POCAHONTAS, Va. (WFXR) – Despite recent mild temperatures, Snowshoe Resort already has just under 50 percent of its trails open to skiers.
This is thanks to the resort’s snow cannons.
âWe have invested millions of dollars in our snowmaking infrastructure over the past few years and it has really paid off with this mild start to winter that we are experiencing,â said Shawn Cassell, Director of Marketing and Public Relations for Snowshoe Mountain Resort.
Cassell says snow machines can do wonders with just two to three days of cold temperatures. In previous years, before snow machines, only a fraction of the trails they opened now were available to skiers.
So when is the best time to hit the slopes?
âThe middle of the week is usually pretty safe. You can get them a bit later in the game. But if you’re planning on coming over the weekend or a holiday, I’ll get those tickets ASAP, âCassell said. âWe have a cap on the total number of tickets we sell on any given day. “
Cassell says their season generally remains stable until the end of March.