The Paine Family Geodesic Dome is located within walking distance of both the Village and the Soaring Eagle Lodge. The slopes at Snowshoe Mountain are easily accessed from the Dome, so that guests can stop in for lunch, take a Hot Tub and then head back out and enjoy the rest of the day.
A free shuttle service (The Hare Line) runs regularly and passes directly in front of the residence. This enables guests to travel anywhere within Snowshoe Mountain Resort including adjacent Silver Creek Ski area.
The structure itself is remarkable , especially the Great Room with its curved interior walls, huge triangular windows and massive stone fire place. The bedrooms offer similar unique and cozy living spaces.
The hot tub comfortably seats six and the bedroom on the main floor features a jacuzzi tub. BRAND NEW THIS SEASON
The bottom floor apartment can be effectively used as a separate living area if more privacy is desired by someone in the group.
Internet service is available along with a stereo system that can be hooked up to your smartphone. There are also two televisions and a house phone and a Keyboard, in case the guests are musically inclined.
During the summer, Snowshoe spent millions in snowmaking upgrades, specifically in the Western Territory. New high tech snowmaking machines were placed all along Snowshoe's legendary Cupp Run. Snowshoe used the guns they replaced on Cupp Run to upgrade the adjacent Double Diamond Shay's Revenge snowmaking system. The result? Better snowmaking capabilities on both slopes, raising the possibility of opening the Western Territory as early as December 10th, if weather permits. In any case both 1500 foot vertical slopes(most vertical till you get to New England or the West) will have awesome new snowmaking capabilities which should mean earlier openings and later closings for these two premier pistes of West Virginia.
What else? This season Snowshoe introduces a new 10 acre Freestyle Terrain park called Evolution on the slope formerly known as Yew Pine. This complements the already existing, Progression Freestyle Park which offers smaller features. Or guests could choose the easily accessed Mountaineer freestyle park with more challenging features at nearby Silver Creek Resort.
What's more Snowshoe has added another beginner slope to more easily access upper Whistlepunk which is a nice addition for new skiers.
Silver Creek Resort also upgraded their snow making capabilities and used the parts of their old snowmaking system to upgrade their Mountaineer freestyle park.
Also, Snowshoe added another tree skiing area between upper Shay's Revenge and Cupp Run called Sunset Glades. This is in addition to the 'Glade Skiing' area of Knotbumper and Sawmill Glades that currently exist at Snowshoe. When heavy snows come, these areas are well worth exploring, if guests have enough skiing skill...after all, there are some trees involved.
The Skiing at Snowshoe is awesome and the Warm Season has its attractions as well including Downhill Bicycling with lift access, the Raven Golf Club, fly fishing, hiking and about anything else you can think to do in the summer.
Dr. Jim Paine Sr. built this Geodesic Dome, following the design of famed architect Buckminster Fuller https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buckminster_Fuller, in 1983. Jim and his wife Bea, who live in Bluefield, West Virginia were among the original investors in Snowshoe in 1974, the year the resort first opened. Unfortunately, Snowshoe went bankrupt that first year so that investment was lost. Never mind, the real dividend was the skiing and the Paine family has been skiing there ever since. Guests will notice many family photos documenting the long skiing tradition of the Paines.
Enjoy this unique space. There is something about being inside the Geodesic Dome that brings a sense of serenity not found anywhere else on the mountain.