New Pre-Purchase Lift Ticket Options to Save Money!

By now, most skiers know that only the suckers buy their lift tickets at the ticket window the day they are going to ski.  Most resorts price their tickets super high (as high as $89/day at Snowshoe) for these guests, but then discount tickets for guests that book early and take a little risk with their purchase.  The primary player in this game is a company called Liftopia.  They provide the systems that the majority of the resorts around the country use for selling tickets ahead of time.  

Liftopia, the biggest name in lift ticket sales has introduced a new way to buy tickets this year.  Based on your willingness to take some of the risk in your purchase, you can pay three different rates for your lift tickets.  Here are the three tickets that they will be selling:

  • Value lift tickets are what they have always sold. They’re date-specific, non-changeable and non-refundable. They offer the steepest savings, up to 85% off walk-up window rates when purchased in advance. They’re great if you know your exact ski or snowboard dates.
  • Value Plus lift tickets offer added flexibility for peace of mind if and when your travel plans change. They allow for a one-time date change during the season.
  • Flexible lift tickets offer the ultimate flexibility with unlimited date changes during the season.

As an example, Snowshoe has the following available for 12/17/2014 -- a two day lift ticket for $69.95 value, $79.56 Value Plus, or $84.56 Flexible. If I'm worried about the weather or the conditions, I might buy the flexible or value plus options, but if I know I'll be there and will be skiing regardless of the conditions (they are always perfect anyway right?) then I'll go with the best savings -- $35/day! Not bad. But then you and everyone else should have bought the ridiculous pass for the entire season and all of this is a moot point!

Of course if you do buy your tickets through Liftopia, please use our link!


2014-15 Season Press Release from Snowshoe Mountain

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

SNOWSHOE — Snowshoe Mountain ( 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:

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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  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

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