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Snowshoe Travel Routes
DETROIT, TOLEDO, CLEVELAND AREAS: I-75 to I-80/90 East, South on I-77 to Parkersburg, WV; US-50 East to Clarksburg and I-79 South to Weston, WV, then East on US-33 to Elkins, then South 48 miles on US-219.
CHICAGO, INDIANAPOLIS, DAYTON, COLUMBUS AREAS: South on I-65 to Indianapolis then East on I-70 through Dayton to Columbus, take 270 South to US-33 East to Athens, Ohio, then US-50 East to Parkersburg and Clarksburg, WV; I-79 South to Weston, WV, then East on US-33 to Elkins, South 48 miles on US-219. (NOTE 1: US-33 from Columbus to Athens is mostly 4-lane Highway and takes 30 minutes off the travel time from Columbus).
CINCINNATI AREA: Take Rt. 50 *East from I-275 to Athens, Ohio, on to Parkersburg and Clarksburg, WV, then I-79 South to Weston, WV. Take US-33 East to Elkins, WV then US-219 South 48 miles to Snowshoe. (Or take I-75 South to I-64 East with same routing as Evansville).
*A reader also suggested an alternate route - State Route 32 instead of Rt. 50 Claims to be straighter, shorter, safer and faster from all parts of the city of Cincinnati. Thanks to this reader!
EVANSVILLE, LOUISVILLE, LEXINGTON AREAS: I-64 East to Charleston, WV, continue on I-64/77 (toll) to Beckley, WV, then I-64 East to White Sulphur Springs. Exit US-60 thru town of White Sulphur Springs, then left on to Rt. 92 and after 39 miles, turn left on Rt-39 to Marlinton. North on US-219 for 26 miles to Snowshoe (Or see Alternate Route #2 below, shorter but mountainous).
PITTSBURGH AREA: I-79 South to Weston, WV, then East on US-33 to Elkins, South 48 miles on US-219 to Snowshoe. * Note: US 33 is now 4-lane complete to Elkins. Should save 1/2 hour drive time.
STATE COLLEGE, ALTOONA, HARRISBURG, PA AND POINTS NORTH: US-220 to I-70 East to Hagerstown, MD, then I-81 South to Staunton, VA, then take same routing as listed below (Virginia Beach) from Staunton to Snowshoe. (Or use Alternate Route # 3 below).
WILMINGTON, BALTIMORE AND POINTS NORTHEAST: I-95 to Baltimore, then I-70 to I-81 South to Strasburg, VA, travel West on HWY 55 into WV to Harman, WV, then US-33 West to Elkins; take US-219 South 48 miles to Snowshoe. (Or use Alternate Route # 3 below).
WASHINGTON, DC AREA: I-66 to I-81 then to Staunton, VA, take same routing as (Virginia Beach) listed below from Staunton to Snowshoe. (Or use Alternate Route # 3 below).
VIRGINIA BEACH, PORTSMOUTH, NORFOLK, RICHMOND AREA: 1-64 West to I-81 North to Staunton, VA, West on US-250 then South on 42 to Goshen, VA, then WV-39 West to Marlinton, WV, then 26 miles North on US-219 to Snowshoe.
RALEIGH, DURHAM, GREENSBORO, NC AREA: North on US-220 to Roanoke and on to Clifton Forge, VA, then I-64 West to White Sulphur Springs, then 92 North to WV-39 West to Marlinton, WV; and 26 miles North on US-219 to Snowshoe. (Highway 92 is a very drivable route from I-64 to WV39).
ATLANTA, COLUMBIA, SC; CHARLOTTE, NC AREAS: North on I-77 from Charlotte to Beckley, WV, then I-64 East to White Sulphur Springs, then 92 North to WV-39 West to Marlinton, WV: then 26 miles North on US-219 to Snowshoe. (You may also leave I-64 at Lewisburg and travel Hwy 219 North to Snowshoe . . . shorter but very mountainous).
NASHVILLE, KNOXVILLE, TRI-CITIES AREAS: I-40 to Knoxville and I-81 North to I-77 North to I-64 East to White Sulphur Springs, then 92 North to WV-39 West to Marlinton, WV; then 26 miles on US-219 North to Snowshoe. (You may also leave I-64 at Lewisburg and travel Hwy 219 North to Snowshoe . . . shorter but very mountainous).
* ALTERNATE 2: I-64 to Charleston, I-79 North to US-19 South; exit at WV-55 at Muddlety East to Craigsville/Richwood; then 39/55 to Marlinton, continue North on 219 to Snowshoe - 26 miles. (Kennison Mountain between Richwood and Marlinton can be icy or snow-packed in winter.)
Mileage Guide By City
MILEAGE GUIDE BY CITY
Lewisburg, WV - Greenbrier Valley Airport is approximately 1.5 hours from Snowshoe. Transportation via the Breenbrier Valley Airport Shuttle: (304) 536-1193
Snowshoe, WV - Mountain Heliport available with restrictions. Prior permission required, min. 48 hours pre-flight request. (304) 572-1000
Clarksburg, WV - (2 hours from Snowshoe)
Roanoke, VA - Roanoke Airport is approximately 3 hours from Snowshoe, WV
Charleston, WV - Yeager Airport (3.5 hours from Snowshoe)
MILES & APPROXIMATE DRIVE TIMES
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