Average inches of snowfall? 180 inches
Number of slopes? 60
Skiable acres? 257 acres
Pass prices? Our annual Ridiculous Pass Sale is the best time to buy. It’s an unlimited season pass that we offer in early March, that is good for the rest of the current season and the entire next season as well. It usually costs less than $250. Pricing and timing is not yet set for this season’s sale.
Adult (season passes): $559
Teen (ages 13-17): $559
Child(ages 5-12): $449
Under 4 (ages 0-4): $39
Opening day? Friday, December 4 (weather permitting)
Number of lifts? 14
Longest run? 1.5 miles
Base/summit elevation? 3,348 ft/ 4,848ft
Driving distance to nearest major cities?
- Richmond, Va. – 3 hours
- Washington D.C. – 4 hours
- Pittsburgh, Penn. – 4 hours
- Charleston, W. Va. – 3 hours
- Staunton, Va. – 2 hours
- Roanoke, Va. – 3 hours
- Charlotte, N.C. – 6 hours
- Raleigh, N.C. – 7 hours
- Atlanta, Ga. – 9 hours
- Knoxville, Tenn. – 6 hours
What guidelines and protocols have you put in place to keep visitors and employees safe during COVID-19?
As we look forward to welcoming you back to the mountain this winter, please know that the health and well-being of our employees, community, and guests is our top priority. To help protect one another and limit the spread of COVID-19, we will be implementing new policies and procedures in line with state and industry guidelines throughout all facets of the resort. This will include capacity management, mask requirements, elevated sanitation efforts, social-distancing policies, pre-shift employee screenings, and much more.
If we’re going to operate successfully for a full winter season here on the mountain, we’re going to need your help. As our guest, we ask that you do your part and accept the shared responsibility to take the necessary precautions. Let’s all be kind, be safe, and have fun.
Please note that these guidelines are subject to change as we continue to monitor the ever-evolving COVID-19 pandemic. Be sure to check back to our website prior to your visit for the most up-to-date information.
What’s new at the resort this year?
We’re going galactic. Tubing that is. With the inclusion of a fun new night tubing option at the Coca-Cola tube park, you can now experience the six story, eight lane experience ‘under the lights’ – taking the excitement level up a notch!
What are the best après ski activities at the resort and in the area?
Our main village area is home to a variety of great bars and restaurants including the Junction, Cheat Mountain Pizza, and the Sunset Cantina.
Where do you recommend visitors buy their gear?
We have several great shops on the mountain. If you’re looking to buy, head to the MAC, Full Tilt, or the Tool Shed. For renting, check out Expedition Station or Top of the World. High performance demo rentals are available at the MAC.
How many beginner, intermediate, and expert trails are there?
24 beginner, 19 intermediate, 16 expert, 5 terrain parks, and 4 glades
What activities are available beyond the slopes?
We’ve got snowmobile tours, off-road RZR tours, horseback tours, an arcade, an escape room, a full-service spa, and plenty of shopping and dining.
Where is the best place to stay in the area? And if they are looking to buy?
We have a wide variety of lodging options here on top of the mountain, the best of which are part of our Brigham Collection of luxury lodging. Almost all mountain top lodging is either ski-in/ski-out or a very short walk to the slopes. First Tracts Realty can help you find the perfect condo or mountain home.
What do you offer beginners who want to learn to ski or snowboard?
We offer a variety of lesson packages and we utilize terrain-based learning, an innovative new approach to teaching folks how to ski or snowboard. It has worked wonders for helping it “click” for folks on their first day.
What are the best runs and why?
That depends on ability level. For beginners, it’s hard to beat Log Slide. Intermediates love Skip Jack and Spruce. For experts, the Western Territory is the place to be.
Do you offer any family friendly activities?
Yes! Almost all of the activities mentioned above are family friendly.
Are there activities available in the off-season?
Of course! The Snowshoe Bike Park has gained global notoriety and hosted the UCI World Cup race in the fall of 2019. It’s not just for World Cup racers though. We have some of the best beginner mountain biking terrain in the country and our bike instructors are top notch. You can rent the protective equipment as well as bikes from the MAC. Shaver’s lake serves as our snowmaking reservoir in the winter, but in the summer it’s great for paddleboarding, kayaking, canoeing, or playing on our fleet of inflatables. We also have amazing hiking trails, off-road RZR tours, horseback tours, a village zipline, climbing wall, and a eurobungy.