Information on Snowshoe Mountain Ski Resort

Information on Snowshoe Mountain Ski Resort
Snowshoe Mountain is one of the largest ski resorts in West Virginia. Given its size and relatively extensive terrain, Snowshoe is popular with residents of West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, North Carolina, Ohio, Illinois and Washington D.C.


Snowshoe Mountain is a member of the Intrawest family of ski resorts. Intrawest also owns Whistler, Mont Tremblant, Copper Mountain and Steamboat ski resorts. At certain times of the year, it is possible for season-pass holders at Snowshoe Mountain to get discount tickets at other Intrawest resorts.


Snowshoe Mountain gets an average of 180 inches of snow each winter season. The resort also has 100 percent snow-making capacity.


Of the 61 trails at Snowshoe Mountain, 41 percent are suitable for beginners, 36 percent are for intermediates and 23 percent are for experts.

Night Skiing

Twelve of Snowshoe Mountain's trails are open for night skiing.

Lift System

Snowshoe has 14 lifts, including three high-speed detachable quads, two handle tows and two magic carpets.

Adaptive Programs

Snowshoe has an extensive adaptive ski and snowboard program for people with disabilities.

Article Written By Lisa Mercer

In 1999, Lisa Mercer’s fitness, travel and skiing expertise inspired a writing career. Her books include "Open Your Heart with Winter Fitness" and "101 Women's Fitness Tips." Her articles have appeared in "Aspen Magazine," "HerSports," "32 Degrees," "Pregnancy Magazine" and "Wired." Mercer has a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the City College of New York.

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