Skiing at Snowshoe Mountain

Skiing at Snowshoe Mountain

Snowshoe Mountain 2015

We spent the first four days of this week at Snowshoe Mountain (a local West Virginia ski resort), just Sean, the kids, me…and our oldest’s betta fish. It was so nice to get away—and our middle girls especially enjoyed their time skiing, despite the warm rain one day and the freezing temps the next—but I have to admit this vacation was on the “I need a vacation to recover from my vacation” end of the spectrum!

We must have tromped back and forth through Snowshoe Village a dozen times a day, often carrying ski equipment, a backpack full of stuff and/or a squirmy baby, since both the rental shop and Snowshoe’s Big Top play area were at the complete opposite end from the hotel where we were staying.

Add to that a baby who barely napped and didn’t sleep well at night, and Sean and I both felt a bit like the walking dead by the third day!

That said, we had a lot of fun, with the girls declaring more than one day “the best day ever” (their favorite hyperbole by far), and we didn’t have any of the crazy mishaps that have plagued our previous trips to Snowshoe!

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you may have already seen some of these pictures. Going offline definitely does not include Instagram when we’re on vacation since it’s my favorite way to capture moments and memories!

Sunday

Snowshoe Mountain 2015

Snowshoe Mountain 2015

Snowshoe Mountain 2015

Hey, look, little man IS growing! He peed through his diaper at lunch, and the backup outfit from the diaper bag now looks like this on him!

Snowshoe Mountain 2015

Snowshoe Mountain 2015

Snowshoe Mountain 2015

Snowshoe Mountain 2015

Snowshoe Mountain 2015

Snowshoe Mountain 2015

Monday

Snowshoe Mountain 2015

Man, we know how to trash a hotel room.

Snowshoe Mountain 2015

This despite cleaning up several times every day.

Snowshoe Mountain 2015

Snowshoe Mountain 2015

Snowshoe Mountain 2015

Snowshoe Mountain 2015

Snowshoe Mountain 2015

Snowshoe Mountain 2015

Tuesday

Snowshoe Mountain 2015

Snowshoe Mountain 2015

Snowshoe Mountain 2015

Snowshoe Mountain 2015Wednesday

Snowshoe Mountain 2015

This has to have been the coolest thing I’ve ever seen. The valley between the mountains was filled with thick, fluffy, dense clouds. When we first came around the bend on our way out on Wednesday, Sean and I both gasped at the sight of it. We then proceeded to stop and stare at almost every switchback, trying desperately to take a picture that would show the full glory of what we were seeing. 

We were surprised when we got below the cloud level that it really wasn’t as thick as it looked from the top, but it was so crazy to think that it was a sunny day for everyone above the clouds (duh) and a grey, misty day for everyone below.

Snowshoe Mountain 2015

Snowshoe Mountain 2015

Snowshoe Mountain 2015

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  1. My husband and I went there for Thanksgiving I think in 2011. There was no snow so no snowboarding for us but we went anyway. I love that place! The village is so cute and we for sure want to go back and try to snowboard someday. Now that we have a son seeing your pictures of all the activities for kids makes me want to go back even more. Great post!

    1. Oh, how fun (well, except no snow…that’s disappointing!). It was really fun for the whole family; I hope you get a chance to go back!

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