Snowshoe Mountain Resort, WV to Open Wednesday November 21st for 2018-19 Season

Jenah MacGrain | | Featured ArticleFeatured Article

[This post is sponsored by Snowshoe Mountain Resort]

Snowshoe skier enjoying some fresh pow! Image: Snowshoe Mountain

Snowshoe Mountain will begin a weekend-long celebration of winter, family, friends, the holidays, and all things snow on Wednesday, November 21st. After what is sure to be a long night (and summer) of anticipation, Snowshoe will be counting down the minutes to rope-drop with coffee and hot chocolate for those eager skiers and riders.

With 150 new state-of-the-art snow guns, terrain will open sooner, stay open longer, and the mountain will have more open terrain than any other ski mountain in the Southeast. Add that snowmaking power to some help from Mother Nature (and $40 lift tickets!), and Opening Day 2018 is sure to be worth the wait. The 2018-19 season is finally here!

Snow guns helping out Mother Nature last winter. Image: Snowshoe Mountain

Located in the Allegheny Mountains in West Virginia, which are a part of the Appalachian Mountain Range, Snowshoe Mountain holds the title of “Largest Winter Resort in the Mid-Atlantic”. With 257 skiable-acres, 14 lifts, a 4,848 ft summit, 1,500 ft of vertical drop, and 180 inches of average snowfall, skiers and riders are sure to find happiness in steep faces, flawless groomers, hidden tree runs, a variety of park features, and endless fun across the three areas of the mountain: Snowshoe Basin, Silver Creek, and the Western Territory.

2018 Ballhooter Spring Break Festival. Image: Snowshoe Mountain

Are you ready to party this season? Snowshoe definitely is! With a variety of events coming to the mountain, including park competitions, brew fests, acts such as Clutch and CKY who will be headlining this year’s Coca-Cola Ballhooter Spring Break Festival, visits from Santa and Mrs. Clause, plenty of après options, and much more, there is no reason to stay inside!

In search of other activities? Be sure to check out the off-roading snowmobile and Polaris RZR adventures to the backcountry, get some extra turns in with night skiing at Silver Creek, enjoy a 4-course meal at the Sunrise Backcountry Hut, test your skills in the Cabin in the Woods Escape Room, treat yourself to a soothing spa treatment, have a taste of the locally-crafted Shay’s Revenge Stout, discover the excitement of the Coca-Cola Tube Park, or indulge in a delicious meal in the Snowshoe Village at the summit of the mountain.

Image: Snowshoe Mountain

Opening Weekend Activities

Wednesday, November 21 – Opening Day!

8:15 – Coffee and hot chocolate outside of Shavers Center Plaza

9:00 – Rope drop location TBD

7:00 – Big Top movie: CoCo

Thursday, November 22 – Thanksgiving

10:00-4:00 – 3rd Annual Turkey Clay Shoot

4:00 and 6:00 – Thanksgiving Feast and Show

Friday, November 23

7:00 PM – Big Top musical entertainment: Crandall Creek

Saturday, November 24

2:30 – Big Top movie: Brave

5:30 – Village tree lighting ceremony and pictures with Santa

7:30 – Big Top movie: Christopher Robin

Sunday, November 25

Big Top Movie Mania

12:00 – ANTZ

3:00 – A Bug’s Life

5:00 – Epic

Visit for the complete list of Opening Weekend activities!

Snowshoe’s mountain-top village. Image: Snowshoe Mountain

This is Snowshoe – part pure adventure, part cushy comfort, 100% contagious happiness. Our three distinct areas all have personalities worth getting to know. With the perfect amount of vertical in all the right places. A slew of kickers, rails, and other flip-worthy features. Plenty of runs groomed with the same attention paid to top show dogs. And enough variety to keep things interesting from first chair to last.”

Opening day is weather-dependent of course, so keep your fingers crossed for cold temps and snow. Get out there, and get after it!

Snowshoe Mountain is one of 37 iconic destinations available on the Ikon Pass.

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