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Fall Fun in Snowshoe WV

By on September 20, 2018

Snowshoe-WV-Autumn-ColorsSnowshoe Mountain, in Snowshoe WV, may best be known across the country for being a premier winter wonderland – offering skiing and snowboarding as major activities during that season. The winter operations typically run from late November to mid-March. From May through September, the game changes at Snowshoe Mountain. Visitors can indulge in hiking trails of varying difficulty, river sports, golfing, rock climbing, mountain biking, or ‘beach bumming’ at Shavers Lake, which is at the base of Snowshoe Mountain. If one considers September and/or Labor Day weekend to usher in Autumn, then there is still a variety of fall fun in Snowshoe, West Virginia.

Lodging at Snowshoe Mountain is largely condominium in style.  For dining pleasure, the Waffle Cabin, Foxfire Grill, Cheat Mountain Pizza Company, and even Starbucks are open for business winter through summer and are all highly rated.

Snowshoe WV Freefall FestivalThe last weekend in September, Snowshoe hosted its second annual FreeFall Festival. A good-bye of sorts to the summer. Entertainment included concerts by regional performers, food, games and mountain bike competitions. During October and much of November, Snowshoe Mountain becomes a quiet respite for the most part, as staff prepare for the onset of the winter ski and snowboard season. Information concerning Snowshoe Mountain and the varied amenities offered can be found on line.

Snowshoe WV is situated in Pocahontas County with an estimated population of 2800 residents. Its setting is the Allegheny Mountains. Fall foliage is said to be quite pronounced during September and much of October. Fall fun beyond Snowshoe Mountain includes farmers markets, concert performances by regional performers to include the Braya Brass Band and singer Kim Kalman. Additionally, in early October is the Huntersville Tradition Days. This 2-day event commemorates an earlier time in Appalatian culture. A walking tour – or the same by horse-and-buggy offers one opportunity to view apple butter being made, wool spun, pony rides, and even help make sorghaum. One can find a calendar of events throughout the year by visiting the Pocahontas County web site. The county is also home to the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, which hosts scheduled public tours and programs.

Fall fun in Snowshoe WV can be a perfect get-away for one needing a break from the mundane and/or stresses of daily life!

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Freefall Festival Returns To Snowshoe WV

By on August 22, 2017

freefall festivalIf you have no plans for Labor Day weekend (2017) this year and you’re traveling in the West Virginia area, you should consider coming to visit Snowshoe Mountain, a ski resort located in Snowshoe WV. But the reason to come here on Labor Day weekend isn’t to try out the slopes. It’s to take part in the activities of one of the Appalachian’s biggest arts and culture festivals – the 2017 Freefall Festival. This event lasts three days over Labor Day weekend from Friday to Sunday, and the schedule is planned out to make sure nobody misses a beat. The following events are a few reasons not to miss this festival.

Yoga Training Sessions Being Offered

You might have always thought of yoga as a crazy exercise done by females in snazzy pants, but you’ll be given a Wanderlust Snowshoechance to participate in the Freefall Festival yoga sessions – during which you’ll be shown how these positions help you both physically and mentally. Yoga styles will include inversion immersion, vinyasa, yoga mixed with a little bit of alcohol, and even a creative black light yoga where participants paint their face and body in creative colors to show how art and spiritual exercise intertwine. Come take part in this with an open mind and you’ll soon see why many celebrities and athletes take part in it.

Microbrew Activities at 2017 Freefall Festival

Snowshoe Winter Brew FestOne thing that the Freefall Festival boasts in is their locally-crafted spirits which you can get a full taste of if you participate in this event. You’ll get to drink of these exquisite brewed libations while watching various bands perform on the village stage. You’ll also enjoy a stunning display of fireworks on the final day of the festival. You should be aware that the price of admission to Microbrew Festival is cheaper at $20 if you register now before August 24, and then climbs to $25 the following week and then is $30 if you register the day it starts. So don’t miss out on the opportunity to save money by registering in Snowshoe Mountain now.

Live Performances And Community Appreciation

Homegrown Music FestivalFreefall Festival wouldn’t be what it is without the talent that will be put on display at this event with some of the nation’s finest artists in the folk, country, rock and a little bit of blues genres. In fact, kicking the weekend of performances off on Friday night will be West Virginia’s own The Boatmen band. This band started out small but is now gaining grounds to national recognition. And they’ll pave the way for performances by Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Yonder Mountain String Band, J Roddy Walston and the Business and Porch 40 among others. And during all these festivities all locals in the Snowshoe community will be thanked for their service through free passes to several of the area’s main attractions and fun activities such as a ziplining, chairlift rides and much more. You don’t want to miss out on what Snowshoe will bring during the 2017 Labor Day Freefall Festival weekend.

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Snowshoe WV Freefall Festival

By on September 1, 2014

Snowshoe WV Freefall FestivalIt’s almost that time of year again, time for the 2nd Annual Snowshoe WV Freefall Festival! Bigger and better than last year’s festival, the 2014 Freefall Festival which takes place from September 26 through the 28 is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. The musical acts scheduled to be at this year’s festival includes the musical stylings of Michael Frantit and Spearhead, the sweet sounds of Slightly Stoopid and last but not least G. Love and Special Sauce. Although the musical line up this year is going to be amazing there is also lots more to do at Freefall Festival…

For the beer lovers out there, the Snowshoe WV Freefall Festival provides plenty of chances to sample some of the finest micro-brewed beers from around the area and the country. This is a great way to find out what’s new on the craft beer scene and you might even find a new favorite brand. Along with a cold brew, guests of the festival will be able to enjoy some of the best local BBQ around and who doesn’t like BBQ? Other kinds of food will also be available for guest to enjoy during the festival.

Kona Womens WeekendThose who like a little more action will be happy to learn that there are two very competitive mountain bike races taking place during the festival. On September the 27th, the Snowshoe Gravity Series Race 3 will take place and will allow competitors to take on a challenging downhill track. Riders will experience a 1500 vertical descent as they race down the mountain in hopes of winning it all. A second mountain bike race will take place on the next day on September the 28th. The WVMBA XC Championship is a race hosted by Snowshoe Mountain. This race will determine the winner of the West Virginia Mountain Bike Series and is the final race of the season.

Another opportunity that guests can enjoy during the festival is the Lifestyle Camp. This activity is packed with outdoor activities and various sporting events that also takes place during the entire festival. This will give guests a chance to be a part of the festivities and get some exercise while having a blast. There is also a DockDogs® competition that will take place for guests to get involved with.

On Saturday night visitors of the festival will be treated to ski movie premieres that are sure to please. After the movie premieres everyone is invited to come out and enjoy a fireworks display which is a perfect way to end a spectacular evening out under the stars.

So if you are looking for something exciting to do this September, why not come to the 2nd Annual Freefall Festival? There is nothing like a weekend filled with music, food and great outdoor activities. So bring the whole family and come on down. Lodging is available at https://mountaintopcondos.com, or call (724) 252-7761 for availability and pricing.