Snowshoe Mountain has announced that their official opening day for the 2023.24 Winter Season will be this Saturday, Dec. 2nd.
“Our operations team has worked their magic and taken advantage of every minute of snowmaking opportunity.” said Snowshoe President, Patti Duncan. “For the opener, we’re expecting to run 3 lifts with 8-10 ski trails open including a terrain park. We will continue to add to the trail count as quickly as Mother Nature allows over the next few weeks.”
Powder Monkey Lift Replacement
For the first time since 2006, Snowshoe’s mountain operations team will be installing a brand new chairlift. Powder Monkey lift, a fixed-grip triple installed in 1977 as one of Snowshoe’s original lifts, is being replaced with a fixed-grip quad ahead of the 2023/24 winter season.
The new lift from Leitner-Poma & Skytrac will feature a conveyor loading system that will shorten ride times as well as increase the mountain’s lift capacity, ease congestion in the Basin area, and improve access to the Western Territory. The new lift is currently on track for a mid-December opening.
In addition to the chairlift upgrades, Snowshoe has also furthered its commitment to providing the best on-snow experience in the region by upgrading several miles of underground snowmaking infrastructure. The improvements feature sustainable ductile iron piping and are expected to increase snowmaking efficiency.
Snowshoe has also released their schedule of events for the upcoming winter season:
Snowshoe Events Calendar | Winter 2023/24
DECEMBER 2 | Opening Day
DECEMBER 10 | WV Ski FREE Day
DECEMBER 15 | Opening Day for Silver Creek & Coca-Cola Tubing Park
DECEMBER 24 | Village Christmas Celebration
DECEMBER 23-31 | Holiday Celebrations
DECEMBER 31 | New Year’s Eve Parties
FEBRUARY 3-4 | SARA Racing (Southern Alpine Racing Assoc.) FEBRUARY 5 | Cupp Run Challenge
FEBRUARY 10 | Uphill Thang & Randonnée Race
FEBRUARY 24-25 | USASA Skier & Boardercross Racing
MARCH 2-3| Banked Slalom Race
MARCH 8-10 | Snowshoe PRIDE Weekend
MARCH 15-17 | College Weekend & Pond Skim
MARCH 17 | WV Ski FREE Day
MARCH 31 | Last day of ski season
For more information or to make a Snowshoe lodging reservation, please call 877-441-4386 or visit online at www.snowshoemtn.com.