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“Great winter sports resort for the mideast/south east”

Snowshoe Mountain Resort
Ranked #1 of 20 things to do in Snowshoe
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Start with an 11,000 acre playground serving up the best of the mountains, however you like it. Your days here are like having dessert first. Our Village is situated atop the mountain and gives you access to spa-ing, shopping and even dancing. It all feels better at 4,848 feet.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed December 3, 2012

Our trip to Snowshoe was well worth the 4 hour drive from Pittsburgh, PA. The resort is on top of the mountain and to reach it you drive through very rural areas. This adds to the aura of remote getaway the resort has and that is enhanced by the fact there is almost no cellular reception on the mountain. Once you reach the top (at a respectable 4800 ft for the Appalachians), you enjoy a beautiful view of the mountains of central WV on one side and the slopes on the other, with Shaver Lake at the bottom. So the village is unusually nested on top of the slopes and surrounded by wilderness. It is a fancy, quaint little gem. It is managed by Intrawest, that also owns Tremblant and having been in the Canadian resort we could not help seeing similarities as Snowshoe shares some of the elegance of Tremblant, although being significantly smaller. The good thing is that once you are in the village, everything is walking distance and you do not need your car to get around. The central square opens to the slopes and there is a convenient shuttle to the Silver Creek skiing area, that has the advantage of being open at night (until 9 pm). The resort boasts a vertical drop of 1500 ft, which I believe is the biggest in the mideast/southeast, but that only applies to the Western Territory, that has 2 slopes, both expert and was not open when we visited. The main basin and the Silver Creek area, where approximately 75% of the terrain is located, have a more modest drop and I guess similar to that of Seven Springs, PA. The staff was very corteous in the village and at the lifts and because we went at the beginning of the season, there were no lines to get on the lifts. I cannot comment on the difficulty of the terrain as the black slopes were all closed. The restaurants are all reasonably good. There is a grocery store in the village that has only basic items, so I suggest you bring your grocery from somewhere in the valleys if you plan to cook there. The resort is overall ideal for kids due to being compact and having several kids-friendly amenities such as the Split Rock Pool.

2  Thank EnricoNovelli
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Reviewed November 15, 2012

When we can't get out west, we go to Snowshoe, and although the weather is MUCH less predictable - conditions can change by the hour! - than resorts in more stable winter weather locations, this resort does an awesome job of providing plenty of snow as long as the temps cooperate. You are much better off making your plans sooner rather than long range as this resort really is at the mercy of Mother Nature. Thast said, the slopes are great and there are plenty of lodging options; dining options are a little less especially during slow parts of the season - you never know if a place is going to be open or not. The Village has a lot to offer; snowmaking can occur around the clock; rentals are easily done with several locations; ski shops are helpful and well stocked; night skiing is a blast; it's a great place for families and wonderful for teens because you can pretty much let them go alone because the resort is so user friendly; the pool area is good; the shuttle service is EXCELLENT!; and most of the buidings are kept very warm. Stay in a condo so you can cook if you want; bring plenty of provisions since getting someplace off the mountain is NOT recommended; make sure you gas up BEFORE you go up the mountain; bring dry gas just in case; and you should have a great time!!!

3  Thank Lona_8
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

I have visited this resort 8 times and it continues to keep my interest. With 60+ slopes and 3 detachable quad lifts, the resort is easy to get around and you can ski most of the time with little lift wait. The village is good and I like that it is on top of the mountain! Our family will continue to come here for many more years. We like to stay at Silver Creek or Allegheny Springs!

1  Thank brancoop
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Reviewed October 29, 2012

Snowshoe is probably the best skiing within driving distance of Tennessee and Georgia. It gets cold and they make snow well into March but be mindful that with any place in the south, weather conditions change rapidly. I like to catch the deals at the tail end of the season but you run the risk of skiing into mud in some places, especially areas like Widowmaker where the back of the hill faces the sun all day. December and January are probably the best months to go but they get packed and lift lines get fairly long. That said, this is definitely a better place than Obergatlinburg or any place in NC. Rent a ski-in/ski-out place at Powderridge and you can take the bus anywhere you need to go. Bring food and save some money but there's nothing better than skiing right up to your room at the end of the day, instead of waiting on the bus!

1  Thank GREG L
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Reviewed September 28, 2012

Skiing is awesome. Food establishments all nice and food is good....I like the FOX FIRE. Nice swimming place and the Snowtubing is the best in winter! Whee! F - U - N !!

3  Thank BlueFalconRidge
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