Snowshoe West Virginia lies
to the east of Summersville and is home to one of the winter hot spots in West Virginia,
Snowshoe Ski Resort. In the winter months Snowshoe ski
trips are high on the agenda for winter fun. In the warmer
months there are lots of things
to do, making Snowshoe one of the most popular all-season West Virginia resorts.
Warm temperatures afford myriad recreational opportunities
like all-levels hiking and 100 miles of mountain biking
trails amid some of the most beautiful scenery in West
Virginia. Snowshoe Ski Resort West Virginia is nestled
into the apex of Snowshoe Mountain in beautiful Pocahontas
Snowboarders and skiers heading to ride or ski Snowshoe WV won't find massive slopes like the Rockies or the Sierras. Those not living near any major mountainous areas find Snowshoe ski trips are West Virginia's best offering because of the many trails, lots of snow and spacious slopes bare of riders trying too hard to prove their skills. At Snowshoe Ski Resort West Virginia tourists and locals can relax and hit the slopes at their own paces without any worries of over-competitive riders cramping their style.
Snowshoe Ski Resort offers more than you might expect from a Mid-Atlantic ski area, much like at Timberline Ski Resort and conditions at Canaan Valley. Driving along the base of the mountain, heading toward the main ski artery, reveal the first signs of the impressive size of the mountain and just how good Snowshoe ski conditions actually are. Upon reaching the summit you'll be at almost 5,000 feet. This area, though a little backwards for a resort, is where Snowshoe hotels, cabins and lodges are found. This is also where all the rentals and mountain facilities are located as well. From this area stunning panoramic views of the Allegheny Mountains are easily within sight. Silver Creek Area is adjacent to Snowshoe Ski Resort offering even more acres for winter sports. Snowshoe Ski Area is part of Intrawest Resorts, owners of Mammoth, Copper and Whistler/Blackcomb ski resorts, meaning snow-making is at its best at all times.
Those who want to ski Snowshoe WV will have access to more than 60 trails and dual terrain parks totaling more than 230 acres of skiable terrain. Night skiing is available at fifteen of the sixty trails for excellent evening choices. Resort visitors riding the mountain have access to 1500 feet of vertical drop and up to 180 inches of powder annually. Every skier will find accommodating trails with more than 13 lifts to sweep you back up the mountain. Snowshoe ski trips are also popular for snowshoeing, snowmobiling and tubing. Visitors not wanting to ski Snowshoe WV can also take advantage of the sweeping backcountry areas, comprising more than 10,000 acres. Cross-country skiing and sleigh rides are both fun family activities available all winter.
After an exciting but long and tiring day of outdoor fun there are many evening options for entertainment and relaxation. Aching muscles will love Snowshoe Ski Resort's full range of spa services from rubdowns to therapeutic soaks. Almost twenty distinct restaurants provide plenty of options for both easygoing and the discerning visitors. Throughout the valleys and mountains surrounding Snowshoe Ski Resort West Virginia attractions are plentiful.
All within a few hours drive visitors will find a host of cultural, scenic, recreational and historic attractions like Blackwater Falls State Park where West Virginia rafting is a must-do in the summer. Hiking at Seneca Rocks, visiting The National Radio Astronomy Center and exploring more than 100 acres of natural backdrops in Beartown State Park are only a few exciting area activities. Whether you're looking for West Virginia cabins around Snowshoe Ski Area for a wonderful winter vacation or you're planning a summer holiday full of river rafting and other outdoor adventures, you'll find everything you need to enjoy a fulfilling vacation in Pocahontas County.