Snowshoe Mountain Ski Report, Mountain Conditions and Resort Statistics

  • 25 Beginner
  • 18 Intermediate
  • 16 Advanced
  • 1 Expert
Snowshoe Mountain located in the Allegheny Mountains of Pocahontas County WV is the premiere winter resort in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic; Offering winter enthusiasts 60 slopes and trails, a 1,500 vertical drop, a 300 half pipe, and a 7 lane tubing hill Snowshoe stands apart from all other resorts in the region for offering the best skiing and ... snowboarding experience around.

When you arrive at Snowshoe, you’ll say what we say, “Wow”! You’ll experience the largest resort in the Mid-Atlantic & Southeast with a lively village perched upon the summit and when you arrive, we’ll do more than welcome you…we’ll guide you. Located just a short 5 hour drive from major markets like Charlotte, DC, Raleigh, Richmond and Columbus, Snowshoe is ideal for either a long weekend or midweek winter vacation.
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Snowshoe Mountain Amenities

  • Night Skiing Night Skiing
    Night skiing available.
  • Terrain Park Terrain Park
    Ski area offers at least one terrain park.
  • Half Pipe Half Pipe
    Ski area offers a half pipe.
  • Cat Skiing Cat Skiing
    Cat skiing is available at this resort; may entail an add'l cost
  • Grooming Grooming
    This resort grooms a portion of its slopes.
  • Snow Making Snow Making
    Ski area offers snow making for additional coverage.
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
    This resort is known for providing a family friendly atmosphere.
  • Expert Favorite Expert Favorite
    This resort is known for its challenging terrain.
  • Daycare Available Daycare Available
    Guests have access to daycare services; an additional charge may apply.
  • Slopeside Dining Slopeside Dining
    Resort offers at least one restaurant on the slopes; hours may vary.
  • Slopeside Lodging Slopeside Lodging
    This resort has slopeside lodging available; it may or may not be ski in/ski out.
  • Tubing Tubing
    This resort offers tubing activities; additional charges may apply
  • Wi-Fi Access Wi-Fi Access
    This resort is equipped with internet access; additional charges may apply
  • Skiers Only Skiers Only
    This resort does not allow snowboarding.
  • Ropes Course/Aerial Park Ropes Course/Aerial Park
    Resort offers ropes course/aerial park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Alpine Slide / Coaster Alpine Slide / Coaster
    Resort has Alpine Slide, Alpine Coast or both. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Concerts / Festivals Concerts / Festivals
    Frequent host of concerts or festivals.
  • Event Space/Conference Center Event Space/Conference Center
    Resort has event space & conference center available.
  • Former Olympic Site Former Olympic Site
    Resort is a former Olympic site.
  • Gambling Gambling
    Resort has legal gambling services.
  • Golf Course Golf Course
    Resort has a golf course. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Gondola Rides Gondola Rides
    Resort offers gondola rides.
  • Hiking Hiking
    Resort offers hiking trails and services. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Ice Skating Ice Skating
    Resort offers ice skating activities.
  • Indoor Waterpark Indoor Waterpark
    Resort offers indoor waterpark.
  • Mountain Biking Mountain Biking
    Resort offers mountain biking. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Outdoor Waterpark Outdoor Waterpark
    Resort offers outdoor water park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Segway Tours Segway Tours
    Resort offers segway tours. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Snowmobiling Snowmobiling
    Resort offers snowmobiling. Additional charges may apply.
  • Spa Spa
    Resort offers spa services. Additional charges may apply.
  • Zipline Zipline
    Resort offers zipline activities. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.

Snowshoe Mountain Operations


Opening Soon for Snow Sports

Lifts Open/Total

0 of 14

Weekday Hours


Trails Open/Total

0 of 60

Weekend Hours


Snowshoe Mountain Snow Report & Ski Conditions

Base Elevation

3,348 ft

24-hr Snowfall


Vertical Drop

1,500 ft

Avg Base Depth


Peak Elevation

4,848 ft

Snowshoe Mountain Ski Pictures and Photos

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Snowshoe Mountain Trail Map

Snowshoe Mountain Reviews & Tips (89)

