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Snowshoe delays opening ’til Dec. 4

Snowshoe delays opening ’til Dec. 4

The updated snowline (303-4-572-4636) indicates that, due to the warm November weather, Snowshoe Resort — which had been shooting for a day-before-Thanksgiving opening — is now gunning for a tentative opening day of December 4. Regrettably, the forecast isn’t showing any immediate wave of cold temperatures.

Snowshoe clarifies its ‘wow’

Snowshoe clarifies its ‘wow’

Snowshoe’s food and beverage department recently began offering venison chili while various employees suddenly began deploying such words such as “escape,” “wow,” and “recommended” into their emails. Meanwhile, the resort launched an internal ad campaign to remind

Will West’s woes boost the ‘Shoe?

Will West’s woes boost the ‘Shoe?

The East appears to be having a good season while the West is not, according to Marketwatch, which pins the blame for rough times in the Rockies on the sour economy. Snowshoe’s current marketing efforts attest, “Your trunk is free,” took a bold swipe at the airlines – the gateway for the big Western resorts – who are charging [...]

Local sewer plan gets national diss

Local sewer plan gets national diss

A plan to upgrade the sewage system for Snowshoe Resort got a big hard slam from columnist Ted Williams in FlyRod & Reel magazine. It seems the $23+ million state- and federally-funded project wants to take part of the historic Sharp family farm. Worse for the environment, it wants to run steep pipes amid sensitive [...]

Snowshoe’s having a really snowy year

Snowshoe’s having a really snowy year

It’s been a snowy year at Snowshoe. According to the official site, there have been 183 inches so far. That’s more than the annual average, and there’s still a month of winter left. All 60 trails are open, and the average base is 56 inches. This is all pretty amazing, especially when one stops to consider [...]

Aspen guy claims Snowshoe’s doomed

Aspen guy claims Snowshoe’s doomed

Snowshoe is doomed by climate change, according to the enviro director of Aspen Skiing Company, Auden Schendler. His blunt prediction: “Snowshoe — gone,” came in the March 2008 edition of Ski Area Management magazine. There, he also predicted that Stowe would get “more rain than snow,” that Park City will be in “worse shape” than Aspen due [...]

Why I created this website

Why I created this website

I have been enjoying Snowshoe since the late 1970s when it had a round restaurant and no village. There’s just no other place with such excellent skiing and such chilly weather this side of Vermont. In 1995, something exciting happened. A big resort company called Intrawest bought Snowshoe and began redeveloping Snowshoe. Chief among its innovations [...]

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