At about 2:45pm on Wednesday, Snowshoe shut down their lifts due to lightening. The shut down of the lifts left at least 300+ people stranded at the base of the mountain including the Western Territory. People were standing in line for a van and finally a bus for several hours. Did I mention the torrential rain that fell on all those people waiting in line? I fortunately knew better than to get in line for a shuttle, so we made a b-line to the Boathouse and got a table before the crowd poured in. I had no cash, but luckily I had grabbed a credit card before heading out for the slopes for the day. The credit card and the associated refreshments being sold made the wait a lot more tolerable. The lifts never reopened on Wednesday and we caught the last bus to the top at about 5:30pm.
Snowshoe was offering a coupon for a $15/lift ticket voucher for next season if you showed then your lift ticket from Wednesday. The ticket is good for a $15/ ticket even during the high season, which will save me $50/ticket (well maybe more, I haven't seen next years lift ticket prices
). I got three vouchers.
It was good to see Snowshoe step up to the plate on this matter.