Snowshoe Mountain kicked off its 2011-2012 ski season on Friday, December 9 with blue skies, 30 acres of terrain and hundreds of excited skiers and riders. Snowshoe opened with more acres of terrain than any other ski resort in the East Coast aside from Killington. Thanks to cold weather and round the clock snowmaking, the resort is opening additional terrain to the Snowshoe area and Powder Monkey lift on Saturday, December 10 bringing their total to 40 acres of terrain, 11 trails and 5 lifts for skiing and riding.
The rest of the alpine resorts in West Virginia, Canaan Valley, Timberline and Winterplace will be opening Saturday, December 17. Oglebay will be opening as soon as weather permits. Cross-Country Skiing is already happening at White Grass and Elk River Touring Centers.
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