Ski and snowboard enthusiasts from around the world:

We have been proud to provide you with free access to snow reports, resort guides and more, and we are beyond grateful for your readership and contributions to our community over the years.

Unfortunately given the changing media landscape, Mountain News Corporation has experienced financial declines in recent years. With additional economic challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic now facing our business, it is not financially viable to continue operating.

Mountain News Corporation and our OnTheSnow and Skiinfo websites will be shutting down. We will explore the possibility of selling, partnering, or contributing assets to another media outlet if there is an opportunity to allow for a consistent or enhanced online experience. For inquiries about Mountain News Corporation, please email Feedback_OTS@mountainnews.com.

We want to thank our loyal employees for their tireless work over the years to bring great information to all of you. We take comfort knowing that our collective passion for the sport of skiing and snowboarding will certainly live on.

We’ll see you on the mountain.


– Mountain News Corporation

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Elevation

  • 4848ft
    Summit
  • 1500ft
    Vertical Drop
  • 3348ft
    Base

Lifts

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 3
  • 0
  • 6
  • 0
  • 3
  • 12
    Total

Terrain

  • Beginner Runs

    40%

  • Intermediate Runs

    33%

  • Advanced Runs

    25%

  • Expert Runs

    2%

  • Runs

    61

  • Terrain Parks

    5

  • Night Skiing

    86 ac

  • Longest Run

    1.5 mi

  • Skiable Terrain

    257 ac

  • Snow Making

    257 ac

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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.

Important Dates

  • Projected OpeningProjected Closing11/22/202003/31/2020
  • Days Open Last Year
    125
  • Projected Days Open
    130
  • Years Open
    47
  • Average Snowfall
    180"

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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.

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

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

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Snowshoe Mountain Reviews

Christopher Farmer
6th March 20201
On March 2 thru 4, it isn't at all crowded on the mountain. No waiting lines anywhere. The employees we encountered at...Full review
John Bonbright
11th January 20205
Most vert in mid-Atlantic (1,500'), THREE high-speed lifts serving 220+ acres (nice ratio!), fantastic snow-making and grooming team. Immensely popular, draws skiers...Full review
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Ski and snowboard enthusiasts from around the world:

We have been proud to provide you with free access to snow reports, resort guides and more, and we are beyond grateful for your readership and contributions to our community over the years.

Unfortunately given the changing media landscape, Mountain News Corporation has experienced financial declines in recent years. With additional economic challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic now facing our business, it is not financially viable to continue operating.

Mountain News Corporation and our OnTheSnow and Skiinfo websites will be shutting down. We will explore the possibility of selling, partnering, or contributing assets to another media outlet if there is an opportunity to allow for a consistent or enhanced online experience. For inquiries about Mountain News Corporation, please email Feedback_OTS@mountainnews.com.

We want to thank our loyal employees for their tireless work over the years to bring great information to all of you. We take comfort knowing that our collective passion for the sport of skiing and snowboarding will certainly live on.

We’ll see you on the mountain.


– Mountain News Corporation