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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.

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Snowshoe Mountain – A West Virginia Gem!

By on June 16, 2018

Snowshoe MountainSnowshoe Mountain is a ski resort located in Snowshoe West Virginia. The resort is situated on Cheat Mountain in the Pocahontas County. There are many commercial areas in Snowshoe but the most well-known is The Village at Snowshoe. The area is a part of the Appalachian Mountain Range and covers over 11,000 acres in the Allegheny Mountains. The property includes several resort areas and extensive back-country.

Snowshoe Mountain West Virginia is home to the second highest point in the state, which is 4,848 feet (1,478 m) above sea level. The resort is best known for skiing and other winter activities, but they offer a variety of activities throughout the year. Almost half a million visitors flock to the area each year to take advantage of the great skiing and outdoor activities. The resort also offers a host of other recreational opportunities, including mountain biking, golfing, horseback riding, and fishing. They also host weddings and conventions, as well as a Grand National Cross-Country Racing event each year.

The location of the resort and surrounding areas were used primarily for logging before the resort was built. Snowshoe Mountain opened for business on December 13, 1974, with skiing as the only recreational activity. Mountain bike and horseback riding trails were added years later. The man who built the resort, Dr. Thomas Brigham, also developed the Sugar Mountain and Beech Mountain ski areas. Dr. Brigham named the ski trails and lifts for the area’s logging history. Grab Hammer, Ball Hooter, Shay’s Revenge and Heisler Way, just to name a few. Snowshoe Mountain

The resort had a shaky start but eventually gained popularity and became well known. The resort was sold to a Japanese developer in 1990 and changed ownership again in 1995 when it was acquired by Intrawest, a Canadian ski-resort operator. This company expanded the resort area by developing commercial and condominium real estate. The resort is now owned by the Alterra Mountain Company, who acquired Intrawest in 2017.

Snowshoe Mountain offers a wide range of activities and options for lodging, dining and shopping. The village is located at the top of the mountain instead of the bottom. The resort offers all the conveniences of home and then some. A grocery store, post office, worship center, and medical facilities are available for use. There’s a world-class spa that offers a variety of treatments and a full-service salon. There is a ski and snowboard school that offers private and group lessons. The village streets are lined with restaurants and shops. Handmade items crafted by West Virginians are available for purchase at a local market.

Snowshoe MountainSnowshoe Mountain – Year Round Beauty!

Snowshoe Mountain is ideal for visitors year-round because of the mild temperatures and array of available activities for every season. It’s a nature lover’s paradise that allows visitors to appreciate the beauty of nature throughout the year. The resort is also a wedding destination and location of great events like a wine and jazz festival. A very interesting attraction about 30 minutes away from Snowshoe WV is the Green Bank Observatory. This observatory houses the largest steerable telescope in the world. Guided tours provide an up-close look at telescopes and a science center. Another nearby attraction is the Cass Scenic Railroad Park. A visit to this park will take you back in time to a heritage railroad and company town. A steam-driven locomotive runs through the park on a path that spans about 11 miles. Shuttle buses are available for transport from Snowshoe WV to these and other attractions.

Snowshoe MountainTons of Snow in West Virginia!

Snowshoe Mountain started as a ski resort and skiing is still the main activity enjoyed by most visitors. The mountain gets about 180 inches of fluffy snowfall in the winter. There are a total of 60 slopes and trails to choose from. One of their trails has the highest vertical drop in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. This trail’s design was partially created by Jean-Claude Killy, the triple gold medalist at the 1968 Winter Olympics. Other activities at the resort during winter months include snowboarding, snow-shoeing, snow-tubing, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling. Venturing out from the resort into the back country is always an adventure. Snowmobile tours will take you through the back country and acres of untouched snow-filled forests. The tour lasts about an hour and can be taken at night for an extra thrill.

A Four-Season Resort

The spring, fall, and summer seasons in Snowshoe West Virginia are all filled with many types of outdoor recreation. A popular spot for children and adults is the beautiful Shaver’s Lake. Paddle boats, canoes, kayaks and stand-up paddle boards are available at the lake. Paddle board clinics and guided hikes are offered for visitors as well. Hiking trails are all around the lake and basin. Off-road adventures are available for those that want to venture out into the woods of the back country. This tour will take you through different types of terrain and winding trails. Off-road vehicles will navigate the rougher paths smoothly and allow some great mountain scenery. Large segments of the entire property will be visible from various vantage points. Guided tours usually last about an hour and a half.Snowshoe Mountain

The Woods Escape Room at Snowshoe Mountain

Another outdoor adventure is an adult game called “The Woods Escape Room.” This is a fun and challenging game where you must solve a puzzle that’s staged in a hut out in the woods. It’s set up as a survival game for hunters of any and everything to be found in the woods, including monsters. Clues are placed throughout the hut and a code that will signify your mastery of the game. The drive out is like the off-road experience. The tour includes driving through different areas of the mountain with very scenic views. Upon arrival to the hut you will be served lunch and refreshments.

