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6 months ago

Some new low-e guns on Shays, new air & water lines, new groomer, minor trail adjustments.  More info here

 

5 months ago

New guns under test for next season?

Check them out on Heisler

5 months ago

Let’s hope these are a teaser for what is to come. Looked like a beautiful day to be on the slopes

5 months ago

I have a buddy there today.  He says they are really laying it down and pics don’t lie.

5 months ago

Are they making snow on Cupp run yet?

5 months ago

AndyGene wrote:

Are they making snow on Cupp run yet?

Was just about to ask that! Snowshoe does a good job with the webcams  (you can see Grabhammer looks pretty good) but it would be good if they had one on the Western Territory side as well.

Bill

 

5 months ago

AndyGene wrote:

Are they making snow on Cupp run yet?

My buddy’s going to check and see later today.   I have 2 fellow homeowners there right now.  They are torturing me and texting pic after pic.

5 months ago

AndyGene wrote:

Are they making snow on Cupp run yet?

From my friend at 2:30 PM

Not blowing snow yet on Cupp but they are preparing the way. This is the top of PowderMonkey lift. Said they will start tomorrow or this weekend over on cupp.  

5 months ago

If they start this weekend on Cupp is there any chance it will be open by next weekend?

5 months ago

wgo wrote:

If they start this weekend on Cupp is there any chance it will be open by next weekend?

I say it’s a slim chance given they’ll be working many other parts of the mountain in parallel.  But for sure by the following weekend.

5 months ago

Too bad, I will be there Dec 16-17. Oh well I guess I’ll just have to make another trip again a few days later.

 

Bill

5 months ago

Check out their Instagram post: https://www.instagram.com/p/BcbBWSXlr_6/?taken-by=snowshoemtn

“Our snowmakers are taking full advantage of the best early-season snowmaking window we’ve seen in several years! We are working primarily on Central Basin trails at the moment, including Grabhammer, Logslide, and Whistlepunk. Expect those to open in the next 2-4 days. By tomorrow afternoon, we will be making snow on Cupp Run as well as “The X” (Flume/Hootenanny). If the weather holds, expect Soaring Eagle lift and the “X” to open for next weekend, Dec. 16th. Cupp Run should open shortly after that. Silver Creek, and the tubing hill, are on track to open by next Friday, Dec. 15. And to top it all off, we’ve got several good chances for natural snow over the next couple of weeks. The mountain is calling!”

5 months ago

Cupp Run 2 PM - Pics don’t lie

5 months ago

The Facebook tells me Cupp is opening for business on Friday!

5 months ago
Yes!
5 months ago

The amount of terrain open this early in the season is encouraging!  I’m hoping they can get a significant base down to weather the January thaw/rains that we always see.

I’m tempted to head down there next week once Cupp is open for an early season day.  Based on the webcams and what they’ve said on Instagram it looks like by this weekend most of the front-side plus Cupp will be open.  

5 months ago

oddballstocks wrote:

I’m tempted to head down there next week once Cupp is open for an early season day.  Based on the webcams and what they’ve said on Instagram it looks like by this weekend most of the front-side plus Cupp will be open.  

A couple friends of mine are they and they said they are still blowing a lot of snow in the basin area.  My son is heading down Wed and I’ll be there on Thu afternoon.  At the rate they are going, my hope is that they have at least 30 of their 60ish trails open by Fri and Sat.

Nice to see some natural snow falling right now.  That helps those “chamber of commerce” photos that guests love to see.  

5 months ago

I’ll be there with the familly this sat/sun. Given the conditions and the general stoke I am sensing I am expecting closer to mid-season crowds than early season crowds - what do you all think?

 

5 months ago

wgo wrote:

I’ll be there with the familly this sat/sun. Given the conditions and the general stoke I am sensing I am expecting closer to mid-season crowds than early season crowds - what do you all think?

I agree.  Sat may require us to follow the “Snowshoe Weekend Plan”.

  • Rope drop in the basin. 
  • Move to Soaring Eagle Area  / Western Terr once Ballhooter fills up. 
  • Silver Creek at / after lunch

All depends on what is open and how crowded it really is.

 

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5 months ago

wgo wrote:

I’ll be there with the familly this sat/sun. Given the conditions and the general stoke I am sensing I am expecting closer to mid-season crowds than early season crowds - what do you all think?

 

Perhaps a little busier, but not like mid-season.  Too many families already have their weekends booked with kid-related activities closer to home.

5 months ago

Powder monkey had 25 minute waits for a while this past weekend while ballhooter was less than 5…if you are going to western you may want to plan accordingly. There is a short walk you can take from the parking lot just past shavers center to the top of powder monkey if you want to avoid that lift. I suspect with soaring eagle and western open the only lines more than 10 mins will be powder monkey.

11 days ago

In the recent Snowshoe newsletter, Frank menioned another $3M of capital for facility improvements to: employee housing, rental shop, sugar shack, etc.

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