The trails will most likely consist of intermediate and expert terrain and be serviced by the Soaring Eagle Express. Accessing the Snowshoe area, the Eagle Express currently hits some challenging slopes like Widowmaker with its tri-level steepness.
Located to skier and rider right when de-chairing at the top of the express lift, the new runs will take advantage of the 800 foot vertical drop.
The new trails will be the first terrain expansion since 2004 when Snowshoe widened Spruce Glades and Whistlepunk.
The project is a joint effort by Snowshoe and Sawmill Village, one of the Pocahontas County resort's premier residential development companies. Costing roughly $1 million, the runs will be adjacent to the Sawmill Village residences in the South Mountain area.
Construction has already begun at Snowshoe and will continue throughout the spring and summer guaranteeing some virgin lines for lucky West Virginia skiers.
Despite a rough first half of the season, Snowshoe accumulated 122 inches of snowfall in its 33rd year of operation. The final day is scheduled for this Sunday so get in some final turns before relegating the skis to the garage.