Snowshoe Mountain Ski Resort

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!

Season Passes

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.

Lodging Options

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 (55 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 15 feet a year!

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
257(1 km2)
Annual Snowfall
180"(5,486 cm)

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.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
4,848'(1,478 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
1,500'(457 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
3,348'(1,020 m)

Snowshoe Mountain Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
41out of 100
←  EasyHard  →
Snowshoe Mountain can be beginner-friendly, but it depends on the ski trails you ride. 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 ski level.


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 mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 40% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 60%.
Green Circle
40%(103 acres)

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.

Blue Square
33%(85 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
27%(69 acres)

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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GPS Coordinates:
38.61000, -80.45000

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 AirportPITPittsburgh, PA130 mi
John Glenn Columbus International AirportCMHColumbus, OH162 mi
Washington Dulles International AirportIADWashington, DC163 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 AirportCKBClarksburg, WV49 mi
Yeager AirportCRWCharleston, WV64 mi
Raleigh County Memorial AirportBKWBeckley, WV68 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.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
WinterplaceGhent, WV3,600 ft31%62 mi
Timberline Four SeasonsDavis, WV4,268 ft35%64 mi
Canaan ValleyDavis, WV4,280 ft47%68 mi
MassanuttenMassanutten, VA2,925 ft43%94 mi
Mystic Mountain at NemacolinFarmington, PA2,030 ft29%96 mi
Bryce ResortMount Jackson, VA1,750 ft25%97 mi
WintergreenNellysford, VA3,515 ft46%98 mi

Snowshoe Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation4,848 ft
Base Elevation3,348 ft
Vertical Drop1,500 ft
(40% Beginner,  33% Intermediate,  27% Expert)
Skiable Acres257
Avg. Annual Snowfall180 inches
Snowshoe Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats