5 Spots for Littles at Snowshoe Mountain Resort

We were lucky enough to get in one more weekend of skiing and boarding before the end of the season at Snowshoe Mountain last weekend. Snowshoe is about five and a half hours from Hampton Roads in West Virginia. Although it does have the best slopes around, Snowshoe offers more to guests than skiing, which is great when you have little ones with you. Here are some of my top picks to do with littles on the mountain. 

  • Split Rock Pool: Take an afternoon dip in Split Rock Pool, included with your stay at any Snowshoe property. The heated pool flows from inside to outside, so you will be swimming while it snows around you. There is a slide both indoors and outdoors and two hot tubs. The whole property overlooks the mountains and you can't beat the view while you soak. 
  • Bear's Den: Silvercreek is Snowshoe's partner mountain. Take the free shuttle that runs between them over to Silvercreek's lodge for the Bear's Den arcade. In this section there is a children's area with walls set up for kids to play. Legos, gears, locks and hooks will keep them engaged. Let them play on the slides and climbers while you snag a drink. 
  • Shaver's Lake: Walk around Shaver's Lake. Here you can buy a one day fishing pass, go on little hikes, and end up at the picnic tables and playground. The playground is right next to the Boathouse which is perfect to meet those who are skiing. They do have a kids meal. 
  • Tubing at Coca-Cola Tube Park: For kids who love adventure, checkout tubing. Three and under are only $5 per person, and are on a smaller hill that they can enjoy. Kids ages four and up and over 36 inches can ride on the big hill for $15. 
  • Ski School: Checkout Snowshoe's Ski School. It's the closest mountain around that has one. Ski School runs from 9:00-3:30. 
  • As a bonus, checkout Cass Scenic Railroad State Park, which is just at the bottom of a mountain. 

    This photo is a nod to my dad, who loved this run, and sitting at Arbuckle's Cabin at the bottom. Flying down this run, I could see him in my mind's eye. So here's to you, dad. Another adventure in your memory!