Avoid the basin (main area) on weekends and holidays because it is extremely crowded and focus on the Western Territory and Silver Creek. Keep your expectations in check: Snowshoe is a notch better than most resorts in the area because of its pretty village, 2 long runs, altitude and nice views but nowhere close to Northeast US (not to mention the West), and with the same hefty prices. So you save only on the flight tickets and you have an ok skiing/snowboarding experience. Cupp Run in the Western Territory is their best slope: it is a difficult blue which can be very fast in hard packed/icy conditions and is fun to ski. Shay's revenge is the only challenging slope in any snow condition but is preceded by a long flat stretch where snowboarders frequently have to unbuckle, so the Shay's slope overall is not that great. Silver Creek has slow lifts and little vertical but is not crowded. As I wrote above, the basin has a lot of intersecting trails and worst crowds with only 2 fast lifts, so perhaps only fun on a week day. Restaurants are ok, nothing special though. So, overall it is ok for a long weekend once a year, not more.
Snowshoe Mountain review written Feb 03 2015 - 08:15 AM
Enrico Novelli Advanced Skier
I visited Snowshoe for MLK weekend for the first time. Now, I knew it would be busy, but the lifts were jampacked with up to 20min waits sometimes. Part of it was that there were so many people, but also that they are the most poorly managed lifts I've ever experienced. They scan tickets way too much, every person all day, and then don't even do it fast, causing lifts to go up empty quite often. Also they stop the lift for beginners every 5 mins, takes forever. The snow was actually pretty good and the runs are not bad. The village is pretty cool as well. They really need to improve cell service though. I have skied/snowboarded really in all types of places, Vermont, California (Mammoth and Big Bear), Missouri, Oregon, and Montana. Giving Mammoth, Mt. Bachelor, and Big Sky a 5/5, Stowe 4/5, and Big Bear a 2/5, I'd give Snowshoe a 3/5.
Snowshoe Mountain review written Jan 27 2015 - 09:47 AM
Brandon Intermediate Snowboarder
Stay away from the main lifts and always use the " singles" line. It has to be the most poorly run resort that I have visited. Good snow, poor management. There are more rooms at the "resort" than there is lift capacity. The Instructors and safety seamed ok, however the lift operators and scanners are highly lacking in training, communication and competence. There were a couple of good ones. If you can drive to another resort in an additional 2 hours drive time, do it.
Snowshoe Mountain review written Jan 25 2015 - 08:36 PM
TF Advanced Snowboarder
Bring walkie-talkies...there is no cell service anywhere in the area and very little internet access (Starbucks has some).
Snowshoe Mountain review written Mar 03 2014 - 02:42 PM
steveofmt Intermediate Skier
Great snow! We were there MLK weekend and a local told us to hit Silver Creek around noon cause it would be way less crowded being a holiday weekend then he said head back to snowshoe mountain at the end if he day. He was right! Silver Creek was a lot of fun with very short lines. Snowshoe mountain was a blast too! Earlier in the week there were no lines! The lifts were run very well. Very little hold ups. We will go back soon!
Snowshoe Mountain review written Jan 18 2014 - 03:30 PM
KR Intermediate Skier
Being a skier from Upstate NY I am lucky to be able to ski many big NE mountains. That are close to my home. This was my first trip to Snowshoe. I have to say that I was impressed. Great village area. Great trails. Great snow. A little hard to get to from anywhere. And the fact that there is no cell service are the only drawbacks. Also if you are Catholic there is a great church and priest, Father Mark. My tip. Bring a calling card.
Snowshoe Mountain review written Apr 02 2013 - 10:06 AM
Andy Advanced Skier
Make sure you are in a car with someone who knows how to drive in the snow! I bought my husband two lift tickets for his birthday - one for him and one for his friend to go with him (I had to work). Anyway, there was a snowstorm the night before they left. Snowshoe is 3 hours from our house. They leave around 7:30am...40 minutes later, they are flipped over in a ditch! Turns out his friend didn't have his suv in the right gear or whatever. I know nothing about driving in the don't drive there. I always have my husband or someone else drive. Luckily they were okay, which is why I don't mind complaining about Liftopia not giving refunds. Regarding snowshoe, we love it. Monday was my husbands last chance to get there before the season ends.
Snowshoe Mountain review written Mar 28 2013 - 08:39 PM
Heather Advanced Snowboarder
Been skiing at Snowshoe since the mid 80s. Friday, 03/22 was one of the best days ever, Keep in mind though that there is never a bad day at Snowshoe.
Snowshoe Mountain review written Mar 25 2013 - 07:33 PM
MIke O'Hara Advanced Skier
Snowshoe is a beautiful, fun mountain to ski and board. It rained on Saturday and snowed Sunday. We had a blast on the mountain both days. I like how they rate their terrain parks small, medium and large. Can't wait to back again.
