SNOWSHOE, WV – That temptress Mother Nature worked her magic and coaxed Winter to strut its stuff all over the mountains of Pocahontas County this weekend. The very first flakes were seen just before midnight on Friday and continued throughout Saturday accumulating a satisfying 4 inches! Additional snowfall is expected through mid-day on Monday, with up to another inch of accumulation possible.
Not only is Snowshoe the first ski resort on the East Coast to record snowfall this season, it is earliest the region’s largest winter resort has seen snow in six years!
Since opening day is a short 6 weeks away, Snowshoe took full advantage of cold temperatures on Saturday morning and fired up several of the resort’s powerful snowmaking guns. The official start to the season at the resort is Wednesday, November 23rd, just in time for the Thanksgiving! Regular snowmaking isn’t planned to start until November 1st, but it was a great opportunity for the snowmaking operations to test out their equipment and ensure it is in top condition for the quickly approaching 2011-2012 season.
With the colder air and early snow turning skiers and riders minds to the upcoming season, Snowshoe is offering several early season lodging deals. Book any 4 night /4 day ski and stay plan at the resort before November 15, 2011 and your lift tickets will be automatically turned into a 2011.2012 season pass for FREE! That means unlimited free skiing for the rest of the season, as well as discounts on lodging, restaurants and retail outlets at the resort. Or, if you’re bringing the family along, book any 4 night/4 day ski and stay plan between Opening Day and December 25, 2011 and Kids 7 to 12 years old SKI FREE! Kids 6 and under always ski free at Snowshoe Mountain.Finally, college students can purchase a season pass during the month of October for a discounted rate of $249, a $50 savings off the regular price!
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