Winter 2015.2016 Schedule of Events

Snowshoe has released their winter schedule of events.  Make sure to get your reservations now in order to make sure that you will be at the best location on the mountain for all the fun! (note that the Schedule Is Subject To Change)

NOVEMBER 25TH | OPENING DAY
Welcome to the 2015.2016 ski season! It is time again for first tracks, rope drop, powder stashes and an entire season of fun. Help us celebrate the return of winter and kick off another great season.

DECEMBER 5TH – 6TH | DEMO DAYS
The biggest names in the business will be at the mountain all weekend long letting you test drive the latest gear. Open to the public.

DECEMBER 12TH | EARLY SEASON RAIL JAM: Presented by Mountaineer Parks
Come check out skiers and riders as they knock the early season rust off in this freestyle competition with cash up for grabs.

DECEMBER 18TH | BEATS ON THE BASIN: Tom Batchelor Band
Our Beats On The Basin series gets kicked off with roots, rock, and reggae from the Tom Batchelor Band.

DECEMBER 19TH | WINTER BREWFEST
Sample over 50 beers ranging from local favorites to nationally recognized award winners.  Live music from Fletchers Grove. Must be 21 or older to participate.

DECEMBER 21ST – JANUARY 3RD | HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS
The mountain is a holiday wonderland. Join us for holiday crafts and meet Santa & Friends on the slopes!

DECEMBER 31ST | NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION
There is a party for every age and style. Bring in the New Year the way you want, whether it’s with a romantic dinner, fun for the whole family, or dancing the night away.

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Warmup for the Biking Season!

With biking and the whole summer season opening up May 22nd -- I thought I'd pull up one of our videos from last year to show what great fun it is biking at Snowshoe.  This trail is called "Easy Street" and it heads down the basin side of the resort.  It's a "green" trail, which means that it is one of the easier ones on the mountain.  The bike trails are marked just like the ski trails -- green, blue, black, and double black.  Now the green trails are not just a flat trail around the village, they are still real downhill biking single track that will require you to have some basic safety equipment, a good full suspension bike (Snowshoe rents bikes too -- unless you have a downhill bike -- I'd recommend renting to get the full experience), and then just let gravity take over!   Easy Street is a great warm up trail or one that the entire family can loop all day long!

 

Easy Street from ben spong on Vimeo.

Lift Ticket Prices at every resort in the US

The adventure journal has pulled together data from every ski area in the US to list the most expensive (and a complete list) daily lift ticket rates.  These are the window rates, so often deals can be found, but $145/day is crazy!  Don't forget that today is the last day to get your Ridiculous Pass at Snowshoe -- $229 for unlimited skiing March 2015-April 2016!  

The 20 Most Expensive Lift Tickets In America

  1. $145 -- Beaver Creek Resort, Colorado and Vail, Colorado

  2. $140 -- Breckenridge Ski Resort, Colorado and Keystone Resort, Colorado

  3. $138 -- Copper Mountain Resort, Colorado

  4. $129 -- Steamboat Ski Resort, Colorado and Winter Park Resort, Colorado

  5. $129 -- Aspen Highlands/Aspen Mountain/Snowmass/Buttermilk, Colorado

  6. $120 -- Northstar at Tahoe, California

  7. $119 --  Alpine Meadows, California and Squaw Valley, California

  8. $115 -- Heavenly Ski Resort, California and Jackson Hole, Wyoming

  9. $114 -- Deer Valley, Utah

  10. $112  -- The Canyons, Utah, Park City Mountain Resort, Utah, and Telluride Ski Resort, Colorado

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Snowshoe Village Timelapse/Hyperlapse Video

If you haven't purchased your 2015-16 Ridiculous Pass yet -- get on it!  There are only a few days left and you want this pass!  If you've bought your pass already or are looking to play hooky from work early next week or the first week in March -- we've got an opening in our schedule that we'd love you to take advantage of!  In the meantime check out this great hyperlapse video from the village that was recorded this January -- by YouTube user Sean Comber

Ridiculous Pass 2015

 

Snowshoe is again offering their Ridiculous Pass for the 2015/16 Seasons and they go on sale starting at 8am on Tuesday, February 17th.  The sale lasts through February 26th.  The price is $10 more than last year, but still a heck of a deal.  No details yet on when the pass starts or the resort swap and Snowbucks programs that were additional benefits last year.  It looks like you'll need to get your pass early -- as there's a limited number at the cheapest price.

January Drone Footage of Snowshoe Slopes, Village, and Mountain Lodge!

Skisoutheast.com took their remote controlled quadcopter out on January 11, 2015 and took some really great footage of the mountain.  Lots of great views of our Mountain Lodge Building and for those who haven't visited, you'll really see how we have the best spot on the mountain and closest parking!  

 

Source:  http://www.skisoutheast.com/check-aerial-video-atop-snowshoe-mountain/

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