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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!

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Snowshoe Mountain – The Mid-Atlantic’s Largest Winter Resort

By on December 7, 2017

Snowshoe MountainWith the 2017-18 winter season practically upon us, 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 Mountain in West Virginia.

History of Snowshoe Mountain

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 Mountain had previously been the site of extensive logging activity for over half-a-century. Snowshoe MountainA 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 MountainSnowshoe Mountain 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 MountainIn 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 Mountain

Snowshoe MountainAt 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.

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Snowshoe WV Announces 2018 Opening Day

By on November 21, 2017

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Snowshoe WV – Excitement is in the air as the Snowshoe Mountain Resort draws closer to opening day. Ski fans everywhere are anticipating the activities scheduled to start on November 24th. This is an incredible time to plan your Snowshoe WV ski trip because there is already the beginning of an excellent base, and the snow-guns are operational and running.




On October 30th skiers rejoiced when the season’s first measurable snowfall was received at Snowshoe. Overnight, there was more than an inch of shimmering snow on the ground. The temperatures have been cold, so the resort has started making their plans for snow preparation for the upcoming ski season. Provided the weather permits, skiing will begin on November 24th at the resort.Ballhooter Spring Break




To compliment the opening day, there are exciting new attractions at Snowshoe. New restaurants have opened to tempt the skiers’ taste-buds, and the schedule of events for the new ski season are now available. This year’s attractions are fantastic and include numerous artists for the popular Beats on The Basin Concert Series. The dates for the Ballhooter Spring Break Festival, the Cupp Run Challenge, the Winter Brew-fest and many additional activities are set, and will be in effect until the April closing of the resort.




The resort has been working hard on a lot of improvement projects throughout the summer. This includes replacing thousands of feet of the water and air lines. This will increase the efficiency of the snow-making process, so more open terrain can be opened much faster in Snowshoe WV. Critical locations have brand new, high-efficiency snow-guns including Shay’s Snowshoe WVRevenge, Whiffletree and Heisler Way. Several of the ski trail intersections have been widened by the resort, the ski in/ski out access has been increased for the Black Bear and Shamrock Crossing neighborhoods, new signage for the trails has been placed, and the fleet even has a new high-powered grooming machine.




As the head of ski operations at Snowshoe WV, Ken Gaitor put in a lot of hard work during the summer. The resort placed great importance on making improvements to add to their guests skiing experience. The resort’s focus was on maximizing the efficiency for the seasons snow-making operations. The resort is test driving several innovative, high performance/low energy snow-guns. The resort additionally expects to be unveiling a dramatic snow-making expansion before much more time has passed. Once the resort determines how well the different guns perform during the winter, they can make educated decisions regarding the future upgrades for Snowshoe WV.




Snowshoe WV WoodsThe Woods Escape Room Tour is yet another exciting new attraction skiers can enjoy this winter. One of Snowshoes four-seat, heated, enclosed Polaris RZR’s will be enjoyed by the participants. They will tour the back country, and gorgeous mountain areas most of the guests have never experienced. The tour will take the guests to the Cabin in The Woods Escape Room. The participants will then delight in a gourmet meal, before tackling a series of puzzles and riddles. There is no doubt Snowshoe WV is the place to be this winter season.

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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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WVU Mountaineer Camp at Snowshoe WV

By on June 24, 2017

WVU Mountaineer campThere is no reason that the good times have to end when you leave Morgantown as the West Virginia Alumni Association makes it easier to ensure you can carry on all your favorite Mountaineer traditions long after you graduate. In fact, it seems that the Alumni Association has created a new tradition of its own with the exciting new WVU Mountaineer Camp.
 
The WVU Alumni Association has partnered with Snowshoe Ski Resort to hold two distinct styles of camps this summer, both of which are packed full of a huge array of outdoor activities and are sure to provide ample opportunities for singing ‘Country Roads’ along with your fellow Mountaineer alumni. These camps are a unique chance for alumni to reconnect with friends and former classmates, while enjoying the fantastic amenities of one of West Virginia’s top ski resorts and summer destinations.

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Snowshoe WVLocated in Snowshoe WV, Snowshoe Ski Resort isn’t just for skiing as anyone who attends one of the WVU Mountaineer Camps will immediately realize. The mountains around Snowshoe West Virginia offer a beautiful, tranquil setting and absolutely endless possibilities for outdoor adventures. The resort itself is also home to fantastic restaurants, a world-class spa, fantastic golfing and a huge range of other modern amenities.

