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Reviews for Snowshoe Mountain
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Need better lifts, less crowding, more food choices.... Full Review
What a terrible weekend at Snowshoe and it has been like this for years and only getting worse. The lift lines here are crazy long and takes any fun of skiing right out of you when you hit these lines. CRAZY long and are so outdated in their chairs they don't seem to care. I will have to head up North to hit some places that just don't have these lines. I have never seen anything so bad for so long. Hey Snowshoe they make 6 or 8 man high speed lifts just and FYI... Full Review
Skied 3 years in a row on MLK weekends
Some of the black runs are very long for East Coast and fun. The snow condition can be variable but the condition can be surprisingly good due to grooming and snowmaking. On-site dining is very limited (more options without seating), and the crowd can be a big issue on any lifts that serve green.... Full Review
Overall we had a great time. I think it might be rough for a beginner. It would be awesome if they offered an adult refresher class for those who haven't skied in a few years. We would definitely love to go back.... Full Review
Crazy winding drive to get here and no real stores/services nearby. We stayed a week in a Summit condo, which was well appointed and had great views.. The village is small but really nice and the shuttle service was excellent. The first couple of days of skiing were very good, but the weather quickly warmed and then it rained creating poor conditions. Snowshoe refused to provide refunds or credits for unused lift tickets and pre-paid reservations. So we are out about $1200. For that reason, we will not be back.... Full Review
I've been going to this resort for 25+ years and I have watched it become outdated very poorly run over the past 10. They upgraded the snow blowers a couple years ago and that was good but besides that, the only upgrades they have made to the mountain have been to the village and the surrounding housing complexes; however they have made no effort to improve the crowded runs and obsolete lifts. What happens when you increase housing and dont increase runs or quality of lifts? Crowds all day every day. Last weekend I spent on average 45-55 minutes in the ballhooter lift line, the lift that is funneled by most of the runs on the mountain. If you can ski Cup and Shays then you might be ok by staying on that side of the mountain for the whole day, if you want to give your legs a break just go to any lift for a nice half hour to hour rest in line. It's so embarrassing to see that the best lifts they have are 4 seater high speed lifts, and even those lifts don't stay open very often because if they experience any high wind or heavy snow then they just shut them down. Even Winergreen, which is one of the worst ski resorts on the east coast, even they have a 6 seater chair.
Long story short, if you're going to ski at snowshoe and want to enjoy your time then you should probably buy the primo pass. It allows you to skip the lines so you wont be waiting for hours in lines. Honestly the fact that snowshoe has a glorified "fast pass" just shows how terrible the lines are and also shows that management knows it and just doesn't care. If anything they probably have no incentive to fix the issue because they know they can just make a premium on the primo pass and people will still come to the mountain bc there aren't many other options on the east coast besides VT. I think a lot of people believed that when Vale Resorts bought the mountain, they would take the time to make the much needed improvements to the mountain but time has shown quite the opposite. All they care about is getting people to the mountain, they have no regard for your actual experience on the mountain. ... Full Review
I’m currently residing in North Carolina and excited to celebrate my Birthday there but unfortunately we experienced winter storm and unable to drive due to safety reasons. But i tried to call and cancel my reservations but they told me they can’t because it a company policy, i suggested if we can just rebook it but they said no. i find it inconsiderate because knowing that we will experience a snow storm around the area they should allow us to rebook or give credit to be use for our next trip.. I understand business is business but giving away money without getting the service you wanted is disappointing especially during pandemic. ... Full Review
So, snowshoe is a great resort. Silver creek has some great runs, and cupp run is MAGNEFICENT! Some parts were icy but i dont really have much to say. The big 3 (Skipjack, Spruce, Gnady dancer) are the best runs.... Full Review
We love Snowshoe Mountain and always have a great time. It's really not their fault but I find the covid policies stupid. You can pile up in a shuttle bus but can't get into a restaurant or coffee shop to warm up for 5 minutes. Luckily, the shacks at the bottom of the mountain are not as assinine about it. ... Full Review
First time me and my wife has been there in a while. We are Senior Citizens and we were looking for a good meal, a ride on the tram, and some relaxing time in the Village Commons Area. Besides trying to drink a coke that tasted like something from the moon the food was okay. Not great, but okay. Fingernail clippings were on our first table so we found another one. The ac was not working very well, but we shrugged it off. After dinner we started walking around and my wife almost got hit a total of three times by fast moving bikers. Some young bikers were wearing shirt that said the “F” word on it. They should have wore them shirts somewhere else. A lot of bikers were drinking beer in the parking lot. Actually it looked like a bikers rally. Rode the tram and it was enjoyable. Got to the bottom and seen more people laying around drinking beer. ... Full Review
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