Snowshoe Mountain Resort is gearing up for the holiday season with numerous events and activities to go along with some of the best skiing in the region. The resort has events planned throughout the ski season that will keep guests coming back.
"Snowshoe is going to have more trails open than any other resort in the area," Snowshoe Mountain Resort Communications Manager Laura Parquette said. "It is going to be a very white Christmas at the mountain."
Parquette said there are 53 trails open and the resort will be very close to 100 percent open this weekend.
Tonight Snowshoe will host the Red Bull Hat Tricks event, which will highlight the resort's newest terrain park feature, a "hitching-post" wall ride. Red Bull will also host a rail jam.
Parquette said the event will feature competitors pulling a trick from a hat and the competitor will try to complete the trick. There will be three hats, intermediate, advanced and expert. Those successful in completion of the trick will move on to the finals. The region's top male rider will receive $750 and the region's top female rider will get $250. The event is only open to snowboarders.
Following the event, people can go to the "That's It, That's All After Party." The party will feature the "That's It, That's All" movie premier and a toga party at The Connection. There will be live DJs and 1974 style bar specials.
Parquette said the resort will be celebrating its 35th season all winter long and will host a number of events to mark the occasion. Through Jan. 1 the resort will offer a Photo Retrospective in the Village.
"It is a collection of 35 photos that have been mounted showing the history of the resort," Parquette said.
The retrospective is free to the public.
Another event that will celebrate the anniversary of the resort is the Shavers Center Campout. The event will happen in the only original building left at Snowshoe. Thirty-five guests will receive a free weekend of lodging, as they experience Snowshoe just like guests did back in 1974.
"Sleepovers became a part of the resort's history," Parquette said. "Guests would get stuck on the mountain from bad snow storms and have to camp out overnight."
Camping spots must be reserved through Snowshoe's Call Center and will awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Individuals are responsible for bringing their own sleeping bags or other gear to camp out in the Shavers Centre.
On Jan. 10 and Jan. 11, Snowshoe will host Subaru Master the Mountain, one of the newest on-snow events at the mountain. Skiers can pick up complimentary skiing tips at the Subaru learning lane and join the ski patrol for a tour of new trails on the South Mountain.
Snowshoe has also improved teaching and beginner areas at the basin and Silver Creek areas. In the basin, the Sun Kids Carpet has been altered making on and off-loading easier for new skiers. The Silver Creek Magic Carpet lift and learning area has been moved, which will mean a larger and improved area for our beginner guests. For information, call 1-877-441-4FUN or visit www.snowshoemtn.com.