According to Lindsay Kutsko, communications director at Snowshoe, "snow started falling on Friday afternoon and the snowflakes kept getting bigger and falling faster as the day went on. By Saturday afternoon we were making fresh tracks with each run and on Sunday morning we woke up to an 'Almost Heaven, West Virginia' powder day at Snowshoe Mountain." Increased temperatures and the influx of fresh snow should provide for some great spring skiing and riding opportunities through the end of the season, set for April 1. As if you needed more reason to get out to the slopes, Snowshoe is also gearing up for their Mountaintop Beach Party this weekend. In its eighth year, the event marks the beginning of spring and packs the mountain for two days of live music, games and, of course, plenty of skiing and boarding. The Showmen start things of at 9 p.m. in the Connection Night Club on Friday and play again on Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m. on the Shaver's Center deck. And if you swing by on Saturday for the music, you might as well take part in the on-slope beach games, including snow volleyball, tug-o-war and ducky races. Since the event is partially sponsored by Captain Morgan, there will be some serious bar games going on for those of age from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. on Saturday followed by fireworks on Skidder at 8 p.m. Stick around afterwards to catch The Embers in Connection at either 9:30 or 11:15 p.m.