I went up to Snowshoe on Tuesday and the skiing was unbelievable. It was at least 75 degrees with crystal clear blue skies. The snow was soft and plentiful. With the rain/snow over the weekend and the warm weather on Monday, I expected a lot of bare spots and thin cover. This was not the case. The snow cover was phenomenal and rarely did you have to change your line to avoid any bare spots. Knot Bumper had one small bare spot in a trough on the upper steep and another small spot on the next steep. There was a larger bare spot on Choker, but it was easily avoidable. Most of the bare spots were well marked. We spent a large portion of the day on Shay's which was in great shape. Upper Shay's was groomed and was getting a little thin in one spot near the top. Lower Shay's was bumped up quite nicely and actually stayed fairly firm for the first half of the day. The bumps were almost effortless with all the "Hero" snow. There was a large bare spot at the bottom of Lower Shay's near the lift, so they'll have to do some grooming to give you access to the lift. We did a couple of runs on Cupp which was groomed.
All of the cruisers were groomed and had lots of cover. We made a number of runs in the terrain park which was in great shape. I don't remember seeing any bare spots in the terrain park.
There were no lift lines at all. We didn't keep track of the number of runs we did, but we believe we got over 30 runs in. $0.50/run isn't a bad deal at all.
There were people skiing in shorts, shirtless, and yes there was at least one young lady wearing a bikini top.
I don't know if it was the weather, but the people working at Snowshoe were quite friendly. From Ms Tennessee at Arbuckles, the Manager (?) at Starbucks, Mr Clean at Fox Fire, and the Patroller from Warrenton, they were all smiles and should be commended.
For early April, I was quite amazed with the conditions. Don't hesitate, call in sick and go skiing.