Snowshoe Mountain

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Guests at the Snowshoe Mountain ski resort will enjoy two venues in one, combining the Snowshoe and Silver Creek ski areas. It has grown to a sprawling year-round complex, but the apres-ski and winter activities draw people's attention. The West Virginia facility is one of the largest East Coast winter resorts in the mid-Atlantic region.

Those preferring to drive the Interstates can use I-64 before transferring to US Route 219 in Lewisburg. Motorists will eventually find themselves on West Virginia Highway 66 to complete their road trip. The Greenbrier Valley Airport is the closest airfield in Lewisburg. Those requiring International facilities will likely use Washington Dulles International Airport, a couple of hundred miles to the east in Dulles, Virginia.

Apres-Ski in the Allegheny Mountains

If there is one thing that the Snowshoe Mountain area is known for outside of its downhill skiing, it is the amenities. There are 36 lodging options available to visitors at Snowshoe, ranging from cabins to hotel accommodations. Deals can be found for couples to large groups, making it easier to plan trips around.

Those looking to eat will find several venues scattered across the ski area, providing everything from pub foods to fine dining. Many of these facilities have the room to allow groups of family or friends to gather together. A vibrant nightlife atmosphere is a perfect touch to the apres-ski experience at Snowshoe Mountain.

Retail is available at the resort, offering clothing, gear, and gifts for all ages. There is also a market and a shop for hops, vines, and other spirits. The Snowshoe Mountain ski area offers a little extra at the Spa at Snowshoe. Those needing a little pampering, relaxation, or recovery will find the spa a perfect place to treat themselves while on a skiing/snowboarding getaway.

West Virginia's Winter Venue

The size of the Snowshoe Mountain ski area is enough to make it the flagship winter resort for the state. It starts with 190 inches of snowfall, on average, each year of mostly dry powder (unlike the wet snow most east coast areas receive). The resort area sits on the two highest peaks in the state, with millions invested in snowmaking equipment that give the resort owners the confidence to offer a guarantee of having the most skiable terrain in the Southeast, or the next day's skiing is free.

Snowshoe Mountain breaks down into the Snowshoe basin, Silver Creek area, and the Western Territory area. These areas combine for hundreds of skiable acres of varied terrain ratings. The terrain here breaks down into beginner/green (30-percent), intermediate/blue (24-percent), advanced/black diamonds (27-percent), and expert/double black diamonds (4-percent).

Snowshoe Mountain has 13 acres of glades and 28 acres of freestyle terrain that complete the layout on the slopes. Its five terrain parks provide the features (natural and enhanced) that will challenge all skill levels. Backcountry adventures, snowmobiling, and tubing add variety to guests' winter activities beyond alpine trails and parks. Eleven lifts keep Snowshoe Mountain guests moving across the winter venue with no long lines to wait in.

Snowshoe Mountain Snow forecast

  • Friday
    0.24 in rain
    Duggregn / sol
    5 mph
  • Saturday
    0 ft
    Partly cloudy
    6 mph
  • Sunday
    0 ft
    Partly cloudy
    2 mph

Facts about Snowshoe Mountain

Number of slopes:61
Easiest Green slopes:24
Intermediate Blue slopes:20
Advanced Black slopes:15
Expert Only Double black diamond slopes:1

Lifts (Total: 12)
Chair lifts:9
Platter lift:3
Lift capacity:  21840 persons/hour

Vertical drop
Snowshoe Mountain Vertical drop
Highest Point: 4846 ft
Vertical drop: 1499 ft
Base Point: 3346 ft

Country: USA
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