Snowshoe WV Announces 2018 Opening Day
Snowshoe WV - Excitement is in the air as the Snowshoe Mountain Resort
draws closer to opening day. Ski fans
everywhere are anticipating the activities scheduled to start on November 24th
. This is an incredible time to plan your Snowshoe WV ski trip because there is already the beginning of an excellent base, and the snow-guns are operational and running
On October 30th skiers rejoiced when the season’s first measurable snowfall was received at Snowshoe
. Overnight, there was more than an inch of shimmering snow on the ground. The temperatures have been cold, so the resort has started making their plans for snow preparation for the upcoming ski season. Provided the weather permits, skiing will begin on November 24th
at the resort.
To compliment the opening day, there are exciting new attractions at Snowshoe. New restaurants
have opened to tempt the skiers' taste-buds, and the schedule of events
for the new ski season are now available. This year's attractions are fantastic and include numerous artists for the popular Beats on The Basin
Concert Series. The dates for the Ballhooter Spring Break Festival
, the Cupp Run Challenge
, the Winter Brew-fest and many additional activities are set, and will be in effect until the April closing of the resort.
has been working hard on a lot of improvement projects
throughout the summer
. This includes replacing thousands of feet of the water and air lines. This will increase the efficiency of the snow-making process, so more open terrain can be opened much faster in Snowshoe WV
. Critical locations have brand new, high-efficiency snow-guns including Shay’s
Revenge, Whiffletree and Heisler Way. Several of the ski trail intersections have been widened by the resort, the ski in/ski out access has been increased for the Black Bear and Shamrock Crossing neighborhoods, new signage for the trails has been placed, and the fleet even has a new high-powered grooming machine.
As the head of ski operations at Snowshoe WV, Ken Gaitor
put in a lot of hard work during the summer
. The resort placed great importance on making improvements to add to their guests skiing experience. The resort's focus was on maximizing the efficiency for the seasons snow-making operations
. The resort is test driving several innovative, high performance/low energy snow-guns. The resort additionally expects to be unveiling a dramatic snow-making expansion before much more time has passed. Once the resort determines how well the different guns perform during the winter, they can make educated decisions regarding the future upgrades for Snowshoe WV.
The Woods Escape Room Tour
is yet another exciting new attraction skiers can enjoy this winter. One of Snowshoes four-seat, heated, enclosed Polaris RZR’s will be enjoyed by the participants. They will tour the back country, and gorgeous mountain areas most of the guests have never experienced. The tour will take the guests to the Cabin in The Woods Escape Room. The participants will then delight in a gourmet meal, before tackling a series of puzzles and riddles. There is no doubt Snowshoe WV is the place to be this winter season.