Snowshoe Mountain

Jack Lee
SnowPak Local Insider
Jack Lee



If you're looking for a big resort experience in the Southeast, Snowshoe is the perfect resort. It has the most terrain and vertical in the Mid-Atlantic along with a village filled with a range of lodges and a whole bunch of great après ski and nightlife choices. There are a few high-speed lifts around but on a holiday weekend, lift queues can get quite long. The terrain is mostly suited for advanced skiers and below and it's also important to note that off-piste skiing is not allowed.

17/18 Historical Snowfall

Snowshoe Mountain vs
Snowshoe MountainCanaan Valley Resort
beginner46 %19 %
intermediate35 %36 %
advanced19 %43 %
expert-2 %
total runs57 47
ski area256ac 91ac
summit elevation4,847ft 4,279ft
total lifts14 5
child lift ticket$10 $29
adult lift ticket$99 $52
back country
value for money
average total snowfall79″ 76″

Snowshoe Mountain Reviews


4.3 / 5

based on 47 reviews

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4.3 / 5

Nov 05, 2017
KSKarl S.
expert skier
Snowshoe is the best ski resort in the mid Atlantic. It gets good snow Jan - early March. It is not crowded Monday thru Friday most weeks. The staff is very friendly. ... More

5 / 5

Oct 26, 2017
ANAdam N.
Snowshoe is where I first skied and where I learned how to ski well. It's a beautiful resort with lots of fantastic terrain. Thanks to the high elevation and proximity to lake effect snow it gets the most powder in the mid-Atlantic. Winter can't come soon enough. Get out and enjoy it!

5 / 5

Oct 21, 2017
NMNathan M.
For the mid-Atlantic Snowshoe is the king, best terrain, best snowmaking, best snowfall... even better if you can manage to go midweek and non-holliday ... plus if you get the ridiculous pass in the spring it is a great bargain!

3 / 5

Oct 17, 2017
EDHErik D. H.
Snowshoe, as far as the southeastern US is concerned, is most definitely the place to be. The improvements made by Intrawest over the years certainly brought it up a few notches, and the new owners will most likely continue that trend. When the meteorological conditions are cooperative Snowshoe is satisfying. I've experienced groomed conditions... More

5 / 5

Oct 11, 2017
CCClay C.
One of my all time favorite ski resorts! Amazing service and accomidations the skiing was awesome with so much to do one vacation is not enough to enjoy this resort and you will want to keep coming back year after year!

5 / 5

Oct 08, 2017
SPStefan P.
Best ski resort on the east coast. The only resort I actually love going to and skiing on the east coast. Already looking forward to it being open this year. Will be headed up on first day of opening and already got a house booked for a much needed skication afterwards.

5 / 5

Oct 07, 2017
KBKyle B.
Its like a fairyland town on top of a gnarly mountain. The riding is the best you can get south of New England (on the east coast). Its an awesome but secluded place. There's no cell phone service, so its difficult to find people but it takes you back. I recommend checking it out!

5 / 5

Nov 03, 2013
out of the past 4 locations I have been to....conditions here were the best, this includes lodging and the snow

5 / 5

Oct 04, 2013
It is closest in southeast but really, kind of a haul to get to, difficult long drive. Very pretty, but a small ski area, good lodging, limited base activity/village

5 / 5

Aug 01, 2013
I put in Snowshoe to avoid an error message, actually I haven't been to any of the others listed
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