Snowshoe Mountain Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of West Virginia in USA. The resort is in the town of Snowshoe, WV.
We recently ranked all of West Virginia's ski resorts, so you can see where Snowshoe Mountain stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Snowshoe Mountain is a part of the Ikon Ski Pass network. This allows you to buy one lift pass, and ski at all or most of the Ikon-sponsored slopes with it throughout the year, depending on the type of pass you bought.
There are numerous options to stay at Snowshoe Mountain around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Snowshoe Mountain Mountain Resort Terrain Overview
Snowshoe Mountain has a total of 61 ski trails, which are serviced by 12 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Snowshoe Mountain is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 257 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 104 hectares, 0.4 square miles, or 1.0 square kilometers.
Snowshoe Mountain's slopes see on average 180 inches (4.6 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 15 feet every year!
Snowshoe Mountain Ski Resort Elevation
Snowshoe Mountain Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 4,848 feet, or 1,478 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 3,348 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 1,500 feet (457 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Snowshoe Mountain's summit elevation is higher than average. There are a lot of ski slopes that are much higher than this one (some stretch to 12,000 feet!), but it is not small by any stretch of the imagination.
Snowshoe Mountain Ski Resort Difficulty Level
42.4out of 100
DID YOU KNOW?
At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.
Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.
Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level
Snowshoe Mountain has 257 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Snowshoe Mountain is a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 40% of its trails as easy. However, it also has a fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 60%.
Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.
Is Snowshoe Mountain Ski Resort good for beginners?
Snowshoe Mountain can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 60% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
Snowshoe Mountain Ski Resort Location
Snowshoe Mountain Ski Resort is located in the state of West Virginia, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Snowshoe, WV.
Snowshoe, WV 26209 USA
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Getting to Snowshoe Mountain Mountain Resort
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Snowshoe Mountain Ski Resort), its coordinates of 38.61000, -80.45000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Snowshoe, WV to get close.
By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.
A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Snowshoe Mountain Ski Resort.
|Pittsburgh International Airport||PIT||Pittsburgh, PA||130 mi|
|John Glenn Columbus International Airport||CMH||Columbus, OH||162 mi|
|Washington Dulles International Airport||IAD||Washington, DC||163 mi|
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Snowshoe Mountain.
|North Central West Virginia Airport||CKB||Clarksburg, WV||49 mi|
|Yeager Airport||CRW||Charleston, WV||64 mi|
|Raleigh County Memorial Airport||BKW||Beckley, WV||68 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Snowshoe Mountain Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.
Other Nearby Ski Resorts
Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Snowshoe Mountain Ski Resort.
|Winterplace||Ghent, WV||3,600 ft||32%||62 mi|
|Timberline Four Seasons||Davis, WV||4,268 ft||37%||64 mi|
|Canaan Valley||Davis, WV||4,280 ft||48%||68 mi|
|Massanutten||Massanutten, VA||2,925 ft||45%||94 mi|
|Mystic Mountain at Nemacolin||Farmington, PA||2,030 ft||31%||96 mi|
|Bryce Resort||Mount Jackson, VA||1,750 ft||26%||97 mi|
|Wintergreen||Nellysford, VA||3,515 ft||48%||98 mi|
Snowshoe Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||4,848 ft|
|Base Elevation||3,348 ft|
|Vertical Drop||1,500 ft|
(40% Beginner, 33% Intermediate, 27% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||180 inches|