Snowshoe Mountain review written Mar 18 2013 - 02:03 PM
Lauren Advanced Snowboarder
Was at SnowShoe on 3/13/13 and WOW! The Western territory was open in full effect! Parking was ample and there were no lines at the lifts. THe conditions were awesome good base with about 5 inches of fluff on top and snow falling all day! The one low spot about SS is the SLOW chairs! Now all of them arent snail paced but the two that service a large chunk of the Blue and Greens are painfully slow. Luckily the Blacks and West side are express lifts. Also the trails are mostly short and flat so if you crave speed the western territory is the only place to go and even that is flat at times. THis is a resort for the family in every sense, a good mix of trails and a great village atmosphere that offers shopping and food.
Snowshoe Mountain review written Mar 15 2013 - 04:50 PM
Otto Intermediate Skier
A resident of WV, yet my first trip to Snowshoe was on President's Day 2013! This is truely a Resort and a great mountain to ski or board! They keep the lift line waits quick. The main Snowshoe mountain is fun because you have so many options with intersecting trails, you never 'have' to have the same run twice. Very well groomed and packed snow! Great food but costs a bit for what you are buying. I will definately go back!
Snowshoe Mountain review written Mar 01 2013 - 03:05 PM
Kev Advanced Snowboarder
It was our first time at Snowshoe resort and our first time snowboarding. We stayed at Mountain Lodge and it was a perfect size for 3ppl. They have a full kitchen which was nice to cook for dinner one night. The environment, staff, snowmobile instructors were GREAT!! It was an awesome trip! Just make sure to bundle up. Snowshoe has many activities to do, but my favorite was on the snowmobile tour and of course the jacuzzi and pool. We will definitely be going back next year! And the view was AMAZING! :)
Snowshoe Mountain review written Feb 21 2013 - 03:09 PM
Veronica Beginner Snowboarder
Went the weekend of 2/9 and 2/10/13. There are actually 3 sort of separate areas at Snowshoe - Northern & Western Territory and Silver Creek. Northern is what most refer to as "Snowshoe" and is definitely the most crowded. For weekends I'd suggest heading over to Silver Creek and while not quite as big, the lines were much shorter. Northwest Territory is basically two really nice long expert runs but can also get crowded. We actually had 4-6" of fresh powder on the "Flying Eagle" side of Silver Creek saturday am while the rest of the resort was crowded and packed powder. Your lift ticket is good for all three sections. Others have mentioned the cell coverage. There is none. There is a government radiotelescope in the area so for ambient noise abatement there are no towers for about 50 miles. Wi-fi coverage is OK in most areas but take that into account before you get up there. Snowshoe is also an "inverted" mountain and its about 6 miles to the top from where you turn off the road. It is a mountain so take that into account too if it is snowing hard. I've been there 4 times and have always needed and used 4WD although the road crews do a great job of keeping the roads clear. It's a great resort with a mini-"Vail" feel to the village. As others have noted - a little tough to get to but the snow is usually better than anywhere south of Vermont and the Village is like nothing else in the East. Definitely worth a trip and yes - we'll be back next year. I loved the Liftopia savings as well!
Snowshoe Mountain review written Feb 12 2013 - 03:01 PM
Gary Advanced Skier
This was my first snowboarding trip and I just had to share my wonderful experience... I signed up for a snowboarding lesson and had Kris from Tn as the instructor. There were three of us in the lesson and we all agreed he was an excellent instructor! He was knowledgeable, positive, attentive, and really took the time to make sure each of us learned. It was because of him we had fun and enjoyed our vacation :0) With great staff like this we will definitely be coming back to Snowshoe soon. Thank-you!!
Snowshoe Mountain review written Feb 11 2013 - 10:57 AM
Chrissy Beginner Snowboarder
Great spot, but expect long lines for the lifts on the weekends (upwards of an hour wait at some lifts). Recommend going on a weekday to avoid the massive crowds. Be cautious when driving up during a snow storm. Roads are very winded and not plowed at night during the storm. Took me 2.5 hours to get up to the lodge from the bottom on the mountain. Greens are a bit steep, but over all great mountain with long trails.
Snowshoe Mountain review written Feb 05 2013 - 10:01 AM
Samantha Intermediate Snowboarder
Great Resort Best time to go is mid week as to avoid lift lines. Great for family's with children. Really have a great ski school for first timers. We have been coming here with our family of three kids for six years.
Snowshoe Mountain review written Feb 01 2013 - 03:21 PM
Adam Intermediate Snowboarder
Pick meeting spots and times first thing in the morning if you're visiting with a group. The lack of cell service made it difficult to communicate, but we were able to ensure meet-ups by guaranteeing that everyone knew the time to meet and how to get to the specified location. Slopes were very crowded and intimidating for the beginners in the group. May try Silver Creek next time. General parking is poorly marked.
