Snow is nothing new for West Virginia’s Snowshoe Mountain Resort. After all, they’ve received over 91 inches of natural snowfall this year. By comparison, Colorado’s Vail resort has received 105” of snow. But Snowshoe has more snow guns, and can boast a base depth of 50-80 inches, compared to Vail’s 24-32” base.
Of course, Vail does have 4,000 acres of skiable terrain open, a fact that will quiet any eastern resort (even Killington, the loudest of them all).
The recent snowstorm delivered over 33” of snow to Snowshoe’s slopes, allowing Snowshoe to open all of Cupp Run, their 1.5-mile expert slope spanning 1,500 vertical feet. In all, 40 trails are open at the resort, or approximately 75% of their terrain. Snowmaking continues unabated at Snowshoe, and the resort anticipates opening more terrain by the weekend.
M. Scott Smith is the founder and Editor of DCSki. Scott loves outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, kayaking, skiing, and mountain biking. He is an avid photographer and writer.
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