Snowshoe always plans a full calendar of events and activites for everyone to enjoy. Here’s what they have planned for this winter — of course everything is subject to change….
NOVEMBER 23 | Official Opening Day (weather permitting) Welcome to the 2016.2017 ski season! It’s time again for first tracks, rope drop, powder stashes and an entire season of fun. Help us celebrate the return of winter with this kick-off to another great season.
DECEMBER 3 – 4 | Demo Days The biggest names in the business will be here all weekend long, letting you teste drive the latest gear. Open to the public. Must be 18 years or older, or have a parent or guardian present to demo.
DECEMBER 10 | West Virginia Ski Free Day We’re giving out free lift tickets to all residents of West Virginia! Yep, you heard us right. Just bring your proof of residency and get a ticket to ski and ride to your heart’s content.
DECEMBER 17 | Winter Brew Fest Sample more than 50 beers from local favorites to nationally recognized award winners, all while enjoying the funky sounds of Optimus Rift and Lewisburg’s own The Spanglers.
DECEMBER 17 | Early Season Rail Jam Knock the rust off, get your snow legs back, and start the season off right with the region’s best jibbers and jumpers!
DECEMBER 21 – JANUARY 1 | Holiday Celebrations Here at 4,848 we have our own winter wonderland. Join us for holiday crafts, activities and a chance to meet Santa and friends on the slopes.
DECEMBER 23 | Beats on the Basin: Fletcher’s Grove These WV natives are known both inside and outside the Mountain State for their high energy shows. By mixing pulsating bass lines, dual guitar solos and an eclectic percussion section, these masters of musical improv make standing still nearly impossible.
DECEMBER 30 | Beats on the Basin: Davisson Brothers Band The Davisson Brothers Band has a unique style, fusing a blend of country, southern rock, and bluegrass to create a distinctive sound. Their lyrics tell powerful stories of their history and lifestyle in West Virginia, yet their talent and energy continues to grow their fan base beyond the local region.
DECEMBER 31 | New Year’s Eve Parties From the Village Plaza, Hoots Bar and Grill and the Connection Nightclub to Split Rock Pool, the Little Tikes Party (Kid’s World), 20 Below and the Big Top – there’s a party for every age and style during this annual mountaintop blow out.
JANUARY 6 | World’s Largest Ski and Snowboard Lesson Help us set a new world record! Join Snowshoe and thousands of our friends at resorts across North America as we attempt to create the world’s largest ever ski and snowboard lesson. Find full details and sign up today at www.skisnowboard.org.
JANUARY 6 | Beats on the Basin Music Series: The Pietasters The Pietasters have a storied history that began in Washington DC around 1990. They’ve since found success in multiple albums and have shared the stage with such acts as No Doubt and Sublime. Their varied influences of punk, ska and everything in between have culminated in a fun, interesting sound, best enjoyed at their live shows.
JANUARY 6-8 | Burton Women’s Camp 10th Anniversary This year’s camp will be bigger and better than ever. It’s designed by women, for women, and we’re celebrating a 10-year milestone! Reconnect with old friends, coaches and pros and create new ones while developing your skills. We’ve also built in some time to relax with evening socials, chair massages and more!
JANUARY 6 – 8 | College Winter Break How about a snow trip in between semesters? Great student deals, vibrant nightlife and unbeatable conditions await.
JANUARY 13-16 | MLK Weekend What’s better than a weekend at Snowshoe? How about a 3-day weekend at Snowshoe…
JANUARY 13 | Beats on the Basin Music Series: Medicated SunFish If you liked Matisyahu and our FreeFall Fest this fall, wait until you hear Medicated Sunfish. They know how to make a room rock with their high energy performances combined with intricate original songs and instruments that will leave you counting down the days to their next show.
JANUARY 14 & 15 | Subaru Winterfest Come celebrate your passion for winter! Visitors can demo the latest equipment from Nordica and LibTech and grab some great giveaways and hot chocolate. Free parking for Subaru owners.
JANUARY 20 | Beats on the Basin Music Series: TBD Our Beats on the Basin Series has brought some talented musicians to the Mountaintop. Check back for details on whose coming this weekend.
JANUARY 20 | SARA (Southern Alpine Racing Association) U8-14 This private race takes place on Widowmaker. SARA races create opportunities for alpine ski competition within the region of Virginia, West Virginia, and North Carolina for a variety of ages and athletic abilities.
JANUARY 27 | Beats on the Basin Music Series: Dangermuffin You loved these guys so much in summer, we decided to bring them back! Dangermuffin is the perfect combination of Appalachian influence mixed with the salty vibes of Carolina’s coast. Their latest album plays like a sacred scroll of sage wisdom set to the laid-back roots-based sounds they’ve built their national following upon. You have to hear this one for yourself.