Snowshoe Mountain review written Jan 29 2013 - 02:06 PM
Rhiannon Intermediate Snowboarder
I purchased two lift tickets for 1-11-13 through Liftopia in advance to "save" money. Firday the 11th rolls around and we wake up at snow shoe to heavy constant rain and mid 40 temps. Needless to say we didn't go out in these conditions as it's pretty much a waste of time. No refunds or date changes, so I lost $110. My advice to anyone trying to ski/board here on the east coast, be very cautious about booking lift tickets or rooms in advance. The weather is very unpredictable and the winters haven't been great the last couple years. You may end up paying for nothing instead of saving money.
Snowshoe Mountain review written Jan 16 2013 - 10:34 AM
ho Advanced Snowboarder
No cell phone reception. We didn't know this going in and we had two groups who have never been there driving in from different areas. One group was missing critical information on how to get to the condo we were staying at and we could not contact the other group. Luckily, Group A had a Wifi signal in the condo and was able to send a facebook message to Group B, who had the same idea and found a local wifi hotspot to check messages.
Snowshoe Mountain review written Jan 14 2013 - 02:40 PM
Josh Beginner Snowboarder
Weather peaked in the 60s and deemed for some shirtless action! Couldn't be more disappointed considering they've had a great season thus far. All about timing. Regardless, night skiing was great but limited to only Silver Creek. 4:15/4:30 is a bit early to close down for the other sections of Snowshow. The entire place is looking a bit dated and run down. They just aren't taking as good care as they use to.
Snowshoe Mountain review written Jan 13 2013 - 06:18 PM
Kyle Advanced Snowboarder
Early March skied two days. Most trails and lifts were open and the snow was as expected due to warm temps overall the last few weeks. Much better conditions first thing in the morning on day two due to overnight grooming and no one else on the trails for a few hours. They do a pretty good job for what mother nature dealt them. We did not stay at the mountain (about ten minutes away) and found the resort as a whole not very welcoming for those not staying there "at the top." No easy signage for where to pick up lift tickets and parking was a disaster. Had to park about 3/4 mile from where we wanted to make our nest for the day (once we found out where we could leave our shoes, etc.) and then waited 20 minutes for a shuttle to bring us back. Not worth the 6 hour drive for us.
Snowshoe Mountain review written Mar 04 2012 - 05:40 PM
Shawn Advanced Skier
I stayed for a weekend with my family at Summit. You need to climb steps in order to get to the village. The price of food is quite high and they did not have chili or any other soup at "Connection" :( Also there were more than usual reckless snowborders and skiers.
Snowshoe Mountain review written Feb 06 2012 - 03:22 PM
Oleg Intermediate Skier
Im 12 years old and love snowshoe! I normaly go out to colorado but when i dont i ALWAYS come to snowshoe. has a wonderful village, great slopes, and an expert snowmaking team! My favorite run is Cup Run and Shays revenge at the Western Territory! Honestly, Snowshoe is the best ski resort in the apps! I've been to a few in Vermont..........and tey dont have me impressed! Ski&Board at the shoe~!!!!!!!
Snowshoe Mountain review written Dec 26 2011 - 10:16 PM
Garrett Hudnell Advanced Skier
I have been going to Snowshoe for over 10 years with my family--both children learned to ski there. Always, ALWAYS stay at Powderidge. It's great for families because it is ski in ski out. It is cozy and away from the hastle of village...and drunk village idiots! We've had lots of great memories there at Snowshoe!
Snowshoe Mountain review written Dec 12 2011 - 12:13 PM
Denise Intermediate Skier
Took family last Feb 2010 and stayed at Rimfire Village, they had so much snow we had to stay 2 extra days because we could not get out. Put the 3 teens in private lessons (one instructor) and they loved it, they had been skiing on own for years but never had individual lessons. I always had to ski by myself or was always waiting for them to catch up. They are now not afraid to go to western region and are all three up at 8am so we can be 1st on slopes at 9 for fresh powder. Took my oldest (16 yr old ) to Portillo Chili this July 2011 and we are able to go off pista because of private lessons he had at Snowshoe. I could not hold him back. Plan to return to Snowshoe in early Jan and again in Feb. I love it cause now I have to try to keep up with them. LOL
Snowshoe Mountain review written Oct 30 2011 - 04:42 PM
tom hartman Advanced Skier
Avoid the Ball Hooter lift from about 11am until 3pm on weekends and holidays. It is the only lift that drops you off in the village and everyone wants to be on it for lunch. Best bet: a few early afternoon runs at the Western Territory, then head over to a totally uncrowded Silver Creek for the rest of the afternoon.
Snowshoe Mountain review written Sep 22 2011 - 07:19 PM
Dan Advanced Skier
