Snowshoe Mountain, the region’s largest ski area, has announced their target opening date for the 2020/21 winter season. The Pocahontas County resort intends to open for skiing and snowboarding just in time for Thanksgiving on Wednesday, November 25th, weather and circumstances permitting. Resort officials are working to make the necessary adjustments to operate in accordance with health guidelines amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
“It’s that time of year again when the nights start getting colder and the leaves start changing colors, and the real anticipation for winter kicks in.” said resort President Patti Duncan. “This summer we were tasked with adapting to the ever-changing circumstances that COVID-19 presented and despite the challenges, our team has proven that we can make the changes necessary to operate as safely and efficiently as possible in this rapidly evolving environment. This process has taught us many valuable lessons and has given us tremendous insight into the measures we’ll need to take this winter.”
To help facilitate distancing, certain areas of the resort will utilize capacity management this winter season. This includes limiting inventory for lift tickets, lodging, lessons, rentals, shopping, dining, and adventure activities. Dependent upon capacity, walk-up access is not guaranteed.
Other measures intended to limit contact and assist with capacity management will include:
– mask requirements
– expanded delivery & takeout options
– the introduction of a Silver Creek-specific lift ticket
– the discontinuation of the 3-For-All Pass
– expanded equipment rental options via the Big Top
For more information about what Snowshoe is doing to reduce the spread of COVID-19, please click here.
What else is new this winter?
Snowshoe’s mountain operations team has spent the summer continuing to bolster their snowmaking infrastructure by replacing a significant amount of water lines in the Basin, Western Territory, and Silver Creek areas. The improvements will allow the snow-making system to run more efficiently, generating even more snow and helping the resort to open terrain more quickly.
10 Prime, a new upscale steakhouse will open this winter at the Soaring Eagle Lodge, located in the South Mountain/Top of the World area of the resort.
Winter 2020.21 Season Dates (weather and circumstances permitting)
– Snowshoe: Wednesday, November 25 – Sunday, March 28
– Silver Creek: Friday, December 18 – Sunday, March 14
As always, Snowshoe will extend their Snow Guarantee, promising more skiable terrain open than any other Southeastern ski area from December 18, 2020 through March 14, 2021 or your next day of skiing is free.
Flurry of Savings Event
If you’re planning a trip to Snowshoe this winter, your best opportunity for savings is during the resort’s Flurry of Savings Event, October 19 – 28. The annual sale features discounts on lodging, rentals, lift tickets, and more.
For more information or to make a Snowshoe lodging reservation, please visit https://mountaintopcondos.com/search-rentals.