Mountaintop Condos

Snowshoe Mountain, WV

Weekend

Snowshoe Mountain West Virginia

Snowshoe Mountain West Virginia

By on July 3, 2018

Snowshoe Mountain West VirginiaIt can be a bit tough, but not impossible, to make your way to a ski area immediately after breakfast…then start skiing down the mountain as soon as you arrive. No line, no lift, you just pick your trail and ski ahead. This is like being elevated to a hero in a split of a second. This is the experience you will get in Snowshoe Mountain West Virginia.

With more than 250 skiable acres, a vertical drop of over 1000 feet and a peak elevation of more than 4800 feet, Snowshoe Mountain is one of the best ski resorts in the Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic. No wonder it was voted, by the Washington Post, as one of the top places to have a White Christmas. Averaging about 180 inches of annual snowfall, Snowshoe Mountain is an exciting escape for both beginners and seasoned snowboarders. Moreover, there are unlimited options for places to stay. Ranging from spectacular lodges to cozy cabins and chalets.

What Makes Snowshoe Mountain West Virginia Outstanding?

While Snowshoe is closely associated with winter adventures, the resort offers several indoor and outdoor activities. It has a popular golf course, extensive biking trails, wedding and convention areas, and several summer activities. On top of this, it hosts one of the Grand National cross-country racing events every year. Snowshoe Mountain West Virginia

Being one of the ski resorts with high elevation, Snowshoe, gets the better snow than most mountains in the region. The resorts boast 57 trails and 5 terrain parks. Its 1.5 miles long Cupp Run is one of the best slopes in the region. From the mid of the village, several trails run from the top of Ballhooter down the slope.

With three different ski areas: Silver Creek, Snowshoe Basin, and the Western Territories, Snowshoe Mountain West Virginia, boasts one of the most diverse terrains and biggest drops in the state. This environment offers a learning space for novice skiers. This is also the best environment for experts to challenge themselves. There is also a learning curve for those who are not familiar with the conditions at Snowshoe. Snowboarders or skiers who want an all-around experience will find it enjoyable because they will expose themselves to different conditions.

Snowshoe Basin has the most trails than the other two ski areas combined. Its crown jewels are 38 trails and the Village at the peak of the mountain. So, most of your shopping, lodging, and dining are done at the top of the mountain. There are several runs suitable for beginners. Some runs such as Gandy Dancer and Skip-jack and best for moderate adventurers. The Basin also has a number of advanced runs such as Choker and Widow maker.

Snowshoe Mountain West VirginiaAt the Western Territories, things start to get serious. With 1.5 miles of downhill and 1500 feet vertical drop, this area of the Cheat Mountain is one of the scariest. One of the most outstanding landmarks here is Cupp Run, a sloped linked to famous Olympian Jean-Claude Killy.

Silver Creek is the most beginner and family friendly area in the resort. The section hosts the Coca-Cola Tube Park, Snowshoe Ski and Snowboarding school, and the Kid’s World. If you are fun of night skiing, Silver Creek has 12 trails.

One of the unique things about Snowshoe Mountain West Virginia is its secluded location. Because of its closeness to the Green Bank Observatory, the region is sometimes referred to as National Radio Quiet Zone. Therefore, there are few spots where you can use your cell phones. This presents a rare opportunity to take a break from reality and enjoy the nature. Should you need to make an urgent call, there are phones and wireless internet in the lodges.

What To Do in Snowshoe WVSnowshoe Mountain West Virginia

Generally, Snowshoe Mountain attracts diverse visitors. Everyone who visits the area will find something interesting to do. The 50 plus trails are enough for different levels of skiers and snowboarders.

If you are not into snowboarding or skiing, there are several other adventures such as snow tubing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. You may also choose to avoid the cold and choose one of the indoor and outdoor activities such as swimming, going for a treatment spa, movies, Eurobungy, games, playground slides, live entertainment, or visit the Big Top with youngsters.

For passionate shoppers, the Village at the peak of the mountain is lined up with shops and restaurants. There are several handmade products in the WV market. In fact, the Village is not different from any European ski town.

Snowshoe Mountain West VirginiaBesides shopping, the village offers a diverse dining experience. Dining here ranges from grab-and-go to fine cuisine. Generally, the food quality varies because of the constant change of staff, but there are upscale restaurants that have a good menu for seafood and steaks. If you book a rental unit with a kitchen, you can carry along supplies for breakfast.

Apart from the village lodging, there are several condo complexes, cabins, and houses that spread across the entire resort. If you are traveling with family or group, you may need to book in advance in order to secure the best houses with sunset views.

