Up To 10 Inches Of Natural Snow Blankets Snowshoe, Days Away From Opening Day

By AlpineZone News |
Nov 16 2007 - 08:00 AM

SNOWSHOE MOUNTAIN, West Virginia — Opening Day for the region’s largest winter resort is November 21, and the mountain expects a good selection of trails to be open just in time for Thanksgiving

Snowshoe, W.V.–With Opening Day now less than a week away, Mother Nature has allowed Snowshoe’s expert snowmaking crew to pick up where they left off last weekend. Natural snow began falling late last night, and the snow guns were once again brought to life across the mountain’s basin area at 8:30a.m. on Thursday, November 15. As the afternoon progressed, the snow picked up dramatically, with four inches accumulating by 5p.m., and up to 10 inches expected overnight.

Snowshoe will open for its 34th ski season on November 21st. After receiving its first natural flakes on Oct 11th, the mountain really came to life on November 2nd, as the snowmaking equipment did its first work of the season. Excellent weather conditions have allowed the mountain to get in more than 150 hours of snowmaking since last week. Forecasts predict favorable conditions overnight Thursday and into the day on Friday, with natural snow expected into Friday night. Snowmaking will continue through the weekend and as long as temperatures allow.

The resort, ranked #1 in the Southeast by the readers of Ski Magazine, will kick off the season with Opening Day festivities, including the famous skiing turkey next Wednesday. Good weather patterns through next week will allow a good selection of trails to be open just in time for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Great early season deals are still available and season passes are now on sale!

For more information on Snowshoe’s 34th winter season, please visit http://www.snowshotmtn.com.

For updated conditions, check out the Snowshoe snow report at http://www.snowshoemtn.com/mountain/winmountain/snowreport.htm.