I could take the free shuttles around this resort and never bother with parking. But why? Skiing is quicker. The heart of this "inverted" resort, the Village crests the nearly mile-high summit of Snowshoe Mountain. Shops, restaurants, and other fun stuff sit at the top, not on the bottom like most resorts. I can walk out of my condo, strap on my skis, zip down a run, and then ride a chair lift almost anywhere.
The other perk of inverted resorts? Summit sunsets. At dusk, the famed alpenglow paints the Allegheneys pink, and the bustle in the Village grows still as all eyes pause to drink in the sight.