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Cass Railroad

Cass Scenic Railroad – A West Virginia Treasure

By on April 19, 2018

Cass Scenic Railroad

Cass, West Virginia is a quaint little town that is only a ten minute drive from Snowshoe WV. Although this region is best known for it’s winter time skiing, the warmer months have much to offer the visiting tourist. Originally a logging company town for the West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company, Cass has managed to preserve the look and feel of an old time neighborhood. Visiting Cass is like stepping back in time.
 
The old company houses have been restored, and they can be rented out as vacation cottages. While staying in town, guests can tour the train depot and museum to better understand this town’s historical charm. The Company Store is a great place to find unique gifts and crafts as well as souvenir items.
 
The hot spot for dining in Cass is The Last Run Restaurant. Housed in one of the town’s oldest buildings, diners have an excellent view of the Greenbrier River and the railroad tracks. The big windows not only offer amazing views, but they let in plenty of natural light. Down home favorites are served with a large variety of desserts and ice cream to finish with.

The main attraction in this cozy little town is Cass Scenic Railroad State Park. Here one can ride a steam-driven locomotive through some of the area’s most beautiful countryside. Located in the West Virginia mountains, this historical trip lets passengers get an up-close view of the wilderness.

Cass Scenic Railroad

Built in 1901, this is the same railroad route used to haul lumber long ago. In fact, the trains themselves are original. The flat bed logging cars have been refurbished into passenger cars for this scenic ride. The highlight of the trip is a stop at Bald Knob. Dress warm. This is West Virginia’s highest point at an altitude of 4,700 feet.
 
For those who want to venture just outside of Cass, there are many more attractions waiting. Five miles away is Snowshoe Mountain Resort. During the winter months guests will discover the best skiing and snowboarding in the area. Promoted as a four seasons’ resort, summer time brings opportunities to golf, zip-line, archery, or go mountain biking. There is also the Handley Wildlife Management Area that has both tent and trailer camping with plenty of fishing and boating on their lake. No matter what your interests, you’ll find plenty for everyone to enjoy.
Seneca Rocks

Relax and Enjoy Beautiful Nature at Seneca Rocks

By on April 12, 2018

A short drive away (60 miles) from Snowshoe WV, you’ll find Seneca Rocks, WV. It is a very scenic location and a hot-spot for rock climbers. The peak is only accessible by experienced rock climbers, and occasional trekkers will find it impossible to reach without proper training and equipment. This is where you’ll encounter vertical layers of quartzite.

Seneca Rocks WVSeneca Rocks – More than Just Rock Climbing

If you’re interested in learning how to climb rocks, there are climbing schools nearby. There, under professional guidance, you can improve your climbing skills on local rock formations of various difficulty levels. For those not interested in rock climbing, visiting Seneca Rocks State Park is well worth the trip. There are over 11,000 acres of woodland, with a fishing lake, and log cabins. It’s also where you’ll get to see amazing geological formations.  A good way to learn more about rocks is to visit Seneca Rocks Discovery Center, located at the base of the rocks. At this place, a 3-D map will show you an overview of the area and the steepness of the terrain.

Enjoy Caves and Caverns at Seneca Rocks

Meanwhile, if you’re interested in the underground caves filled with stalactites and stalagmites, then Smoke Hole Caverns will not disappoint you. The underground tour is approximately 2/3 of a mile and takes up to an hour. A guide accompanies visitors. At some spots, the surface is uneven, so proper shoes are needed.

Treasure Hunting at Seneca Rocks

This area is also a place to try gemstone mining. Visitors can purchase bags of mining rough and try their luck at a water sluice. It’s possible to find amethysts, rubies, quartz crystals, and fool’s gold (pyrite). While this is not a place where you can expect to get rich, it is definitely much fun to try out some mining on your own. Make sure to bring proper clothing with you.

Seneca Rocks – Only a Short Drive From Snowshoe WV

Snowshoe WVLocated in the neighborhood as well is Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area. It’s a vast terrain of over 100,000 acres, which also contains the highest peak in West Virginia. Spruce Knob stands at nearly 5,000 feet.While camping and climbing are good when the weather permits, skiing is a popular pastime in the area of Snowshoe WV. This Pocahontas County community is next to Snowshoe Mountain ski resort and contains around 250 acres of skiing terrain. The slopes are of various difficulty levels, and are suitable for beginners as well as for more advanced skiers. During the warmer months, Snowshoe is visited for mountain biking trails and a golf course. Whenever you come to visit, you’ll find something to do.

