West Virginia

Snowshoe Mountain Ski Resort

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Overview

Snowshoe Mountain, located in Pocahontas County in West Virginia, is the largest winter East Coast ski resorts in the mid-Atlantic. Two black diamond trails comprise an area called the Western Territory, boasting a 1,500-foot vertical drop, 60% pitch and 1.5 miles in length. Two distinct mountains are skiable on one lift ticket. The Village of Snowshoe features high-quality lodging, restaurants and plenty of shopping. Skiers and snowboarders will find 15 acres of expanded terrain at the Snowshoe area of the resort. Total ski resort acres are 244.

Transportation

The Seneca Lodge, in the north portion of the Village at Snowshoe, is the most recent addition to Snowshoe's lodging.

Restaurants

While there aren’t a whole lot of restaurants in the area, you can find some great places to go.

Best Breakfast in Town

  • Waffle Cabin is great for quick, sweet bite before you head to the mountain. 10 Snowshoe Drive, Snowshoe, WV 26209

Lunch

  • If you want slope-side dining steps from Ballhooter lift, head to the Boathouse . It’s got a great patio and overlooks Shavers Lake. 10 Snowshoe Dr, Dunmore, WV 24934

Dinner

  • Appalachia Kitchen sources its food from local farmers – and offers a great meal for hungry skiers and boarders. 5811 Snowshoe Drive, Snowshoe, WV 26209

Nightlife/Après

  • If you need some late-night food, head to Tuque’s Bar and Grill. You can also grab some great cocktails while you’re at it. 5811 Snowshoe Drive, Snowshoe, WV 26209

Terrain

Terrain

Snowshoe Mountain Resort trail map includes 257 acres of skiable terrain, 60 trails and 14 lifts, and there are 3 high-speed quads (Soaring Eagle, Ballhooter and Western Express). The lift capacity is 23,400 skiers per hour. The mountain receives on average about 180 inches of snow each year. Trails are spread out pretty evenly for all types of skier from beginners to advanced, including five green trails, seven blue trails and three black diamond trails. There are also three freestyle terrain trails and one gladed area. Be sure to take advantage of the mogul runs. The base elevation is 3,348 feet, and the top elevation is 4,848 feet. To ensure that there’s fun year-round, trails are groomed on a regular basis as well as consistent snowmaking at the resort, which can last for a long time since the average temperature at this resort is lower than others.

Where Snowshoe Mountain Ski Resort Located?

The resort is located on Cheat Mountain. The easiest way to get to the ski resort is by car.

Inside Scoop

Ski and board school, rentals, adaptive skiing, restaurants, ski shops, retail shops, meeting places, service shuttles. One hundred percent snowmaking.

Plan Your Trip

Snowshoe Mountain Lodging

Best Time for Snow

Total Snowfall

30"
19"
13"
6"
0"
23"
Dec
22"
Jan
25"
Feb
0"
Mar
0"
Apr

Terrain Overview

40%
Beginners Runs
33%
Intermediate Runs
25%
Advanced Runs
2%
Expert Runs
61
Runs in Total
1.5 mi
Longest Run
257 ac
Skiable Terrain
86 ac
Night Skiing
257 ac
Snow Making

Total Lifts: 12

3
High Speed Quads
6
Triple Chairs
3
Surface Lifts

Elevation

4848'
Summit
1500'
Vertical Drop
3348'
Base

Important Dates

November 24, 20212021/11/24
Projected Opening
March 30, 20222022/03/30
Projected Closing
130
Projected Days Open
125
Days Open Last Year
48
Years Open
180"
Average Snowfall
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