WVU Mountaineer Summer Camps in Snowshoe WV

This summer the WVU Alumni Association is offering two different camps geared towards different alumni audiences. As the name suggests, the WVU Mountaineer Family Camp is designed for alumni and their families and offers a variety of activities for the kids, the parents and the whole family. On the other hand, the WVU Mountaineer Adventure Camp is geared more towards a younger audience of more recent graduates and is more focused on action, adventure and adrenaline.

What You Need to Know About WVU Mountaineer Family Camp

Snowshoe West Virginia will be the site of two different WVU Mountaineer Family Camps, both of which offer seven action-packed days of family fun and adventure. The first camp is held from July 2 – 9, while the second session runs from August 6 – 13. Both camps are all-inclusive and limited to a total of 80 families.




Blues-and-Brews Snowshoe WVAlumni and their families will be staying in Center Village, right in the heart of the mountaintop resort and surrounded by numerous opportunities for shopping, dining, drinking and dancing. Families are free to design each day however they please, choosing from a huge number of available activities.




Start the day off with a delicious, hearty breakfast buffet before heading off to enjoy some of the area’s spectacular hiking or mountain biking trails. From there, ride the chairlift down to picturesque Shavers Lake, where you’ll disembark on a beach full of fun activities and games to test your skills. At night, the lakeside bonfire makes an ideal spot to roast a few s’mores before heading back to watch the nighttime movie under the stars.




Family yoga classes, children’s GeoCache treasure hunts, adult RZR trail riding and a family golf tournament are just a few of the many other highlights. You and the kids can test yourself on the climbing wall or Eurobungie or brush up on your cooking skills during the Mountaineer Chef Class and Family Cook Off.




blues.brews.bbq.snowshoe.wv4All these activities are sure to make you hungry, but luckily you’ll be served three fabulous, filling meals a day. The kids are sure to love the lunchtime sundae bar, while everyone will fall in the love with the world-class BBQ ribs served at dinner. As an added bonus, you and your spouse can take advantage of the resort’s babysitter service to enjoy a romantic cuddle under the stars.

A World of Excitement Awaits at WVU Mountaineer Adventure Camp

From July 13 to 16, up to 300 WVU alumni will converge on Snowshoe for the Mountaineer Adventure Camp. This promises to be four of the wildest, most action-packed days of your life.

Mountain biking classes, hiking, off-road riding and plenty of food and drink are just a few of the many things participants can look forward to. After enjoying breakfast with your long-lost friends, you can head over to the lake to try your hand at stand-up paddleboard yoga or hit up the links for a quick 18 holes.




Breakfast is provided every morning, while you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy chef-prepared lunches and dinners at some of the resort’s outstanding restaurants. Try your hand at shooting sporting clays before heading over to the afternoon craft-beer happy hour. In the evening, trade stories and take turns buying rounds as you and your friends listen to the stylings of the WVU Bluegrass Band and other WVU musical ensembles.




The sheer number of activities on offer in and around the resort makes Snowshoe WV a blast no matter when you visit. However, the chance to enjoy all of these amenities alongside your friends, family and fellow Mountaineer alumni is sure to make the event that much more memorable. For this reason, it seems certain that these WVU Mountaineer Summer Camps are sure to be your new favorite alumni tradition.

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Top 5 Resorts in West Virginia

By on May 8, 2017

West Virginia boasts of some of the best resorts in the US. People looking for outdoor recreational activities, relaxation and adventure have plenty of destinations to choose from. The top five resorts in West Virginia offer their guests top notch services in order to keep them coming back for more:

    1. The Greenbrier is a historical destination that has been in existence for the past 235 years. It offers endless vacation possibilities and this has seen it attract famous guests from all over the world. resorts in west virginiaFormer presidents and celebrities have been some of the guests who have graced the corridors of this fabulous resort. The Greenbrier is considered to be one of the best luxury resorts in the world. It has a world class golf course for golf lovers and players. The resort also has a great spa for guests seeking to relax their minds and bodies. In addition to this, dining at the Greenbrier is an awesome experience since the menu comprises of exotic dishes prepared by highly trained and experienced chefs.
    2. Snowshoe Mountain is a skiing heaven for skiers and snowboarders. Snowshoe is an ideal destination for winter enthusiasts seeking adventure and relaxation. The resort is located on a mountain top with a fantastic natural mountain environment. When winter ends the fun and luxury doesn’t end there as the resort holds numerous international events.
    3. Oglebay Resort and conference center is a premier destination for anyone looking for a perfect vacation getaway. The resort was started over a century ago in the summer estate of Earl W. Oglebay in Wheeling, West Virginia. resorts in west virginiaThis destination offers world class hospitality services with other complementing amenities such a Spa, golf course and exquisite dining. It also has a spacious and luxurious conference center that is fully equipped and furnished.
    4. The Resort At Glade Springs is an exclusive family resort. It offers luxury dining and lodging facilities that contribute towards a perfect vacation getaway. Guests are treated to a warm and comfy reception and end up feeling at home at this resort – something that the management goes to great lengths to ensure!
    5. Canaan Valley Resort and Conference Center makes it to the list of the top 5 resorts in West Virginia. This resort offers the sporting clay range, an exciting game that tests a player’s shooting skills. The fun doesn’t end here as guests are treated to an adventurous hiking experience. Golf lovers also get to enjoy their favorite sport at a world class golf course.
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West Virginia Ski Resorts – Wild & Wonderful!

