Snowshoe Progressive ParkAs of this week, just about half of the slopes are open for skiers and snowboarders at Snowshoe Mountain Resort. But while the rest wait for temperatures to drop and more snow to fall, you can still start your season! Hop on the 24 trails and 82 open acres now ready for shredding – or better yet, join in on the Progression Jam Session this Saturday, December 20.

This Jam Session will the first of several to occur throughout the season at Snowshoe. The Jam focuses on freestyle skills, and competitors will unleash their talents in the Progression Park on Snowshoe’s Skidway Slope. Coaches and Mountaineer Park staff members will judge the event, and help participants develop their own freestyle abilities.

Snowshoe Progressive ParkInterested competitors will gather at 1:30 PM to prepare for the competition after registering throughout the morning. From 2 to 4, riders will take to the course with gusto and work their skills under the guidance of these top-notch instructors. Winners will be chosen based on “heart, attitude, and dedication,” according to the Snowshoe rules, and by how much they have progressed – hence the name – over the course of the Jam. Don’t miss the swag sesh following the event, where these champions will walk away with awards for their efforts.

Lift tickets are required for this event, but participants get a special deal for just $45. Registration will cost an additional $30, but chances are you’ll get enough great advice and fun prizes to make your time well worth the cost.

Register on-site at Snowshoe from 9 to 12 on Saturday, December 20, and remember to get your lift ticket discount! Ramp up your style early this season, and get ready for an exciting winter on the slopes.