Log off, recharge, and explore away.
Summer at Snowshoe is the bona fide cure for every type of pandemic fatigue, Zoom overload, heat-induced hallucination, and too-long-to-do list. From therapeutic belly flops to prescription-strength mountaintop adventures and cleansing stand-up-paddleboard sunrise yoga sessions, prepare for the effects of mountain therapy to be immediate and most certainly habit-forming. To learn more, visit snowshoemtn.com.
STEP #1 -NEVER SKIP A DOSE OF BACKCOUNTRY EXPLORATION
Climb the fire lookout tower or hike the ridgeline for new views in every direction. Discover fields of wildflowers. Make friends with bears, fox, deer, and maybe even Sasquatch.
STEP #2 -STICK TO A DAILY REGIMEN OF OOHS AND AHHS
Laughter may be the best therapy to help fight Zoom fatigue, but the mountain’s breathtaking scenic beauty is a close second. Which is great since you have 11,000 acres of unspoiled wilderness to cover. And nothing says you have to do it all on foot. Our horses, RZRs, and e-bikes are perfectly legal performance enhancers.
STEP #3 -CONNECT WITH HUMANS, NOT TECHNOLOGY
Yes, we have Wi-Fi. No, social media won’t dominate your family’s attention here. Admittedly, we can only take some of the credit. Sure, we open the door with a range of family-friendly activities you’ll actually enjoy together. But when it comes down to it, families reconnect so easily here because when Mother Nature is on her game, nothing else competes.
Step #4 -NEVER PASS UP A SHOT OF ADRENALINE
Experts agree—a good dose of white-knuckle, pedal-to-the-floor excitement is the best reminder of why you were put on this planet. Mostly, to have fun.
STEP #5 -REDUCE YOUR SALTWATER INTAKE
A scenic lift ride down to Shavers Lake and your mood suddenly lightens. We consider this true mountain lake our best kept secret. Whether you stick to the beachfront’s many activities or hit the water to swim, captain a watercraft, or master the obstacle course, you’ll shout about the lake’s restorative powers from the mountaintops. The cherry on top? Zero sharks.
STEP #6 -KEEP FUN WELL WITHIN REACH OF CHILDREN
Just like family therapy. Except outdoors. In the mountains. Around a lake. Oh, and about a thousand times more fun. Swimming, horseback riding, hiking, fishing, biking, golfing, canoeing, stargazing, something for—and the kids. In other words, family bonding the good old-fashioned way.
STEP #7 -INCREASE YOUR DAILY DOSE OF FRESH MOUNTAIN AIR
Whatever your coping mechanisms for dealing with being cooped up for the last year, or with the sweltering summer heat, they pale in comparison to the pure, simple relief of fresh mountain air filling your lungs. Add the unmistakable scent of spruce needles, morning dew, and wildflowers and you have a remedy that should be bottled and given to anyone needing to recharge their batteries this summer. Breathe in, breathe out, repeat indefinitely.
STEP #8 -BALANCE YOUR CHI, AND YOUR PADDLEBOARD
Experts agree: shots of adrenaline should always be balanced with less hair-raising activities. Like scenic chairlift rides, stand-up paddleboarding, or relaxing parasol-side at Shavers Lake.
STEP #9 -EAT, DRINK AND SHOP. REPEAT AS NEEDED.
Hitting the gym has its benefits. Hitting the cobblestones—now that’s taking your wellness to a whole new level. Shops you’ll wish you had back home. Après summer style. Restaurants you’ll post about. Plus, you never know, maybe we’ll even throw in some live concerts and events when the time is right. Yup, the Village is practically a therapeutic miracle.
STEP #10 -RIDE IT OUT
Two wheels, the wind in your hair, and an occasional bug in your eye. Nothing restores the soul like mountain biking at Snowshoe’s legendary bike park and the adjacent massive system of cross country trails.