Off-Mountain Winter Activities

Embrace snow day adventures beyond the peaks.

Renowned for legendary skiing and snowboarding opportunities, Pocahontas County’s winter charm extends beyond the slopes. Explore our diverse off-mountain activities, from serene outdoor experiences to cozy indoor retreats.

Embark On An Outdoor Winter Adventure 

Explore snowshoeing trails for low-impact aerobic exercise, whether seeking tranquility in solitude or creating lasting tracks with loved ones. Bundle up for winter hikes to snow-capped vistas, test your cycling skills on snowy trails, experience the beauty of cross-country skiing or cast your line in some scenic winter fishing spots. There’s something for everyone beyond the peaks!

Warm Up With Indoor Activities 

Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of live music at The Rivertown Coffee Shop or test your knowledge at Pub Trivia hosted by Old Mountain Tavern. Take an out-of-this-world tour of the Green Bank Observatory. Shop for authentic local goods at a variety of stores – from antique shops to one-of-a-kind boutiques. And elevate your dining experience with flavorful cuisine at our restaurants and bars. Finally, unwind with cozy moments in a relaxing cabin for a perfect retreat.

Explore Winter Wonders Off The Mountain

Gear up for your next outdoor adventure at SnowCreek Mountain Sports, offering snowshoeing equipment for purchase. Embrace snowy landscapes with cross-country skiing and snowshoeing rentals available at Elk River Touring Center. Take a snowy hike at Calvin Price State Forest, Seneca State Forest or Watoga State Park. For a unique experience, hop on a winter train ride at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park.

Curate Your Winter Shopping List

Off-Mountain Winter Inspo

Pocahontas County’s Winter Adventure Guide

When the temperatures drop, the adventures amp up in Nature’s Mountain Playground. Pocahontas County, West Virginia, is gearing up for a riveting winter season, offering a variety of activities for families and adventurers alike. Whether you’re a snowsports enthusiast or someone seeking a serene retreat, Pocahontas County has something special in store for you. Snowshoe…

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Wintertime Coffee Houses and Hot Chocolate Hangouts in Nature’s Mountain Playground

Mike Moore If you were to take a survey of what the number one, most consumed beverage world-wide is, it’s a safe bet the results of that survey would point to coffee.  Some reports place coffee as the second most sought commodity in the world; second only to crude oil; but I wouldn’t recommend drinking…

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Off-Mountain Winter Listings

Snowshoe, WV

10 Prime Steakhouse & Bar

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This upscale steakhouse and bar offers delicious steaks and cocktail options. Reservations required….

This upscale steakhouse and bar offers delicious steaks and cocktail options. Reservations required….

Snowshoe, WV

4848′ Mountain Performance Shop

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4848 is a retail outfitter providing a selection of activewear, outerwear, and casual wear including footwear and a varity of accessories….

Mountain Bike Friendly

4848 is a retail outfitter providing a selection of activewear, outerwear, and casual wear including footwear and a varity of accessories….

Mountain Bike Friendly
Marlinton , WV

4th Avenue Mason Jar Trading Post

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The 4th Avenue Mason Jar Trading post offers hand made furniture, antiques and rustic decor….

The 4th Avenue Mason Jar Trading post offers hand made furniture, antiques and rustic decor….

Marlinton, WV

Alfredo’s Italian & Greek

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Alfredo’s is located in downtown Marlinton featuring the best Italian and Greek food. Come enjoy classics from pizzas, calzones, strombolis and salads and sandwiches as well. Offering indoor & outdoor dining….

Alfredo’s is located in downtown Marlinton featuring the best Italian and Greek food. Come enjoy classics from pizzas, calzones, strombolis and salads and sandwiches as well. Offering indoor & outdoor dining….

Durbin, WV

Allegheny Trail

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The Allegheny Trail (ALT) is West Virginia’s longest hiking trail a 311-miles. The Northern Terminus is located on the Mason Dixon Line along the West Virginia/Pennsylvania border. It traverses south until it meets the West Virginia/Virginia border on Peters Mountain where the …

Pet Friendly

The Allegheny Trail (ALT) is West Virginia’s longest hiking trail a 311-miles. The Northern Terminus is located on the Mason Dixon Line along the West Virginia/Pennsylvania border. It traverses south until it meets the West Virginia/Virginia border on Peters Mountain where the …

Pet Friendly
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