1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

SKIING IN VA or WV

Discussion in 'Travel' started by MAXTacoma, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. Nov 9, 2009 at 6:55 AM
    #1
    MAXTacoma

    MAXTacoma [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2007
    Member:
    #917
    Messages:
    4,339
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    Lexus GS 350
    I'm trying to plan a ski trip with some buddies in January. Originally I was planning on going to Snoeshoe WV, but after looking at lift ticket costs and lodging I am wondering if its worth the cost? Is there another ski place in WV that is better?
     
  2. Nov 9, 2009 at 7:01 AM
    #2
    jterango

    jterango Dr. Bronzbak

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2009
    Member:
    #23411
    Messages:
    25
    Gender:
    Male
    eastern wv
    Vehicle:
    d-cab off road
    bed mat,access cover
    seven springs in pa is better value but not better skiing.. but close. it depends it snowshoe has cupp run open,which usually doesnt open till late in the season.
     
  3. Nov 9, 2009 at 7:03 AM
    #3
    MAXTacoma

    MAXTacoma [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2007
    Member:
    #917
    Messages:
    4,339
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    Lexus GS 350
    I'm planning on going at the end of January and it just seemed expensive for lodging and lift tickets, so I'm not sure yet. Just wondering if there was any other better place within about 5-8 hours from Cincinnati.
     
  4. Nov 30, 2009 at 9:58 PM
    #4
    LEBM

    LEBM Thread Killer

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2009
    Member:
    #26586
    Messages:
    411
    Gender:
    Male
    Eleanor, WV
    Vehicle:
    15 DCSB TRD Sport 4x4 - Pyrite Mica
    This is a bit late, but I'd say Snowshoe is the best in the area, and best within your radius of travel. Lots of snow and snow making ability, and it's interesting in the sense that most of the lodges are at the top of the slopes, not at the bottom. Yes, expensive, but I think it's really nice there.
     
  5. Nov 30, 2009 at 10:09 PM
    #5
    FirstCohort

    FirstCohort Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Member:
    #25759
    Messages:
    69
    Gender:
    Male
    Northern Virginia
    Vehicle:
    10 SR5 DC LB 4x4 BSP
    WeatherTech Vent visors, access soft roll-up bed cover, factory side steps, factory bed mat, weathertech floorliner fore and aft, tinted front windows- State legal 50% : (
    My Uncle used to work as a ski patrol doctor at Snowshoe. We used to go every winter several times in the season and it was the best for us in the area. Silver Creek was cheaper but not as fun to ski. Wisp, Massanutten, and Silver Springs are also close to VA/WV/PA/MD. Used to love some double black diamond runs but haven't gone in some 10 or so years now. I do miss those days and will soon be taking my kids for memories of their own.
     
  6. Dec 1, 2009 at 6:39 AM
    #6
    Janster

    Janster Old & Forgetful

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2007
    Member:
    #1138
    Messages:
    14,256
    Gender:
    Female
    First Name:
    Jandy
    Lancaster, PA
    Vehicle:
    2016 GMC Canyon SLT w/ LineX and....
    I only learned to ski many years ago and only went a few times there-after....
    but I did learn how to ski at Massanutten there close to Harrisonburg, VA.

    http://www.massresort.com/

    I don't think this is a very big place - but it could've changed since the last time I was there probably 10 years ago.
     
  7. Dec 1, 2009 at 6:40 AM
    #7
    Dark Knight

    Dark Knight Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2008
    Member:
    #8006
    Messages:
    9,595
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jeff
    NC/SC
    Vehicle:
    4Runner Trail
    wintergreen used to be nice.. I havent been there in over 6 years.

    Snow shoe will be your best bet..
     
  8. Dec 1, 2009 at 6:54 AM
    #8
    lowchef

    lowchef Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2009
    Member:
    #22029
    Messages:
    22
    Gender:
    Male
    nova
    Vehicle:
    07 x-runner
    trd goodies
    Im go to massanutten all the time since its only 45 min away from me.....Massanutten is ok but its nothing compared to snowshoe.....I ve been to wintergreen which is pretty good too.....

    1. Snowshoe(expensive but worth it)
    2. Wintergreen(Not quite as good but similar)
    3. Massanutten(Cheap lift tickets and rentals but short trails)they even have 15 lift ticket mondays
     
  9. Dec 1, 2009 at 6:59 AM
    #9
    Dark Knight

    Dark Knight Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2008
    Member:
    #8006
    Messages:
    9,595
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jeff
    NC/SC
    Vehicle:
    4Runner Trail
    not to long ago at snowshoe you could get 3 days for $99.00 including a room and lift tickets
     
  10. Dec 1, 2009 at 7:04 AM
    #10
    MAXTacoma

    MAXTacoma [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2007
    Member:
    #917
    Messages:
    4,339
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    Lexus GS 350
    That would be ideal. I'm not sure what happening now since i started looking for rooms and found the cheapest to be 150 per night and it was like 35 miles away. I'm still looking into snowshoe, from what I have heard that will be my best bet.
     
  11. Dec 1, 2009 at 7:10 AM
    #11
    Dark Knight

    Dark Knight Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2008
    Member:
    #8006
    Messages:
    9,595
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jeff
    NC/SC
    Vehicle:
    4Runner Trail
    yea look at snowshoe. that deal for 99 bucks that i got once was ski-in-ski-out. Not the nicest place... but still ......
     
  12. Dec 1, 2009 at 7:16 AM
    #12
    MAXTacoma

    MAXTacoma [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2007
    Member:
    #917
    Messages:
    4,339
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    Lexus GS 350
    I dont really care how nice the place is as long as there is a bed and running hot water.
     
  13. Dec 1, 2009 at 7:19 AM
    #13
    ACBWV91

    ACBWV91 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2008
    Member:
    #11961
    Messages:
    148
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Adam
    Charleston/Motown WV
    Vehicle:
    08 Access Cab 4x4
    I went last year with a big group of friends to Winterplace here in WV. We all had a blast, i think an all day lift ticket is 50 bucks or something like that, not sure though. Ive never been to snowshoe so i couldnt compare it for you.
     
  14. Dec 1, 2009 at 7:20 AM
    #14
    Dark Knight

    Dark Knight Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2008
    Member:
    #8006
    Messages:
    9,595
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jeff
    NC/SC
    Vehicle:
    4Runner Trail
    cool cause thats about all it was
     
  15. Dec 1, 2009 at 7:57 AM
    #15
    MAXTacoma

    MAXTacoma [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2007
    Member:
    #917
    Messages:
    4,339
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    Lexus GS 350
    Did you stay at the lodge? Was it a package deal? Do you remember where you found the tickets and the room at?
     
  16. Dec 1, 2009 at 8:12 AM
    #16
    Dark Knight

    Dark Knight Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2008
    Member:
    #8006
    Messages:
    9,595
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jeff
    NC/SC
    Vehicle:
    4Runner Trail
    I stayed at a lodge at the top of the mtn and at the time it was a package deal for 3 nights and 3 lift tickets. found it on the hot deals tab in the snowshoe website. I just looked and it seems that deal is long gone. The best one i saw was buy 2 nights get the third free.
     
  17. Dec 1, 2009 at 8:17 AM
    #17
    MAXTacoma

    MAXTacoma [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2007
    Member:
    #917
    Messages:
    4,339
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    Lexus GS 350
    Okay thanks, I'm still checking around for the best price but by the way things are looking now, this trip is going to be alot more expensive than I had thought.
     
To Top