You don’t need to go all the way to the West to experience America’s great outdoors. West Virginia offers plenty of opportunities to experience wilderness, rock climbing, trekking, kayaking, camping, golfing, and skiing. Whether you come on your own, with friends, or family, there are plenty of attractions for everyone.

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Mountain Biking in Snowshoe – Downhill Fun!

By on April 3, 2018

snowshoe wv mountain bikingSnowshoe Mountain Biking Park is at the top of its class, offering almost 40 trails, with a total of 1,500 feet of descent among them. Miles of gutsy downhill slopes or smoother, rolling hills are all found in the park. One can choose to take a predominately downhill, or a more cross-country route; it’s up to the rider. Navigate your own ideal mountain biking experience.

The idea of flying down mountain trails may seem daunting to a beginner. For such riders, the park offers guided tours, or private bike lessons, to warm one up to the sport. Experience level is not a factor at Snowshoe; everyone is confident and having a blast by the end of the day!

snowshoe wv mountain bikingRegardless of skill level- seasoned mountain biker, intermediate hobbyist, or thrill-seeker looking for a fun challenge- Snowshoe WV is home to one park that has everything one could look for. Take in the beauty of Pocahontas County from some of its most exciting downhill slopes.

Summer in Snowshoe is one of the most magnificent scenes any artist could portray. Clear mountain air, a beautiful lake, pine trees and prairie grass all meet up to form a breathtaking backdrop for your mountain biking experience, and the well-kept dirt trails add a rugged and athletic touch to its natural beauty.

Mountain Biking is Affordable at Snowshoe WV

snowshoe wv mountain bikingThe rush of mountain biking is affordable and easy in Snowshoe WV. You don’t have to be a mountain bike owner to be a mountain biker! One adult can hit the trail and ride all day on a professional downhill bike for only $149, and bring a child along for just another $59. Bike gear is available to rent for the day, maximizing your ride. Exciting hours of intense, athletic fun doesn’t have to hurt your wallet!

For more information on mountain biking in Snowshoe WV, visit the park’s website. For trail-side lodging at affordable pricing, visit Mountaintop Condos for great deals.

Green Bank Telescope

Green Bank Telescope – NRAO

By on March 4, 2018

Green Bank Telescope

Less than 16 miles and 25 minutes away from Snowshoe WV lies the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank. Hosting a staggering 40,000 visitors each year, the NRAO in Green Bank is host to the largest maneuverable astronomical telescope in the world, the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope. With guided bus tours of the telescopes, a StarLab planetarium, and hands-on activities, the NRAO in Green Bank, WV is an astronomical adventure for guests of all ages.

What is Radio Astronomy?
In order to properly appreciate your visit to the NRAO, you must first have a proper handle on what you are visiting. Radio Astronomy is a branch of astronomy that deals with radio frequencies emitted from celestial objects. The first detection of radio waves from a celestial body was in the 1930s by Karl Jansky. Since that time, many various sources of astronomical radio waves have been discovered including stars, quasars, galaxies, and many more.

What makes Green Bank special?
The National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, West Virginia features the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope, the largest maneuverable radio telescope in the world. At 485 feet (148 meters) tall and 17 million pounds (7.7 million kilograms), the GBT is the largest moving object on land. Despite its sizable mass, over the course of a year, it is able to see 85% of the celestial sphere. The GBT receives signals in the staggering range of 3 millimeters (1/8 inch) to 3 meters (9 feet) in wave-length. The Observatory is also used for training for both students and teachers, various public outreach and educational programs, and assorted other scientific research.

So why should you visit?
Green Bank TelescopeFeaturing a science center, tours, gift shop, cafe and special events, the NRAO is scientific fun for the whole family. Begin your visit to the NRAO at the Green Bank Science Center where you experience fascinating science demonstrations; you then head to the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope where your personal tour guide leads you on an up-close and personal view of the world’s largest maneuverable telescope. Following the tour, participate in kid-friendly, interactive exhibits and discover the displays of the exhibit hall. Make your way to the Galaxy Gift Shop where you can find various astronomical souvenirs and gifts to remember your extraordinary experience. Finally, end your visit in the Starlight Cafe where you can feast on assorted fare from deli sandwiches to soft-serve ice cream. If you’re looking for something truly special, participate in one of the many special events hosted throughout the year.

When should you visit?
Summer – Every day from 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM
Fall – Thursday through Monday 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM
Winter and Spring – Thursday through Monday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

How much does it cost?
Tour fees are $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, children age 7 to 12 are $3.50, and children age 6 and under are free. There is no charge, however, for exploring the exhibit hall.

