Winter in Snowshoe

 
village_slopes-2.jpg

 

Snowshoe Mountain is best known for its winter skiing/boarding and is still the top rated resort throughout the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic.  Snowshoe resort is actually on cheat mountain not snowshoe mountain as most think. 

there are three areas of ski-able terrain (snowshoe basin, western territory, silver creek) that equal a total of 60 slopes and 244 acres.  elevation of 4848' plays a vital role in why snowshoe receives an average snowfall of 180" per year.  This beats all resorts on the east coast except for those in new england.  For example, Okemo, vt and sugarloaf, me only receive 20" more per year than snowshoe at 200".  If you are a weather geek like me, here is a quick article on why snowshoe receives so much snow compared to other areas.

Snowshoe is also one of the only resorts where the village sits at the top of the mountain.  your first run of the day is immediate without needing to wait for the chair lift.  

Snowshoe in winter link

 Link to trail map

Icy, Winter Morning at Bear Cub’s Den