Snowshoe Resort in West Virginia has surpassed its average annual snowfall of 180 inches already this season. The resort typically averages about 30 inches in March. The early February storm that dumped more than 30 inches of snow on the resort also pushed its snowfall measurement to 192 inches, just eight inches shy of last year's 200 inch total.
This abundance of snow has prompted resort management to extend its season to April 5, according to Communications Director Laura Parquett who describes current conditions as those typically found at western resorts.
"We are experiencing some of the best conditions in Snowshoe's 36-year history," said Parquette. "The snow that is falling is mostly light and fluffy thanks to drier air and colder temperatures that normal. Right now we are looking at a four foot base."
Free lift tickets are offered with a minimum two nights' lodging March 28 - April 5. Kids 12 and younger can ski or snowboard free during March if parents book three or more nights in a lodging package. Snowshoe is offering a $200 gift certificate with rooms booked for four or more nights. The certificate is good at retail shops and restaurants and for outdoor activities.
The West Virginia ski resort kicks off the month with the Homegrown Music Festival and Craft Show March 5 - 7. Authentic Appalachian music featuring a variety of bluegrass and southern rock will entertain guests.
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