Snowshoe Reviews

Positive Reviews


Snowshoe Mountain personal favorite that the Mid-Atlantic has to offer!


Pros: Lots of trails of varying difficulty, great shuttle system, lots of lodging options, great family programs, something for everyone!

Cons: Can tend to get crowded on weekends/holidays (where can't?), a little pricey for some people

I may be a tad biased because I have family who recently bought a cabin right by the resort, and so I've been spending lots of time up there lately and am now in love with the area, but I'll try to right an unbiased review for everyone to get the scoop.   My wife and I are a young couple with an almost 3 year old daughter, and we LOVE Snowshoe.   We are intermediate skiers trying to get more to the advanced side, and 95% of our skiing is done at Snowshoe.   There's no shortage of trails (pending mother nature cooperating), so whether you prefer the gentle slope of greens, the slightly more difficult blues, or really testing your skills on the blacks (or double...
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Caleb Crosby

Great resort great vertical


Pros: Best resort around without going west or up to new england

Cons: Kinda expensive busy around holidays

Great vertical drop across the mountain. Detachable lifts. Nice snow. Challenging black diamonds whats not to love?

Negative Reviews




Pros: Nice mountiam

Cons: Bring lots of cash

        I gave up on this place years ago. I imagine the management thinks this place is Vail. Pricey lift tickets extremely long lift lines, expensive lodging expensive food, and crowded. 3 days of skiing and 2 nights lodging well over $1000 for 2 people. So long Snowshoe.

Snowshoe mtn resort


Pros: Closest place to Raleigh, NC

Cons: Prices, crowds, ice, crowds and prices ... oh yeah and the prices too!

Too crowded and especially for the price.  Intrawest must really be making a boatload of cash off this place.  Grooming is usually up to par, but again with the crowds there make this place is a madhouse.  The staff there is overworked and under appreciated.  As the season wears on this takes a toll on even the nicest people ... they get to the point of give me your money, shut up and go away.  The $75 lift tickets really annoy me and especially with the lift lines, and people scanning your ticket out in the trail before you get to the lift ... more lines to wait on.

It's a crowded family ski resort


Pros: Most runs in Mid-Atlantic, good snowmaking

Cons: Expensive, long lift lines, out of control skiers

PROS: Great assortment of trails of varying difficulty located across the resort.  It’s a good resort for beginners as there are an abundant amount of Green trails.  There are many options for slopeside housing. The scenery in the basin area of the resort is really picturesque with its abundance of large Red Spruce trees and the lake in the valley below. They are able to start their season before any other nearby resorts because of their natural elevation and excellent snowmaking capabilities (180in of natural snowfall doesn’t hurt either).  They now have a Waffle Cabin which is like my Achilles Heel and I have to stop by for a couple waffles!  Shay’s revenge is...
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More Reviews


It's Not Ideal, But It Works


Pros: Location, Village, Size

Cons: Expensive, Minimal Vertical

I've been meaning to try Snowshoe for the last few years, and finally took a last-minute trip there for 2 days last week.  Living in North Carolina, I wanted to try something a bit more sizable than the NC resorts, but still drivable for a "quick escape".   The upside-down village with lodging/shopping at the top of the lifts is interesting.  There are plenty of options for lodging, with many alternatives where lifts are right outside the door.  Clearly, Intrawest believes they have a captive audience from the D.C. and other areas, because they are not bashful about their prices!  This is not a cheap place to ski.   I had heard enough...
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Warning - Rain!


Pros: real mountain terrain "near" DC

Cons: more resort than ski area, high prices, and risky conditions

I’ve been to Snowshoe twice, so I can’t claim to know the area well, or to have an insider’s knowledge of all the pros to the resort. It’s a bizarre layout with the “base lodge” and all the shops at the top of the mountain. You have to ski down and take the chair back up to get to your car or the restaurants. They do have a lot of amenities, probably because there’s not a ton of terrain to ski. I lived in DC for a short time but craved good skiing. I had been worn out at the local PA and MD hills, so we ventured farther (5 hours) to Snowshoe. Our first mistake was going during a holiday weekend (New Year’s). The crowds were nuts, and the weather didn’t cooperate. It rained the whole...
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The Perfect resort (if you time it right)


Pros: Earliest opening resort on east coast

Cons: Can be expensive

I've been going to SS for over 20 years and would agree with others here that it has gotten worse as the years progress.  The Intrawest buyout a few years back helped certain things (more equipment) but also hurt other things (higher prices).  Luckily, I have not experienced the same "overcrowding" that others are reporting in ANY of my trips to the resort.  This is likely due to the time I visit it (first week in December) and sometimes early March (early & late season skiing).  They typically have demo days that same weekend (4th/5th this year) and we take advantage of the "buy 3, get fourth night lodging and skiing free".  I typically take my two boys (one 6 and one 13 now).  They...
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