Most Snowshoe vacation rentals sit at the cradle between West Virginia's Cheat and Back Allegheny mountains. Winters in this Pocahontas County resort bring to the forefront its unique features like the unparalleled ski runs in the mid-Atlantic, acres of forest trails to explore through snowcat or snowmobiling tours and the adult- and kid-friendly Split Rock Pools. Its summers are also fast becoming a draw with guests going on horseback riding, fly fishing trips or mountain biking. If you're into rock climbing or Eurobungy, you'll be delighted to have these available during whatever season you'll visit Snowshoe.
Big Top Entertainment
Your Snowshoe vacation home should be near 10 Snowshoe Drive, where Big Top Entertainment Center houses more than a 1/3 of an acre. Excitement awaits the whole family. Their climbing wall and Eurobungy, video arcades, the Orbitron, sky bikes and a mechanical bull will thrill the youngsters, while the pool tables and live performances will entertain all ages. You can purchase tickets for ala carte activities or choose their 2-hour all-access pass. Between noon and 4 p.m., you can get the least expensive early bird pass. Carnival food like sausages, popcorn, sliders and funnel cake are also available.
From the quaint village on Snowshoe Mountain, hop on the Ballhooter Lift for a visual treat of the mountains as it brings you to Shavers Lake's unique high-elevation setting. The lake beckons you to rent out kayaks, fishing poles and bait, paddleboats, canoes and hydrobikes, while the beaches lure you to follow a nature trail or just chill on the hammocks. Adrenaline junkies can take 3 attempts on the climbing wall or go on the Eurobungy for 5 minutes. There are piecemeal rates for each activity, but you can avail of an all-day lake pass. A pirate-themed playground for the little ones and the Boathouse for refreshments complete the experience.
More Rock Climbing
If you want to tackle "The Rock," drop by the Outpost Adventure Park for an exhilarating climb. You can get an all-day park pass, a half-day park pass or even a 1-hour park pass to enjoy its other features like miniature golf, its famed BMX track and skate park, the volleyball court and playground. Kids from 4 to 12 can also join either of the age-specific Snowshoe Cubs Camp or the Camp Wildcat, where they'll be whisked off for some Eurobungy and rock climbing. The half- or full-day fees include snack and a camp shirt. Available only from June to September, this Wildcat Adventure Camp can be arranged by phone.
Serious rock climbers can give Senera Rocks Climbing School a go. Located north of Snowshoe but still within the Monongahela National Forest, this school offers a variety of climbing courses to help you learn the ropes, so to speak. Contact them for details.
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