Family and I (wife, baby and two dogs) are looking to spend Christmas somewhere with more likelihood of SNOW. Skiing would be a big big plus. From what I've heard, Snowshoe may be the place. Anybody have any ideas, suggestions, etc. for places to stay (condo or cabin with kitchen) that would be near the slopes, dog-friendly, and available?
Thanks much in advance.
As far as lodging goes my wife and I usually stay at the Rimfire lodge in a studio. We have found that this is one of the cheapest options on the mountain and it works great for just the 2 of us. Rimfire is only a few years old, and located right in the middle of the 'village' It's got a hot tub, ski lockers, and usually a fireplace in the room. Also look at Highland house, it pretty much identical to Rimfire and they are located near eachother.
If having your pet is important (it is for me), try contacting Canaan Realty at Timberline/Canaan Valley and booking a condo there that allows pets. The Timberline area is definitely as cold as Snowshoe so if we get some natural snow, things could be decent. However, snowmaking is MUCH more limited. In short, for December skiing, Snowshoe really is the best bet. We own a place at Timberline and ended up driving down to Shoe for Christmas skiing last year b/c Timberline was CLOSED. Despite record warm temps in December, skiing was great at Snowshoe! No resort on the East Coast can match Snowshoe's incredible snowmaking system.
Called them and a brochure is on the way. Apparently they are very close to the resort (couple of miles only) so this could work. Thanks again!!