"We decided that instead of lots of "stuff" this year, we would give our three kids (16, 11 & 10) a ski vacation for Christmas. Snowshoe was the perfect location for our New Year's weekend trip - it began to snow as we arrived and we enjoyed a beautiful fresh snowfall all weekend!
Tips Up was perfect for our family of five; it gave us room to spread out and offered the opportunity to ski out to the green slopes (we are all occasional/beginner skiers). The condo is nicely remodeled, well appointed, clean and so cozy. We enjoyed the wood fireplace, played cards at the dining table, and cooked most meals right in the condo. Everything we needed was provided. The beds were very comfortable and the linens were nice. The Shamrock complex is easily accessed from the village and Silver Creek. Parking was a little tight. We only had one vehicle, but other units must have driven more than one. We were able to park in front of our building, if not right in front of the unit.
We utilized the shuttle several times and it was very easy to get around the resort. We put the kids in a private ski lesson - I highly recommend this for any beginner. Our kids had skied before, but it had been a couple of years, so the lesson was well worth the money! We actually found Silver Creek to be more beginner friendly for our kids than the slopes on Snowshoe. Cheat Mountain Pizza was delicious! The wait on a Thursday wasn't too bad and it was fun to spend some time in the village.
Jen was fantastic! She was very responsive, answered all our questions and she offered great tips & advice. We utilize VRBO several times a year for vacation rentals and she is one of the best we had the pleasure to work with - great experience all around! We hope to be back to Snowshoe and would definitely enjoy renting Tips Up again!
Thanks again, Jen, for helping us make some fun family memories!"
Guest: Jennifer T.
Date of Stay: December 2016
Review Submitted: January 4, 2017