Snowshoe Worth Going This Weekend?
March 28, 2007
i booked a 3 night package at Snowshoe for this coming final weekend back in early March when the conditions seemed so wonderful. But with the recent heat wave, how are the trails these days? Should I just eat my $650 deposit and not bother driving 4 hours to get there and be totally disappointed?
sorry to yell,
Should I just eat my $650 deposit and not bother driving 4 hours to get there and be totally disappointed?
When's the next time you'll get to ski snowshoe????? 8 MONTHS MAN, sorry i'm yelling again, go to snowshoe and let us know how much more fun you had than if you had played golf .
I'm sorry, did you just say eat $650? If i had a non-refundable $650 deposit I'd be sliding down a grass slope in my rock ski'd to get my money's worth!!
What do you people do for a living that you can just throw $650 away, so you won't be disappointed................
Well, lesson one is to not book late season so far in advance if you have any concerns. I feel risky booking past mid-March in advance. In reality, March is often a feast/famine month for snow and weather in the area, so you are always better off booking short term, ie; 4-7 days in advance. There is almost always availability at Snowshoe in March, and no need for advance booking.
I am toying with going there Thurs or Friday, but it depends on how the ski report looks going forward. I don't mind skiing slush or spring conditions, but they need to have a few of my favorite trails still open to make the 4.5hr drive worth it (I am not desperate to ski a WROD like I am in early season). But I am with Ullr, if I had $650 riding on it, I would ski my ass down the grass/rocks and walk back up!! Unless the ski report deteriorates significantly beyond what they show now, I think you will still have a good trip.
Yea, I've gone on vacation and bought a week pass and skied in the pouring rain just so I wouldn't get cheated out of $33.62!!
But then again I am a cheap skate...............
I can't believe Snowshoe has the ba....audacity to require a nonrefundable deposit for late March/early April reservations. That is the traditional beginning of mud season in WV. They are lucky to get anyone that time of year.
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It's been my experience that the shoe usually has ample base and will have some excellent spring sking, abeit corn, mush and mashed potatoes. Hmmmm..... maybe great sides for the dirt chicken on the barbe?
You must be single!
With two teenagers and a girl friend in tow, and not to mention another $800 due upon arrival, the last thing I want is to have to deal with two disgruntled kids for four days. Anyway, looks like the weather is turning a little cooler, so we'll just have to chance it.
Thanks for the welcome. I've been enjoying the Web site for the past few months.
I do believe the whole refund policy at the shoe has been in place for years. Like it or not it is how they do business, and they make you aware of it at the time of reservations.
I think the refund policy at Snowshoe is fair, so no complaints. Just a little bummed out by the recent heat wave. The conditions were pretty amazing only a couple of weeks ago.
They actually ran a no risk full refund promotion for one of the big weekends (MLK or Presidents day) after the warm stretch ion January.
Yeah, and that policy extended to any booking made before MLK, even if the dates were for after MLK. We booked a Feb and March trip knowing there was no penalty backing out. The March trip was looking iffy, as it was preceded by a warmup, but damned if winter didn't rebound that weekend (Mar 16-19) and we had some great snow and skiing.
I am sure this was a rare deal for them, used to stimulate bookings after the lackluster early winter.
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