- 22 Resorts
- Consistent Snow
- Diverse destinations
- Resorts open before those of many other states
- Home to Vail, Beaver Creek, Copper Mountain
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Snowshoe Mountain, located in Pocahontas County, is the largest winter resort in the mid-Atlantic. Two black diamond trails comprise an area called The Western Territory, boasting a 1,500 foot vertical drop, 60 percent pitch, and 1.5 miles in length. Two distinct mountains are skiable on one lift ticket. The Village of Snowshoe features high quality lodging with Rimfire Lodge, Highland House, Allegheny Springs, and the Senaca Lodge. Skiers and snowboarders will find 15 acres of expanded terrain at the Snowshoe area of the resort. Yew Pine is a half-mile long novice trail. Snowshoe, cross country ski, or take a snowmobile out to the fire tower on the eastern ridge.
From the Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Norfolk and Richmond Area: 1-64 West to I-81 North to Staunton, VA, West on US-250 then South on 42 to Goshen, VA, then WV-39 West to Marlinton, WV, then 26 miles North on US-219 to Snowshoe.
From the Pittsburgh: I-79 South to Weston, WV, then East on US-33 to Elkins, South 48 miles on US-219 to Snowshoe.
From State College, Altoone, Harrisburg, PA and points north: US-220 to I-70 East to Hagerstown, MD, then I-81 South to Staunton, VA, then take same routing as listed below (Virginia Beach) from Staunton to Snowshoe.
From Wilmington, Baltimore and points northeast: I-95 to Baltimore, then I-70 to I-81 South to Strasburg, VA, travel West on HWY 55 into WV. Proceed through Moorefield and Petersburg where you will take Route 28 towards Green Bank / Cass. Travel on 28 through Green Bank. Take Route 66 toward Cass on on to Snowshoe.
From Washington, D.C. Area: I-66 West to I-81 South to Strasburg, VA, travel West on HWY 55 into WV. Proceed through Moorefield and Petersburg where you will take Route 28 towards Green Bank / Cass. Travel on 28 through Green Bank. Take Route 66 toward Cass on on to Snowshoe.
***When traveling through Green Bank, be sure to stop in the Robert C Byrd Science Center located at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory. You'll learn many exciting things about the Green Bank Telescope, the largest fully steerable radio telescope in the world!
Please Note: When traveling on Route 66, three miles outside of Cass, you will notice the new entrance into the resort. Please proceed up this road to the mountaintop check in center located at the Top of the World.
Alternate 2: I-64 to Charleston, I-79 North to US-19 South; exit at WV-55 at Muddlety East to Craigsville/Richwood; then 39/55 to Marlinton, continue North on 219 to Snowshoe - 26 miles. (Kennison Mountain between Richwood and Marlinton can be icy or snow-packed in winter.)
Alternate 3: Instaed of exiting I-81 in Strasburg, proceed on I-81 toward Harrisonburg where you will take 33 West. Off of 33, travel south on 220 to Vanderpool then 84 West to Frost then 92/28 North to New Rt. 66 to Cass and on to Snowshoe.
From Raleigh-Durham, Greensboro Area: North on US-220 to Roanoke and on to Clifton Forge, VA, then I-64 West to White Sulphur Springs, then 92 North to WV-39 West to Marlinton, WV; and 26 miles North on US-219 to Snowshoe. (Highway 92 is a very drivable route from I-64 to WV39).
From Atlanta, Columbia and Charlotte Areas: North on I-77 from Charlotte to Beckley, WV, then I-64 East to White Sulphur Springs, then 92 North to WV-39 West to Marlinton, WV: then 26 miles North on US-219 to Snowshoe. (You may also leave I-64 at Lewisburg and travel Hwy 219 North to Snowshoe . . . shorter but very mountainous)
From Detroit, Toledo, Cleveland Areas: I-75 to I-80/90 East, South on I-77 to Parkersburg, WV; US-50 East to Clarksburg and I-79 South to Weston, WV, then East on US-33 to Elkins, then South 48 miles on US-219.
From Chicago, Indianapolis, Dayton, Columbus: South on I-65 to Indianapolis then East on I-70 through Dayton to Columbus, take 270 South to US-33 East to Athens, Ohio, then US-50 East to Parkersburg and Clarksburg, WV; I-79 South to Weston, WV, then East on US-33 to Elkins, South 48 miles on US-219. (NOTE 1: US-33 from Columbus to Athens is mostly 4-lane Highway and takes 30 minutes off the travel time from Columbus).
From Nashville, Knoxville, Tri-Cities Areas: I-40 to Knoxville and I-81 North to I-77 North to I-64 East to White Sulphur Springs, then 92 North to WV-39 West to Marlinton, WV; then 26 miles on US-219 North to Snowshoe. (You may also leave I-64 at Lewisburg and travel Hwy 219 North to Snowshoe . . . shorter but very mountainous).
From Cincinnati: Take Rt. 50 *East from I-275 to Athens, Ohio, on to Parkersburg and Clarksburg, WV, then I-79 South to Weston, WV. Take US-33 East to Elkins, WV then US-219 South 48 miles to Snowshoe. (Or take I-75 South to I-64 East with same routing as Evansville).
From Evansville, Louisville, Lexington Areas: I-64 East to Charleston, WV, continue on I-64/77 (toll) to Beckley, WV, then I-64 East to White Sulphur Springs. Exit US-60 thru town of White Sulphur Springs, then left on to Rt. 92 and after 39 miles, turn left on Rt-39 to Marlinton. North on US-219 for 26 miles to Snowshoe (Or see Alternate Route #2 below, shorter but mountainous).