Snowshoe Mountain Ski Resort  

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10 Snowshoe Drive
Snowshoe, WV 26209
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Overview by Nathan Borchelt

To skiers and boarders living in the geographically blessed realms of the Rockies, the Sierras, and the mountainous part of New England, the molehills of the southern Mid-Atlantic states are usually relegated to bad East Coast skiing punch lines. But for those skiers and riders within a five-hour radius of West Virginia’s Snowshoe Mountain Resort, the misguided lack of respect simply means that the resort’s 60 trails won’t be clogged with Gore-Tex-clad hotdogs proving their worth.

By all standards, Snowshoe defies expectations for a Mid-Atlantic resort—as quickly becomes evident once you drive past the mountain base and continue up to the resort’s nerve center. Snowshoe is a reverse resort, meaning that the main facilities, rental stores, and most lodging are located at the summit of the 4,848-foot mountain, offering easy slope access and a king-of-the-hill perspective on the surrounding Allegheny Mountains. Add in neighboring Silver Creek Area, and the resort offers a total of 251 skiable acres across 77 trails (12 open for night skiing) and four terrain parks. Annual snowfall tops out at 180 inches, but as part of the Intrawest Resorts family, Snowshoe (whose siblings include Whistler/Blackcomb) has perfected snowmaking. If the temps are low, there will be snow on the mountain. Admittedly, these stats may not measure up to those in Colorado or Utah, but Snowshoe is the Mid-Atlantic’s biggest resort, and it shows.

Experts will find simple bliss in the Western Territory, which consists of two black runs, one feeding into a bumpy double diamond, the other keeping it smooth and steep as you zip past snow-covered fir and

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Average Snowfall
180 Inches
Skiable Acreage
Vertical Drop
1500 feet
42% beginner, 30% intermediate, 23% advanced, 5% expert
Number of Runs
Number of Lifts
Late November to March
Related Resources
Closest Airport

Weather for Snowshoe Mountain

Current Conditions:
Light Rain, 48 F
Sat - Rain. High: 48 Low: 42
Sun - AM Rain. High: 55 Low: 39
Mon - Partly Cloudy. High: 60 Low: 38
Tue - Partly Cloudy. High: 66 Low: 43
Wed - Mostly Cloudy. High: 66 Low: 47

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  • Surface Conditions:
    Machine Groomed


  • Ski Lifts Open:
    4 of 14
  • Trails:
    13 of 57
  • XC Trails Open:
Last Updated: December 08 2014 11:52 AM

Traveler Reviews of Snowshoe Mountain

John rates Snowshoe Mountain
On a trip with my local ski club. Great views of the Allegeneys on a clear day. Well maintained trails leading down to an impressive lodge. Good food, friendly staff, and comfortable slopeside accomodations (but pricey).Lot`s to do for the kids so Mom and Dad can enjoy the slopes. Once again, this was a stop with my local ski club. Great views on a clear day of the Allegany mountains. Well maintained trails leading down to a very impressive lodge.Great food and friendly staff and comfortable (but pricey) slopeside accomodations.Lot`s to do for the kids while mom and dad enjoy the slopes. Pros: Short lines, Great for kids, Well maintained, Easy to access, Good tours. Cons: Expensive.
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david rates Snowshoe Mountain
We were on a family trip and decided to stop and ski for a day or two. I had been to SnowShoe mountain before so we tried it out. My kids loved it because it had many slopes for them as beginners and there were lots of other things to do as well. The prices are a little more than some of the ski resorts southwest of them, but we still had a blast.My son really go into the snow boarding and did better on that than the skis. Pros: Short lines, Great for kids, Well maintained, Easy to access. Cons: Expensive.
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Angela rates Snowshoe Mountain
My family went to Snowshoe for one night as a last minute trip and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! My two sons, ages 4 and 6 both had a great day skiing. My 4 year old spent the morning at ski school where they took very good care of him, despite the high winds that day. We will definitely be returning to Snowshoe before the end of the season!. Pros: Great for kids, Short lines, Well maintained.
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Julie rates Snowshoe Mountain
Snowshoe has very nice trails and snow grooming. They have great lodging and restaurants to pick from. Snowshoe needs to work on lift lines which are too long and it takes away from the skiing experience. Pros: Easy to access, Good tours, Great for kids, Well maintained. Cons: Expensive.
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sandra rates Snowshoe Mountain
This was my first ski trip. I had no idea what I was doing! Luckily for me, I chose Snowshoe for my first skiing endeavor. The instructors were very patient, and the beginner slopes were simple enough that I could learn on my level. The others in my party moved up to the big slopes. But me, I was happy to spend a day sloshing around on the bunnies!. Pros: Short lines, Great for kids, Patience, Well maintained.
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