Mar 23, 2009

Snowshoe Mountain

Snowshoe Mountain is a ski resort located in Snowshoe, West Virginia, in the Allegheny Mountains. The resort is located in the bowl shaped convergence of two mountains, Cheat and Back Allegheny, at the head of the Shavers Fork of the Cheat River. Snowshoe is home to the second highest point in the state and the peak elevation for Cheat Mountain, at Thorny Flat, which reaches 4,848 feet (1,478 m).
The Village at Snowshoe is located at the summit of the mountain, rather than at its base. While Snowshoe is still best known for its winter activities, today the resort has extensive mountain biking, trails, a popular golf course, wedding and convention areas, and a number of summer outdoor activities. The resort comprises the Snowshoe and Silver Creek ski areas. About 480,000 skiers visit the resort each year, primarily from West Virginia and the larger cities of the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast.

Snowshoe Mountain
Pocahontas County,West Virginia
Top elevation:
4,848 feet (1,478 m)
Base elevation:
3,348 feet (1,020 m)
Skiable area:
244 acres (0.99 km2)
Lift system: 14 chairlifts
180 inches (460 cm) per year

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