Had a great first visit with our Florida church group of 19. Stayed at Logger's Run 15(ski in/ski out). Did not disappoint. It was exactly as it looked on the website. Very nice. If you are with varied skiers, and want a mountain in the mid-Atlantic area, this is a great mountain. Loved the Western Slope. Long trails, well groomed, and nobody there (Mid March). All of the diamonds were good for intermediate or advanced skiers/boarders. The diamonds were not very difficult, but were perfect for me. I went with some beginners, and I thought their bunny slope near the lift was poorly planned. It was kind of steep then went very narrow to catch the lift. The other part of the bunny slope for very beginners was as you would expect. Had a great time, and we are already talking about our next trip there. Thanks, Liftopia! We saved money using your website.
Snowshoe Mountain review written Mar 21 2011 - 06:36 PM
Helen Advanced Skier
This is our 18th year skiing at Snowshoe and we love it! There are no better places to ski in NC where we are from, or Tenn. or Virginia. It's a wonderful mountain for all levels. And Liftopia is the place for lift tickets! :)
Snowshoe Mountain review written Mar 19 2011 - 06:13 PM
Jeffries Intermediate Skier
Great family place for all abilities. We had a great time They have plenty of easy and intermediate trails and some more difficult ones for those that want a little bit more of a challenge. They do need a lodge that you can go and sit at and bring your own food. We didn't stay on their property and had to travel 15-20 min to get to the mountain so a place to sit and relax without having to buy lunch every day would be nice!
Snowshoe Mountain review written Mar 14 2011 - 09:33 AM
Todd Advanced Skier
We have been 3 times in the past 16 months and we love it. We have 4 young kids (4 - 9) that have all learned to ski in classes, as did I. This last trip we were able to enjoy the greens together. We go during non-peak times and there is never a wait, everything open, a fantastic time!! Going back in a couple weeks for trip #4.
Snowshoe Mountain review written Mar 12 2011 - 06:05 PM
Krista Beginner Skier
Its all good. Catwalk is pretty straight for everyone. The parks are either really small, or really big. Not much in between.
Snowshoe Mountain review written Mar 11 2011 - 04:55 PM
DANIEL Advanced Snowboarder
Have been coming with my family for years. March 7 & 8, no crowds, lots of fun. Tip: Very beginning skiers may prefer Silver Creek due to the wider beginner trails. A fellow skier on the lift said he thought the trails were too narrow (we were on Ball Hooter lift), but if you're an advanced skier, head to Western Teritory where the slopes are again wider and longer.
Snowshoe Mountain review written Mar 10 2011 - 05:39 PM
Catherine Intermediate Skier
Great place to take kids. Book lodging through vrbo and save a lot of money.
Snowshoe Mountain review written Mar 10 2011 - 01:24 PM
Eric Intermediate Skier
Conditions were excellent first thing in the morning (early March). In the afternoon, there was a period of slushiness and more crowded slopes. But around 2:30, when the shadows grew long, the slush got more solid and crowds dissipated. Good slopes for beginners, especially Silver Creek. More advanced, good for a day or two.
Snowshoe Mountain review written Mar 07 2011 - 09:52 AM
SkiLikeAGirl Advanced Skier
You should hit the slopes early to get the best snow. In the afternoon it gets really icy and the lifts are packed. Eat at Foxfire Grille. Have an ice cold mug of Cold Trail Ale.
Snowshoe Mountain review written Mar 02 2011 - 02:09 PM
Ferg Advanced Skier
Go see Molly and Billy at Moonshine inside Shavers. Bring some American $ and get ready to sample some money moonshine.
Snowshoe Mountain review written Feb 28 2011 - 06:55 AM
Larry Advanced Snowboarder
Snowshoe is great mountain for the beginning skier. My 3 kids took lessons and hit the slopes for the 1st time - they loved it! Mountain is quite easy for those use to skiing out West, but great for a family w/young kids like us!
Snowshoe Mountain review written Feb 27 2011 - 09:11 PM
Dori Intermediate Skier
Awesome place. Second trip to Snowshoe, love it! I just ski the greens, and there are no shortage of green trails. Plenty of terrain parks, high speed quads are awesome. Oh yeah, SHOT SKI at HOOTS! DO IT!
Snowshoe Mountain review written Feb 23 2011 - 07:29 PM
Hammer Beginner Skier
I have been skiing at Snowshoe for over 30 years. Snowshoe isn'tnearly as big as the resorts out west, but Cup Run at Snowshoe is still a great ski slope. With a high speed quad lift and rarely any lift lines, you can get a ton of great skiing there.
Snowshoe Mountain review written Feb 23 2011 - 06:43 PM
Randy Advanced Skier
Good mountain if you can't get out west or to the northeast. Cupp and Shays are the longest runs. Good variety of terrain and, at least when I was there 2/16-17, the crowds were non existent.
Snowshoe Mountain review written Feb 19 2011 - 06:43 PM
Jeff Advanced Snowboarder
This was my second trip to snowshoe and both was an excellent and perfect day. I just love that place is amazing.
Snowshoe Mountain review written Feb 17 2011 - 03:32 PM
Hector Advanced Snowboarder
