Village Spa, Off-road Adventure Tours, New Mountain Bike Trails and Kids Camps Highlight Additions at West Virginia’s Premier Mountain Resort
SNOWSHOE, West Virginia – (May 14, 2013) – Snowshoe Mountain Resort (www.snowshoemtn.com) today announced plans to rollout new amenities and activities for the upcoming summer season, designed to attract summer travelers seeking outdoor fun, spectacular scenery and cool mountain breezes. Among the many additions are the opening of a first-class spa in the resort’s mountaintop village, the expansion of new beginner and intermediate terrain in Snowshoe’s mountain bike park, and new 4×4 off-road tour programs.
“Most people think of Snowshoe first as a family winter destination for skiing and snowboarding, but that’s really only half the story,” says Dave Dekema, marketing director, Snowshoe. “Snowshoe is a pristine mountain getaway, with a full offering of outdoor resort activities, plus nearby access to epic river trips, climbing, hiking, cross-country mountain biking, and unforgettable scenic drives. You’d be hard-pressed to fit it all in a week, let alone a long weekend.”
To encourage exploration of all that Snowshoe offers in the summer, the resort also announced a new Summer Adventure Pass, a 3-day, all-you-can-play adventure ticket for just $149 per person. The Summer Adventure Pass gives the pass holder three days of unlimited golf on Snowshoe’s Gary Player Signature golf course, plus mountain biking, Polaris off-road driving tours, sporting clays, zipline rides, Segway’s, lake activities and more. The Summer Adventure Pass is available online or by calling resort reservations at 877-441-4386.
Summer Plan Details
The Spa at Snowshoe
The Spa at Snowshoe will be in located in the ground-level of The Inn at Allegheny Springs, in the heart of the resort’s mountaintop village. The 3,300 sq. ft. facility will offer brand new, state-of-the-art exercise equipment; conditioning classes led by certified fitness trainers, and six spa treatment rooms offering the very latest in therapeutic muscle massage, nail services, and spa product treatments. The Spa at Snowshoe is scheduled to open July 1st and remain open year-round, concurrent with other village operations.
Snowshoe Mountain Bike Park
Snowshoe Bike Park is recognized as one of the top mountain bike parks in all of North America. The bike park features lift-accessed bike terrain for downhill riders of all ability levels, with specific skill-building terrain, clinics, state-of-the-art rental bikes and safety equipment and established high-profile national events.
Snowshoe Bike Park is significantly expanding its terrain for new riders discovering this fast growing sport with construction of a new beginner/ family trail, the addition of a top to bottom intermediate jump trail, and new connecting flow trails to conveniently access all basin trails.
Additionally, the price of an unlimited Snowshoe Bike Park Pass has been reduced from $379 to just $149 pre-season (price jumps to $199 on May 24). There are no blackouts or holiday restrictions with the unlimited pass. In addition, the pass comes with new reciprocal free days at select leading bike parks, including Angel Fire, Mountain Creek, Seven Springs and Wisp.
The bike park season kicks off May 24 and continues to mid-October.
Polaris RZR 4×4 Adventure Tours
New for 2013, the Snowshoe Adventure Center introduces a fleet of 2013 4-passenger Polaris RZRs, dubbed the hardest working, smoothest riding side-by-side off-road vehicle ever. With options for 1.5 or 2.5 hours, this tour is part off-road driving school and part backcountry adventure. Terrain includes abandoned logging roads, rock gardens, climbs and descents, log bridge crossings, and more. Guides will spot participants through particularly challenging sections, ensuring a safe and rewarding experience. Full vehicle rentals are available for guided tour, as well as ride-with-a-guide options.
Wildcat Adventure Camps
Children ages 5 to 12 are invited to join our Wildcat Guides as they explore the mountain through a variety of activities including swimming, canoeing, paddle boating rock climbing, arts & crafts and nature activities. New this season, Camp Wildcat has teamed up with Cheat Mountain Stables and the Adventure Center to offer new fun activities both on and off the mountain. For example, every Saturday, Camp Wildcat will offer field trips to Cass Scenic Railroad, the National Radio Astronomy Observatory or the Greenbrier River. Available Friday, Saturday & Sunday May 24th – September 1st.
The Raven Golf Club at Snowshoe Mountain
Billed by Golf Weekly as one of the top three public courses in West Virginia, as well as a top 100 public course in the United States, this Gary Player Signature 18-hole golf course is carved out of the side of the mountain and provides gorgeous views on every hole. Long fairways take advantage of the rolling terrain, some dropping as much as 200 feet from tee to landing area.
New for the 2013 golf season, green fees and unlimited season pass prices have been reduced significantly to pique the attention among golfers throughout the mid-Atlantic region. For example, season passes previously priced at $849 per person are now just $199 per person. A family of four, including two adults and up to two children ages 18 and under can purchase unlimited season golf pass for the entire family for just $299. Cart fees are additional for all pass products.
The Raven Golf Club at Snowshoe Mountain opens for the summer 2013 season on Friday, May 10, and runs to late-October. A variety of Stay & Play golf packages with special Snowshoe hotel and condo lodging rates are available by calling Snowshoe Reservations at 877-441-4386.
2013 Summer Special Events
The following are highlighted summer events at Snowshoe Mountain Resort. A complete schedule of events is available online at www.snowshoemtn.com.
- June 1-2 Mountain State Trout Festival
- June 28-30 Grand National Cross Country Series
- July 5-7 2nd Annual Homegrown Music & Arts Festival
- July 10-14 West Virginia State H.O.G. Rally
- July 13-14 USA Cycling Pro Mountain Bike Gravity Tour
- July 19-20 22nd Annual Fire on the Mountain Chili Cook-off
- August 3 5th Annual Treasure on the Mountain Raffle
- August 9-10 10th Annual Brews, Blues & BBQ Festival
- August 17-18 14th Annual Taste of the Mountains Food, Wine & Jazz Festival
- August 24 Chomolungma Challenge Endurance Downhill MTB Race
For more details about Snowshoe Mountain Resort summer rates and packages, lodging information 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.