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Shawn Cassell, our buddy and Public Relations Manager at Snowshoe Mountain Resort shared this press release with us Sunday morning.

The season’s first few inches of snow have skiers and snowboarders excited for winter

SNOWSHOE, W. Va – (October 21, 2018) – Snowshoe Mountain Resort (, the #1 mountain resort in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions, received their first measurable snowfall of the season Sunday morning, with 2 inches of snow falling along the mountain’s summit. Snowshoe plans to open for the 2018/19 winter season exactly one month from today, on Wednesday, November 21, weather permitting.

“It feels like Mother Nature is on the same page with us,” said Snowshoe spokesperson Shawn Cassell. “We finished up our summer operations last weekend, and now a week later we’ve got snow, right on schedule. With all the upgrades we’ve made to our snowmaking system we are really looking forward to this season, so to already be seeing some consistent cold weather this fall is really nice.”

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Snowshoe has invested nearly $4M in snowmaking and grooming upgrades this offseason. Resort officials say the improvements they’ve made to their snowmaking system will allow them to open more terrain earlier in the season and maintain the snow surface more consistently, while also dramatically reducing their energy usage and carbon footprint.

Learn more about Snowshoe’s snowmaking upgrades here >

Snowshoe has also released their schedule of events for the 2018/19 winter season:
Events Calendar | Winter 2018/19
November 21 – Opening Day
December 9 – WV Ski FREE & FREE Lesson Day
December 15 – “Steezy Does It” Early Season Rail Jam
December 15 – Winter Brewfest
January 4-6 – Burton Women’s Snowboard Camp
January 12-13 – Burton Kid’s Snowboard Camp
January 25-27 – HEAD Women’s Ski Camp
February 4 – Cupp Run Challenge
March 2-3 – Homegrown Music Festival
March 3 – Berming Man Banked Slalom
March 15-17 – Ballhooter Spring Break Festival presented by Coca-Cola
March 17 – WV Ski FREE Day
March 23 – Pond Skim
March 23 – Season Passholder Exclusive: Farewell to Winter Party

Please follow this link for the full Winter 2018/19 Events Calendar

Snow Guarantee

As always, Snowshoe will extend their Snow Guarantee, promising more skiable terrain open than any other Southeastern ski area from December 14, 2018 through March 17, 2019, or your next day of skiing is free.

For more information or to make a Snowshoe lodging reservation, please call 877-441-4386 or visit online at

Please contact Shawn Cassell, [email protected] – 304-572-5639, for any media inquiries.

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 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

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

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