Winter Guide: Resort Q & A:

Average Inches of Snowfall? 180 inches

Number of Slopes? 60

Skiable Acres? 257

Backcountry Access? No

Pass Prices?
Military pass = $279
College pass = $299
Child pass (5 and under) = $29
Junior pass (6 – 12) = $279; jumps to $329 Oct 31
Adult pass = $379; jumps to $479 Oct 31

Opening Day Date? November 24th *weather dependent

Driving Distance to Nearest Major City/Cities?

  • Washington, D.C. (4.5 hours)
  • Richmond, VA (4 hours)
  • Charlottesville, VA (3 hours)
  • Roanoke, VA (3 hours)
  • Lexington KY (6 hours)
  • Charlotte, NC (6 hours)
  • Raleigh, NC (6.5 hours)
  • Pittsburgh, PA (4 hours)
  • Columbus, OH (5.5 hours)
Q: What’s new?

Several new high-efficiency snowguns have been added in critical locations. We also have some new restaurants including the White Rabbit Market, a craft sandwich shop and gourmet grocery store, and The Basin Supper Club, a down home WV take on the “supper club” trend that is sweeping the country. And for those who like a little mystery and a challenge, we’ve added “The Woods” Escape Room to our adventure activities.


Q: What are the best après ski activities at the resort and in the area?

The Beats on the Basin concert series is always a big hit. There is live music from a variety of genres on Friday nights at the Connection night club.

Q: What is your best run and why?

Probably Cupp Run. You can’t argue with 1,500 feet of vertical.


Q: Where do you recommend visitors buy their gear?

In our mountaintop Village, you’ll find multiple shops to choose from.

Q: Any local beers/spirits in the area that our readers have to try?

Big Timber is a local favorite. If they make it, it’s probably good.


Q: What are the best off-the-slope activities that you offer?

Hut Dining is always fun and this year you can couple it with the Woods Escape Room experience. There’s also snowmobile tours, horseback riding and sleigh rides, plenty of dining and shopping options, the Big Top family activity center and more.


Q: Where do you suggest your visitors stay in the area? And if they want to buy in the area?

Lodging options at Snowshoe really are endless. We recommend starting at our lodging page.

Q: What do you offer beginners who want to learn to ski?

From private or group lessons, to camps to season long programs, we have multiple options and great coaches for kids and adults who are new to snow sports.

Q: Are there any good family friendly activities at the resort?

Tons! The tube park, the Big Top, Split Rock Pools and more. Plan your family trip with our family fun page.