SNOWSHOE, West Virginia – (March 5, 2013) – Snowshoe Mountain’s winter season got off to an early start when major October storms allowed the resort to match it’s earliest opening date in a decade. Old Man Winter has continued to bless the West Virginia ski area with significant late season snowfall, and forecasters say more is on the way. This consistent winter weather, coupled with record skier turnouts, has given the resort fantastic setup for extending the season all the way to the end of March.
“We received over three feet of new snow in February,” says Frank DeBerry, President & COO of Snowshoe Mountain. “And the weather and conditions just keep getting better just in time for late-season deals and specials to keep people from pointing to the beach.”
This strong snow season has also fueled record sales for next season’s winter pass. The resort’s Unlimited Pass remains available for $249 through March 31st, and in just the first 10 days on sale, pass sales have already exceeded all of the season passes sold the previous two years combined. “Conditions are great, the snow continues to fall, and the price is right, so people want to get their pass now, enjoy a great March of skiing and riding, and then be set for next year,” says DeBerry.
The resort chose the closing date of March 31st in an effort to meet most of the surrounding area Spring Break dates. Starting March 8th, Snowshoe will be hosting the first ever Ballhooter Spring Break Festival – a four-day music and college celebration destined to become an annual tradition. The event features live music nightly on a festival stage in the Snowshoe Village, plus The Ballhooter Beach Party presented by Bacardi, live comedy shows, on-snow games, video contests, race and terrain park competitions, and the first-ever Red Bull DJ Battle at Snowshoe. The resort is offering college students deeply discounted packages on lodging and lift tickets as well.
For more details about Snowshoe Mountain Resort’s season pass deals, March events, and reservations visit www.snowshoemtn.com or call 877-441-4386.
About Snowshoe Mountain Resort
Snowshoe Mountain is the perfect year round destination for adventure filled vacations in West Virginia. Snowshoe covers a total area of 11,000 acres in the Appalachian Mountain Range, and includes the second highest point in the state at 4,848’ elevation. Snowshoe was named #1 Overall Ski Resort and #1 for Nightlife in the Southeast by OnTheSnow.com in 2012. In addition to terrific outdoor winter recreation, Snowshoe offers extensive lodging options, fully developed mountain biking trails, a popular golf course designed by Gary Player, wedding and convention areas, and a wide variety of summer outdoor activities. Snowshoe Mountain Resort is part of the family of Intrawest Resorts.