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Snowshoe Mountain Winter Activities

November 14, 2012 by

Snowshoe Mountain Resort

Snowshoe Mountain Resort

Snowshoe Mountain, in West Virginia, offers fun for the whole family year round both on and off the slopes. In the winter, Snowshoe is a popular destination choice for skiers and snowboarders alike, however, the wide range of winter activities available on Snowshoe Mountain offer family fun for kids, their parents, couples, or groups. Snowmobile tours are one of the most popular activities.

Snowmobile tours

Snowmobile tours offer a whole new perspective of the slopes.

Snowmobile Tours

Snowshoe Mountain’s hour-long evening snowmobile tours provide a unique chance to drive a snowmobile at night, and even an opportunity to learn how to operate a snowmobile for those who need to learn.

Of the tours offered, the basin tour is a favorite. Kids from 6-15 are allowed to join the fun (as passengers) as long as they meet the height requirement (46 inches). The tour offers a whole new perspective of the slopes as you ride along inclines, side slopes, and more. It’s a thrilling and beautiful experience for the entire family.

Snowshoe Mountain Snowcat Tours

Snowshoe Mountain Snowcat Tours

Snowcat Tours

Another distinctive opportunity to see the mountain is the Snowcat Tours. For this tour, guests enjoy the comfort of the heated cab in the Snowcat Grooming Machine. A guide tells passengers how the snowmaking team transforms the water of Shaver’s Lake into skiable snow.

On nights when the snowmaking equipment is being used, those on the tour have the added bonus of touring the Snowshoe Compressor House to see how it all works. Kids 4 and younger can ride as a “lap child.” As you ride through the basin, legend has it there’s a chance you might even see the Snowshoe Sasquatch!

Coca-Cola Tube Park

Tubing is a fun way to enjoy the outdoors, but gives you a break from skiing or snowboarding. The Coca-Cola Tube Park is conveniently located next to Silver Creek which makes shuttle access handy from other places on Snowshoe Mountain.

A cable pulls the tubes so you don’t have to tire yourself out by dragging them yourself. Five tubing lanes makes it possible to race down as a group, or even connect multiple tubes together.

Snowshoe Mountain Coca Cola Tube Park

Snowshoe Mountain Coca Cola Tube Park

Snowshoe Mountain Resort Lodging

The Snowshoe Mountain Resort offers a number of lodging options for those visiting Snowshoe Mountain. Choose something slope side, in the heart of the Village at Snowshoe, or stay in the Camp Four units which offer stunning views of the Allegheny Mountains while you soak in an outdoor hot tub.

Rental units provide a shuttle service to the mountains amenities. When calling to make reservations, it is important to ask about slope access, as it may not be available early or late in the season. If you’re traveling with the kids, Creekside lodging is an ideal choice because the have enough room for the whole family (3 and 4 bedrooms available) Units include private decks, plus a garage.

Lodging is available in the form of condos, townhomes, single family residences, and hotels. Investigating lodging at Snowshoe Mountain Resort is worth the time if you want to match your dream getaway to your vacation reality.

Visit the Snowshoe Mountain Resort website to check out all the possibilities as you plan your winter vacation.

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