Winter Guide to Snowshoe Mountain Resort, WV

I was twelve the first time I visited Snowshoe Mountain and Resort. Although it was over 20 years ago, I still remember how excited I was the first time I visited. I can’t remember where I put my keys on a daily basis or that my lost sunglasses are sitting on the top of my head, but I can still remember the way I felt 20 years ago. That feeling of excitement and joy remains familiar to me because it’s a feeling that is reignited every time I visit the beloved resort!

Flash forward to present day and add a husband and two kids to the mix and I’m still visiting the same ski resort I fell in love with over 20 years ago. Over the years, Snowshoe Mountain and Resort has become a year-round vacation spot for our family. If you’ve never been, I’m here to tell you – YOU MUST GO! Whether you ski, snowboard, or prefer neither – there is something for everyone to enjoy during their visit. So grab your snow gear and let me tell you all about one of my favorite places!

Check out my guide on things to enjoy during your visit below. See ya on the slopes!

About Snowshoe Mountain Resort, West Virginia

Welcome to the Wild & Wonderful West Virginia! Snowshoe Mountain & Resort, located 4,848 feet above sea level opened its slopes in December 1974. At that time, Thomas “Doc” Brigham envisioned more than Cheat and Alleghany Mountains, two mountains considered log barren by those around it. Brigham envisioned Snowshoe Mountain, a place where people could enjoy for many years to come – ultimately becoming one of the top resorts on the East Coast!

Where to Stay

There are so many places to choose from when staying on the mountain and there are even options off the mountain that are only a short driving distance away. The mountain itself offers places for large groups of people and those who prefer to travel solo. There are luxury homes, ski-in/ski-out slope-side choices, and single room options. Believe me when I say, no matter what you or those you may be traveling with desire, there is an option for you. To make your hunt for accommodations a little easier I have linked some options for you below.

Winter Activities

It doesn’t matter if you prefer skiing to snowboarding or snow tubing to snowmobile rides, the mountain is guaranteed to provide you with plenty of adventure options suitable for all ages! Snowshoe Mountain offers 257 acres of skiable terrain with 60 trails and 14 ski lifts. A quick drive or shuttle ride to Silver Creek Ski Area offers an additional 18 trails and 6 ski lifts for you to enjoy. Unlike Snowshoe Mountain, Silver Creek offers 12 trails for night skiing and a 8 trail Coca Cola Tube Park.

If you are looking for something a little more adventurous, you can easily schedule a time to XC Skiing or Snowshoeing. There are also Snowmobile and Off-road Adventure Tours for you to enjoy. If you are looking for more information swing by the Adventure Center next to The Depot and check it out!

Find Information for Snowmobile Tours and Outdoor Adventures Next to The Depot

Restaurants & Eats

Junction Ale House Located in Snowshoe Village

Let’s be honest, one of my favorite things about traveling is dining out. I love dining out and I love a good cocktail – Snowshoe Mountain and Resort has lots of options for both! I could easily do an entire blog post on the different dining options, but to keep this post short I’m going to tell you about a few of my favorites.

Sunset Cantina Located in Snowshoe Village

My two favorite lunch spots are The Junction Ale House and Cheat Mountain Pizza. I love both of these options because they are conveniently located in Snowshoe Village. The restaurants allow me to ski up, drop my gear – eat – then hit the slopes again. They both serve an array food choices for adults and kids. Both locations also have full if bars if you wish to enjoy a mid-day drink. When it comes to dinner, my favorite place to dine is Appalachia Kitchen, which is located at The Corduroy Inn. It offers a farm-to-table menu with a large variety of wine and specialty cocktails. If you’re looking for more suggestions, some more great mountain dining options are 10 Prime, Foxfire Grille, Sunset Cantina, Hoots Bar and Grill, and Tuque’s Bar & Grill.

Dining Options Located at The Corduroy Inn & Lodge

If you’re looking for a quick bite to eat and want more of a grab-and-go meal be sure to check out The Pizza Slice, Waffle Cabin, The Boat House, The Sugar Shack, Old Spruce Draft House, and Starbucks. These dining options are located throughout the mountain and slope-side. If you’re more of a homebody, Wildcat Grocery has everything you need, so feel free to pick up whatever you may need to prepare a meal back at your home.

Wine Options at Appalachia Kitchen

Last but not least, I want to mention Old Spruce Brewery. I absolutely love this place! The brewery is located on Rescue Road right before Silver Creek Mountain. The log cabin style brewery offers the perfect setting for enjoying drinks and eats with friends after a day on the slopes. The brewery also has a fantastic menu for you to enjoy. It would be a crime not to check out this great location during your stay.

Pretzel Appetizer at Old Spruce Brewery (A Personal Favorite)

Village Shops

The Village at Snowshoe

There are several great shops to explore when visiting Snowshoe Mountain. Located in the village are High Country Clothing Co.(pictured below), Mountain Kids (pictured below), Pocahontas Supply Co. (pictured below), Signature & Sweets (pictured below), Full Tilt Skate and Snow, 4848, Hops, Vines, & Spirits, and Mountain Adventure Center. Each shop offers a variety of merchandise ranging from sports equipment and clothing to gifts and edible treats. So whether you want to pick up some new gear or a great bottle of wine to-go, Snowshoe Village is sure to have what you need!

Hopes, Vines & Spirits

Split Rock Pools

Split Rock Pools Located in Snowshoe Village

If winter activities are not really your thing, there is still plenty for you to enjoy during your visit. Split Rock Pools is conveniently located in the resort’s village. The heated pool offers an indoor and outdoor swimming experience with several slides perfect for children. The pool also has two large hot tubs and a sauna, both great for relaxing after a long day on the slopes!

The Spa at Snowshoe

The Spa at Snowshoe

Whether you are coming off the slopes or just looking for some relaxation and selfcare, The Spa at Snowshoe is the perfect place to take advantage of some quality YOU time. Located in Snowshoe Village, the spa offers an array of treatments and services ranging from facials and massages to salon services and waxing. Depending on the time of year, the spa offers specialty services tailored to your seasonal needs. Be sure to stop or call ahead to make your appointment!

See Ya Soon…

Honestly, I feel like I barely mentioned all the great things to experience during your visit, which is probably because there are so many wonderful things to do. So, if you have any questions or would like to know more – drop them in the comment box and I will be happy to get back to you!

What’s The Drive Time???

Charlotte, NC – 6 hours

Charlottesville, VA – 3 hours

Columbus, OH – 5.5 hours

Lexington, KY – 6 hours

Pittsburgh, PA – 4 hours

Raleigh, NC – 6.5 hours

Roanoke, VA – 3 hours

Richmond, VA – 4 hours

Washington, DC – 4.5 hours

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