Both trips to Snowshoe were great. Lots of different trails and very good lodging! If you go to Silver Creek, try the outdoor pool and Misty's!
Snowshoe Mountain review written Feb 17 2011 - 02:21 PM
andersonvom Intermediate Snowboarder
Had a great time the mountain was perfect, Thanks to Liftopia.Have lunch at Hoots its worth the lift ride up there.
Snowshoe Mountain review written Feb 17 2011 - 01:25 PM
Jeff Advanced Skier
had a great weekend. Stay toward the soaring eagle side, there are less people
Snowshoe Mountain review written Feb 15 2011 - 02:13 PM
Mike Advanced Snowboarder
awsome place. perfect conditions for any level. liftopia is awesome too.
Snowshoe Mountain review written Feb 13 2011 - 12:35 PM
jeff Advanced Snowboarder
Great snow.. Empty slopes on superbowl weekend. All we needed was some fresh powder and it woulda been a a++ trip. Lower shays was groomed and movin fast, camp 99 still the best run in the basin.
Snowshoe Mountain review written Feb 13 2011 - 10:47 AM
Disco stew Advanced Skier
If you're not afraid of black diamond runs, ski the Western Territory in the morning. By late morning, the snowboarders will have scraped any new snow off the steep slopes near the bottom, and it will be time to head over to the east side of the mountain and spend the rest of the day skiing the slopes served by the Soaring Eagle Express lift.
Snowshoe Mountain review written Feb 12 2011 - 10:40 PM
ski Advanced Skier
13 trips down cupp in 1hour and a half. Silver creek is a great place to point them down hill and go. Great trip.
Snowshoe Mountain review written Feb 12 2011 - 06:57 PM
Rick Advanced Skier
Just finished the week at Snowshoe & Silver Creek. Enjoyed both places. And thank you Liftopia for the discounted lift tickets.
Snowshoe Mountain review written Feb 12 2011 - 03:08 PM
Walt Elder Intermediate Skier
Great place for both beginner or advanced skier. I had lot of fun!
Snowshoe Mountain review written Feb 12 2011 - 08:37 AM
Joanna Intermediate Skier
Coldest damn place in the east but the skiing is the greatest, hit the widow maker of the morn,after lunch move to yew pine the west terr. always good.
Snowshoe Mountain review written Feb 08 2011 - 06:16 PM
J Advanced Skier
Worked fabulously. How about a 4 out 5 days ticket option for next season?
Snowshoe Mountain review written Feb 08 2011 - 02:34 PM
will Advanced Snowboarder
The lessons are great way to start the day especially if you are a beginner or haven't skied in a long time. Great green slopes. We did Snowshoe in the morning and moved to Silver Creek in the afternoon because Snowshoe closes early at 4:30.
Snowshoe Mountain review written Feb 03 2011 - 03:35 PM
Lina Beginner Skier
Best meal in WV @ Elk River touring center
Snowshoe Mountain review written Feb 02 2011 - 07:46 PM
Mark Advanced Skier
My two sons enjoyed Silver Creek's terrain parks the most, but enjoyed all runs. We tried using walkie talkies to communicate with them, but they didn't work. Our pre-arranged time/place meetups worked best, as we were shuttling them around. Elk River restaurant was a great meal, off mountain about 10 miles. Cooked all other meals in.
Snowshoe Mountain review written Feb 02 2011 - 04:50 PM
Robin Intermediate Snowboarder
We had a great time, perfect conditions. During the week the slopes were empty, with no waiting. Thank you for providing a discount on the lift tickets, the process went smoothly.
Snowshoe Mountain review written Feb 01 2011 - 11:59 AM
Dennis Advanced Skier
Great skiing and riding during the weekdays, no wait on the lifts. Saturday got busy really fast. Rode all of the runs at Snowshoe and Silver Creek. Powder Ridge and Powder Monkey were the best for my 7 & 10 year olds on snowboards. The other greens had flat spots that they couldn't get passed without walking or getting a push. Great place for my family of 7 to ski/ride. Not too big to get lost but big enough to have the variety for all of us ranging from 52 to 7. We stayed at Black Bear Crossing and brought our on food. 13 of us in all.
Snowshoe Mountain review written Jan 30 2011 - 08:53 PM
Tony Intermediate Snowboarder
Eating out is $$$. 40usd for breakfast for three! take your laptop to communicate, and buy a calling card for communication. Cell service is imposible, unless you drive to the bottom of the mountain. Ski barn is the place to rent, and get the 1 dollar insurance just in case. We rented a condo with kitchenette, and purchased lift tickets from liftopia. still an expensive sport!!!
Snowshoe Mountain review written Jan 30 2011 - 07:57 PM
toros Intermediate Skier
Great skiing for green and blue level skiers! The snow was fabulous in the last week of Jan '11. If you are renting equipment, the Ski Barn has the best equipment and prices- Elk Ridge rentals is NOT the place to go. We returned equipment to Elk Ridge after seeing what the Ski Barn had. Our family rented a condo with a kitchen and made most of our meals. It can get pricey if you eat out more than a couple of times. We will definitely go back next year!
Snowshoe Mountain review written Jan 28 2011 - 02:32 PM
The Pirkeys Intermediate Skier
