Thought i would post a report for anyone near Snowshoe and considering a trip up there. My advice is definitely go!!
We arrived on Feb 13 with snow coming down steady in big fat flakes. It continued through that night. Woke up on Thurs 14 with partly sunny skies, temps in the low to mid 30's and literally no one on the slopes. The weatern territory was essentially deserted all morning and pretty much every lift on the mountain was instant on.
Conditions were great in the mornings with fresh snow. It was a combination of blown and natural. By afternoon Thursday things got a bit slushy as temps pushed toward the 40's but overall conditions held pretty well. It only got better from there.
Friday was the best day ive had at Snowshoe in a long time. Crowds were still light most of the day and around noon more snow began to fall and it honestly never stopped until we left on Sunday. Most of the day was spent in Western Territory and on the black runs over at Soaring Eagle. Lower Shays Revenge was left ungroomed on the left side as was Knot Bumper for mogul lovers. Snow continued uniterrupted through Friday night.
Saturday started great. Lots of fresh powder when the roped dropped. First runs on the Western Territory were amazing but unfortuately the day went downhill from there. Absolutely massive crowds contributed to insane wait times particularly at the Ballhooter high speed quad where we waited an hour from 11-12. At that point it got very cold and we were spending more time in line then on the slopes so i decided to hang out on the green runs with my snowboarding 9 yo the rest of the day.
Overall great conditions and a great time though. Would recommed heading up if you are in the area but during the week if possible.
Top priority for this resort should be moderizing their lift system. The mountain is way too dependent on the Ballhooter lift at this point.