February 2010

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Insane amounts of snow at the ‘shoe

Insane amounts of snow at the ‘shoe

With more snow having fallen than typically falls in a year, and plenty more snow in the forecast, Snowshoe has announced that it is extending the season to April 5, a week after the original season-ending date. Snowshoe, now touting the best conditions in its 36-year history, has received 193″ of snow at this writing, 13″ [...]

Homestead’s Sepp Kober honored

Sepp Kober, the 89-year-old “father of southern skiing,” was honored Saturday with a celebration, covered by the Staunton newspaper, prior to his expected induction into the U.S. National Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame.

Snowhoe equipment saved lives after ‘copter crash

Snowhoe equipment saved lives after ‘copter crash

Stranded for half a day after a mountain crash and suffering from broken bones and winter cold, the 17-member crew of a military helicopter were rescued thanks to two snowcats and six snowmobiles lent by Snowshoe Resort. The equipment helped rescuers reach the remote scene where the helicopter crashed February 18, according to a story [...]

The ever-shrinking Intrawest…

Panorama, Copper, Squaw; and now it’s sunny Sandestin that appears to be leaving the Fortress/Intrawest resort chain. The good news for us Snowshoers is that reducing debt = higher likelihood of investment in the other Intrawest assets, e.g. Snowshoe.

Powder time: At Snowshoe, 23 inches in 24 hours

Powder time: At Snowshoe, 23 inches in 24 hours

That’s according to the website — which also has a new aerial view of the Village (at left) which we hadn’t seen until now. And the National Weather Service is calling for up to seven more inches today — with a chance of snow for 5 of the following 8 days. Rock on, Snowshoe, you powder heaven!

Intrawest has also sold Squaw Village

Intrawest has also sold Squaw Village

Snowshoe’s parent company appears to have accelerated its efforts to shed assets to raise cash to hold off creditors who have threatened to take over the company’s assets — as Intrawest’s sale of the Village at Squaw, a major component of Squaw Valley, was announced January 29, just a day after a proposed sale of Panorama Village, [...]

WV patroller/politician wants more ski areas

It might not have been meant that way, but it looks like a gentle diss of the Snowshoe’s Western Territory as not enough. The Charleston Gazette has the story.

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