JANUARY 27-29 | Head Women’s Ski Camp Join us for a ski camp designed just for the ladies. Your days will be filled with challenges as our expert coaches help take your skiing to the next level, while your evenings will be spent relaxing with friends new and old.
FEBRUARY 3 | Beats on the Basin Music Series: The Trongone Band Rapidly gaining momentum with a sound that falls perfectly between southern Rock ‘n’ Soul and Americana Jam, The Trongone Band is turning heads and making an impact on the east coast music scene. Come check them out.
FEBRUARY 4-5 | SARA (Southern Alpine Racing Association) U16-21 & Masters This private race takes place on Widowmaker. SARA races create opportunities for alpine ski competition within the region of Virginia, West Virginia, and North Carolina for a variety of ages and athletic abilities.
FEBRUARY 6 | Cupp Run Challenge This is one of Snowshoe’s oldest traditions. Conquer the steeps of the legendary Western Territory in this giant slalom race. Multiple classes for ski and snowboard.
FEBRUARY 10 | Beats on the Basin Music Series: The Movement The Movement’s sixth album, “Golden,” topped the Reggae charts following its release this past spring, an honor they’ve earned through years of commitment to developing their craft and sharing it with fans through consistent touring. Come absorb the awesome vibes and unique energy of their live performance.
FEBRUARY 11-12| Burton Kids Camp A camp dedicated to the little shredders! The groms work with our expert coaches as they make new friends and spend the day expanding their skills. Throw in a supervised Kids Night Out pizza party, ice cream social and goody bags and the kids will never want this weekend to end.
FEBRUARY 11 | Progression Session presented by Mountaineer Parks This jam style session brought to you by Mountaineer Parks and our ski and snowboard school incorporates coaches with riders to build your skills and take your riding to the next level. All experience levels welcome. Laid back fun for all ages.
FEBRUARY 11–12 | Subaru Winterfest Come celebrate your passion for winter! Visitors can demo the latest equipment from Nordica and LibTech and grab some great giveaways and hot chocolate. Free parking for Subaru owners.
FEBRUARY 17 | Beats on the Basin Music Series: Nappy Roots Nappy Roots has created new music every year since 2004, amassing a total of no less than 11 full-length albums and mixtapes. Fans of all musical genres respect the talent and legacy of this accomplished group and we’re excited to bring them back to the mountain for your listening pleasure.
FEBRUARY 17-20 | President’s Weekend George Washington never got to ski the Western Territory, but you can! Take advantage of the long weekend and peak conditions.
FEBRUARY 24 | Beats on the Basin Music Series: Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band The Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band bridges genres and eras with an intensity and effortlessness few contemporary artists possess. And their new album So Delicious elevates the trio’s work to a new level.
FEBRUARY 24 | Snowshoe Foundation Ice Dinner Enjoy a night of food & drink, live entertainment, silent & live auctions. This is all in support of the Snowshoe Foundation, whose mission I to serve the communities in Webster, Randolph and Pocahontas counties. Tickets are $100 and must be purchased in advance. For more information, please go to snowshoefoundation.org.
FEBRUARY 25 | West Virginia Open: Presented by Monster Our annual slopestyle competition is back! Join us on our premier terrain park, Mountaineer, as the region’s best talent competes for cash prizes, gear and more.
MARCH 3-5 | Homegrown Music Festival A celebration of the region’s best musicians, artisans and local talent. Enjoy live music and unique games all across the mountain all weekend long.
MARCH 6-7 | SWRA (South Eastern Winter Rep Association) Demo Private event. Retailers check out next year’s gear to get the region’s stores stocked for next season.
MARCH 4-5 | SARA (Southern Alpine Racing Association) U10-14 Championships This private race takes place on Widowmaker. SARA races create opportunities for alpine ski competition within the region of Virginia, West Virginia, and North Carolina for a variety of ages and athletic abilities.
MARCH 10-12 | Ballhooter Spring Break Festival An unforgettable spring break, you’ll likely not remember. Free Village concerts, competitions, games & more.
MARCH 10 – 12 | Crescent Ski Council Race The Crescent Ski Council operates one of the finest amateur ski and snowboard racing programs in the nation. Authorized Clubs of the Crescent Ski Council come from Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia and will hold multiple slalom races during this 3-day event at Silver Creek.
MARCH 18 | Snowshoe Pond Skim Welcome spring snow enthusiasts, skimmers new and old. Let’s make the most of what’s left of the snow in this hilariously challenging, just-for-fun, slush-spraying competition!
MARCH 26 | Closing Day Yes, it’s a sad day, but come on out and mourn with us the best way we know how – smiling, laughing and spraying snow!