So the resorts are finally open and (almost) fully operational! Second day out was to Seven Springs. Only the front face was open, but looking at the snow report today, North Face should be ready for the holiday weekend. More snow in the forecast this week!
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF YOUR SEASON PASS
I went to Snowshoe last March and bought their 15-16 Ridiculous Season Pass promotion for $209 prior to the trip. A three day pass over weekends at Snowshoe is $213 and change – talk about already paying off the pass! A season pass at Snowshoe, or any other following resorts, for that matter, gets you into a really great Resort Swap Program.
The “Swap” Resorts
The Resort Swap Program is available to all who purchase a 2015-2016 season pass from Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Hidden Valley, Wisp Resort, Blue Knob or Snowshoe Mountain Resort.
What You Get
Full/Unlimited Pass holders receive a free 1-day lift ticket and half off regularly priced lift tickets at any of the other participating resorts (excluding Saturdays and holiday periods). Same discounts for Limited-type Pass holders, valid for Mondays and Tuesdays only (excluding holidays).
How absolutely awesome is that?! I took full advantage of this program. Just walk into the Resort Pass Office and show them your season pass, fill out a little card and you’re good to go, for free (or 50% off)!
What’s the deal with Season Passes?
I highly recommend taking advantage of Snowshoe’s Ridiculous Pass promo in February and then take a trip down there that same season. Other great-priced passes offered from the West Virginia resort are the Mountain of Youth Pass (Unlimited -Ages 29 & Under) for $329 while their normal Unlimited Season Pass goes for $429. There’s also a nice Military pricing. Seven Springs can compete early on, with sale prices for next year beginning at the end of the season, but with time-sensitive pricing, a full pass hikes to $589 and a College Student Pass runs for $399. Nice alternatives are Seven Springs’ Super Seven or Hidden Valley‘s Six Tix options. A Highlands Pass will get you into both resorts for $639 right now. Wisp has great options with an Adult Unlimited pass for $599, Millennial Unlimited (19-29) for $399 and Unlimited Depended/Student (6-22) for $299. You can save up to 20% on those prices if you purchase early. A Blue Knob pass clocks in at $635.
This Swap was pretty much built for me. Now, you have no other option but to explore the area and ski and ride your hearts out!