Snowshoe Worth Going This Weekend?
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45Mouton
March 27, 2007
Member since 03/27/2007 🔗
4 posts
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?

Thanks,
Dave
jimmy
March 27, 2007
Member since 03/5/2004 🔗
2,650 posts
DAVID

sorry to yell,

Quote:

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 .
Ullr
March 27, 2007
Member since 11/27/2004 🔗
531 posts
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................
skier219
March 27, 2007
Member since 01/8/2005 🔗
1,318 posts
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.
Ullr
March 28, 2007
Member since 11/27/2004 🔗
531 posts
HAHAHAHA,

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...............
dmh
March 28, 2007
Member since 12/11/2003 🔗
127 posts
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.
jimmy
March 28, 2007
Member since 03/5/2004 🔗
2,650 posts
HEY DAVE

Welcome to DCSki .
kwillg6
March 28, 2007
Member since 01/18/2005 🔗
2,034 posts
Welcome Dave. We, the hard core of skierdome in the mid-atlantic, always welcome new members to the fold.
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?
45Mouton
March 28, 2007
Member since 03/27/2007 🔗
4 posts
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.
45Mouton
March 28, 2007
Member since 03/27/2007 🔗
4 posts
Thanks for the welcome. I've been enjoying the Web site for the past few months.
Ullr
March 28, 2007
Member since 11/27/2004 🔗
531 posts
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.
45Mouton
March 28, 2007
Member since 03/27/2007 🔗
4 posts
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.
DWW
March 28, 2007
Member since 03/11/2004 🔗
144 posts
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.
skier219
March 28, 2007
Member since 01/8/2005 🔗
1,318 posts
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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