With a substantial base of snow and cooperative weather, the ski area will continue daily operations through Sunday, March 31.
SNOWSHOE, W. Va – (March 8, 2019) – Snowshoe Mountain has announced that they will be extending their ski season through the end of the month. Upgraded snowmaking capabilities and cooperative March weather have enabled the mountain to prolong their closing date, previously slated for March 24, and continue daily operations through Sunday, March 31.
The bonus week for skiers and snowboarders in the region is due in large part to Snowshoe’s recent upgrades to their snowmaking system. Last summer, the Resort invested nearly $4M in state-of-the-art snowmaking equipment, allowing them to now make more snow in less time, and with significantly less energy consumption. The result has been a consistent, substantial base of snow on the slopes since Thanksgiving, despite a relatively mild winter with below average natural snowfall totals.
“The most important ingredient for skiing is snow, and we’ve got more than enough up here,” said Snowshoe President & COO, Patti Duncan. “It has really only taken one season for us to see just how impactful our snowmaking investment has been. We feel very confident in pushing back our closing day to give skiers and snowboarders an extra week of top-notch snow conditions here in West Virginia.”
As a sign of appreciation for winter visitors to the Mountain State, from March 25 – 31 Snowshoe is offering $20 lift tickets to anyone who holds a season pass to another West Virginia ski area that is already closed for the season at that time. Guests who don’t have a season pass can still get in on some affordable fun in that last week by purchasing tickets in advance for as low as $30.
Snowshoe’s most popular lift pass offering, the Ridiculous Pass, is now on sale through March 14. The pass provides unlimited skiing and snowboarding for the rest of this season, and the entire 2019/2020 winter season as well, for just $259. More details here: https://bit.ly/2kX7RA1
Late season operations at Snowshoe will include the Basin and Western Territory areas only. The Silver Creek area closes for the season on March 17.
Live web cams available here > https://www.snowshoemtn.com/media-room/skidder-slope-live-cam
For more information or to make a Snowshoe lodging reservation, please call 877-441-4386 or visit online at www.snowshoemtn.com.
ABOUT SNOWSHOE MOUNTAIN RESORT
Snowshoe Mountain is the perfect year-round destination for adventure-filled vacations in West Virginia. Snowshoe covers a total area of 11,000 acres in the Appalachian Mountain Range, and includes the second highest point in the state at 4,848’ elevation. Snowshoe was chosen as the Best Ski Resort in the region by the readers of Blue Ridge Outdoors. The Snowshoe Bike Park was recently named the #1 Bike Park in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic Regions by MTBParks.com. Snowshoe offers extensive lodging options, fully developed mountain biking trails, a popular golf course designed by Gary Player, wedding and convention areas, and a wide variety of outdoor activities. Snowshoe Mountain Resort is part of the Alterra Mountain Company. More details at www.snowshoemtn.com.
ABOUT ALTERRA MOUNTAIN COMPANY
Alterra Mountain Company is a family of 13 iconic year-round destinations, including the world’s largest heli-ski operation, offering the Ikon Pass, the new standard in season passes. The company owns and operates a range of recreation, hospitality, real-estate development, food and beverage and retail businesses. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado with destinations across the continent, Alterra Mountain Company is rooted in the spirit of the mountains and united by a passion for outdoor adventure. Alterra Mountain Company’s family of diverse playgrounds spans five U.S. states and three Canadian provinces: Steamboat and Winter Park Resort in Colorado; Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Mammoth Mountain, June Mountain and Big Bear Mountain Resort in California; Stratton in Vermont; Snowshoe in West Virginia; Tremblant in Quebec, Blue Mountain in Ontario; Deer Valley Resort and Solitude Mountain Resort in Utah; and CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures in British Columbia. Alterra Mountain Company honors each destination’s unique character and authenticity and celebrates the legendary adventures and enduring memories they bring to everyone. For more information, please visit http://www.alterramtnco.com/.