SNOWSHOE, W.Va. -- Snowshoe Mountain Resort has set Nov. 27 as its official opening for the 2013-14 winter ski and snowboard season, its 40th. The resort plans to open at least three lifts and about 10 trails the first day.
Snowshoe will offer a third-night-free promotion for all guests checking in between Tuesday and Friday.
For 2013-14, the resort said it will introduce a radical redesign of its teaching terrain to make it simpler to learn to ski and ride. The resort plans to launch two new Terrain Based Learning areas in mid-December.
Also, Snowshoe is planning a birthday party weekend in December to celebrate its 40th year. Festivities include discounts on skiing and riding, dance and hot tub parties, on-snow games, costume contests and a live concert by the quintessential funk/soul artists of the 1970s and '80s, The Commodores.
For more details about Snowshoe Mountain Resort lift tickets, packages, lodging information and reservations, visit www.snowshoemtn.com or call 877-441-4386.
Fairground flea market
FAIRLEA, W.Va. -- The West Virginia State Fairgrounds flea market is now operating inside the heated West Virginia building for the winter season.