The 10 Best Things to Do in Snowshoe, United States

December 7, 2017 Stefan Strunk

Whether visiting Snowshoe for its well-known ski resort, cultural attractions, or off-season outdoor activities, you are sure to have a great time in this family friendly mountain area. The name Snowshoe itself conjures images of fresh powdery snow, and it holds true to that image with Snowshoe Mountain Resort, where you can ski the day away. Snowshoe Mountain Tubing Park has areas for snowboarding and tubing as well, so you can enjoy the mountain snow whichever way you like. If you are there off season or would rather enjoy some snow-free activities, the Raven Golf Club has a dramatic 18-hole championship style golf course where you can enjoy all the mountain beauty there is to offer while working on your game. Pamper yourself with a day at Spa Vantage, or spend a day with the family at the Big Top amusement park.
Restaurants in Snowshoe

1. Snowshoe Mountain Resort

10 Snowshoe Drive, Snowshoe, WV 26209 +1 877-441-4386
Excellent
41%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
7%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 606 reviews

Snowshoe Mountain Resort

Start with an 11,000 acre playground serving up the best of the mountains, however you like it. Your days here are like having dessert first. Our Village is situated atop the mountain and gives you access to spa-ing, shopping and even dancing. It all feels better at 4,848 feet.

Reviewed By Stacy L - Columbus, Georgia

This was our first time here and we have just started planning our next family vacation. It’s clean, organized, and very family friendly. The ski rental place is easy to use and the workers are very helpful. The village with the shops at night was great and a wonderful thing to do at night. We will be back for many years to come!

2. Cass Scenic Railroad State Park

242 Main St, Cass, WV 24927-9130 +1 304-456-4300
Excellent
72%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 413 reviews

Cass Scenic Railroad State Park

Reviewed By jondeere2017 - Eighty Four, Pennsylvania

I reviewed the train on the appropriate page. I had a great time at the Park. The general store is really a great place to get an ice cream on the way home. The little old ladies that work in the store are a real hoot too. The tour of the old town was pretty cool. I would love to stay in one of the company houses on another trip.

3. Green Bank Observatory

155 Observatory Road, Green Bank, WV 24944 +1 304-456-2150
Excellent
73%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 210 reviews

Green Bank Observatory

Tour the fascinating world of radio astronomy and see the pioneering instruments of the 1950's to the world's premier single-dish telescope, the GBT! Entrance to the science center is FREE, includes admission to the exhibit hall. We also feature the Starlight Cafe-nominated as WV's 101 Unique Places to Dine and the Galaxy Gift Shop with out of this world souvenirs and educational items. Our most popular option is the telescope tour. Featuring science demonstrations and even a bus excursion through our gates into the RFI-restricted Zone I, the hour-long telescope tour takes you up-close to the world's biggest telescopes. Admission to the Exhibit Hall, Cafe and Gift Shop is FREE. The telescope tour is $6/adults, $5/seniors, Free/Kids 10&under, and Free/Veterans, Active Service Members. Find out more at www.greenbankobservatory.org, or shop online at shop.greenbankobservatory.org!

Reviewed By ReadyForThisJelly - Washington

We did both the regular 1-hour telescope tour and the 2.5-hour SETI tour and really can't say enough good things about the SETI tour. The telescope tour only drives by the telescopes, whereas the SETI tour gets you inside them and includes discussion time with scientists working on the project.

I would've been somewhat disappointed if I'd made the effort to get all the way to Green Bank for just the 1-hour telescope tour. The SETI tour, on the other hand, was well worth the effort and very enjoyable. Highly recommend.

4. Village at Snowshoe

Snowshoe, WV +1 304-472-4700
Excellent
50%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 97 reviews

Village at Snowshoe

Located atop Cheat Mountain, this resort village features many resort amenities including hotels and a plaza filled with shops and restaurants.

Reviewed By loribob67 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Our entire family spent a long weekend here to ski. My husband used to come here often 20+ years ago and said it is totally transformed. There are plenty of restaurants, shopping and activities all in walking distance of the condos. We truly enjoyed our weekend even though it rained the entire time we were here.

