Snowshoe Mountain Resort Announces Early Opening for 2008-09 Season

By AlpineZone News |
Nov 19 2008 - 09:31 AM

SNOWSHOE, West Virginia — Snowshoe Mountain Resort announced today the resort will open early for the 2008-2009 season on Friday, November 21. Snowshoe has received more than two feet of natural snow since late Saturday, and has added several feet of man-made snow with around-the-clock snowmaking operations, allowing the resort to open five days earlier than previously scheduled. With the best early season conditions on record, Snowshoe will open with 6 trails and 2 lifts on Friday. The resort will celebrate this early opening with discounted $29 lift tickets available from Friday, Nov 21 through Tuesday, Nov. 25.

“This is the best early season scenario we could have imagined,” said Snowshoe President and GM Bill Rock. “We’re thrilled to be open earlier than expected and Mother Nature couldn’t have cooperated any better, providing the best early season conditions possible.”

Snowshoe saw the first flakes of the season in late October and the resort has quickly accumulated more than 35″ of natural snow. This snow, combined with the best snowmaking system in the region, has allowed the resort to pile up several feet of snow across most of its slopes. Long-term forecasts show more natural snow in the forecast, as well as optimal snowmaking conditions through early next week. Visit for up to date conditions, trail reports, pictures, video, and special offers.

For more details on all of Snowshoe’s early season operations and reservations, visit or call 1-877-441-4FUN.