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UPDATE (3/31/2014)

Snowshoe Mountain is pleased to announce a successful 2014 winter season and 40th anniversary year.  Unfortunately the weather will not be promising for the extended weekend days scheduled in April.  Snowshoe made an announcement that the resort cancelling its extended weekend for skiers and snowboarders.

The resort will reopen on May 23 for its summer season.

 

UPDATE

Canaan Valley has reported that 130 inches of natural snow has fallen this season at the Canaan Valley resort.  The resort has decided to extend their ski season to March 23.  This means that skiers will have three extra weeks to hit the slopes.

The extension will apply to downhill slopes, beginner ski area, tubing park and ice skating area.  The resort continues to make snow at an 18-41 inch base to keep the packed powder in tact for skiers.

Paul Redford, district administrator for West Virginia State Parks said, "Slope conditions are excellent and the forecast for a longer winter is encouraging for winter sport enthusiasts."

The resort has 43 trails, two service lifts, and two magic carpets for uphill transport.  A snow and trails report is posted daily at wvstateparks.com and at canaanresort.com

ORIGINAL

Snowshoe Mountain has received close to 30 inches of fresh powder in the last seven days.  With so much more new snow, the resort announced today that it plans to open the slopes for an extended celebration weekend, Saturday and Sunday, April 5-6.

The original closing date for the slopes is Sunday, March 30. 

"For the second winter in a row we're watching fantastic snow conditions building into March. It has literally snowed every day for a week, with 14 inches in one day alone," said Dave Dekema, marketing director, Snowshoe Mountain. "This is a skier's dream. We are beyond excited to offer our guests extra big thanks for an outstanding winter season."

In addition to great skiing and riding, the celebration weekend event will include live music, outdoor grills, Village games and activities for families, pool parties and spring prize giveaways.

The resort is proud to announce the return of the "Ridiculous Pass Sale" starting on Tuesday, Feb. 18.  The price starts at just $199, and includes unlimited skiing and riding.  This is valid for March 2014, and all of the 2014-2015 winter ski season.

"The Ridiculous Pass is the best ski deal out there and it was so incredibly popular last year that we had to bring it back this year," explained Dekema. "You get all of March and our extended April ski days, to ski and ride this season plus all of next winter, with no blackout dates, for the price of what you might otherwise spend over a long weekend. It's too good to pass up; the value is ridiculous."

The Ridiculous Pass is valid for skiers and snowboarders of all ability levels, affinity and age groups- adults, students, seniors, military, children and teenagers. Children, ages 6 and under, and seniors, ages 75 and over, ski free next season. The sale runs just 11 days, Feb. 18-28. In comparison, the full retail price of an unrestricted 2013/2014 adult season pass at Snowshoe is $449. The $199 sale will only last the first two days of the sale; starting Feb. 20 the price jumps $5 each day.

For more details about Snowshoe Mountain Resort lift tickets, packages, lodging information and reservations visit www.snowshoemtn.com or call 877-441-4386.