Snowshoe has 250 acres in three separate areas, with the Western Territories for advanced skiers only. Vertical drop is 1500' but most of the trails are about 800' vertical. That includes some long (relatively) green and blue trails in the main basin. Also has night skiing when Silver Creek is open. Average snowfall is 180". Elevation at the top is 4847', which is where the Snowshoe village and "base" is located. It's an upside-down resort. And I mean "resort" in terms of pricing for lift tickets, lodging, and eating out. You arrive, park, and don't get in the car again until it's time to leave for home. The free shuttle works well, and there is relatively little parking near the starting point of most lifts.
How does Snowshoe compare to the ski resorts in the midwest?
Snowshoe is great compared to anything in Midwest. The fact is you get 1,500 foot vertical with high speed quads is very appealing. Also don't worry about heading south to ski. The elevation is great and snow is great. If you go mid feb to end of season you can get some big dumps of snow. Two years ago first day we woke up to 6 inches and second day brought 18. Last season they had over 2 foot of snow week before we arrived with no thaw cycle due to elevation. Snowshoe is much better than 7 springs and worth the hassle of wv roads. If you are coming from Midwest I would recommend staying overnight right off interstate and driving to resort in morning. The mountain roads can be rough at night. There is a day's hotel of 79 that is nice and has a nice pool and hot tub.
If you have young kids they offer a $10 pass 6 and under. Combine that with the ridiculous pass families can ski cheaply. Eating cheaply is another story lol.
@marznc is it even worth going to beech or sugar if snowshoe is about same drive? My brother likes those areas and hasn't been to snowshoe. He lived in Atlanta for a long time. I just don't see them having as much to offer in terrain or apres. I ski with a 7 year old so apres isn't all nighters but not moving car and eating at different restaurants is nice.