Short History of Snowshoe Mountain West Virginia

Snowshoe Mountain West Virginia first opened in 1974, when some developers came together to convert a logged forest into a ski resort. To take advantage of the elevation of 4,848 feet, the developers built the ‘base’ at the top. Those days the resort had only a few battered lodges. From then, Snowshoe has grown to a complex ski resort full of restaurants, hotel, lodges, shops, and extensive ski area. Most of the developments were realized after it was acquired in 1995 by Intrawest, a Canadian resort developer. Snowshoe Mountain West Virginia

Recently, Snowshoe Mountain announced that it plans to invest about $4 million to improve its grooming and snow-making technology during the summer to provide the best skiing experience. The leadership of the resort projects that by the end of the year, there would be more skiable terrain open earlier in the season. Thus, creating a longer ski season.

Getting To Snowshoe Mountain West Virginia

Snowshoe Mountain West Virginia is located at 10 Snowshoe Drive. For driving directions, click here. During peak seasons, the parking can get crowded at the village. Fortunately, shuttles are free within the resort. To avoid the hassles of queuing when you get to the resort, buy your ticket in advance on Snowshoe’s website.

GNCC Snowshoe WV

GNCC Snowshoe – The Race Continues 2018

By on June 14, 2018

Get Ready for the GNCC Snowshoe WV

GNCC SnowshoeMark your calendars! On Sunday, June 23rd and Monday, June 24th, 2018, the challenging Grand National Cross-Country series (GNCC Snowshoe) will resume, with the next leg of this fierce competition scheduled to occur in Snowshoe, West Virginia. Widely regarded as one of the most difficult off-road races in the country, the contest involves hundreds of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), motorbikes, and utility-task vehicles (UTVs). The series occurs over a variety of courses scheduled in different locations set a few weeks apart.

Visit the Snowshoe WV Resort to Watch an Epic Event

If you enjoy the exciting sport of off-road racing, you likely already possess a lot of information about the Grand National Cross Country (“the GNCC”) series. The GNCC Snowshoe race can trace its origins to West Virginia, where an off-road racing enthusiast named Dave Coombs launched the Blackwater-100 outside the small town of Davis during the 1970s. It involved a perilous track of 100 miles crossing rough, unforgiving terrain.

Over the years, the famous race expanded into the GNCC, a series of challenging off-road courses. At the same time, the entry classes available for off-road racing participants in the GNCC Snowshoe increased (to 107) and the length of the course in each series decreased from the original 100 miles. This event now draws off-road racing pros, amateurs, and spectators from around the world. Later this month, you’ll enjoy a wonderful opportunity to attend one of the GNCC races in beautiful Snowshoe WV, a center for winter skiing and athletic competitions on Snowshoe Mountain.GNCC Snowshoe

Come for the GNCC SNowshoe Race, Stay for The Vacation of a Lifetime!

The timing of this leg of the GNCC Snowshoe will please participants who choose to attend the June 23-24th Series in conjunction with a vacation in the area. The Snowshoe Mountain WV Resort serves as the venue for this series in the GNCC. However, it also offers a variety of entertaining activities for visitors: hiking, bicycle riding, golfing, clay shooting, horseback riding, lake activities, and many other tourist attractions. The facility includes a popular spa furnishing outstanding opportunities for relaxation and rejuvenation. Additionally, visitors enjoy a variety of shopping and fine dining options.

In addition to luxurious accommodations, the resort supplies fun outdoor and leisure classes (including Yoga, Archery, and a Kid’s Camp). Concerts, special events, and even a local railroad tour provide guests with an appealing list of fun activities. The lovely Snowshoe WV scenery creates an alluring backdrop for all these exciting summer pursuits.

See the GNCC Snowshoe Race in Person

This series of the GNCC bills itself as “the ultimate test” for participants in the sport of cross-country racing. Set on the slopes of West Virginia’s premier ski resort, the race occurs within a designated area used for off-road activities. In addition to their GNCC entry fees paid to the race sponsors, participants and spectators should plan on purchasing 2018 ski lift tickets to reach this venue. The event includes many fun-filled activities, including a zip lining course.

GNCC SnowshoeSome participants will want to arrive a bit early to attend a golf tournament on Friday beginning at 9. a.m. at the resort’s Raven Club. It will help raise money for the 2018 ISDE US trophy team representing the United States during the International Six Days Enduro race in Chile conducted in November – one of the oldest off-road motorcycle races. Some of the GNCC race classes will commence competitions on Friday evening and many amateur races take place on Saturday. Saturday’s events will include a 6 p.m. graduation ceremony for youth who participated in the off-road training events sponsored through GNCC racing. Demonstration rides for Yamaha off-road vehicle occur on both Saturday and Sunday.

