What's New This Year: Highland House, a new beautiful slopeside lodge with deluxe accommodations, two new restaurants, and several new shops, adds yet another dimension to the Village at Snowshoe.
They've added a nice and wide 1/2 mile long novice trail called Yew Pine and expanded existing novice trails in the area which will be know as the Northern Tract. Ski and Board Schools can now offer novice skiers and snowboarders more room to learn in a safe and comfortable environment.
For those of you looking for adventure, they've added even more this season. Climb aboard a snowmobile for an excursion to the new fire tower perched on the eastern ridge of Snowshoe Mountain or have a team of Huskies take you on a backcountry ride. And, we've taken slopeside lodging to the extreme...spend the night at the Shavers Lake Hideaway at the base of the Ball Hooter lift. There may not be running water, but you'll find fantastic waffles at the Boathouse and plenty of fresh tracks in the morning.
While out on the hill at Silver Creek this season, be certain to stop in and grab a bite to eat at the Black Run Sugar House. Modeled after the area's old time maple syrup shack, the Sugar House will give you an opportunity to try some sugary home brew made right here in the hills of West Virginia.
Resort Overview: With an elevation of 4,848 feet, Snowshoe is the tallest ski mountain in the Mid-Atlantic region. It has 53 trails and gets an average of 15 feet of snow per year. Not bad for an Eastern resort -- especially one in the Mid-Atlantic! Due to its rather spread-out nature, the resort offers two locations for its children's ski schools and day care facilities so guests can choose the one that's closest to them. The Snowshoe/Silver Creek Child Care Centers offer hourly through full-day programs for children 12 weeks to 10 years old. The Brr Rabbit Ski School introduces kids 4-6 to skis using a game-like approach that kids enjoy. The resort's Mogul Busters program for 7-12 year olds is divided by ability and allows kids to learn while skiing with others their own age. Children 6 and under ski free when accompanied by a parent, and reduced junior rates apply to children 7-12. Special kids' discounts and Kids 12 and Under Ski Free packages are offered at selected times during the season. Off the slopes, your kids can visit The Cave, an arcade and family fun center, as well as swim, play the indoor 18-hole miniature golf course, or be entertained on Saturday nights at Shavers Centre.
Passes/Discounts Available: Yes;
Wild and Wonderful Value Season - November 17 through December 20 Save up to 40% on lodging and up to 50% on lift tickets First Tracks at great savings during Snowshoe's early winter season. Snowshoe averages over five feet of natural snowfall before Christmas. With the help of our renowned snowmaking, you can be assured of the best snow conditions in the region. Don't daydream, do it!
Winter Kick-off Celebration and Demo Days
Two nights lodging and Two Days of Skiing for as low as $99* per person. December 8-10 This is a great weekend to make those first turns of the season, try some of the latest equipment, celebrate the return of winter and save tons of cash. Limited availability on this special $99 deal so call today! All the major ski and snowboard manufacturers will be on hand to let you experience the 2001 product line plus entertainment and special evening fireworks display. *Prices based on double occupancy at the Inn at Snowshoe based on availability.