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 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.

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The Top Three West Virginia Ski Resorts

By on November 27, 2017

The Top Three West Virginia Ski Resorts

West Virginia boasts some of of the best getaway spots in the country, each offering a smorgasbord of snow-packed fun to keep you and your fellow travelers entertained for the duration of your stay. The following is our list of the top three West Virginia Ski Resorts:

1. Snowshoe West Virginia

Snowshoe Mountain Ski Resort lies nestled in a concave valley between the Cheat and Back Allegheny mountains, near the head of the Cheat River at Shavers Fork. The Village at Snowshoe is uniquely positioned at the peak of Cheat Mountain, the second highest peak in West Virginia, coming in at 4,848-feet above sea level, welcoming nearly half a million visitors each year.
 
Snowshoe offers more than 180 inches of snow per year. Those snow amounts combined with man-made snow allows this resort to offer a one-of-a-kind snow guarantee. In addition, Snowshoe has a showcase of over sixty runs, 36% beginner runs, 33% intermediate runs, 19% advanced runs, 3% expert runs, and 244 acres of skiable area across three different territories, offering the best skiing for guests of every ability.
 
Snowshoe Lift Tickets DiscountSome of the more interesting runs for the experienced skier include the heart-pounding Widowmaker and Choker and the more leisurely Gandy Dancer, with a total of 38 trails and an 800-foot vertical drop, all found in the Snowshoe Basin area. The Western area features the most advanced terrain, offering a 1,500-foot vertical drop and 1.5 miles of downhill for those with snow in their veins. Snowshoe beginners are welcome at ski school to learn all the right moves before hitting the slopes. Night skiers will love the Silver Creek area, which offers up 18 trails, 12 for night skiing, 6 lifts, the 5-lane Coca-Cola Tube Park, as well as Kid’s World and Silver Creek Ski & Snowboard School.
 
Beyond the many slopes available to skiers of every ability, Snowshoe Mountain Ski Resort boasts year-round activities and amenities, making it the perfect anytime vacation, even hosting romantic wedding parties all through the year. Some of the other fun awaiting you in Snowshoe WV include hiking, biking, fishing, wilderness Segway tours, scenic horseback riding with guides, ziplining, geocaching, swimming, full-service spa, fine dining, and golfing on an 18-hole PGA Championship course. Sun up to sundown there is always something to do at this West Virginia Ski resorts.

2. Canaan Valley, Davis, WV

Canaan Valley Resort offers a summit elevation of 4,280-feet with more than 45 trails with 19% being beginner runs, 36% intermediate runs, 43% advanced runs, 2% expert runs, and 850-foot vertical drop. The resort sits snug in the higher ranges of the Allegheny Mountains, promising hours of fun for skiers and snowboarders of every level, including lesson for those with no ski experience.Canaan Valley
 
Besides the world-class ski opportunities, Canaan Valley is also a year-round family friendly vacation destination. Attractions include the Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge with 31 miles of hiking, fishing, and hunting available over 16,225 acres of land. Smoke Hole Caverns offers a step back in history to admire natural formations that are millions of years old.
 
More local entertainment includes scenic train tours, various musical groups, and family fun at the Gandy Dancer Dinner Theatre. More robust visitors can enjoy horseback riding, whitewater rafting on the Cheat river, and ziplining from steep slopes offering breathtaking vista views. For a more relaxing time, guests can watch a glassblowing demonstration at Appalachian Glass in Weston, WV.

3. Timberline Four Seasons Resort, Davis, WV

West Virginia Ski ResortsThe Timberline Four Seasons Resort has been a long-time favorite for ski enthusiasts in the Eastern part of the country and for visitors from abroad. Timberline offers skiers and snowboards a peak elevation of just under 4,300-feet. With 200 inches of annual snowfall, a 100-foot vertical drop, more than 100 acres of skiable terrain, and 39 total runs with 34% beginner runs, 32% intermediate runs, 14% advanced runs, and 20% expert runs.
 