Snowshoe WV Restaurants

Participants and spectators attending the June 23rd and June 24th series of the GNCC will appreciate the availability of dining facilities at the Snowshoe WV resort. Whether you feel a sudden urge for coffee and donuts or an insatiable craving for Cheat Mountain Pizza, you’ll appreciate the rich variety of fare available. Satisfy hunger before, during, and after arduous racing!

People attending this event discover no fewer than five dining facilities here. Your bistro options include: Starbucks, Foxfire Grille, Cheat Mountain Pizza, Old Spruce Café and Tavern, and The Junction Restaurant and Saloon. The latter establishment offers full breakfasts (as well as main meals).

Arrive a Week Early or Leave a Week Late

GNCC SnowshoeAdditional information about the Snowshoe WV resort will interest people attending the GNCC series here later this month. If you have the time to arrive at the mountain a few days early, you’ll want to catch the annual Wine and Jazz Festival conducted here between June 15th and June 16th. This regular event includes a formal wine tasting capped off by a magnificent Sunday morning brunch. Purchase tickets for events on Saturday and Sunday separately, or plan on attending both days (you can even opt to participate in the brunch alone).

The week following the GNCC series, visitors enjoy an opportunity to attend Community Appreciation Days conducted between June 28th and July 1st. The resort offers residents of nearby Randolph, Webster and Pocahontas Counties free weekend passes to participate in this celebration of Snowshoe Mountain. Local people attending the GNCC won’t want to miss this opportunity!

Affordable lodging can be sparse and difficult to find during this very popular event! It is suggested that you make a reservation well in advance of the event – ideally several months ahead of time. To check availability visit Mountaintop Condos or call (304) 355-9553.

Wine and Jazz festival

Wine and Jazz Festival Returns to Snowshoe

By on June 6, 2018

Wine and Jazz Snowshoe WVOh, sweet summer children, your months have finally come! So, it’s time to celebrate the season at the Snowshoe Mountain Wine and Jazz Festival. A mere fifteen-hundred minutes west of the nation’s capital sits an augustly alpine oasis, Snowshoe Mountain. There, the air is crisp and the atmosphere restorative. In Snowshoe WV, trees meditate, wildflowers sway and bunnies bound; it’s a quixotic bucolic getaway.

Yearly, during West Virginia’s profligate display of organic summer splendor, Snowshoe serves as stage to one of the region’s most enjoyable fetes, the Taste of the Mountain Wine and Jazz Festival. Work-worn guests arrive on the evening of Friday, June 15th; on Sunday the 17th, they checkout rested and ready to win the week.

This year’s program is a tour de force featuring wine pairing opportunities, a grand tasting event and stellar musical performances. Think of it as Coachella for the mid-Atlantic wine-and-cheese set.

This year’s program kicks off at 7:00pm on Friday, June 15th, with a “wine pairing experience.” Project Natale, a 30-year-seasoned jazz quartet, will play you into the night. Feel like cutting a rug? Shed your subdued thing and shake your groove thing!Wine and Jazz Snowshoe WV

The next morning, leisurely awake and take your pick of breakfast options. During the day, book a massage, go for a hike or dive into a book on your balcony. But make it to Skidder Slope by 4:00pm for some smooth jazz, gourmet food samplings, and, of course, plenty of good wine — barefoot kangaroos need not apply. (Are you sure you’re not in Verbier right now? Are you positive that isn’t Prince William doing “the dad shuffle” on the dance floor?)

On Saturday, between 3:30pm and 5:15pm, adult contemporary artists Shane Meade and the Sound will kick off the day’s dulcet sets. Self-described as “soul-infused folk rock, with a splash of jazz and mountain funk,” Shane Meade and company always delight.

Wine and Jazz Snowshoe WVThen, at 5:30pm, Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., a homegrown West Virginian and America’s Got Talent winner, will take the stage and proceed to rock your audible socks. At 9:45pm, Shane Meade and crew come back for a late night acoustic set.

On Sunday, awake and head to the al fresco brunch before checking out, hopping in the car, and cruising back home, refreshed and rejuvenated.

Does that sound like a plan? Go here to snatch up your tickets for the Snowshoe Wine and Jazz Festival. Treat yourselves to a tranquil, gorgeous getaway; because yes, you do deserve it.

snowshoe mountain biking

Snowshoe Mountain Biking – Fun For All Ages

By on May 30, 2018

Snowshoe Mountain BikingSpring is in the air at Snowshoe Mountain, and that means miles of Snowshoe mountain biking trails to explore! With almost 40 mountain biking trails and 1,500 FT. of vertical descents, there are miles of beautiful, scenic, and challenging trails to explore. And if you’re not a pro, don’t worry – our trails cater to all ages and abilities, so you’ll always have a chance to challenge yourself or take it easy if you’re just learning to ride a mountain bike. Our premier bike park opens for the 2018 season on May 24, and we look forward to seeing you there!

