Its no secret your safest bet for finding top notch ski conditions in the mid-Atlantic and Southeast Region is to visit Snowshoe Mountain. What's the recipe for success you ask? We like to think of it as a little Cheat Mountain Magic and a whole lot of Snowshoe Muscle. Check out these stats provided by Snowshoe Mountain Resort.
Thanks to a combination of lake effect storms, high elevation and other weather patterns, annual snowfall at the "Shoe" averages more than 180 inches. Mother nature treats us pretty well. Plus, we try to do our part by making snow at every opportunity. Put all of that together, and we're able to offer a one-of-a-kind Snow Guarantee (where your next day of skiing is free if another resort in the region offers more skiable terrain). Click here to learn more.
SNOWSHOE BASIN AREA STATS
The Basin area is a fan favorite, due in part to its diversity. Experts can enjoy bomber runs like Widowmaker, Choker and Knot Bumper. Intermediates can hit great cruiser slopes like Skipjack and GandyDancer, and first timers can cruise learning terrain in the Flume Trail system. You can also get a taste of our terrain park system in the Basin area. Start at Progression Session and work your way on up to Evolution.
7 lifts featuring the Ballhooter & Soaring Eagle Express High Speed Detachable Quads
800 foot vertical drop
The Boathouse featuring great slopeside food and drinks
Beginner terrain including Gangway, Log Slide, Camp Four and Powderidge
Progression Session Park – small to medium features
Evolution Park – medium features
100% snowmaking – Semi automated system allowing us to make snow at marginal temperatures
SILVER CREEK AREA STATS
Employees and locals love Silver Creek partially because of the night skiing, but there are a million other reasons too. It has the Coca-Cola Tube Park, Kid's World and three areas designated for freestyle terrain. There are great beginner slopes as well as expert level trails. All around, it’s kind of a hidden gem (just don’t tell anyone we told ya).
12 trails open for night skiing
Kid's World and Silver Creek Ski &Snowboard School
3 Mountaineer Parks featuring small to large features
5 lane Coca-Cola Tube Park
Black Run Sugar Shack featuring great slopeside food and drinks
WESTERN TERRITORY AREA STATS
Western is so legendary it has its own history. The story goes, in the early 1900s when Cheat Mountain was being harvested of its abundant virgin Spruce, the area that’s now home to Cupp Run was known as the Western Territory. Few loggers would venture into the region because of the steep, rugged terrain. Today, with 1500' of steeps to conquer, its home to the most advanced terrain in the region. Combine the renowned Cupp Run, designed by Olympian Jean-Claude Killy, and Shay's Revenge, with steeps of 52%, and you've got a ski experience like no other.
1,500 foot vertical drop
1.5 miles of downhill
Featuring Cupp Run and Shays Revenge
Western Express High Speed Detachable Quad Lift
ArbucklesCabin featuring great slopeside food and drinks
4,848’ summit elevation
Average daytime high temperatures:
May HI 61° LO 44°
June HI 68° LO 52°
July HI 71° LO 57°
August HI 70° LO 56°
September HI 64° LO 50°
Mountain Bike Park, Polaris RZR and ACE tours, sporting clays, scenic chairlift rides, wilderness Segwaytours, guided horseback rides, Backcountry escape room, geocaching & orienteering challenges
MOUNTAINTOP VILLAGE ACTIVITIES
Camp Wildcat, HareRacer Zipline, Split Rock pools, Eurobungy trampoline, & climbing wall
SHAVERS LAKE ACTIVITIES
Pedal boats, canoe rentals, hiking, hammocks, fishing, & inflatables
The Raven Golf Club at Snowshoe Mountain features an 18-hole PGA Championship course designed by Gary Player. It was ranked #18 for Best Course in the Nation by GolfWeek Magazine and received 4.5 out of 5 stars from Golf Digest.