Free skiing at Snowshoe Mountain this week

Posted By: The Ski Channel on March 21, 2011 7:30 am

Sunday marked the official start of Spring, and after 110 days of skiing and riding, the time has come to bid farewell to the 2010.2011 winter season at Snowshoe Mountain. But before the region’s largest winter destination resort closes on Sunday, March 27th, Snowshoe will celebrate its 37th season with a Last Hurrah Celebration all week, including FREE SKIING. Through March 27th, anyone lodging with the resort will receive lift tickets totally FREE. Snowshoe’s Last Hurrah festivities will also include great savings on mountaintop lodging accommodations, rental equipment, retail offerings, adventure activities and the traditional end-of-season Pond Skimming Event on March 26th.

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With some great late season snow, bringing the resort’s season total to almost 13 feet of natural snow, Snowshoe is offering the region’s most open terrain with 41 of the Basin area’s 42 slopes expected to be open through the end of the season. That means the resort will offer almost 150 acres of skiable terrain. That open terrain will include the resort’s famed Western Territory, boasting 1,500 vertical feet and nearly 1.5 miles of leg-burning action. For those guests not able to spend the night, walk-up lift tickets for the same period of March 21st-27th will be available for just $26, or 50% off the resort’s typical value season pricing for that period.

Lift tickets won’t be the only discounted products at the resort. Snowshoe’s rental shops will also be offering discounts on Head and Burton ski and snowboard rental equipment, and Snowshoe-owned retail shops will be offering discounts of up to 50% on a variety of products including outer wear, footwear, skis, boards, other ski and snowboard equipment and more! Snowshoe’s Outdoor Adventure activities, including guided snowmobile tours and snowcat tours, will also be offering special Last Hurrah savings.

On Saturday, March 26th, Snowshoe will host the annual Last Hurrah Pond Skimming Event. Daring skiers and riders will attempt to skim their way across a man-made lake on the resort’s beginner slope located just outside the Village. Snowshoe’s DJ Judd will be providing musical entertainment and revelers will compete in a “most rad” costume contest and will enjoy a Happy Hour “Survivors Party” at Moonshine Pub.

Guests taking advantage of the FREE lift ticket offer will also see great savings on Snowshoe’s mountaintop lodging accommodations. Lodging packages start at just $125 a night for a gold-rated junior studio in the resort’s picturesque Village. Accommodating up to 4 people, that’s just $32 per person, per night for accommodations and great skiing and riding!

Snowshoe has seen almost 150″ of natural snowfall this season and continues to boast base depth averages of more than 3 feet across its open terrain. Last Hurrah skiing and riding should provide great spring conditions and plenty of room to enjoy it!