It's no surprise that a town named Snowshoe would be host to a variety of winter activities. Our real estate agents are ready for some fun with these cold-weather adventures near Snowshoe homes for sale.
- Elk River Inn & Cabins - 34037 Seneca Trail, Slaty Fork, WV 26291
Of course, snowshoeing is top on the list of winter activities. Traverse 10 kilometers of wooded trails adjacent to Elk River Inn & Cabins at the base of Snowshoe Mountain. The inn offers adult snowshoe rental for $30 per day as well as cross-country skiing equipment for $20-$30 per day. Private and group cross-country lessons are also available. When snow is scarce, trails are open for hiking. Hours are 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. daily.
- Silver Creek Ski Area - 862 Silver Creek Rd., Snowshoe, WV 26209
Uphill skiing may sound like some gravity-defying magic trick, but it's a popular activity at Silver Creek Ski Area. Also known as Alpine touring, uphill skiing bypasses the lifts for a calorie-burning climb to the summit before gliding back down. Silver Creek is also known for its legendary night skiing sessions when the trails take on an almost otherworldly aura. Get the adrenaline pumping at Silver Creek's five terrain parks that accommodate all riders, from newbies to veteran shredders. Families love the six-story tubing hill that stays open in the evening for LED-lit Galactic Tubing. Visit the website for hours and pricing.
- Autumn Breeze Stables - Snowshoe, WV 26209
Take in the majestic beauty of Snowshoe Mountain and the surrounding area during a leisurely horseback ride at Autumn Breeze Stables. Guided trips of one to four hours, appropriate for riders of all skill levels, are offered year-round. Sights from various points in the trails include Silver Creek Lake, the Blue Ridge Mountains, Snowshoe Resort, and the Monongahela National Forest. Kids 8 and under can take the 30-minute lake rides, while sleigh and carriage rides are fun for the whole family. Rates start at $30.
- Split Rock Pools - 10 Snowshoe Dr., Snowshoe, WV 26209
Swimming isn't just for summer anymore. At Split Rock Pools, you can splash around the toasty-warm outdoor pool even when it's snowing. Zip down the water slide for added thrills. There's also a heated indoor pool, along with a hot tub and sauna, which are great places to unwind after a day on the slopes. Access to Split Rock Pools is free if you book lodging through Snowshoe Reservations. The pools are open to the public for admission of $15 per day.
- Snowmobile Tour - 10 Snowshoe Dr., Snowshoe, WV 26209
The backcountry takes on a whole new appearance when it's covered with a blanket of snow. Explore the depths of the Snowshoe Mountain wilderness during a 1.5-hour Snowmobile Tour. Zip along through open fields and old-growth spruce forests, crossing frozen creeks along the way. If you're new to snowmobiling, try the one-hour evening tour. During these rides along the slopes of the Snowshoe Basin, kids ages 6-15 are permitted as passengers for the early-evening tours. Prices range from $59-$195.
- Adventure Dining Tour - 75 Top of the World Dr., Snowshoe, WV 26209
Plan a once-in-a-lifetime experience with family and friends on an Adventure Dining Tour. Travel in off-road vehicles to the Backcountry Hut, which accommodates up to 12 guests. Pricing starts at $179 for two at lunch and $275 for two at dinner.
Any season is right for buying or selling a home around Snowshoe. Contact us at RE/MAX Country to learn more.