Snowshoe Resort in West Virginia Gets First Snow of the Season!

Snowshoe Resort Gets First Snow of the Season

Awesome Photo of the first snow of the season at Snowshoe Mountain in Snowshoe, West Virginia. Shawn Cassell of Snowshoe Resort sent the photo and update below.


SNOWSHOE, W.Va. – (October 22, 2016) – Snowshoe Mountain (, the #1 mountain resort in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions, got a glimpse of winter this morning as a heavy dusting of snow fell overnight with flurries continuing today. Snowshoe plans to open for the 2016/17 Ski Season on Wednesday, November 23, 2016, weather permitting.

USA Cycling National Collegiate Mountain Bike Championships were being held as well! Click to Enlarge
USA Cycling National Collegiate Mountain Bike Championships were being held as well!
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Meteorologists are predicting that a weak La Nina system could lead to “snowier than normal” conditions for the East this winter. This is great news for Snowshoe, where they receive approximately 180 inches of snow annually.

“Our mountain is geographically situated in a true sweet spot,” says Resort spokesman Shawn Cassell, “Our high elevation, and our ability to capitalize on snow from Canadian Clipper systems as well as big Nor’easters results in high snowfall totals year after year. Throw in our state-of-the-art snowmaking system and you can see why we feel so confident in continuing to offer our Snow Guarantee.”

The Resort’s Snow Guarantee states that they will have more skiable terrain open than any other ski mountain in the Southeast from December 16, 2016 through March 12, 2017, or your next day of skiing is FREE. For more information on the Snow Guarantee, follow this link ->

With the first snow already fallen, the roar of snow guns can be expected very soon. Snowshoe has made significant upgrades to their snowmaking system in recent years, particularly in the expert-only Western Territory area. Resort officials are optimistic that cooperative weather could lead to the earliest opening ever of their legendary Cupp Run, a 1.5 mile black diamond trail that drops 1,500 ft. in elevation.

Snowshoe Mountain has announced another action-packed schedule of events for the winter season, including a fresh slate of artists for the resort’s Beats On The Basin Concert Series, and dates for the 10th Anniversary Burton Women’s Snowboard Camp, Cupp Run Challenge, WV Open Slopestyle Competition, Ballhooter Spring Break Festival, and much more. You can view the entire Snowshoe Winter 2016.17 Event Schedule here -> .

For those interested in saving money on a vacation this Holiday season, Snowshoe has several great offers available including low rates on lodging as well as a $99 Early Season Pass (Good for unlimited days from Opening Day through Dec. 25, 2016) and lots more. Lift tickets can be purchased in advance online for discounts of up to 60% off. For more information, visit .**

To make a lodging reservation or book lift tickets or passes, please call 877-441-4386 or visit

Snowshoe Mountain is the perfect winter 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. With 57 trails and 256 skiable acres, Snowshoe was named to the Top 20 ski resorts in the East by SKI Magazine in 2016. In addition to terrific outdoor winter recreation, Snowshoe offers extensive lodging options, gourmet dining, shopping, wedding and convention areas, and a luxurious spa. Snowshoe Mountain Resort is part of the family of Intrawest Resorts.

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