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one year ago

I am coming from the pittsburgh area and we arn’t supposed to get too much snow from the stom.   do you think the roads to snowshoe will be fine?  So I am planning on a trip to somewhere south for Sunday / Monday.  I am a little concerned about the stretch from Elkins, WV to Snowshoe.  

Wisp would be my backup plan.  

Just wondering if anybody has any imput. 

one year ago

ParkCrewDrew wrote:

I am coming from the pittsburgh area and we arn’t supposed to get too much snow from the stom.   do you think the roads to snowshoe will be fine?  So I am planning on a trip to somewhere south for Sunday / Monday.  I am a little concerned about the stretch from Elkins, WV to Snowshoe.  

Wisp would be my backup plan.  

Just wondering if anybody has any imput. 

What day are you thinking of driving?  Best is to check the WV DOH website for realtime conditions before you make a final decision.

I find the section between Buckhannon and Elkins on 33 to be the worst because of the hill climbs and wind exposure.  The road between Elkins and SS follows stream/valley most of the way so it has pretty much no elevation changes except the last 7 miles where you cross 2 small ridges, still not bad though.

one year ago

I am planning on leaving Sunday morning and going back Monday evening.  My thinking is that gives some time for the roads to be cleared.

Wisp seems like it would be easy to get to even with 20”.   Get on 68 and then get on 219.  

Well I will see how things play out on Saturday.

one year ago

Yeah with that short a window I’d lean to Wisp to max ski time vs driving.  Still tho, I68 from Cheat Lake to MD/WV line is subject to being closed under heavy weather.  Hopefully by Sunday it will be clear.

one year ago

ParkCrewDrew wrote:

I am planning on leaving Sunday morning and going back Monday evening.  My thinking is that gives some time for the roads to be cleared.

Wisp seems like it would be easy to get to even with 20”.   Get on 68 and then get on 219.  

Well I will see how things play out on Saturday.

I’m driving back from SS to Pittsburgh some time on Sunday with the “assumption” roads will be cleared by then.

one year ago

ParkCrewDrew wrote:

Wisp seems like it would be easy to get to even with 20”.   Get on 68 and then get on 219.  

Btw, to get to Wisp traveling East on I68 you get off Exit#4 (RT 42) at Friendsville, MD.  Stay right off exit (RT42 South or East?) and follow to 219South.  That will save you a good 30-45 min vs going further east on 68.  Good luck!

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