The first measurable snowfall arrived on October 24, bringing 6 inches of snowfall to the Pocahontas County resort. As the flakes fell from the sky, snowguns along Skidder slope began churning out artificial snow.
Last night, rain turned into snow at Snowshoe as a cold front entered the area. Once the temperatures dipped, snowmaking resumed.
“Snowmaking will now occur at the Snowshoe and Silver Creek areas whenever temperatures permit,” said Snowshoe’s Joe Stevens, although he warned that milder temperatures are likely to follow the current cold front. Stevens reports that initial snowmaking will be concentrated on Skidder Slope, followed by Crosscut, Gandy, and Powder Monkey. At the Silver Creek area, the Ruckus Ridge Snow Tubing Hill will be the first area to receive snowmaking.
Snowshoe plans to open on Friday, November 19.
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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