Do you have questions? Would you like to schedule a group tour?
Call (304) 456-2150 or visit the Green Bank Science Center on Facebook

Berming man

Berming Man Banked Slalom in Snowshoe WV

By on February 23, 2018

Snowshoe WVSnowshoe wv is one of the most popular winter sports destinations in the eastern United States. Snowshoe mountain has many events throughout the year to draw extreme sports enthusiasts to the area. One such event, the Berming Man Banked Slalom, was so popular in 2017 that it’s being brought back for 2018. The Berming Man Slalom, sponsored by Oakley, was a success in it’s first run so Snowshoe Mountain decided to offer the event to more snowboarding enthusiasts for the 2018 winter season. This event is designed especially for the snowboarding community as a derby style run on a banked slalom course.

This slalom course was set up to allow snowboarders to have a great ride while showing off their creativity. The course includes multiple bumped and steeped berm sections that will provide plenty of opportunities for tricks and stunts. Riders will have the chance to exhibit their control and sense of adventure on this course. The source consists of a gated section along with “The Boneyard” which provides an excellent place to show off your creativity and unique style.

Signup For Berming Man Event

Berming manThe Berming Man Banked Slalom is being held on February 24th. Friday the 23rd, 2018 will consist of an evening registration event from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at the Connection Nightclub. Those who are interested can also register online through this website. Online registration ends Thursday, February 22nd at 10:00 PM Eastern Standard Time. The event has categories for women, men, and youth 15 and under. Participation fee is $20.

Other Berming Man Event Details

Each rider gets two runs on the course with the best score of the two counting towards the final. Prizes will be awarded based on the fastest time. Winners in each category will leave with a custom made medal that was designed by Josh Gronitz, a well-known Oakley eye-wear model. Those who tame the slalom and win their division can also go home with the title “Fastest Snowboarder in West Virginia.”

Whether you’re a snowboarder or spectator, be sure to come out to Snowshoe WV for this exciting event. All ages are welcome and the entire event will be family friendly. Practice will begin at 9:30 AM on Saturday with the competition starting at noon. Awards will be given out at 5:00 PM at the Old Spruce Tavern.

Ridiculous Pass

Snowshoe’s Ridiculous Pass Returns For 2018/2019

By on February 22, 2018

Ridiculous PassWinter sports are super fun, but they can also be super expensive. From travel and lodging costs, to getting the right gear, to finally buying your lift ticket, it can be hard to get out on the mountain as often as you’d like. Luckily, the Ridiculous Pass at Snowshoe Mountain in Snowshoe WV is a ridiculously good deal, helping you have a great time without breaking the bank.




For just $229, you can explore 256 acres and 60 trails for all experience levels, valid from March 6th, 2018 through April 1st, 2019. With season passes regularly priced at $479, this is a deal unlike any other. This unlimited access pass has no blackout dates, plus you get 10% off Snowshoe Mountain’s non-holiday lodging, dining, and shopping, and pass insurance is available to protect your purchase. As if that’s not good enough, this package allows for the additional purchase of two (2) buddy passes for $30 each. Whether you’re looking for a romantic date surrounded by snowy scenery, a day bonding with your kids on the bunny slope, or a miniature college reunion spent carving and chatting, Snowshoe Mountain is the perfect venue.Snowshoe Mountain




Open since 1974, Snowshoe Mountain in Snowshoe WV is located in the Appalachians and is home to the second-highest point of elevation in the state, clocking in at 4,848 feet. Across its three distinct areas, there are there are bombers, glades, and terrain parks for advanced skiers and snowboarders, while less experienced winter lovers can enjoy cruising along on gently sloped trails. Beyond mountain sports, Snowshoe Mountain also has a tubing park and spa, ensuring that there’s something for everyone. With the Ridiculous Pass, this big and beautiful ski area will become your playground for the rest of the season.

Snowshoe Rentals

Affordable Snowshoe Lodging by Mountaintop Condos

By on February 21, 2018

Snowshoe lodgingAre you looking for an escape from dreary city life? Longing for clean mountain air, striking hilltop views and starry nights? Find your home away from home in Snowshoe, WV. If you’re ready for the trip of a lifetime, or if you love skiing, snowboarding and winter sports, this West Virginia community may be the place you’ve dreamed of. Mountaintop Condos offers a variety of cozy condos to warm you up after a fun-filled day on the slopes. Find perfect Snowshoe lodging and enjoy your dream mountain getaway.




