Snowshoe is an unincorporated area in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, known for the Snowshoe Mountain ski resort. The area is amongst the Allegheny Mountains, located in the bowl shaped convergence of two ranges, Cheat and Back Allegheny, at the head of the Shavers Fork of the Cheat River. Snowshoe is home to the second highest point in the state and the peak elevation for Cheat Mountain, at Thorny Flat, which reaches 4848 ft above sea level.Snowshoe has several commercial areas, with the most prominent being The Village at Snowshoe, located at the summit of the mountain (rather than at its base). While the area is still best known for winter activities, today the resort has extensive mountain biking trails, a popular golf course, wedding and convention areas, a number of summer outdoor activities, and also hosts a Grand National Cross Country racing event. About 480,000 skiers visit the area each year, primarily from West Virginia and the larger cities of the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast.The resort area covers 244 acre in total, which includes the Snowshoe Mountain and Silver Creek areas.