I can provide a little assistance. I assume from your post on Ski Gear, that you're a pretty good skier. My first advice is to ignore everything at the main resort and head over to Cupp Run and Shay's Revenge at the "Western Territory" for skiing. The earlier in the day you hit these runs, the better. When these get crowded later on in the day, go back to the other side of the mountain and ski Widowmaker. The lifts at Snowshoe can get pretty busy, especially on the weekend. By focusing on Cupp Run/Shay's and then hitting Widowmaker around lunch time and early afternoon, you'll miss a lot of the lift line congestion. The Grabhammer lift should be avoided at all costs around mid-day. You can get major backups there.
There is no need for you to ski at Silver Creek unless you are taking intermediate skiers with you. If you are, it may be advisiable to ski at Silver Creek on the weekend to cut down on crowds. As a more expert skier, however, you'll enjoy Snowshoe's slopes much more. The tubing park at Silver Creek is a blast.
As to lodging, Rimfire and Allegheny are excellent choices. They are the best located of all the properties and some of the nicest as well. My recommendation would be Rimfire and I would request a condo that looks away from the Village (which is seemingly counter to reason as most people want a view of the village or an indirect view of the slopes). The reason for the recommendation away from the village is that the snow guns often blow at night and they are incredibly loud. If you are a light sleeper (or even a middle weight sleeper), you will notice the guns.
For dining, Foxfire Grill and Red Fox are excellent choices. Goodtime Bobby's is supposed to be good, but I haven't eaten there personally.
My only disappointment in Snowshoe is the quality of their rental skis. Since you're planning on demoing skis, that shouldn't be a problem. But if others are going with you, you may want to check out a few of the rental stores at the base of the mountain, rather than using the resort skis.
A final minor warning. The road to Snowshoe can be treacherous. The resort is at the top of the mountain which makes for some interesting roads. If the weather conditions are going to be iffy, go as early as you can in the day to avoid driving it at night.
If you are taking family (including kids) send me a private message and I can fill you in on that info as well.