After pushing it hard all day on the slopes at Snowshoe and WT make the effort to go out to Silver Creek at night. They only open half the mountain but have three parks, small, medium and large. It's a great time to chill and a lot of fun no matter what your ability - that's right everyone can catch a little air. Shuttle service is available - slopes close at nine. You'll sleep like a baby.
Snowshoe Mountain review written Jan 28 2011 - 08:33 AM
Phil Garman Advanced Snowboarder
Had a fantastic time. Weather was perfect. Good snowfall. Staff and accomindations couldn't be better. Looking foward to going back.
Snowshoe Mountain review written Jan 27 2011 - 02:09 PM
Andy Pazo Intermediate Skier
Always have a great time at Snowshoe. We rent houses at the Cass Scenic Railway State park about 10 miles away and commute. Houses are rustic but serve our purposes great. Western Territory is fantastic but beware lower Shay's unless you are truly advanced. Went to Silver Creek for the first time and it was a lot of fun to explore first thing (went while my daughter was taking her first lesson). Silver Creek is fun for beginners to intermediate skiers and less crowded. Others might get bored soon. Hit the runs at Soaring Eagle before the sun gets too low (early afternoon).
Snowshoe Mountain review written Jan 24 2011 - 02:52 PM
Dave Stephenson Intermediate Skier
This trip was my first time snowboarding ever, and Snowshoe was a great place to learn. I learned very fast. Great boarding, great views, great place. I'd recommend it to everyone.
Snowshoe Mountain review written Jan 24 2011 - 09:02 AM
Ethan Intermediate Snowboarder
We made the mistake of putting our ski pants into the dryer with the lift ticket attached. The dryer was on low and we were just trying to take some of the dampness out of our clothing. When we were ready to ski down to the lift, we noticed the lift ticket information had disappeared. We had our stubs and we were able to get replacement tickets at Expedition. The employee said it was good that we had not dried our stubs. I replied, "We're not THAT dumb!" Good snow conditions.
Snowshoe Mountain review written Jan 22 2011 - 03:53 PM
Greg Advanced Skier
Awesome conditions Jan 12-14. Military get 1/2 price lift tickets during the week with a valid id! great deal! Ember also has $1 Busch lights, which makes up for the menu prices, but they have GREAT food~ We got $1 busch lights with bloody mary juice and had great sushi for $30 for 2 people. I would definitely suggest staying on top of the mountain instead of at the Inn or off site.
Snowshoe Mountain review written Jan 20 2011 - 09:01 PM
Lyric Intermediate Snowboarder
Always have a blast, i recommend using two straps to attached your lift ticket, depending on how many times you fall it may come off, and also keep your reciept in a pocket on your jacket just in case it does happen. Last time I went we had 3 foot snowfall when we were there, definitely drive a fourwheel drive vehicle.
Snowshoe Mountain review written Jan 17 2011 - 09:17 PM
Craig Intermediate Snowboarder
Had a wonderful time last week with lots of snow falling and powder on the runs. They left a few runs ungroomed for several days which was lots of fun. This mountain is set up really well for families. The kids (7,13,13) can play up and down Powderridge and PowderMonkey without accidentally hitting a black and only the rare blue. There's enough variety for several days of skiing without getting bored and you can go to Silver Creek for a change of scenery. Shuttles worked well. Kids loved the Split Rock pool at night (swimming in the snow was a big hit). As mentioned, cell phone coverage is nonexistent but our unit had wireless. It was nice not to have to worry about the phone!!
Snowshoe Mountain review written Jan 17 2011 - 05:12 AM
Heather D Intermediate Skier
I've skied at Snowshoe for 20+ years. The past two year they have had the best conditions ever. Best Advanced slopes - Cupp (of course), then Widow Maker, and Ball Hooter. If you like good intermediate slopes go to SiverCreek - Cascade and Fox Chase are outstanding practice runs. I see several comments about the lack of cell phone coverage. It's because of the "quiet zone" around the Green Bank Radio Observatory about 10 miles to the east. There's basically no coverage anywhere in that area. Be thankful Snowshoe was able to put in a small cell at all.
Snowshoe Mountain review written Jan 15 2011 - 12:11 PM
Roger Advanced Skier
Had a great time even with receiving 18in of snow the 3 days we were there. We still got alot of skiing in!!! Loved being able to get the lift tickets thru liftopia. Definately recommend it to anyone! Ski rentals done thru Ski Barn and if you are staying near the Village area the ski rental place nearest silver creek is the closest and most convenient to rent from with discount by doing it online. Really liked being able to take advantage of the shuttle system. All in all, no regrets on this ski trip!!!
Snowshoe Mountain review written Jan 14 2011 - 08:42 PM
Kim Intermediate Skier
Great resort for the whole family with terrain for all skill levels (8,11,14 yr old kids). Food in Shaver Center reasonably priced - Keith the Exec. Chef great guy. Easy to get around with shuttle buses. Unless you have AT&T, forget cell phone coverage as it doesn't exist - which is a real problem. It may be a vacation, but I still have to conduct business to pay for the vacation!! C'mon Snowshoe, figure out the communication issue...
