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Snowshoe rocks the early season

Snowshoe rocks the early season

SNOWSHOE, NOV 24 – The thermometer in our condo says it’s 18.3 degrees Fahrenheit outside on the first Saturday of the ski season. It’s been snowing all day – never heavily but consistently dropping fluffy powder on the slim handful of slopes that Snowshoe was able to muster for the season that many of us thought might have launched [...]

Snowshoe puts up archival pix

Snowshoe puts up archival pix

Snowshoe celebrated its history last Friday by putting up a six-pack of archival photos – a “Friday Flashback“ – on its Facebook page. Seemingly, the most popular picture (based on the initial wave of comments) was this shot of the “Old Man of the Mountain,” the fabulously human-looking chunk of granite that once graced the Ballhooter liftline. Alas, the [...]

On-slopes policing: A hit or miss (literally) affair

On-slopes policing: A hit or miss (literally) affair

I’m fascinated by the topic of on-slopes policing or the lack thereof. Now that I’m a parent with fragile children on the slopes, I find I want more of it at my favorite ski resort. I’ve spent a few chairlift rides asking Snowshoe snow-patrollers how they patrol. One of them says he never revokes tickets because [...]

What a difference a snowstorm makes

What a difference a snowstorm makes

It’s wintertime in Snowshoe! Yesterday, the 3rd of March was bright sunshine and plenty of fun with some special events – including the spectacle of hip-hop DJs and grown men riding tricycles in the middle of the Village Plaza. But today the 4th of March is an awesome snowstorm. We awoke to just a half inch of [...]

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