If you’ve never visited Snowshoe Mountain before, now’s the perfect time to stop by. Snowshoe Mountain is located in Snowshoe WV, which resides in stunning Pocahontas County. The mountain is a ski resort in the winter time, but it changes to a mountain bike park from late spring through early fall. This means year-round outdoors fun for the entire family, and it makes the mountain a popular destination in all seasons. Snowshoe Mountain BikingA unique feature of our award-winning bike park, which is ranked one of the top bike parks on the East Coast and nationwide, is that it caters to, and welcomes, riders of all abilities.

Upon arriving, you’ll notice ski lifts that take you up both sides of the mountain. The steeper side of the mountain is called Western Territory. This area is a playground for expert and advanced mountain bikers. Harrowing descents, hairpin turns, and obstacle-laden trails are what you’ll find on this challenging side of the mountain. Some features are natural, but you’ll also find a number of man-made obstacles too, like challenging rock gardens and jumps. In fact, there’s even a separate trail, called Skyline, that’s packed with jumps. Skyline is a popular trail for intermediate riders and those wanting to do stunts, as it offers more gradual descents and lets riders practice getting air. Drops and gap jumps appear on some of our most technically challenging trails, such as Hareball Snowshoe Mountain Bikingand Pro DH. Be forewarned that these trails aren’t for the faint at heart! While the pros can go to town on the western slopes, the other side of the mountain is much more laid-back and beginner-friendly. If you’re new to Snowshoe mountain biking or if you’re bringing the family biking for the day, this side is a great place to start. This side is called the Basin Territory, and you can get there via the Ballhooter Lift. Although many of the Basin’s trails are beginner-friendly, there are some intermediate trails with more challenging terrain too, which makes it a perfect place to advance your Snowshoe mountain biking skills. Gentle slopes, easy grades, and fun flow trails, including the ever-popular Dreamweaver, are what riders will find on this side of the mountain.

If you think that Snowshoe mountain biking sounds fun, but you don’t have a bike of your own gear, worry not! We have plenty of mountain bikes for you to choose from, which you will find at the Mountain Adventure Center. We carry a number of Specialized bikes for riders of all ages and ability levels, which ensures a good fit for all. When you stop by the center, you’ll have a choice of downhill, freeride, and cross country bikes to choose from. Downhill bikes have a full suspension system for comfortable riding. They have a lower center of gravity than other types of mountain bikes, which makes them easier to steer. They’re also easier to control at higher speeds. Downhill bikes are quite durable too, snowshoe mountain bikingwhich means they can withstand rougher play. While downhill bikes are good for maintaining control going down steep slopes, freeride bikes are better for tackling obstacles on the trail, like going over jumps, rocks, and roots. They’re comparatively lighter and more agile than downhill bikes, which makes them a better choice for handling technical terrain. Many freeride bikes have shorter wheelbases than downhill bikes, which makes them easier to steer on more technical parts of trails. Cross Country bikes are another option for mountain bikes to rent. They’re made for cross country trails, which contain a combination of forested trails and smooth dirt trails. If you’re into road riding too, you can think of Cross Country bikes as the “cyclocross” equivalent of the mountain bike world. Cross Country bikes are some of the lightest weight bikes in the mountain bike family. Most have fork suspension systems, and some have rear suspension systems too. Ask about any of these bikes at our rental center, as well as options for children. Along with bicycles, we rent out protective equipment including full face helmets, protective pads for knees, shins, and elbows, and protective body suits. For convenience, you can call or go online to ask about our bikes and gear and reserve whatever bikes and equipment you need.

snowshoe mountain bikingAlong with rentals, we also offer mountain biking lessons and tours. Snowshoe mountain biking lessons range from teaching the basics to beginning mountain bikers to working one-on-one with advanced riders to develop new skills and techniques. One of the most popular classes for novice riders is Mountain Biking 101, which teaches riders the skills they need to ride through the park’s trails with confidence and ease. In addition to lessons, we offer mountain bike tours, which are popular with families, couples, and those wanting to check out the mountain’s most beautiful and scenic trails at a relaxed pace.

