After 36 hours of continuous snowmaking, Snowshoe Mountain announced Friday that the resort would open for the 2011-12 season on Thursday, November 24th. Snowshoe, located in West Virginia, will offer holiday weekend skiing and riding through Sunday, November 27th, with plans to close mid-week and reopen on Friday, December 2nd. The slopes will open at 9 a.m. on Thursday with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the top of the Ballhooter lift, at the edge of the resort’s mountaintop Village.
Snowshoe has already seen 25″ of natural snowfall this season, but a mild period had the start of the season in question. A cool down which began overnight Wednesday and has provided 36 hours of snowmaking with the resort’s powerful system has allowed a base of 10-30″ to build on the terrain planned for Opening Day. Additional snowmaking is planned overnight Friday.
Snowshoe’s opening weekend terrain will offer one top to bottom run in the main basin area, with the high speed Ballhooter lift running, as well as Skidder slope, with terrain park features, Skidder lift and the teaching area and magic carpet surface lift. Other Holiday activities around the resort will include Split Rock Pools, The Big Top entertainment center, Thanksgiving crafts and Holiday movies, and of course a traditional Thanksgiving meal at The Junction.
Lift tickets for Thursday to Sunday will be just $20 a day for all skiers and riders. Special equipment rental rates are also available. Early season lodging deals are available by calling 877-441-4386.
Check out Snowshoe in all its glory as they prepare for what will be a very anticipated holiday weekend.
For more info, visit: www.snowshoemtn.com