If you love snow, skiing, activities, and adventure, then you will be thrilled with the experience offered at Snowshoe. You do have to drive a rather long distance up the mountain to get to this resort, but when you arrive, there is no need to leave again! This is beautiful country, and you can enjoy a host of winter sports, including snowmobile and snowcat tours. There are a number of restaurants to choose from, all of which are very pleasing, and there is even an indoor activity center. This is an attraction that will delight young and old alike!
Snowshoe Ski Resort is the best ski resort in WV!!!
Snowshoe mountain is resembles a small city on top of a large mountain. Snowshoe resort offers incredible food, live music each night, and amazing skiing! The ski trails are really well maintained.
The views from Snowshoe Ski Resort are out of this world. Snowshoe Ski Resort is great for a nice get away, even if you do not like skiing.
Snowshoe is a great place to visit if you are looking for a romantic getaway with your signifigant other, or a fun family trip. Snowshoe offers a wide variety of activities including skii lessons.
My family recently spent a weekend at Snowshoe Ski Resort in Snowshoe, WV. We arrived in the middle of a blizzard that extended our journey an additional 4 hours as we crawled up the last 5 miles of the mountain.
Fortunately, once we arrived, the rest of our stay at Snowshoe was nothing short of wonderful.
The check in process went quickly. The desk was well staffed and they were ready for us. Our information was already printed and packaged for pick up. The check in area was a little bit of a drive from our hotel. After checking in, we had to load the kids back up and drive to the Brigham Center to unload. Snowshoe is a resort full of thoughtful details. For example, once you load your luggage on the cart at the Brigham Center, you travel underground to the Highland House which is on the other side of the Village. It was a thoughtful perk in the middle of a blizzard.
Since we arrived in a dark blizzard, the view of the snowy West Virginian Mountains that greeted us the next morning was particularly breathtaking. Drinking our morning coffee and watching the snow fall is an amazing way to greet the day. By the time breakfast was done, we were ready to tackle the slopes. With more than two feet of fresh snow from a 2 day blizzard, the slopes were especially powdery. Although this was our first ski trip, more experienced skiers that I spoke with described the ski conditions as “amazing” and “ideal”. With 60 trails and 14 lifts, Snowshoe has enough variety to please skiers and snowboarders alike.
Drawn to the mountains because of the recent snow, the resort was busy with skiers, but the crowds were not overwhelming. We did see lines for rentals and lessons but we had made our reservations before our arrival so we didn’t have to wait. Even the line at Starbucks moved quickly! The only time the lines were really a problem was the first night when we tried to eat at Cheat Mountain Pizza. We gave up and got takeout. Planning ahead really did make a difference. The reservation specialists were able to answer all of my questions so I knew what we needed to reserve before we arrived. Because we were first time skiers, we rented our equipment. The staff at the rental area was able to outfit us quickly and answer all of our “first-timer” questions.
Snowshoe is a ski resort but they have much more than just skiing. While we were there, we also enjoyed a couple of hours at the Big Top Entertainment Center and the Split Rock Pools. The Big Top is not included in the room rates but with every activity a kid could want from video games to rock climbing, it provided a nice break from the cold. Split Rock Pools are included in the room rate. Split Rock is an indoor/outdoor pool area for kids and adults with slides, a geyser, a water dumping barrel, a sauna and 2 outdoor hot tubs. Sitting in the hot tub while the kids raced down the slide was an incredibly relaxing end to the day.
The resort also offers a variety of restaurants but we didn’t eat anything extraordinary while we were there. The restaurants that we tried ranged from mediocre to just so-so. Cheat Mountain Pizza was a let down and we would have done better with a frozen pizza cooked ourselves and saved $60. The Wood Chip appetizer we had at the Junction was the best thing we ate on the whole trip however, the Open-faced Roast Beef Sandwich was inedible. If you have a kitchen in your room, you’d eat better if you brought your own provisions.
Snowshoe is much more expensive than other resorts in the area but they do offer a few discount packages that vary with the season. What you are paying for is convenience. From our room at the Highland House, we were truly within walking distance of everything in the Village area. A free shuttle was available for other areas of Snowshoe. Highland House and several other hotels at Snowshoe are “ski-in, ski-out” meaning you literally walk out of the hotel and onto the slopes. After all, skiing is the primary draw during the winter at Snowshoe. What you are not getting is luxury. Our room at Highland House was just okay. Snowshoe is a resort for “skiers” and since that is who they cater to, they do it well.
*This review is based on a 2-night complimentary stay at Snowshoe Ski Resort. I received no other compensation and the business owner did not state any requirements that I express a particular point of view.