In addition to its affordability, according to travel writer Aimee Long, the resort boasts a stunning drop, spectacular scenery, and many challenging trails.
"While West Virginia isn’t known for its spectacular skiing, you might be surprised by Snowshoe Mountain Ski Resort’s black diamond trails, 1,500-foot vertical drop, and stunning mountain vistas," Long wrote.
The resort was among the top five affordable resorts Long covered.
"Snowshoe offers winter-sport lovers unique experiences like gourmet, four-course meals at their backcountry hut and night skiing sessions under the stars," she noted.
Long points out that it's also an excellent destination for snowmobiling, tubing, uphill skiing, and sleigh rides. Snowshoe also has more than 11,000 acres of slopes carved out by 60 trails and five terrain parks.
"A one-day lift pass comes in at just $75 a day, although this jumps to around $100 during the week of Christmas and New Year’s," she said.
"Beginners still in the snow bunny phase can take lessons from their renowned ski school or stick to the resort's village for shopping and delicious aprés fare."
The convenience of lodging, dining, and alternate recreation so near the resort's lifts was also attractive to Long.
"Even better, thaw out from your icy adventures in the Split Rock heated pool, sauna, and hot tub complex. There's plenty of lodging nearby, but Allegheny Springs is a particularly attractive option, as the quaint hotel sits just steps away from the mountain's main Ballhooter Lift."
Other affordable U.S. ski areas cited by Long include Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort in Idaho, Wolf Creek Pass in Colorado, Donner Ski Ranch in California, and Ski Apache in New Mexico.
Notably, it is convenient to Washington, D.C. Find out more at Snowshoe Mountain.
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