Like freestyle-rap battling a snowman, skiing is best when performed at high speeds and below freezing temperatures. Operate under optimum conditions with today's Groupon: for $79, you get two adult single-day lift tickets (up to a $158 value) at Snowshoe Mountain Resort in Snowshoe, West Virginia.
Equipped with one of the region's most comprehensive snowmaking systems, Snowshoe Mountain Resort lures snow saplings and mountain mavens alike with 60 snow-covered slopes and trails and more than a dozen summit-scaling lifts. Bring a guest for a mountain excursion and enjoy the eye-enthralling views and varying difficulties of the Northern Tract, Snowshoe Basin, Silver Creek, and Western Territory. Beginners flock to the Northern Tract for its gentle grade and wide swathes of slopes, which hone skills, refine turns, and perfect pizza-points. The Western Territory challenges mountain maneuverability via a 1,500-foot difficult drop embodied in the Cupp Run designed by Olympian Jean-Claude Killy, and double-black-diamond-rated Shay's Revenge, known for its 52% gradient, malicious moguls, and oppugnant partnership with gravity. Snowshoe Basin, on the other plank-bound foot boasts 35 trails, characterized by an 800-foot vertical drop. Shirking tradition, 12 of Silver Creek's runs break the confines of daytime, transforming into night runs for moonlight-influenced skiing.
In between setting basin-bombing speed records and challenging trees to games of Marco Polo, patrons savor snacks in Snowshoe's restaurants or please adult palates with libations in one of the mountain lounges. While visiting, guests can also visit the Snowshoe village for shopping, soothing spa services, and nightlife.
Snowshoe Mountain Resort's rates fluctuate throughout the season; plan ahead to make sure you're redeeming your Groupon at the most opportune time.