5. Durbin and Greenbrier Valley Railroad - Cass Scenic Railroad

242 Main St, Cass Scenic Railroad State Park, Cass, WV 24927-9130
Excellent
68%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 21 reviews

Durbin and Greenbrier Valley Railroad - Cass Scenic Railroad

Reviewed By Kevin M

I recently had the opportunity to ride the Durbin and Greenbrier Valley Railroad in Elkins, WV. The D&GVRR operates several different trains out of Elkins and Durbin, WV. Each offers something different.
The railroad maintains both steam and diesel locomotives, depending on which train you choose to ride. I found the cars, though old, were in good condition and very clean. Our ride was smooth and quiet. We were served a buffet lunch of cold cuts, salad, beverages, etc. The car attendants were very friendly and informative. Any of these trains would be a great family experience together.

6. Snowshoe Mountain Tubing Park

10 Snowshoe Dr, Snowshoe, WV 26209 +1 877-411-4386
Excellent
61%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 68 reviews

Snowshoe Mountain Tubing Park

Reviewed By ashwood486 - Huntington, West Virginia

We came with 3 adults and 7 kids from 6 to 13 years old. The weather was great but, the hill was short and the tickets started in the odd hours like from 1 to 3 or 3 to 5, we had no idea and came at 1:25 and could have waited until 3 to start or pay full price and have to stop at 3, nothing prorated for starting in the middle. That is the rules so no one else has to waste the money which didn't seem like a good value considering we had to pay $10 for the least expensive parking spot per car. Overall we probably won't be taking another day trip to this tubing place for a while.

7. Split Rock Pools

10 Snowshoe Dr, Snowshoe, WV +1 304-572-5680
Excellent
32%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
1%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 56 reviews

Split Rock Pools

Reviewed By Kristin B - Pinehurst, North Carolina

Great little place to take a break from skiing (if you can pull yourself away form the mountain!) Towels are provided, and there are locker rooms where you can change. The indoor area is great for kids, and you swim under the window, and are outside in a large pool. Indoor pool has zero entry and a small slide, that young kids and teenagers were enjoying. Outside pool is large and warm ,even when it was cold outside. Hot tubs are warm and relaxing - great place to relax for a while.

8. Shavers Lake & Lift Rides

10 Snowshoe Dr, Snowshoe, WV
Excellent
80%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 24 reviews

Shavers Lake & Lift Rides

Reviewed By Gary S - Steep Falls, Maine

Imagine taking a ski lift down a mountain to your destination. That's what happens at Snowshoe Mountain Resort in order to access the Shavers Lake attractions. We were staying at Snowshoe and had access to the lift and all of the activities at the lake at our disposal as part of our fun pass. There were all sorts of activities for children of all ages, including paddleboards, canoes, kayaks, swimming, bocce, and fishing. We took advantage of the paddleboats on one visit and took our own leisurely cruise around the lake. On another trip, we did a hike around the lake -- an easy, well-marked 1 1/2 mile jaunt. My wife particularly enjoyed reading while lying on one of the hammocks tied within a shady grove of trees. The ski lift ride on the "Ballhopper" was relaxing and very scenic.

After spending most of our week here exploring the area around Slatyfork, it was great taking advantage of these activities within the Snowshoe property. If you are ever at Snowshoe, don't forget to explore the world below the 4848' summit; there is a lot to do there!

9. Raven Golf Club

Snowshoe, WV 26209 +1 877-441-4386
Excellent
60%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 22 reviews

Raven Golf Club

Designed by golf legend Gary Player, this 18-hole championship layout features dramatic elevation changes and rugged rock faces.

Reviewed By datawest20 - Westport, Connecticut

Played with friends who had played the course many times before. For a resort course, it is very unforgiving. There are many blind shots, large elevation changes and hidden trouble. Fortunately is was not very busy so we were able to finish in less than 4-1/2 hours. They had had a lot of rain in recent weeks and there were may wet spots. The greens were quite slow. Biggest criticism is the size of the tees; small and very beat up. This is a Gary Player design. They spent a lot of money on rock work for some reason. Because of the wet conditions the course played very long.

10. Shavers Lake Trail

10 Snowshoe Dr, Snowshoe, WV
Excellent
40%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
20%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 5 reviews

Shavers Lake Trail

Reviewed By CDMVaBeach - VIRGINIA BEACH

This trail was beautiful. It was like going through a fairy tale forest and expecting to see a gnome or two. Very scenic and easy to hike. Afterwards, you can snack at the Boathouse. It was summer so we could ride Ballhooter Lift down to the lake and back.

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