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Wednesday, November 21, 2007 -- Snowshoe, WV / Snowshoe Mountain Resort
Snowshoe Resort Opening Day

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Trails Open for the Region's Largest Winter Resort

Submitted by Snowshoe Contact, Laura Parquette

Snowshoe Mountain Resort
Snowshoe Mountain Opening Day, November 21, 2007
The countdown is over, and Snowshoe Mountain hosted its 34th annual rope drop yesterday morning at 9:00 a.m., signaling the start of another wild and wonderful ski season. Six trails and three lifts, as well as four terrain garden features are now open in the main Snowshoe basin area. Complete snow report and slope conditions can be found beginning at 7a.m. at Snowshoe Mountain Snow Report.

Over a foot of snow covers the slopes at Snowshoe, and conditions were enhanced by the 6" of natural snow that fell on the mountain late last week. With a season total of 10" of natural snow, the resort is well ahead of its snowfall this time last year. Cold temperatures had the snowmaking crew at Snowshoe busy early and often leading up to Opening Day.

Crews turned on the guns for the first time on November 2nd, and have made snow on almost 30 acres of skiable terrain, allowing a tremendous base to coat the slopes. Mother Nature is expected to once again cooperate Thursday evening, as temperatures are projected to drop below the freezing mark. Mountain operations hopes to make snow for up to 60 hours between Thanksgiving night and the beginning of next week.

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Snowshoe Resort, Western Slopes, 11/15/07
The annual rope drop ceremony was held atop Heisler Way. Skiers and snowboarders anxiously awaited the moment when the rope is removed and so they could make their first turns of the season. The Skiing Turkey will also made his annual appearance, bringing a little holiday flare to a great day on the slopes.

The Village at Snowshoe has been decorated for the season and will was bustling with energy. There are plenty of family activities planned throughout the weekend, including the first annual Turkey Olympics on Thursday, followed by the tree lighting in the Village Plaza and Santa's arrival on Friday.

For more information on Snowshoe's 34th winter season, please visit

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More About the Resort: Snowshoe Mountain is a four-season, Intrawest destination resort situated in the southern portion of the pristine Allegheny Mountains. This 11,000-acre playground offers 1,500 feet of vertical drop for its expansive skiing and mountain biking terrain. With a mountain top village nearly one mile high in the sky, Snowshoe offers unique variety of lodging, dining and shopping options. A host of special events and activities make the West Virginia resort a destination for the entire family.

For more information visit Snowshoe Mountain's Calendar of Events for 2007/2008.