The #1 Ski Destination in the Eastern United States

Last Updated:
07.28.14 09:37 AM

Average Base: in
Primary Surface:

Slopes Open: 0 of 60
Lifts Open: 0 of 14

Made Snow?: NO
24 Hr Snowfall: in

Night Skiing: NO
Terrain Park: NO
Tubing: NO

Year Total Snow: 163 in


Snowshoe Mountain Resort in Snowshoe, West Virginia

Area Description:

Snowshoe Mountain

Snowshoe Mountain offers the most of everything that makes skiing, snowboarding and generally having a great time on the snow in the Southeast. They receive the most natural snow at 180 inches per season; they have the largest vertical drop of 1,500 feet; they offer the most skiable terrain at 244 acres; they have the most efficient lift system carrying more than 24,600 people up the mountain per hour...and the list goes on and on.

Snowshoe Mountain, located in Pocahontas County, is the largest winter resort in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast, and has been voted the top resort in the region numerous times by regional and national media outlets.'s own viewers have voted it the number one ski destination in the Southeast every year since 1996. The reasons are too numerous to mention within this space; however, suffice it to say that you owe it to yourself to make Snowshoe Mountain one of YOUR destinations for the coming winter.

Snowshoe is comprised of TWO distinct mountains that are skiable with ONE lift ticket. The terrain offers challenging trails for every skill level, and Snowshoe is one of the best resorts regarding recognizing the ever-growing population of snowboarders, as they offer THREE terrain parks which are open to skiers and snowboarders.

In addition to offering skiing and snowboarding, Snowshoe Mountain offers Snowmobiling, snowshoeing, a Snow Tubing in WV hill with 6 lanes, cross country skiing, night skiing, horse-drawn sleigh rides, hot tubs, and spa facilities and so much more.

For those that want a little diversion from all of the snow sports, Snowshoe has a lot to offer. Visit the Connection Nightclub, Comedy Cellar and a host of restaurants and shops.

What's new for 2011-2012!

  • New Pricing Structure
    Value is back at Snowshoe. The mountain is introducing a new pricing structure featuring new mid-week discounts, increased discounts on tickets pre-booked with lodging and a tiered structure which means the more days you ski/ride, the more you save. Daily lift ticket rates start as low as $37.
  • Freedom Packaging
    When booking a Snowshoe vacation, guests will now have the freedom to book the lift tickets they want. Choose your lodging from any one of Snowshoe’s 1,400 options and then book the lift tickets that fit your party. Think Mom wants a day off to shop? No problem. Bringing along a non-skiing friend? Great! You build the Snowshoe plan that works foryou!
  • Three new restaurants on the mountaintop
    Sunset Cantina will offer a relaxed atmosphere and Southwestern cuisine in the heart of the Village, while The South Mountain Grille will serve up eclectic contemporary American fare. Next door to the Grille, The Stash is a new mountain hot spot, featuring hand-rolled sushi and a full sake bar.
  • New Winch Cat Groomer
    This new piece of equipment will allow Snowshoe to groom its steepest slopes to perfection every night. The winch cat secures at the top of a slope, giving operators the time and security to expertly groom pitches like that found on Shay’s Revenge, Upper Ballhooter and Spruce Glades.
  • Shuttle Service from The Inn
    Snowshoe’s most affordable lodging option is now even more convenient! Regularly scheduled shuttles will run to and from the Inn at Snowshoe at the base of the mountain. Enjoy cozy accommodations, an indoor heated pool and hot tub and the convenience of Brandi’s Bar and Restaurant on-site.
  • New Terrain Park
    Snowshoe’s Park crew is introducing the new Mountaineer Parks this year, encompassing all five of Snowshoe’s freestyle areas, which total 27 acres. The new Progression Session Park will take the place of Skidway slope in Snowshoe’s basin area and will include small to medium features.
  • New Columbia signature store
    Forget your mittens? Need some warm, waterproof shoes? The new Columbia brand store in the heart of Snowshoe’s Village has you covered for all of your outerwear and lifestyle clothing needs!
  • New Online Booking Engine
    Planning your Snowshoe escape is now easier than ever! Snowshoe’s new online booking engine will allow you to easily browse our 33 lodging complexes and choose the accommodations, lift tickets, equipment rentals and more that meet your party’s needs.
  • HD Video from SnowshoeTV
    The next time you’re sitting at your desk, dreaming of a Snowshoe escape, you can hop onto and view video that will make you feel like you’re actually there! Snowshoe’s production team has updated to new HD equipment that will have you almost feeling the spray of snow on your face, even if you are actually stuck in a cubicle.
  • New Kids Ski/Ride and Play Program
    Is your little skier or rider ready for a day of adventure? Snowshoe’s Kids World is introducing a new ski/ride and play program for our smallest guests. Children 4 to 6 years old will love spending a day with our professional instructors, learning the basics of sliding on snow and also enjoying indoor and outdoor structured play time. Group lessons for little rippers will now be offered with our Lion Cubs 4 to 6 year old snowboard programming.
  • Freestyle Fridays
    Always dreamed of being the next great XGames athlete, or just wondered what all those funny looking features in the snow are? Snowshoe is proud to introduce freestyle lessons, offered every Friday afternoon. These group lessons will introduce skiers and riders to the world of freestyle in a safe, comfortable environment. No previous freestyle experience necessary!
  • New Adventures. Within Reach.
    Can you help us find the elusive and legendary Snowshoe Sasquatch? Want to learn more about snowmaking and grooming operations? Ready to take a family tour into the backcountry on high powered sleds? Want to experience some of Snowshoe’s 11,000 acres by moonlight? If you answered yes to any of these questions, we have new adventure products that are perfect for you!

Each of these updates make the Snowshoe experience better than ever, and with the resort’s new pricing structure, a Snowshoe escape is now more affordable than ever. With 1,400 lodging options, a mountaintop Village filled with restaurants and stores, nightlife for all ages and the region’s best terrain, there’s no better place to enjoy the great outdoors with the people you love most.

Après Ski?

Snowshoe Mountain

The Village of Snowshoe features high quality lodging with Rimfire Lodge, Highland House, Allegheny Springs, and the Seneca Lodge.

The Big Top, a 15,000-square-foot space, offers kids and teens a great alternative from the slopes. From arcades and simulators to dance parties and dinner & a movie, the Big Top is the place to go for fun this winter.

The Seneca, located in the heart of the village, will be open for its second winter season. Offering studio through three-bedroom units, The Seneca combines a great location with fantastic amenities including underground parking, fitness facility, hearth room, and private courtyard featuring an oversized thermal spa and great western views. The Seneca also features an executive Board Room and hospitality suite.\

Expedition Station takes the place of the old Spruce Lodge. Expedition Station is the newest lodging property on the mountain. Offering studio, two-bedroom and two-bedroom with den units, Expedition Station will offer a completely new lodging alternative for guests this winter.

In addition to Snowshoe's wide variety of lodging, they also offer tons of different dining options. New for the upcoming 2010-2011 season, The Junction and Auntie Pastas will feature new menus while also retaining old favorites. A new restaurant in the Village will offer sandwiches, soup, salads, and great beer. And, you'll find a new BBQ buffet on Saturday nights at the Shavers Center!

Lodging Profile:

Snowshoe offers a HUGE choice of beautiful ski rentals from inns to efficiencies to suites to beautiful cabins and more. Due to the large list of available lodging choices, we have created a separate page promoting many of their offerings.

Click HERE to see Snowshoe Mountain Rentals!