By on December 31, 2016

 

west virginia ski resortsWest Virginia was named the Mountain State for good reason. People from all over follow West Virginia’s fabled country roads to visit some of the best ski resorts in the nation. Located entirely in the Appalachian Mountain range, West Virginia offers unique sites that are ideal for winter sports such as skiing, snowshoeing, and snowboarding. These are long-established resorts that offer special Southern hospitality to their guests. Travelers of all skill levels will feel comfortable on specialized trails. Most of these resorts have ski schools that give skiing and snowboarding lessons for all levels. After playing on the snowy hills, people can relax in nearby lodges and enjoy all the modern amenities. Here are some of the top-rated West Virginia ski resorts:

Snowshoe Mountain

One of the most popular West Virginia ski resorts in the east is Snowshoe Mountain. Located in Pocahontas County, t is the largest mid-Atlantic winter resort. Winter sports enthusiasts flock to it’s The Western Territory, which is made up of two black diamond trails. This area’s highlight is its vertical drop of 1500 feet, at a 60 percent pitch. The trail is 1.5 miles long. Customers can buy one lift ticket and ski both The Western Territory, as well as Snowshoe’s primary ski terrain – The Basin. Additionally, there is a third ski area about a mile away called Silver Creek. Snowshoe WV DealsIt offers a variety of beginner to advanced trails. A Snowshoe lift ticket will also gain you access to this third distinct area which also features night-skiing.

Snowshoe Mountain Resort has 15 acres of cross-country terrain for people who want to snowshoe, ski, or snowmobile. Experienced and beginner skiers can take advantage of the resort’s 7 lifts on 251 acres. Snowshoe boasts 56 trails. These trails are serviced by high-speed quad lifts called Soaring Eagle Express and The Ballhooter. For some of the best lodging in the Village of Snowshoe, visitors may choose Mountaintop Condos which offers 1, 2 and 3 bedroom condos located directly on the slopes.

West Virginia Ski ResortsTimberline Four Season Resort

This West Virginia ski resort is one of the state’s winter gems. Visitors are sure to have lots of powder as the average snowfall is around 200 inches annually. Additionally, Timberline has a vertical drop of 1,000 feet, with a peak elevation of 4,268 feet. It is ideal for those who are downhill skiing and snowboarding enthuhsiasts. Visitors and their families can choose between 37 different runs that are spread over the resort’s 100 acres. Trails are available for various skill levels. While they are enjoying the comfort of Timberline’s hotel by the slopes, they can eat delicious meals at the Timbers Pub & Fireside Grill, or the Timberhaus Cafeteria.

Canaan Valley Resort

Located in Davis, WV, this West Virginia ski resort offers many skiing and snow riding options available for skiers of all levels. Canaan Valley gets about 180 inches of snow each year, and is supported by an innovative snowmaking system. Those who are just learning to ski or snowboard can take lessons at the family-friendly schools on site. Of the 47 trails available, visitors can choose from the many long beginner and intermediate ones. All of the trails are serviced by a modern ski lift. More advanced skiers and snowboarders will be in awe with the vertical drop of 850 feet.West Virginia ski resorts

Everyone can enjoy other winter sports activities at the resort – ice skating, snow tubing, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing – this West Virginia ski resort has it all! Also noteworthy, this winter wonderland is located only minutes away from Timberline Four Season resort. As a result, Many visitors to the area like to stay in Davis, WV – then hit both resorts over the span of a few days.

Winterplace

This West Virginia ski resort is snuggled in the hills of Ghent, West Virginia. No matter what skiing level visitors are on, they can find a trail designed for their ability. Winterplace has over 90 acres available for a skiing adventure. They have 27 trails that are serviced by nine ski lifts. The summit elevation of the main slope is 3600 feet. Visitors can attend Winterplace’s renowned skiing school if they want to improve their skiing or snowboarding skills. Guests can stay close to the slopes in the beautiful Resort at Glade Springs, while perusing the tasty dining options that are offered at Mountain Mama’s Food Court.