2014-15 Season Press Release from Snowshoe Mountain

As reported in the The Exponent Telegram , Clarksburg, WV.

SNOWSHOE — Snowshoe Mountain (www.snowshoemtn.com) has announced plans to open for the 2014-15 winter ski and snowboard season on Nov. 26 and remain open through April 5.

This Thanksgiving-to-Easter calendar marks the longest announced season schedule in a decade, and follows on the momentum of back-to-back big snow seasons, powerful enhancements to the resort’s snowmaking capabilities and early forecasts for a favorable combination of weather factors.
“We know we can’t always count on the terrific early natural snow we’ve seen the past two seasons, and we’re subject to whatever Mother Nature throws our way,” says Frank DeBerry, chief operating officer at Snowshoe. “That’s why we have hedged our position with major investments in our total-mountain snowmaking system. These investments will allow us to make more snow, with greater coverage, earlier in our run up to Opening Day. We look forward to the tradition of Thanksgiving family celebrations continuing here with first laps of the season on fresh corduroy.”
Recently ranked by SKI Magazine readers as a 2015 Top Ten Resort in the East for lodging & après-ski experience, Snowshoe Mountain will roll out exciting additions and enhancements to lodging, amenities and programs for this winter, including:
SNOWSHOE’S FIRST & ONLY LUXURY BOUTIQUE HOTEL SET TO OPEN NOVEMBER 2014

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AlpineReplay at Snowshoe

This year Snowshoe has teamed up with AlpineReplay to help guests better track all their activities at the mountain.  I used this app last year and loved seeing the stats and comparing myself to others at the resort.  It tracks your speed, vertical, jumps, calories, and more, automatically at snowshoe or any other mountain.  It's free to use and doesn't require data service while it's working -- good news for use at Snowshoe.  Once you're back at the condo for the night and hook up to wifi, all your stats will upload and head to the cloud.  You can then review your day skiing.

Here's a link to review one of my visits last year

 

 

The 30,000 foot DH Race - Chomolungma Challenge

A great write up by Jay Schultz, including fantastic pictures from the 2014 Chomolungma Challenge race at Snowshoe was just posted at Pinkbike.com.  An awesome endurance race that laps the Western Territory terrain 20 times.  Seems like there's lot's of good things to say about this race and we can't wait to see it agian next year!  Pinkbike typically has tons of great coverage for all things mountain biking -- check them out!

 

Snowshoe's FreeFall Weekend

Headline acts Michael Franti and Spearhead, Slightly Stoopid, and G-Love and Special Sauce will head to Snowshoe for the FreeFall weekend.  The event will also have downhill and cross-country mountain bike races, a mountaintop brew fest celebration with a assortment of the nation’s finest craft beers and local BBQ, a Dock Dogs competition, ski movie premieres and a Saturday night fireworks display above the resort’s village.  

Guests can also participate in the Lifestyle Camp, which includes outdoor adventure activities and sporting events. A Sunday scavenger hunt called FreeforAll will offer season passes and ski trips as prizes.The 2014 FreeFall Festival is open to the public, and will be the perfect weekend to take in the fall colors in West Virginia’s beautiful mountains.

Plan your visit now!  More information here

New Additional Season Pass Benefit

Snowshoe announced today that all season pass holders for the 2014.2015 season get $250 in Snow Bucks to use at one other Intrawest resort.  You can't use it at Snowshoe, but you can at any of their other properties -- including both Ski and Beach!  So that $199 Ridiculous Pass that you've already received your value from skiing this spring, now gives you another $250 in value!  The value keeps coming on this product and it was already a ridiculous deal before!

They say you can use the credit on lifts or lodging and that More information coming soon!  LINK FOR MORE INFO

Intrawest Passport

A new pass has been developed by Intrawest that gives "families" great access to all of Intrawest's North American Resorts.   It's not Snowshoe's Ridiculous Pass, but it does offer some compelling benefits:

  • Children 12 and under ski free

  • Flexibility to define your “family” the way it works best for you. This can include extended family members, stepfamilies, non-traditional families and even good friends that are like family.

  • After the first primary adult pass is purchased, families can purchase up to 15 additional Passports, including:

    • Five additional discounted adult Passports for $399 each

    • Five Teen Passports for $199 each

    • Five children under 12 ski free passes

Take this deal to the extreme and a single parent can take 5 kids under 12 skiing six times each at some of the best resorts in the country!

This pass goes on sale on March 7th!  For more information check out  http://www.intrawestpassport.com

 
 
 
 

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