After a long day of skiing or riding, you’d be missing out without taking a lift up to the spectacular Snowshoe Mountain Village, where you can enjoy the other amenities that Snowshoe Mountain has to offer. Restaurants, hot tubs, bars, and shopping stores are some highlights of the village. At the end of the day, stop in to the resort’s spa for a luxury treatment like a facial or well-deserved hot stone massage. Get a delicious meal at the family-friendly Foxfire Grille, or head to the beautiful Raven Grille for an elegant dinner and drinks. Then, head on over to your own trail-side condo. For lodging, check out trail-side accommodations from Mountaintop Condos. Lockers available for rent (limited quantity).

Wanderlust Snowshoe

Wanderlust 2018 Lands In Snowshoe WV

By on May 11, 2018

Wanderlust is a transformational festival that ignites and delights the senses of attendees through yoga, meditation, music, art, cuisine, and more! The event is coming to the beautiful Snowshoe Mountain Resort in Snowshoe WV in June 2018. While it is heavily centered on yoga and meditation, Wanderlust is a well-balanced and eco-conscious event nestled in nature.

Picturesque Terrains of Snowshoe WV

Wanderlust SnowshoeThe 3-day event will be set in Pocahontas County, renowned for its beautiful sunsets and sunrises that paint the backdrop of the Allegheny Mountains. Snowshoe WV is nothing short of picturesque, with its diverse plant and animal life, sprawling hills, and lush greenery. With Shavers Lake nearby, attendees experience a diverse landscape that includes water, mountains, and forests. Snowshoe is famed for its winter months when tourists flock to the area to engage in winter sports like skiing and snowboarding. In the warmer months, the area comes to life with immense greenery. The climate is ideal, the days are warm averaging in the 70’s with cooler evenings. Between the landscape and climate, Snowshoe is the perfect environment for a festival!

Transform At Wanderlust

Wanderlust brings the knowledge and guidance of world-class teachers to the festival’s attendees. The event celebrates a new approach to living, an approach that diverges from the mainstream narrative of an ordinary life. Through mindful actions, festival attendees gather to learn and share. They reconnect to themselves, their peers, and the natural world.Wanderlust Snowshoe

The festival is a blissful adventure for those who come to practice and grow. It is the combination of experiences and interactions that enhance patrons lives and outlooks. Ultimately, the experiences patrons have at Wanderlust are meant to be taken home and practiced in daily life. Through the festival’s events, patrons are given the opportunity to develop and sharpen life-transforming skills.

Strengthen Your Yoga Practice

Wanderlust SnowshoeWanderlust offers a wide range of yoga and meditation practices for all levels. Advanced yogis can be challenged by a fast-paced vinyasa flow. Beginners or individuals looking for a more mellow practice can unwind during a soft yin yoga practice. Unconventional yoga classes like aerial and paddle-board courses are also offered.

A variety of yoga styles are offered, covering all tastes. Whether you want to try yoga for the first time or expand on the moves you already know, Wanderlust’s event schedule has you covered. This year, yogi teachers Chelsey Korus, Tiffany Cruikshank, Caley Alyssa, Liza Dousson, Bibi Lorenzetti, and many more will be on site to guide yogis in their practice.

Dance to the Music

Wanderlust takes a unique approach to incorporating music into the festival’s activities. There are musical performances for patron’s dancing and listening enjoyment. However, this is not music’s only role in the event.
Some practices are even guided by live music. Patrons are exposed to music that resonates with them and aligns with the energy they’ve come to harness in their practice and daily lives. Festival attendees leave with more than just enhanced skills, but a playlist that coincides.

Play Outside

Snowshoe WVGreenbrier-River-Trail-bikers-lrg was meant to be an outdoor playground, making it a great venue for Wanderlust. Wanderlust offers plenty of opportunities to play outside! Explore the mountain trails on a bike or by foot with mountain biking and trail running excursions. Catch a sunset over the Allegheny mountains with an evening hike. A variety of outdoor activities are accessible, with impact levels ranging widely. Patrons can partake in social adventures or journey solo to engage in self-reflection.

Enjoy Local Cuisine

Wanderlust offers more than soul food, it offers delicious locally-grown sustenance too! Farm-to-table is the cuisine theme at the event. Organic ingredients nourish your body and provide the support needed to play hard all day into the night. The chefs and vendors are handpicked, offering inspiring dishes that will ignite your senses.

Educate Yourself at the Speakeasy Talks

Wanderlust SnowshoeWanderlust offers educational classes and lectures taught by highly experienced individuals. Some of the world’s greatest leaders gather to share ideas on the topics of personal growth, the environment, and health-conscious living. This year’s lineup includes health and wellness guru Davidji. He will be present to share his wealth of knowledge on how to live a more peaceful and mindful existence.