Thanksgiving Package - from $490 per family of four; with ski rentals $698 4-Night Lodging/Lift Ticket and rental Package (a 50% savings) Wednesday, Nov. 22 thru Saturday, Nov. 25 Don't spend the Thanksgiving Holiday on the sofa munching leftover turkey sandwiches when you can be having great fun on the slopes of Snowshoe. Thanksgiving at Snowshoe Mountain has become a family tradition accented with unbelievable savings on just about everything. Take advantage of 50% savings on lodging and Thanksgiving dinner! Also enjoy early season discounts on ski school lessons, rentals and lift tickets. Snowshoe is the perfect holiday venue for a memorable family get together! Kids 6 & under SKI FREE! (Receive a four-day lift ticket) Rental Package Only Adults $60 - Junior $44
Pre-Christmas Package from $562 per family of four; with ski rentals $822 - 4-Night Lodging/Lift Ticket Package (a 45% savings) Friday, Dec. 15 thru Monday, Dec. 18 Get a jump on the holidays and enjoy the fun of a Snowshoe getaway before the holiday rush. Up to 45% savings on Lodging plus a significant discount on equipment rentals, ski lessons and lift tickets plus, Kids 12 and under receive a Free 4 day lift ticket! Your family and or friends will also enjoy a full menu of holiday festivities including a lavish welcome aboard party, fun filled activities each night and even a memorable Pre-Christmas party with Santa and lots of gifts and treats for the children. Kids 12 & under SKI FREE! (receive a four-day lift ticket)
Christmas Package from $878 per family of four; with ski rentals $1,258 5-Night Lodging/Lift Ticket Package (a 40% savings) - Tuesday, Dec. 21 thru Saturday, Dec. 25 A White Christmas at Snowshoe will be a memory that your family will cherish for years to come. Our special Christmas Package is full of Holiday cheer and plenty of fun filled activities for the entire family; all week-long. The week kicks off with a great welcome aboard party followed by entertaining activities every night. The highlight of this package is a festive Christmas Eve Party with entertainment, treats, punch and eggnog and even gifts from Santa. Our ever popular Christmas Package offers 40% savings on Lodging, multi day discounts on lift tickets and Kids 12 & under SKI FREE! (receive a five-day lift ticket)
Holiday Packages - December 26-28, December 29-31 - The holidays are a great time to be at Snowshoe. Ask our reservation agents about special lodging and lift packages available during these wonderful holidays. Minimum 3 night stay requirements apply. More packages are available on their website.
Day Care: During the day, the new Kids World at Ruckus Ridge is where youngsters come to meet new friends and learn to ski or ride. It's convenient and fun with rental pickup, ticket sales and lessons all available in one easy transaction. Drop 'em off with our Kids World staff and they'll take it from there. Kids World is our new 2,000 square foot Children's ski and snowboard school at the Silver Creek area. It offers everything from ticket sales to rentals and lessons under one roof, making it convenient and hassle-free to get your child enrolled into ski school.
Children's Lessons: Kid's Ski and Snowboard Lessons - Snowshoe's Snow Pros make learning for children fun, exciting and safe in our Snowshoe Kids Program. Ages from 3-12 (age breaks of 3-4 and 5-12) will be divided up by ability to experience learning exercises, games and fun activities throughout the day.
Full Day (lunch included)
3-4 years old: $65 / multi day $62
5-12 years old; $60 / multi day $57
9:00am to 4:00pm (check in time at 8:30am)
3-4 years old: $40 / $38 multi day
5-12 years old: $35 / $33 multi day
9:00am to 12:00pm (check in time at 8:30am)
1:00pm to 4:00pm (check in time at 12:45pm)
Family Recreational Activities: Snowshoeing; Cross-Country Skiing; Snowmobiling; Horsedrawn sleigh rides.
Lodging: Snowshoe offers several lodging options from individual condos overlooking a 40 mile mountaintop vista to townhome style condos, lodge rooms, private houses, chalets, and lodge complex facilities at Silver Creek Lodge. Most facilities include a pool, jacuzzis, restaurant facilities, shops, and all the comforts you would expect from a world-class, four season resort. Visit their website for current rates.
Amenities: After a day of exploring Snowshoe's Mountain, take some time to relax and explore the new mountaintop village, where you'll find shops, restaurants and more. Dining choices also continue to expand. From Rimfire Lodge's new Eli's Tavern featuring authentic mountain cuisine, to Auntie Pasta's traditional Italian dishes and Goodtime Bobby's mouth-watering steaks, there are so many to choose from. For Entertainment, how about the Comedy Cellar? Ceck out one of the only full-time comedy clubs in ski country. This year you'll find your host Roy Riley in his bigger and better location on the lower level of the Mountain Lodge. Roy always brings in the funniest professional comedians from around the country including talent appearing on HBO, Comedy Central and top Comedy Clubs throughout the nation.
Transportation Available: Yes, shuttle service from most lodging. Call for details.
Awards: Ranked #17 out of the Top 60 Ski Resorts ranked by Ski Magazine