Timberline offers both day and night skiing over a combined 39 runs. With many runs geared towards beginners, it remains a great option for the new skier, while promising hours of fun for the more experienced guest on intermediate, advanced, and expert runs.Snowshoe WV Ski Camp
 
Much like our other West Virginia ski resorts, at Timberline you can also enjoy a plethora of summertime activities. At the Timberline Stables, conveniently located near the entrance of the resort offers reservation and walk-in service seven days a week. If you’re planning a special evening, consider a romantic sunset ride. Self-guided hiking, scenic chairlift rides, biking, and music events are also readily available to round out your days.
 
Skiers and snowboarders looking for a fantastic holiday can do no wrong choosing one of these West Virginia ski resorts for their vacation getaway. These top-notch resorts are perfect for friends or families looking for a vacation that promises non-stop action or more leisurely enjoyment, on the snow or taking advantage of the dozens of other available pastimes located deep in the West Virginia mountains.
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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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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.

 

 

Homegrown Music Festival Snowshoe

Homegrown Music Festival Returns to Snowshoe WV

By on March 1, 2017

Homegrown Music FestivalThe Homegrown Music Festival will take place in Snowshoe WV on Friday March 3 thru Sunday March 5, 2017. Every year, the annual festival gets more fun and exciting! The event features local music celebrating the rich heritage and sound of Appalachia. Shane Meade and the Sound, Long Point Bluegrass, the Shawn Owen Band and others will perform. The music heard will contain feel good jams, old time acoustics and relaxed reggae tunes. They are sure to have everyone tapping their feet and dancing all night long!

Homegrown Music FestivalOne-Of-A-Kind Competitions!

The Homegrown Music Festival would not be complete without the various one of a kind competitions. One of the most popular being the Cardboard Box Sled Competition. This multi-day event begins on Friday night at the Connection Nightclub. The cardboard box sleds get inspected on Saturday morning, and then the race begins! There is also Pepperoni Roll Eating Competition as well as Bobb’in for Pigs Feet. There will also be sporting events such as a Corn Hole Tournament. To wrap up the contests, there will be a Toilet Seat Horseshoe Competition.

Homegrown Music Festival Awards Ceremony

Homegrown Music FestivalThe weekend of fun and games caps off with the Awards Ceremony and the Homegrown Happy Hour Games. The ceremony will take place back at the Connection Nightclub. Once the ceremony ends, more great music will follow. The annual Homegrown Music Festival in Snowshoe WV is a treat for anyone who loves local music. Plus the unique games are fun too!
 
Snowshoe WV, nestled in beautiful Pocahontas County, sits at 4,848′ feet and enjoys majestic views of the surrounding mountains. The resort is known for having some of the best skiing and snowboarding n the Mid-Atlantic! 
For lodging this weekend, please visit Mountaintop Condos. We feature slope-side condos located in Mountain Lodge only steps away from Snowshoe Village and the Homegrown Music Festival!
Ridiculous Pass

Ridiculous Pass Returns To Snowshoe WV for 2017/2018

By on February 19, 2017

Ridiculous PassSnowshoe Mountain Resort is once again offering their ever-popular Ridiculous Pass. The season pass price dropped from $350 to $229 during February 21-28, 2017. Buy the Ridiculous Pass and gain full access to the Snowshoe’s vast winter terrain. There are no black-out dates. Avid skiers and snowboarders will not want to miss out on this special offer for the 2017/2018 season.

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Ridiculous Pass Includes Extra Benefits in 2017/18

Snowshoe WV boasts that the Ridiculous Passhas gotten ridiculous-er“. It now includes a complimentary child pass, which allows kids 12 or younger to ski for free. Two $30 buddy passes can used during March 2017 are also enclosed. Purchasers receive 10% discounts on non-holiday lodging, the spa, shopping, and resort restaurants. Resort swapping and pass insurance (optional) are also available.

Snowshoe WV WinterfestThe Snowshoe Mountain Resort encourages everyone to take advantage of this special offer. Vacationers interested in purchasing the Ridiculous Pass should visit the resort’s official website. After February 28th, the pass will immediately revert to the standard $350 rate.

Pocahontas County, West Virginia

Snowshoe Mountain, nestled in scenic Pocahontas County, is West Virginia’s top getaway destination. Snowshoe is perfect for skiing, snowboarding, & snow-tubing. It is also a popular venue for weddings and other special occasions. Snowshoe has plenty to offer winter sports enthusiasts. It’s a great location for beginners as well as seasoned experts. Its excellent powder makes it an ideal place for winter and spring skiing. The resort also boasts a vast selection of other fun activities. Snowmobile tours, a spa, yoga, live music, and stand-up comedy, are all available at Snowshoe WV.