We have a rental accommodation to suit all your Snowshoe lodging needs. We offer a variety of one, two and three bedroom condos that can meet the travel requirements of any group. Upon your arrival, leave your car in our guarded parking lot and walk everywhere you need to go. Our condos are just a few steps away from the village and offer easy access to ski lifts. If you don’t want to leave the premises, a lounge and restaurant are right on the property (winter only).




Snowshoe lodgingAll of our Snowshoe rentals feature TVs with DVD players, kitchens with refrigerators, dishwashers, and microwaves. Enjoy the luxury of a hot chocolate from your own kitchen after a day on the slopes. While a few of our units offer in-condo washers and dryers, coin laundry is conveniently available on-site. Don’t want to disconnect? Don’t worry, our condos have free high-speed Wi-Fi internet. All of our prices include all cleaning and resort fees.




The accommodations we offer can suit every family, every group, and every budget. You will love the convenience of walking to the ski lift or walking to the village. Or simply enjoy a staycation in the condo while you cook dinner at home and enjoy good drinks and good company, all while taking in the stunning mountain views.

Our one bedroom, one bath condos all feature full kitchens, queen bedrooms and pull out couches to accommodate 4 guests. Are you looking for the convenience of walking out the back door of your first-floor condo and directly onto the Ballhooter ski lift? We can make that happen. Do you prefer a 3rd-floor condo with a stunning view of the mountain? Our Snowshoe rentals are the perfect match!




Snowshoe lodgingOur two bedroom, two bath rentals are ideal for families or groups of friends. Pull out couches expand the accommodations to sleep 6. You’ll enjoy spectacular views, comfort, and convenience. One of our two bedroom condos features a wood burning stove – what a treat after a cold day on the slopes!




If you’re looking to travel with friends or your extended family, consider a larger Snowshoe lodging. Our 3 bedroom, 3 bath condo will be the perfect fit! Three queen beds, a bunk bed set, and a pull out sofa offer accommodations for 10 people! You will enjoy cooking with your family in the full-size dine-in kitchen. Hang all your ski gear in the large, recessed hall closet. Our largest condo is sure to make the whole group happy. Snowshoe lodging




Snowshoe WV features a picture-perfect village just a few minutes walk from your condo. After working up an appetite skiing the slopes or biking the trails, you will find a variety of warm, welcoming coffee shops and restaurants. You’ll love browsing the stores and picking out gear and souvenir treasures.




The perfect mountain getaway awaits; come see what Snowshoe WV is all about. Whether you are seeking a romantic getaway for two, a fun ski trip with a group of friends, or a family reunion for all, you’ll love a vacation in your Snowshoe home away from home. We know you will want to return year after year!

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Ballhooter Spring Break Returns To Snowshoe WV

By on February 19, 2018

snowshoe wv ballhooter spring breakBallhooter Spring Break is back, and it’s better than ever! While the festival, held at Snowshoe Mountain Resort in West Virginia, has always held up on its promise to deliver an unforgettable spring break experience, this year is bound to be especially epic. Visitors to last year’s event might recall the resort going all-out with its out-of-this-world intergalactic theme. Well, in 2018, they’re taking yet another step into the unknown with Ballhooter Spring Break of the Dead, taking a page from the rich culture of Mexico and its Day of the Dead celebration. If you’re unsure about where to spend spring break, consider Snowshoe WV for a time you’ll enjoy remembering for years to come.




Snowshoe WV offers so many entertainment opportunities on its regular schedule that it’s hard to imagine it getting any better during the festival, but the resort strives to fill every spare moment with hip and happening parties, games, and all-around spring break fun. As if all this weren’t enough, the concert lineup this year includes Theory of a Deadman, The Floozies, and Nappy Roots, to name just three. Oh, and by the way, concerts during Ballhooter Spring Break are always free of charge. All you need to enjoy the festivities are yourself, some good friends — maybe even a few you’ve just met for the first time — and a terrific sense of fun.




Party-ready college students from all across the region have been gearing up for the Ballhooter Spring Break of the Dead for over a month now. Contact Snowshoe WV for more information, and get ready to join the celebration!

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Adventure Dining in Snowshoe WV

By on February 18, 2018

Until now, the phrase “hut dinners” likely conjured up images of greasy pizza, tall plastic Coke cups, and salad bars that included chocolate pudding. That will change once you’re introduced to the adventure dining experience offered at Snowshoe Mountain in West Virginia. While there are a number of tempting Snowshoe restaurants, there are few eateries anywhere that offer this type of adventure. If you’re a fan of adrenaline-fueled experiences, rounded out with a gourmet meal, then Snowshoe WV is the destination for you.




snowshoe wvThe adventure begins on the Cheat Mountain Ridge trail, where you’ll climb aboard the off-road vehicles for the 2-mile ride to the Sunrise Back-country Hut. Along the way, enjoy the unforgettable scenery of the spruce-lined forest from the comfort of the heated, 4-seat vehicle. Guests over the age of 18 are welcome to try their hand at the wheel, if they so desire.