Connect at The Uncommons

Social butterflies flutter throughout The Uncommons, deepening connections with friends new and old. Amidst all the activities, this is a place where patrons can simply be. Some sit to observe the space around them while others fuel up on nutrient-rich snacks and make new acquaintances. The Uncommons is a meeting ground for festival attendees, artists, performers, and teachers, a place where a community is created.

Shop Handmade Goods at the Kula Market

The Kula Market offers handcrafted items from local artists. Patrons can shop beautiful gem jewelry and other wares. The Kula Market presents a unique opportunity to connect with the hands that craft your goods and shop for unique items.

Rest Up

The event offers camping and indoor lodging accommodations so that you’ll be able to get a good night’s rest before you begin the day’s activities. Attendees are able to camp at the base of Snowshoe Mountain for a truly nature-based experience. Individuals interested in more luxurious accommodations can opt to book lodging at the Snowshoe resort.

Wanderlust SnowshoeThe euphoria doesn’t end at the end of the 3-day event either. The Wanderlust festival has its own Youtube channel known as Wanderlust TV. It’s a place where viewers can tune in for guided yoga practices and much more! The journey simply begins at the Wanderlust festival but continues long after.

Ultimately, Wanderlust is about connecting with yourself, your food, the environment, and your community. It is a gathering that brings together like-minded individuals for 3 days to engage in deep and meaningful interactions. As a yoga festival, the event is centered on mindful action and dedicating yourself to an integral practice. Wanderlust is a place to unplug from everyday life and recharge what fuels your soul all while catching a beautiful view in Snowshoe!

Snowshoe Mountain West Virginia

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.

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!

Snowshoe Mountain

Snowshoe Resort WV – A Mid-Atlantic Gem!

By on December 7, 2017

Snowshoe Resort WVWith the 2018-19 winter season approaching in just a few months, winter sports enthusiasts are no doubt busily preparing their equipment and making plans to head for their favorite slopes. To most people, the term ‘winter sports’ brings to mind locales such as the Colorado Rockies, Utah, Northern California, or various other ski resort areas generally associated with the western United States. Others may think of such notable European winter sports regions like the Swiss Alps, northern Italy, Norway, Austria and Switzerland. However, one of the fastest-growing and increasingly well-regarded winter sports locations in the eastern U.S. is beautiful Snowshoe Resort WV.

History of Snowshoe Resort WV

Situated in the picturesque Allegheny Mountains chain of the ancient Appalachian Range, Snowshoe is located in West Virginia’s Pocahontas County in the small village of Snowshoe, near the towns of Elkins and Lewisburg. Now in its 43rd consecutive year of operation (opened in 1974), Snowshoe Resort WV had previously been the site of extensive logging activity for over half-a-century. Snowshoe Resort WVA successful ski resort developer, ‘Doc’ Brigham, took notice of Snowshoe’s unlimited potential, and although it took several years before his ambitious vision began to fulfill the promise he had hoped for, he was ultimately rewarded as Snowshoe Mountain soon became one of the East Coast’s most popular winter sport destinations. During the 1990s, Snowshoe underwent several expansion upgrades and improvements, most notably the development of a surrounding village that included condominiums and other commercial ventures as well as new ownership.

Snowshoe Mountain – An Island in The Sky

Snowshoe Resort WVSnowshoe Resort WV varies in elevation from between roughly 3,300 to 4,850 feet above sea level and offers skiers 244 acres of skiable terrain that features every imaginable skill level from the inexperienced novice beginner to the extremely challenging veteran. Snowshoe also provides night skiing in its Silver Creek area, and with 14 professionally staffed chairlifts that are capable of transporting more than 23,000 skiers an hour, annoying waiting time is virtually nonexistent. Snowshoe’s winter climate (average January temperature is 28° F.) provides absolutely near-perfect conditions for winter sports, receiving an average of 180 inches of annual snowfall, and even in the nearly unheard of occasion of a ‘snow drought,’ the resort has 100% snow-making capability, ensuring plenty of white powder for their visitors to enjoy.

Plenty of FUN at Snowshoe Mountain!

With 60 ski runs (the longest a thrilling mile-and-a-half), Snowshoe offers not only a unique skiing adventure guaranteed to satisfy the most demanding of enthusiast, the surrounding mountain scenery is of the breathtaking variety that is certain to please visitors who have an appreciation for unmatched sightseeing opportunities. Snowshoe Resort WVIn addition to Snowshoe’s world-class skiing, the resort also provides snowboarding, tubing, snow-cat tours, horseback riding, sleigh rides, nature hikes, and even offers in-season lessons in a variety of activities, whether you’re a beginner, intermediate or an advanced winter sports fanatic. Younger visitors, as well as the entire family, will find nearly endless fun-filled activities (bounce houses, wall climbing, inflatable slides, zip-lines, etc) at The Big Top, a multipurpose facility that also hosts top-flight comedy and musical entertainment, movies and special events.

