahontas County this September, as we play host to another round of UCI Mountain Bike World Series downhill, cross country, and short track racing. New this year, we’ll be hosting our first mountain bike marathon race on Wednesday, September 27.


May 4                     Raven Golf Club Opens

May 18                   Opening Day | Snowshoe Bike Park & On-Mountain Activities

May 26-28            Memorial Day Weekend Celebrations

May 27                  Taste of the Mountain Festival

May 28                  Ruff Race

June 9                    Snowshoe Foundation Golf Tournament

June 9-11              Downhill Southeast Series

June 18                  Community Appreciation Day

June 23-25            Grand National Cross-Country Racing Series

July 1-4                  Independence Day Celebrations

July 6-9                  Yoga Power Retreat

July 13-16              4848 Festival

July 28-29              Blues & Brews Festival

Aug. 5                     Snowshoe Foundation’s Treasure on The Mountain Fundraiser

Aug.13                   Community Appreciation Day

Aug. 18-20            Pickin’ & Pedalin’ Festival

Aug. 26-27            Women’s Mountain Bike Camp

Sept. 1-4                Labor Day Celebrations

Sept. 27-Oct. 1     UCI Mountain Bike World Series

Oct. 14-15             WV Enduro Series Finals

Oct. 15                   Closing Day

Powder Monkey Lift Replacement

For the first time since 2006, Snowshoe will be installing a brand new chairlift on the mountain. Powder Monkey, a fixed-grip triple installed in 1977 as one of Snowshoe’s original lifts, will be replaced with a fixed-grip quad ahead of the 2023/24 winter season. The new lift from Leiter-Poma & Skytrac will increase uphill capacity, ease congestion in the Basin area, and improve access to the Western Territory.

If you would like to own a unique piece of Snowshoe history, the Snowshoe Foundation will be auctioning off 25 of the original Powder Monkey lift chairs. The auction is a blind bid format, with a minimum bid of $400. Chairs will be awarded to the 25 highest bids received with all proceeds benefitting the Snowshoe Foundation, whose mission is to elevate the quality of life for residents within the Central West Virginia communities of Pocahontas, Randolph, and Webster Counties. The deadline to place a bid is this Friday, May 19 at 5:00PM.

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