Elk River Ski Area

The Elk River ski area provides guests more than 20 miles of cross-country skiing trails and access to thousands more in the adjacent Monongahela National Forest.  A drive of about 15 minute from the resort villages atop Snowshoe Mountain, Elk River Touring Center offers proximity to much wintry activity as well as its own cabins a restaurant and club.

About Elk River Touring Center

The ski trails at the Elk River Touring Center wander through the fields and forests of a 150-acre former mountain homestead on the headwaters of the Elk River. Though perhaps best known as a destination for cross-country skiing in winter, the  touring center is as renowned as a destination for hiking, biking, and trout fishing in winter.  Visit the resort.

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Location

The Elk River Touring Center is located in Pocahontas County in the Allegheny Highlands Region of eastern West Virginia. The touring center is a drive of approximately 60 miles north of Interstate 64 at White Sulphur Springs, WV, a drive of about 1.25 hours, and approximately 50 miles south of the US-33/250 expressway at Elkins, WV, a drive of about one hour. The nearest large community is Marlinton, WV, a drive of 15 miles or 25 minutes south of the touring center. All drive times cited here are approximate and vary with weather conditions.

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