A Guide to Traveling to Snowshoe Mountain Resort

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What’s the best way to get to Snowshoe?

Well, that depends on where you’re coming from, who you ask, and your travel style. While our rugged, middle-of-nowhere location makes for some interesting adventures. No matter your route, this guide to traveling to Snowshoe Mountain Resort will keep you on the path to your West Virginia get-a-way.

Driving to Snowshoe, West Virginia

How to drive to Snowshoe?


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There are several possible routes from every direction, so you can choose between scenic back roads, midway historic points of interest, or just getting here and getting on with the fun. The main thing to remember is that our rugged location can make GPS and smartphone maps less reliable than you may be accustomed to. And cell services are limited, so you’ll want to do some pre-road trip planning and trust those turn-by-turn directions.

If you’re coming from the North, you’ll pass through Elkins which is the biggest town in the area and the last major stop for groceries. It’s also home to Big Timber Brewing, which is a local favorite atop the mountain. Make a stop, stretch your legs, and grab some craft beers to enjoy on the mountain.

If you’re coming from the East or West, you’ll likely pass through Marlinton which is about 45 minutes from the top of the mountain. It’s a great little town with some fun spots for lunch coffee. On a sunny day, there’s nothing better than sitting on the deck of the Greenbrier Grille and enjoying fantastic views of the Greenbrier River. Or, if you need a quick cup of coffee and lunch on the go, visit Dirt Bean which is located right in the middle of town.

And for those of you taking Route 66 up the mountain, you can’t miss the historic town of Cass, WV. Just 20 minutes from the top of the mountain, this beautiful riverside town holds the history of logging on Cheat Mountain. Stop by the Last Run Restaurant and The Cass Company Store to pick up lunch, gifts, and memorabilia.

Flying to Snowshoe, West Virginia

What’s the closest airport to Snowshoe?

The Greenbrier Valley Airport in Lewisburg, WV is less than an hour and a half from the top of Snowshoe Mountain. They currently offer daily, nonstop round trips from Chicago and daily one stops from Washington D.C. Check out flight options today and you may be able to get a few extra hours on the slopes!

For a larger airport that offers more flights, The Pittsburgh International Airport is a great option. It’s less than 4 hours away from the top of the mountain. And the route takes you past some pretty cool West Virginia destinations like West Virginia University, Prickett’s Fort State Park, and Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.

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