The Village at Snowshoe Resort WV

Snowshoe Resort WVAt the quaint and charming Village at Snowshoe Mountain, visitors will find more than ample options when it comes to dining and shopping among the many retail outlets and wide variety of cafes, diners and restaurants, ranging from cozy home style to fine upscale cuisine. Lodging at Snowshoe Mountain is also top-rate and plentiful, whether your stay is for a day, overnight, a weekend or for an extended period. The many locally-operated inns and lodges are devoted to the comfort and enjoyment of their clientele, and for the adventurous visitors, Snowshoe-area cabin rental services feature numerous options, amenities and reasonable rates along with the not soon-to-be-forgotten experience of rustic living.

Within a short to medium drive from most East Coast metropolitan areas, Snowshoe Mountain is easily accessible, full of family activities and 100% ready to provide winter sports enthusiasts with a guaranteed satisfying adventure that will seem to not last nearly long enough.

For affordable lodging options, visit Mountaintop Condos – they feature a variety of one, two anf three-bedroom condos situated at just steps away from Snowshoe Village. The Ballhooter high-speed chair-lift is located just outside their back door. Parking and free-wi-fi is included with each rental.

Snowshoe West Virginia Ski Resort – Island In The Sky

By on December 5, 2017

Snowshoe West Virginia Ski ResortAt 4,848 feet in height and offering more than 240 acres of pristine Allegheny peaks, Snowshoe West Virginia Ski Resort towers above the beautiful West Virginia countryside. A wealth of incredible outdoor activities can be enjoyed here throughout the year. During the summer, savor hiking or biking on cross-country trails that allow visitors the opportunity to enjoy West Virginia’s incredible wildlife and scenery.

Winter is when the mountain really comes alive; the resort’s slopes transform into ski trails offering varying levels of challenge to any skier. The Snowshoe Basin area offers Black Diamond thrills, challenging Blue slopes and gentle Greens for beginners. For fans of cross-country, there are plenty of back-country trails in Pocahontas County which are perfect for exploring at your own pace.

Snowshoe West Virginia Ski Resort Features

  • The Spa at Snowshoe Resort – With 3,600 square feet of space dedicated to luxurious treatments, guests of this full-service spa will enjoy hot stone massages, hydrating body wraps, manicures and pedicures, men’s and women’s facials and waxing services.
  • The Village – A classically styled mountain village straight out of a postcard, this idyllic spot Snowshoe West Virginia Ski Resortfeatures a range of entertainments, from restaurants to shopping to concerts. On frosty nights, there are blazing fire pits for warming chilly hands.
  • Comedy Cellar – Unwind for an evening of laughs and entertainment featuring a continually updated roster of comedy talent. Located in the basement of Mountain Lodge.
  • Coca-Cola Tube Park and The Big Top – Perfect for little ones, a fun-filled, eight-lane tubing run allows whole families the excitement of plunging down snowy slopes on inflated tubes. When it’s time to go inside, head for the Big Top, where kids can explore bouncy castles, inflated tunnels and a climbing wall.Snowshoe West Virginia Ski Resort
  • 20 Below Teen Center – Enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi and lots of arcade games at this teen-themed hangout.
  • Split Rock Pools – With both indoor and outdoor heated pools, this venue is perfect at any time of year, but is especially appealing in the winter, when the billowing steam and snowdrifts make an atmospheric backdrop.

Activities at Snowshoe Resort

Nearby Attractions

  • Greenbank Observatory – With eight radio telescopes, this observatory is able to explore the wonders of the galaxy. Visitors can enjoy hands-on fun with exhibits and events that highlight the valuable work done by astronomers at this fascinating site. Snowshoe West Virginia Ski Resort
  • Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park – History buffs will want to stop by this scene of one of the last of West Virginia’s Civil War-era battlefields. A Confederate grave-site, cannons and a refurbished cabin from the era are highlights.
  • Cass Scenic Railroad – Relive the excitement of riding the rails throughout the year. Enjoy fresh spring days, balmy summer afternoons and the crisp autumn colors aboard train cars pulled by classic steam engines. In the winter, plunge through the snowdrifts on the Elf Limited, a holiday-themed ride featuring an appearance by Santa himself.

Lodging Near Snowshoe Resort

There are dozens of lodging options tailored to fit any budget. Save a few bucks by renting from a private condo owner – such as those managed by Mountaintop Condos – where you can ski in or out right to the slopes.

