Snowshoe Mountain

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Snowshoe Mountain
West Virginia
United States
Phone: 304 572-4636

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About the Ski Resort

Snowshoe Mountain, located in Pocahontas County, WV, is the largest winter resort area in the mid-Atlantic, and allows you to explore three faces of the mountain with just one lift ticket.

The Snowshoe Basin offers a little something for everyone. Experts can enjoy bomber runs like Widowmaker, Choker, and Knot Bumper. Intermediates will enjoy great cruiser runs like Skipjack, Spruce Glades, and Gandy Dancer. And for first timers, the Basin area offers great learning terrain like the Flume Trail system. Whatever your preference, you'll find the perfect trail for you in the Snowshoe Basin area.

The Ruckus Ridge Adventure Park at the Silver Creek area offers something for everyone in your family from the tamest to the most fearless member. With night skiing, a five-lane tubing hill, Kids World, and the Mountaineer Terrain Park featuring a 300' half pipe and plenty of rails and kickers, the Ruckus Ridge Adventure Park is designed with one thing in mind... FUN!!!

And for those of you up for the challenge, the Western Territory, with 1500' of steeps to conquer, is where adrenaline junkies head to get their fix. With the legendary Cupp Run, designed by Olympian Jean Claude Kily, and Shay's Revenge, with steeps of 52% and "mountain size" moguls, even the most hardcore skiers and snowboarders have to take notice of these two beasts.

Snowshoe's terrain extends far beyond the slopes. With 11,000-acres nestled nearly a mile high in the Allegheny Mountains, the adventures are endless and the experiences are unforgettable. Our backcountry trails and spectacular scenery are unmatched anywhere in the East. If you're adventurous, strap on some snowshoes or cross-country skis for access into a snowy solitude. Or, hop on a snowmobile or horse drawn sleigh for a unique perspective of our mountain.

Ski resort area details

Alpine Skiing: Yes
Night Skiing: Yes
Heli-Skiing: No
Snowcat Skiing: No
Snowboarding: No
Snowshoe trails: Yes
Cross country: 40 km
Snow tubing: Yes

 Easiest:  41 %

 More Difficult:  36 %

 Most Difficult:  23 %

 Experts only:  --

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Pace of Play: Pace of play: 0
Money Value: Money value: 0
Tees: Tees: 0
Service: Service: 0

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Mountain Statistics

Base elevation:  3,250 ft
Summit elevation:  4,848 ft
Vertical drop:  1,598 ft
Skiable area:  224 acres
Annual snowfall:  180 in
Snowmaking:  100 %
Number of trails:  57
Number of lifts:  14
Types of lifts:  3 Surface Lifts,
 7 Triple Chairs,
 2 Quad Chairs,
 2 Hi-Speed quads

Ski Resort Services

Childcare  Yes
Adaptive skier:  Yes
Nearby lodging:  Yes
Ski lessons:  Yes
Snowboard lessons:  Yes
Ski rentals:  Yes
Snowboard rentals:  Yes

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Ski Resort directions

Snowshoe mountain resort is located on US 219, 48 miles south of Elkins and 65 miles north of Lewisburg, West Virginia (via I-64). The resort is 245 miles from Washington, D.C. (5 hours drive), 192 miles from Pittsburgh, PA (4 hours), 150 miles from Roanoke, VA (3 hours) and 522 miles from Atlanta, GA (10 hours).
From Pittsburgh and the north, take I-79 south to 33 east to 219 south. From Charleston, take I-77 south to I-64 east to 219 north. From Washington D.C. and the east, take I-81 south to 250 west to 42 west to 39 north to 219 north.