THis just in:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SNOWSHOE MOUNTAIN KICKS OFF
31st SEASON OF WINTER FUN
Snowshoe, WV - Snowshoe Mountain, West Virginia's largest winter resort,
opened for its 31st season today with a 12 - 36 inch base on the Snowshoe
Basin area. The Pocahontas County resort opens for the 2004/2005 winter
season with the most alpine skiing terrain available in the region.
When the ropes dropped at 9:00 am more then three hundred people took
advantage of Snowshoe's four trails and two lifts; including the newly
re-vamped Spruce Glades Terrain Park's Beginner Area, part of Snowshoe's $6
million capital improvements made over the summer. Lift tickets from
opening day until Thursday, December 9 have been reduced to $25 for Adults,
Seniors and Students and $15 for children under 12.
Recent cold temperatures and over 200 hours of snowmaking in November and
December allowed Snowshoe Mountain's veteran snowmakers to create a great
base for Opening Day.
"The cold temperatures since the Thanksgiving Weekend were exactly what we
needed to get the season going," says Ed Galford, Vice President of
Operations at Snowshoe Mountain. "After that we put snowmaking in high gear,
it didn't take our snowmakers and groomers long to get the slopes ready!"
The snow guns will continue to make snow on trails at the Snowshoe and
Silver Creek areas, as weather permits. The Silver Creek area is scheduled
to open December 16th.
This season will be the biggest and best yet at Snowshoe Mountain Resort
with new events, restaurants and lodging facilities. Snowshoe kicks off the
winter event season with the Winter Celebration and Demo Days next weekend,
December 11 and 12. Don't miss this fun weekend filled with live
entertainment, on-slope games, the Village Rail Competition and FREE
equipment testing from top ski and snowboarding manufacturers.
For more information on Snowshoe Mountain's events along up-to-date slope
conditions and weather information go online at www.snowshoemtn.com
<http://www.snowshoemtn.com> or call toll free 1-877-441-4FUN.