Dining at Snowshoe West Virginia Ski Resort

Snowshoe West Virginia Ski ResortChoose from family favorites in restaurants like the Basin Supper Club or go for a nightcap at the Moonshine Watering Hole. On warm summer afternoons, stop by the Whistle Stop for an ice cream cone or get a quick meal at the White Rabbit Market. Adults will love The Junction, which combines a restaurant and saloon. Get a slice of pizza at the Sugar Shack or hit The Connection Nightclub for a little after-hours nightlife.

Bask in the fresh mountain air of Snowshoe West Virginia Ski Resort, where there’s endless fun for every member of the family throughout the year. Whether you spend a day or a week, you’ll enjoy making memories here that will last a lifetime.

Lodging at Snowshoe West Virginia Ski Resort

Mountaintop Condos features slope-side condos in Mountain Lodge. One, two and three-bedroom condos are available for rent with a variety of views and amenities in each unit. Each rental includes free parking and Wi-Fi Internet access. The building is located at the top of the Ballhooter chairlift, and only steps away from Snowshoe Village. You can check availability by clicking here.

Snowshoe WV Winterfest

Top 5 Things To Do at Snowshoe Ski Resort

By on November 12, 2017

Are you wanting to get out of the house this winter and have some fun? Willing to try something new or have a fun, family day? Or are you looking to just hang out with friends and enjoy the winter season? Adventure awaits at Snowshoe Ski Resort! There is something for everyone! From beginners to the experienced, everyone is welcome and guaranteed to have a blast!

There is a total of 251 beautiful acres to enjoy! Hit the slopes on your skis or snowboard, or race through the mountains on an exciting snowmobile tour. Also nearby, you can snow-tube down the mountain, explore off road adventure tours, or horseback ride through the trails!

Snowshoe Ski ResortHit The Slopes

This is an obvious one. Snowshoe Ski Resort averages more than 180 inches of snowfall each year, plus they add their own. There will always be plenty of snow to enjoy during ski season. They even offer a Snow Guarantee, promising there is more skiable terrain than nearby resorts. The Basin Area has room for everyone, whether for an expert skier trying out Widowmaker, Choker or Knot Bumper or someone just beginning on Flume Trail. It includes an 800 foot vertical drop and seven lifts. Plus, there are 38 trails. There is also a terrain park system with small to medium features. Feeling brave? Head over the the Western Territory of expert skiing on Snowshoe’s infamous Cupp Run! Or, take a shuttle down to the Silver Creek area for night skiing!

Head Over To The Coca-Cola Tubing Park

snowshoe ski resortEnjoy the rush of downhill tubing over six snowy stories. The tube park has eight lanes to accommodate its many visitors. The best part? A cable pulls the tube back up the hill to avoid a day of hiking up hill. Be sure to secure tickets for your day of fun. Tickets are good for unlimited rides for two hours, during the park hours. The park is open 1-7 pm Sunday-Thursday and open until 9 pm on Friday. It is open 11 am-9 pm on Saturday.

Get A Different View of Snowshoe Ski Resort

Check out the mountain from a different view during an Off-Road Adventure Tour. A heated Polaris RZR takes four people through the backcountry of Snowshoe Ski Resort. Thrill-seekers can choose to drive, if they dare. The guided tour spans over 11,000 acres of resort property and lasts an hour and a half. Everyone must be at least 12 years old to ride and at least 18 to drive. Be sure to book your tour in advance and arrive ten minutes before ticket time.

Enjoy A Delectable Meal

Snowshoe is host to restaurants to suit any preference, ranging from sports bars to pizzas and pastas. Old Spruce Cafe and Tavern, located in the Village, typically tops the lists of places to try. The menu includes sandwiches and wraps, as well as Jamaican jerk chicken, their specialty. Every Thursday is sushi night during ski season. They are also home to the largest selection of beer on the resort. Try one of the 40 can or bottled beers or one of the three locally-brewed flavors on tap. They recently opened the Old Spruce Draft House featuring West Virginia brewed beers on draught and growlers to go.

Unwind At The Spa

Spa at Snowshoe WVSnowshoe Ski Resort has a beautiful spa to relax in after a cold, adventurous day on the slopes.
Treat knotted muscles or specific areas of tension with a variety of massages including relaxation, therapeutic, aromatherapy or hot stone. Enjoy several kinds of body treatments including a satin shimmer body scrub or hydrating body wrap. Get ready for a night out with a rejuvenating facial, fresh haircut or waxing service. Call (304) 572-4700 to book appointments.

Take advantage of all the adventures Snowshoe Ski Resort has to offer and book a getaway today. Contact Mountaintop Condos at info@mountaintopcondos.com.