It’s Not Too Late to Snowboard Locally -; Seriously
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Snowshoe's stash of snow, covered by hay for protection, will be put to good use on May 27.
Hidden surplus. Snowshoe’s stash of snow, covered by hay for protection, will be put to good use on May 27. Photo provided by Snowshoe Mountain Resort.
If you thought the 1999-2000 ski season was over, well, guess again. West Virginia’s Snowshoe Mountain Resort has a secret stash of snow they’ve been saving. On May 27, Snowshoe will uncover this snow (the 35-foot high pile is currently covered by hay for protection), spread it across a slope, and make a temporary halfpipe for the resort’s first summer halfpipe competition.

The halfpipe competition will highlight Snowshoe’s Summer Snowfest. The halfpipe will be open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Silver Creek Area on Saturday, May 27. A competition will begin at 1 p.m. and is open to all riders and skiers. Before and after the competition, anyone will be able to ride the halfpipe for free.

Other activities will include rock climbing, a BMX track, flyfishing clinics, horseback riding, sporting clays, and more, all offered as part of Snowshoe’s Outdoor Adventure Program. The Ballhooter lift will be open for lift rides, and there will be live entertainment all day Saturday. Saturday evening, Snowshoe will put on a fireworks display.

Lodging starts at $49 a night for Memorial Day weekend. For more information, contact the resort at (877) 441-4FUN or visit the Snowshoe Mountain Resort web site.

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About M. Scott Smith

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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