Snowshoe Ski Resort has undergone some major changes for the upcoming ski season. $12 million has been spent on improvements at Snowshoe mountain and the nearby Silver Creek ski area, which is owned by Snowshoe.
Snowmaking has been increased at both ski areas, which Snowshoe says will allow more terrain to open sooner. The Ballhooter quad has been replaced with a new high-speed detachable quad, whisking skiers up to the top of the mountain in minutes. At Silver Creek, a new quad has been added to Cubb Run, adding 11 acres of beginner terrain specifically for beginners and ski training. Four of Silver Creek’s most popular trails have also been lit for night skiing.
A 6-story tubing hill, complete with a dedicated tube tow, has been added, along with a new state-of-the-art terrain park and half pipe for snowboarders. The Bear Den Food Court is a new food court in the Silver Creek Lodge.
At an elevation close to 5,000 feet (higher than any resort in New England!), Snowshoe is able to offer a 1500-foot vertical drop and an average annual snowfall of 180”. Between Snowshoe and Silver Creek, 53 miles of skiing trails are offered, with 100% snowmaking coverage. 1 high-speed quad, 2 fixed quads, 8 triples and 1 tube tow can be found. A free shuttle connects Snowshoe and Silver Creek.
Snowshoe anticipates opening in early November.
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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