Snowshoe Mountain review written Jan 14 2011 - 02:23 PM
Wayne Intermediate Skier
Wake up early and hit Western Territory! (Directly across from powder monkey) It'll be good till about 2pm, then it starts to get icy. After that, just do whatever. The Terrain Park stays fairly unoccupied for most of the day, so that's nice. At night, make sure you either get to Silver Creek right at 6.
Snowshoe Mountain review written Jan 12 2011 - 12:20 PM
John Advanced Snowboarder
The snow was great about the 2nd day into our trip. When they say it is going to snow, they really mean it is going to snow! Take some mardi gras beads for the ballhooter lift tree!
Snowshoe Mountain review written Jan 10 2011 - 03:54 PM
Jayson Advanced Skier
Went tubing & had fun! Snowshoe neds a longer, steeper tubing run for adults though!
Snowshoe Mountain review written Jan 09 2011 - 04:57 PM
Leigh Lawson Beginner Skier
Great skiing conditions & slopes! Only problem was NOT being able to use my Verizon cell phone! Was surprised & disappointed that AT&T was the only option available. Looking forward to going again soon anyway!
Snowshoe Mountain review written Jan 09 2011 - 04:54 PM
Darryl Lawson Advanced Skier
Western Territory is a must if you like some good adrenaline pump! This resort by far exceeded my expectations and we will definitely be going back next year. I would suggest getting familiar with the village and taking advantage of their buses that transport you where ever you'd like.
Snowshoe Mountain review written Jan 09 2011 - 04:22 PM
Edward Advanced Snowboarder
Start the day early for the best snow on the runs and little wait time! Western Territory is never crowded..if you like the black runs! Stay warm & have fun! We miss it already! Thankful for great prices at Liftopia!!
Snowshoe Mountain review written Jan 07 2011 - 02:09 PM
Jessica Dildine Intermediate Skier
Great skiing...Reservations at Top of the World are less expensive than the newer buildings, but still offer ski-in, ski-out at the Flying Eagle Lift...Save a few bucks on your lift tickets at liftopia and your stay at Top of the World...
Snowshoe Mountain review written Jan 07 2011 - 08:19 AM
John J Intermediate Skier
We arrived the Sunday after New Year's Day. Never had to wait in a lift line. The buses are extremely convenient and you can save on lodging if you don't mind riding one. It was great to let the teenagers go early and have coffee in peace :)
Snowshoe Mountain review written Jan 05 2011 - 02:22 PM
Kristi Intermediate Skier
Had a great time and got a great deal through liftopia. All of the runs in the main area and the Western Territory close at 4:30pm. Head for Silver Creek or which ever parking lot you need to get to early to avoid long bus lines.
Snowshoe Mountain review written Jan 02 2011 - 09:26 PM
Brian Intermediate Snowboarder
We didn't realize that day lift tickets are valid all day and night. It gave everyone a lot of flexibility with skiing/snowboarding. Our kids snowboarded all day, came in for an early dinner and headed back out to ski until 9pm. Remember to keep your receipt in case your lift ticket comes off your jacket (one of us lost our lift ticket). Had a great time and lots of snow!!
Snowshoe Mountain review written Dec 30 2010 - 04:36 PM
Beverly Intermediate Skier
Agree with Donnie T... Start early at Snowshoe, then head over to Silver Creek during the middle of the day to avoid the long lift lines.
Snowshoe Mountain review written Dec 30 2010 - 12:25 PM
Chris B Advanced Skier
FANTASTIC TIME HAD BY ALL!!!Liftopia was simple and easy to use!!
Snowshoe Mountain review written Dec 28 2010 - 06:43 PM
Becky Intermediate Skier
Great skiing. Well worth the drive from Georgia. Great deal through liftopia. Already planning next rip.
Snowshoe Mountain review written Dec 24 2010 - 02:27 PM
Eric Intermediate Skier
Go where the crowds are not! Start at Cup Run first thing in the morning. Take the free shuttle to Silver Creek during the middle of the day, and then over to the main area of Snowshoe from 2:30-4:00.
Snowshoe Mountain review written Dec 23 2010 - 07:31 PM
Donnie T Advanced Skier
Liftopia a great deal. Easy to redeem voucher for tickets at lodging check-in, no standing in line at ticket window. Snowshoe conditions best I've seen this early in the season. Go to Cupp Run to avoid the crowds.
Snowshoe Mountain review written Dec 23 2010 - 02:12 PM
Sandy Intermediate Skier
Lifts got cold but worth it! Had a great time.
Snowshoe Mountain review written Dec 22 2010 - 02:12 PM
Jesse Beginner Snowboarder
Powder was really good, some ice though once the powder was groomed away. Great spot with great views. Planning on going back next year!
Snowshoe Mountain review written Dec 21 2010 - 07:41 AM
Michael Advanced Snowboarder
Bundle up! Wind gets pretty cold on the lifts, but the powder was fantastic!! First time there and we will definitely go back!
Snowshoe Mountain review written Dec 17 2010 - 07:50 AM
Nmo Intermediate Skier
Great family resort!
Snowshoe Mountain review written Dec 05 2010 - 06:48 PM
dk Intermediate Skier

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