After two miles of riding the trail, guests arrive at the Back-country Hut, where a unique dining experience awaits. The Back-country Hut Dinner can accommodate up to 20 diners, with a minimum age requirement of 12 years. The following are included in the price of admission:

  • Off-road tour
  • Appetizer
  • Salad
  • Choice of entree
  • Side vegetable
  • Choice of s’mores or homemade dessert
  • Soft drinks and water

A limited beer and wine menu is also available for guests over the age of 21. snowshoe wv

For those who don’t want the fun to end, the Overnight Back-country Hut Dinner offers a similar, longer adventure, but be forewarned that there’s a 10-person limit. Included in the package are all of the items listed above, plus overnight accommodations and a family-style breakfast. The lodging is rustic, but guests opting for the overnight option will receive passes that allow access to Split Rock Pools, where there are showers available.




Snowshoe WV is the perfect getaway for outdoor enthusiasts and those who choose to embrace the magic of all four seasons. For more information on Snowshoe lodging, or to book your stay, call 1-304-355-9553. Finally, while the Back-country Hut Dinner is available only Thursday through Sunday for most of the season, it’s offered all week long during the holidays.

Winter Brew Fest Returns To Snowshoe Mountain

By on December 14, 2017

Snowshoe Winter Brew FestWhat better way after a day of shredding the slopes than to unwind having a few beers? How about a craft beer festival? Better yet, how about a beer festival featuring live music? Sounds like a dream, right? Well, consider your dreams granted. Join us at Snowshoe Mountain for the Winter Brew Fest sponsored Big Timber Brewing. The details are as follows:

When Is The Winter Brew Fest?

December 16, 2017 from 5pm until 8pm with registration opening up at 430pm and closing at 7:45pm.

Where is The Winter Brew Fest?

Snowshoe Resort
10 Snowshoe Dr
10 Snowshoe Dr, Snowshoe WV 26209 (Pocahontas County)

Winter Brew Fest Tickets

Snowshoe Winter Brew FestWhile the period to obtain the $20 pre-booked tickets has ended, you can still grab the $25 advance tickets all the way up until December 15th. Tickets purchased on the day of the event will run you $30. Advanced tickets will be held at the mountain and can be collected at either The Depot or any Front Desk location at the Snowshoe Resort prior to heading to the Connection Nightclub for registration. Just as a reminder, this event is a 21 and over festival and you will need to show proper ID in order to get in.

Winter Brew Fest Sponsors

First things first, the real main event, the BEER. Check out the following participants:

  • Big Timber Brewing Company: Blond and Porter, Double Bit IPA, & Frost Notch
    Tygarts Valley Distributors: Terrapin & Crazy Mountain
  • Parkersburg Brewing: Cell Block 304 Brown Ale, Citrus Tsunami, Hip Hef Hefeweizen, & Citrus Tsunami
  • Bad Shepherd Beer: Barrel Program Releases, The Loud IPA, & How Ewe Doin’ Cream Ale
  • Jo Globe Distributors: Foothills, Goodwood, Lagunitas, & Antietam
  • Wheeling Brewing Company: Small Batch Specialty, Nail City Porter, Weelunk Blonde Ale, Old Reyman Amber Ale, & IPA 301
  • North Central Distributors: Dark Horse, Lancaster Milk Stout, Lakefront Riverwest Stein, Weyerbacher Mellow Monk, Saranac Clementine Pale Ale, Crooked Tree IPA, and Sierra Nevada Celebration
  • Mountain State Beverage: Bridge Brew Mountain Momma, Founders Breakfast Stout, New Belgium Accumulation, Stone IPA, Bell’s Christmas Ale, & Dogfish Head Flesh and Blood

Music at The Winter Brew Fest

Homegrown Music FestivalAnd certainly not to be missed, the Snowshoe Mountain music:
5pm: Ghost Eagle
7pm: The Hillbilly Gypsies

And just because the pouring stops at 8, doesn’t mean the party does. DJ Judd starts spinning tunes at 8:30.

Why: The real question is why not? It’s an event not to be missed by both snow and beer lovers. See you at the slopes and the taps on Sunday, December 16th in Snowshoe WV!