COVID Policies and Ticket Capacity 

For the latest information regarding Snowshoe's COVID policies and sold out dates for passes please see below.

From Snowshoe Mountain

"Please make sure you are familiar with our COVID page information and FAQ section at We will continue to post all days that have reached capacity under the Mountain Access section. Please help our guests learn about all the resort has to offer off slope."


A letter from Snowshoe..

"With another wonderful winter season right around the corner, we wanted to provide you with an update on the status of our opening day. Due to the unseasonably warm November we’ve been experiencing, and the overall lack of snowmaking opportunities thus far, we have made the decision to postpone our opening day until Friday, Dec. 4, weather and circumstances permitting.

 In the meantime, our top-notch snowmaking team will be making the most of every opportunity Mother Nature gives us. So get those snow dances going, perform whatever rituals you think might help, and let’s all keep the stoke alive. After all, some of the snowiest seasons we’ve ever had here on the mountain got off to a late start. Plenty of reason for optimism!

And while the lifts won’t be spinning for a few more weeks, we are happy to announce that we still plan to open our mountaintop village for dining, shopping, and adventure activities in time for the Thanksgiving holiday."

World Cup to Return September 2021

Last September, we showed the mountain biking world what Snowshoe is all about. Through your hard work and dedication, we cemented our place in mountain biking history. The inter-departmental teamwork that we collectively displayed made a lasting impression on race fans and officials alike. We knew the 2019 World Cup Finals were essentially a test run, and with all of your help it’s safe to say we aced it! How do we know? This morning, UCI released their 2021 MTB World Cup schedules, officially designating us as the lone American venue in the lineup. Our leadership team couldn’t be more proud of this tremendous accomplishment, or more confident that we will pull together and once again show the world how One Mountain gets it done.  So be proud, celebrate, and go ahead and circle the week of September 18-19 next year on your calendars. We’ve got ourselves a World Cup to put on!



SNOWSHOE, W. Va – (September 14, 2020) – Snowshoe Mountain, the region’s largest ski area, has announced their target opening date for the 2020/21 winter season. The Pocahontas County resort intends to open for skiing and snowboarding just in time for Thanksgiving on Wednesday, November 25th, weather and circumstances permitting. Resort officials are working to make the necessary adjustments to operate in accordance with health guidelines amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It’s that time of year again when the nights start getting colder and the leaves start changing colors, and the real anticipation of winter kicks in.” said resort President Patti Duncan. “This summer we were tasked with adapting to the ever-changing circumstances that COVID-19 presented and despite the challenges, our team has proven that we can make the changes necessary to operate as safely and efficiently as possible in this rapidly evolving environment. This process has taught us many valuable lessons and has given us tremendous insight into the measures we’ll need to take this winter.”

To help facilitate distancing, certain areas of the resort will utilize capacity management this winter season. This includes limiting inventory for lift tickets, lodging, lessons, rentals, shopping, dining, and adventure activities. Dependent upon capacity, walk-up access is not guaranteed.

Other measures intended to limit contact and assist with capacity management will include:

• mask requirements

• expanded delivery & takeout options

• the introduction of a Silver Creek-specific lift ticket

• the discontinuation of the 3-For-All Pass

• expanded equipment rental options via the Big Top

For more information about what Snowshoe is doing to reduce the spread of COVID-19, please visit

What else is new this winter?

Snowshoe’s mountain operations team has spent the summer continuing to bolster their snowmaking infrastructure by replacing a significant amount of water lines in the Basin, Western Territory, and Silver Creek areas. The improvements will allow the snowmaking system to run more efficiently, generating even more snow and helping the resort to open terrain more quickly.

10 Prime, a new upscale steakhouse will open this winter at the Soaring Eagle Lodge, located in the South Mountain/Top of the World area of the resort.

Winter 2020.21 Season Dates (weather and circumstances permitting)

• Snowshoe: Wednesday, November 25th - Sunday, March 28th

• Silver Creek: Friday, December 18th - Sunday, March 14th


Snowshoe Mountain is the perfect year-round destination for adventure-filled vacations in West Virginia. Snowshoe covers a total area of 11,000 acres in the Appalachian Mountain Range and includes the second highest point in the state at 4,848’ elevation. Snowshoe was chosen as the Best Ski Resort in the region by the readers of Blue Ridge Outdoors. The Snowshoe Bike Park was recently named the #1 Bike Park in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic Regions by, and played host to the 2019 Mercedes Benz UCI MTB World Cup Finals. Snowshoe offers the most skiable terrain in the region, extensive lodging options, fully developed mountain biking trails, a popular golf course designed by Gary Player, wedding and convention areas, and a wide variety of outdoor activities. Snowshoe Mountain Resort is part of the Alterra Mountain Company, and is included on the Ikon Pass, the new standard in season passes. 

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