[R407R, Snowshoe Mountain Resort] in West Virginia has just come off the snowiest start to winter in 13 years, with October through January the snowiest since the 1995-96 season.

Ample snowfall has meant solid base on the resort's trails.

Laura Parquette of Snowshoe said, "Our base is about 60 inches right now, with a lot more in some places, and February is our snowiest month."

Snowshoe is looking ahead to the Homegrown Music Festival March 6-8, when the mountain is overrun by groups playing a variety of live music with Southern roots, including Southern Rock, Country, and Blue Grass.

"That weekend we also have the Homegrown Games where we bob for pigs feet, run a Daisy Duke Contest, and other fun games celebrating - or poking fun at - Southern stereotypes," Parquette said.

March 11-12 is the Burton Women's Snowboard Camp, devoted to female riders of any ability level and run by a female Burton pro with the help of Snowshoe's snowboard instructors.

Cost is $99, plus lodging and lift ticket, and gives participants instruction, practice, clinics, access to new equipment for women, and parties. The camp is open to women and girls 8 years old and up.