But of course it's been 70 down here in VA! But better weather is on the way and it will hopefully be for good!
We are planning to open Dec. 5th. We have not been able to make any
snow yet. WE hope to start this week. However, the weather is not
cooperating with us at this time. Please continue to check our website
for updates or email us and we will keep you up to date.
It's the only ski resort mentioned in the magazine's winter getaways article. However,
Snowshoe did get mentioned in the issue's "Best of Washington" piece. "Cupp Runn at West Virginia's Snowshoe Mountain is a 1.5 mile competitive run with all the moguls and difficulty you could ask for." Huh? Did the magazine actually send someone to ski the trail? Yes, there are often a few small moguls on Cupp but the trail is definitely single black. The big moguls are on Lower Shays.
I think the author was confusing Cupp Run with Shay's Revenge.
But if you want big moguls at Snowshoe, go over to Grabhammer... those things are Volkswagen-sized... look like something straight out of the Gauley.
No, not at all. I have never skied Wintergreen so I can't really comment on it. I've heard it offers some nice terrain.
Washingtonian has one very good ski reporter, Matthew Graham. Matthew also occasionally contributes material to DCSki. I did not see his name on any of the ski related content so I suspect he was not involved in this issue. That's a shame because I think he would have gotten more ski resorts mentioned.
Washingtonian's audience is primarily yuppies and "upper brackets." These people are definitely more interested in spending a cold winter's day in a spa as opposed to challenging themselves on Extrovert at Blue Knob or Lower Shay's at Snowshoe. Still, some of our local resorts offer much more than skiing and it would have been nice to see more profiled.
The amenities at Wintergreen are upscale family focused and these do not include extreme of any kind. They do have three black runs, however. I personally like the area if I'm with friends and we go there just to relax and have a good time with pretty good service.
Also note the emphasis on the article that along Wintergreen, reviewed the winter resorts of The Homestead and the Greenbriar. Again, these are not primarily ski areas (one does have a little trail) but luxury accomodations.