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Cool Snowshoe fauna: blue crayfish

Cool Snowshoe fauna: blue crayfish

Here’s something we don’t see back in the low country: a blue crayfish. We spotted this one last Saturday after a chairlift ride down to Shaver’s Lake. It had been a mostly rainy day at Snowshoe, and this fella was on the lakefront trail. According to the pictures posted at the website of a Denison [...]

Snowshoe really becoming a motor paradise

Snowshoe really becoming a motor paradise

It’s no quiet beach house at times. And this weekend appears to be one of those times, as Snowshoe is once again hosting the Freedom Fest, West Virginia’s motorcycle touring rally. Homeowners should be pleased, as this brings revenue to the mountaintop on a summer weekend when things might otherwise be quiet. Speaking of quiet, there [...]

Megasnows greet opening day

Megasnows greet opening day

After delaying the start of the ski and snowboard season from its original date of November 24, Snowshoe resort is getting a rich reward in the form of a massive snow dump which has already delivered about two feet of snow in just the past couple of days. Now read what the National Weather Service [...]

Natural snow, cold temps combine to suggest good start Dec. 10

Natural snow, cold temps combine to suggest good start Dec. 10

I don’t know how much it rained overnight, but it was a steady downpour all night November 30-December 1, and it resulted in the erasure of a lot of the hard work of the Snowshoe snowmaking crew, which — like the rest of us — probably hoped that the season would open as scheduled last Wednesday, November 24. But Mother [...]

Bill Rock leaves Snowshoe GM position for Northstar

Bill Rock leaves Snowshoe GM position for Northstar

Just as the ski season is about to launch, it has been announced that Bill Rock, who has served as Snowshoe’s president and chief operating officer since 2005, is leaving to take the helm at a ski resort owned by another company. Rock will leave Intrawest-owned Snowshoe to become general manager at a California ski [...]

Snowshoe Unauthorized gets a Twitter account

Snowshoe Unauthorized gets a Twitter account

Here it is. Sorry for the delay. Busy with my day job, I guess. Please feel free to email me any time via snow@readthehook.com with ideas for updates.

Snowshoe upgrades buggy tours with Green Zebra

Snowshoe upgrades buggy tours with Green Zebra

Casting aside its old dune-buggy program introduced no more than two years ago, Snowshoe is celebrating a new partnership that brings an Arizona-based adventure travel company called Green Zebra Adventures to the mountain. Gone are the days of $84 (driver) and $41 (passenger) rides. In comes the so-called Tomcar with prices ranging from $49 for [...]

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″ [...]

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 [...]

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!

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