With an average annual snowfall of 180 inches and an elevation peak at 4,848 feet above sea level, Snowshoe Mountain Resort is a well-known winter destination for all things snow, especially downhill skiing and snowboarding. As the mercury rises and the snow begins to melt, the mountain doesn’t rest, for Snowshoe’s summer programs are just around the corner, filled with activities and events that the whole family can enjoy.
Summer happenings such as Homegrown Arts and Music festival all the way to the Chomolunga Bike Challenge showcase the area’s diversity and outdoor splendor, bringing in people from both far and wide. Winter parkas and gloves are traded in for shorts and sandals, allowing visitors to bask in the warm sun of the Appalachians. With such an extensive summer program, coupled with a very short drive for those living in the Greenbrier Valley, multiple visits to the mountain are often the rule, and not the exception.
One of Snowshoe Mountain’s most popular events is this year’s Wine and Jazz Festival, scheduled for August 17th and 18th. Elegant cuisine coupled with some of the finest WV and regional wines in a mountain setting doesn’t seem like it could get any better. But once you throw in a live jazz ensemble in the background, you may feel like you’ve truly found heaven on earth. The wine and jazz fest begins with a chocolate, wine , and jazz welcoming event held on Friday evening as most guests arrive for the weekend. There are wine and food tastings scheduled throughout, in addition to daily seminars such as white wine 101 and red wine 101. Tickets for the tastings and seminars are limited in availability, so reservations in advance are suggested to ensure your spot in the event. Tickets and additional information be obtained by calling 877-441-4386 or visit snowshoemtn.com.
Also, during your stay, be sure to check out one of Snowshoe village’s many charming restaurants, Foxfire Grille. You’ll enjoy great food and drinks in a warm and cozy atmosphere with amazing mountain views.
End of Summer Events
August 17-18 – Food, Wine, & Jazz Festival
August 25 – The Chomolungma Challenge Bike Race