Pennsylvania’s Seven Springs Mountain Resort and West Virginia’s Snowshoe Mountain Resort both plan to kick off the 1997-98 winter season this Friday, November 21. Each resort has received an generous amount of natural snow and has been making artificial snow steadily, thanks to sustained unseasonably cold temperatures.
Last night, Snowshoe received 4.5 inches of new snow; 13.5 inches have been received during the past three days. Snowmaking will continue thru Friday, when Snowshoe plans to open multiple trails. Nearby Silver Creek area has also been making snow and is expected to open on Thanksgiving Day.
Seven Springs has also been exercising their snow guns, and expects to open this Friday at 9 a.m. Wagner, Fawn Lane, Upper Phillip’s, and the Beginner Bowl area will be open for day session (until 6 p.m.) The newly-expanded tubing area will open at Seven Springs on Saturday morning.
Other area resorts expect to open in late November or early December. Wisp has begun snowmaking operations and anticipates an opening date within two weeks.
Please note that these are anticipated opening dates. You should always call the resort prior to a visit to verify opening dates.
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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