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April 8, 2006
From journal Snowshoe, West Virginia - Spring Break '06
Riverbend, North Carolina
March 5, 2006
From journal Snowboarding in Snowshoe, WV
July 21, 2005
It costs $10 for 2 to 3 hours, I can't remember, and is well worth that $10. In addition, there was a discount for senior citizens and children.
You get on the inner tube and they connect you to a tow rope that actually pulls you up the hill, which is nice, because I would never have made it more than a few times if I was walking. Then you sit down, lie down, run, and slide down the hill.
The run all the way to the left is the fastest, and then they get progressively slower from then on. There are eight runs I believe, but they may not all be open when you are there (it depends what time of the year that you are there). It may seem like you will get bored if you go. But then you realize that you have to think like a child and you will have a blast!
Several fun things to do are run and jump onto the tub (make sure that you hit the tube) and race against someone else. Double tube (hold onto the other person's tube rope), go down backward, try to hit the top of the ramp, and many more.
My only word of caution is that there will be little children there, so make sure that they have already crossed in front of your path when you start your descent. I know from experience that you can't stop on the tubes and that they are going very fast (don't worry, it was just my friend that I ran over).
I saw everyone there from toddlers to grandparents. It is something that is so simple, yet a blast. It was definitely worth the money!
From journal Spring Break Skiing
Snowshoe is ski-in ski-out so you never have to worry about trying to find parking when you want to ski. It was literally 50 feet from our condo to the ski run. In addition there is a shuttle that will pick you up to take you either to another ski run, your room, restaurants, or the other ski resort. The weather was beautiful when we went (mid-March). The entire resort is at the top of the mountain not at the bottom.
It was warm the first two days, and then we had a huge storm, so we always had fresh snow. The runs were fabulous, and there was no debris on them at all. There is such a variety of runs to choose from that you will never get bored. In addition they don’t put all there greens in one are and blues in another and blacks in another. There is a green next to a blue and a blue next to a black. This is helpful if you have skiers of different levels they can sometimes start off together and end together, but take different runs down. We had both skiers and snowboarders with us and they had no problems at all when it came to picking a run to go on. In addition there were practically no lines when we went and very few problems with people on the slopes.
There was day skiing at both Snowshoe and Silver Creek (a short shuttle ride) and there was night skiing at Silver Creek. I would definitely suggest at least trying the night skiing out. It is a little icy, so be aware of that before you take on a run that may be a little more than you can handle. The lifts were great at both places, and we never had any problems with them at all.
I saw ski patrol all over the different runs, and I was very reassured that if anything happened they would be there in a second. In addition we had to make a stop at the first aid area. One of my friends fell and cut herself on her ski. She had to receive stitches and they were very professional and did it in a timely manner.
I skied there for 5 days, and I must admit that I had a great time and my skiing improved immensely! This a great resort with good runs, amazing snowmaking capabilities, and a great time had by all!
February 7, 2005
I can't say enough about this resort. It's fantastic. It does tend to have construction going on most of the time, as they are expanding the accommodations. There is a wide range of accommodations, and you can find something in your budget or something luxurious.
The village is quaint and cute. The only negative thing is the price of food. There are no nearby towns, so eating out is limited to the ski area. It can be pretty pricey. Hamburgers, fries, and drinks on the slopes at the Sugar Shack ran us $50. Of course, that's for a family of six.
From journal Snowshoe Vacation
January 20, 2005
From journal March 2004 @ Snowshoe, WV
Raleigh, North Carolina
January 14, 2004
Beginners will have fun at Snowshoe since 41% of its slopes are geared towards beginners. Even those who have never skied before can grab a two-hour lesson for about $30. Boarders and skiers looking for some extra thrills will enjoy Snowshoe’s two terrain parks complete with jumps, rails and a half pipe. Snowshoe Mountain is also home to one of the area’s first snowskate parks.
If you don’t have any gear, rentals at Snowshoe Mountain are easy and convenient. Rental rates for complete ski or snowboard packages waiver around $30 per day.
Lift tickets range from about $40-50 daily, but include a full day and night’s worth of skiing. If you book a package through the resort, lift tickets are generally included at significantly lower rates. Additionally, you can purchase a multi-day ticket to save some cash. 14 lifts means that traffic at Snowshoe flows quickly, and the amount of time spent waiting in lift lines is minimized.
If you’re really looking to get away from the crowds and improve your technique, be sure to check out Snowshoe’s second mountain, Silver Creek. Silver Creek is less than a five-minute drive from Snowshoe’s main resort area. Additionally, Snowshoe offers a courtesy shuttle between the two areas. Few people make the trip from Snowshoe to Silver Creek, leaving Silver Creek’s wide runs desolate and its lift lines almost non-existent.
For more information, visit: www.snowshoemtn.com
From journal Snow Skiier's Guide to WV