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Reviews for Snowshoe Mountain Resort

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by: chris.moschkin - 9th March 2015

  • 4
  • 3Beginner
  • 5Intermediate
  • 3Expert
  • 4All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 5Family Friendly
  • 4Aprés Ski
  • 2Terrain Park
  • 4Overall Value
3 Highspeed Quads
Not easy to get to

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About me: I've been a snowboarder for 20+ years in the Mid-Atlantic region. After over a decade of enduring ice and wet snow I braved going west about 4 years ago. My experiences consist of terrible ice coated days on slow lifts with long lines OR epic Colorado/Utah powder at some of the world's best resorts, PCMR, Canyons, Vail, Steamboat, Breck, Keystone-- so far I have had vastly different experiences out west as I have had here on the east coast. About Snowshoe: Snowshoe is as close to out west for me that I have seen personally on the "ice coast." I was there on nice groomed sunny, but cold, days and one 6+ inch powder day. I was surprised to see the snow report at 3 new inches of snow, but when I went out to the Western Territory it felt like 8 inches reported at Breck, take that for what it's worth. The slopes are kind of narrow close to the main village but open up wider as you get further away. The grooming is very good and trails are clearly marked. There isn't much difference between a blue and a black trail. If you can convince a local to show you some trees (that aren't listed on the map as "glades" -- ask around. You could find them on your own if you look for tree runs on your way up lifts. The "glades" ... weren't. But the tree runs not on the map were actually really close together, a little harder for me than I feel comfortable in but I managed... to slow down my friend who waited for me. Hahahahahaha. No but really the trees were pretty strong for not being in the Rockies. I do prefer the spacing of high altitude aspens. The village, where we stayed, is laid out pretty nice. Everything is walking distance. We didn't use our car once from check-in to check-out and we drive a 4X4 so it wasn't like the roads were crappy, we just didn't need to drive. We stayed mid-week but have heard nightmares about how densely this place is packed on the weekend. I encountered only a handful of lift lines and they were less than 3 minutes. Most of the time just ride right onto the lift non stop! the "1,500 vertical feet" claim is a trick. It's only on two runs in what they call "The Western Territory." And for my money that is where you want to go on a pow day! I spent all day on the powder day we had there! Oh and powder! This place gets COLD. The snow is very dry considering it's only 4,000 ft high. And it's only 4,000 ft high! So we didn't take any altitude sickness medication or have to constantly drink water all day and night, so that was a bonus. I couldn't see going to Snowshoe if you lived in, say, Chicago or Tampa, from those cities you might as well go to Colorado, Wyoming or Utah! But if you live in the Mid-Atlantic, like Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, lower Pennsylvania, or southern Ohio or Eastern Kentucky/Tennessee or in North Carolina, then I would suspect you couldn't drive to a better resort that's any closer... and not dealing with TSA is its own kind of special reward that we can all agree on.

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  • Ima Hogg (2nd April 2019)

    This is the best ski area that I have found within weekend-tripping distance from Pittsburgh. This is a great little ski resort...

  • Claudia (15th March 2019)

    I had an amazing experience at Snowshoe. My friends and I visited Snowshoe over Spring Break. Foolishly, I skipped taking snowboarding lessons...

  • Hap kelly (22nd February 2019)

    great selection of trails in excellent conditions with snowmaking and natural snow, nice verticals and runs. Good food choices, bit pricey lodging...

  • Cheryl Brown (20th February 2019)

    This is our 2nd year visiting snowshow mountain resort. We are a family of 5. 2nd time we have stayed at Allegheny...

  • Pala Kuppusamy (20th February 2019)

    This place has a good vertical drop and some nice trails. But it is absolutely NOT worth the money. $100 per day...

  • Askier (29th January 2019)

    This is a great resort for the South, conditions are usually good, can get crowded but you can escape crowds on western...

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