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GNCC Snowshoe – The Race Continues 2018

By on June 14, 2018

Get Ready for the GNCC Snowshoe WV

GNCC SnowshoeMark your calendars! On Sunday, June 23rd and Monday, June 24th, 2018, the challenging Grand National Cross-Country series (GNCC Snowshoe) will resume, with the next leg of this fierce competition scheduled to occur in Snowshoe, West Virginia. Widely regarded as one of the most difficult off-road races in the country, the contest involves hundreds of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), motorbikes, and utility-task vehicles (UTVs). The series occurs over a variety of courses scheduled in different locations set a few weeks apart.

Visit the Snowshoe WV Resort to Watch an Epic Event

If you enjoy the exciting sport of off-road racing, you likely already possess a lot of information about the Grand National Cross Country (“the GNCC”) series. The GNCC Snowshoe race can trace its origins to West Virginia, where an off-road racing enthusiast named Dave Coombs launched the Blackwater-100 outside the small town of Davis during the 1970s. It involved a perilous track of 100 miles crossing rough, unforgiving terrain.

Over the years, the famous race expanded into the GNCC, a series of challenging off-road courses. At the same time, the entry classes available for off-road racing participants in the GNCC Snowshoe increased (to 107) and the length of the course in each series decreased from the original 100 miles. This event now draws off-road racing pros, amateurs, and spectators from around the world. Later this month, you’ll enjoy a wonderful opportunity to attend one of the GNCC races in beautiful Snowshoe WV, a center for winter skiing and athletic competitions on Snowshoe Mountain.GNCC Snowshoe

Come for the GNCC SNowshoe Race, Stay for The Vacation of a Lifetime!

The timing of this leg of the GNCC Snowshoe will please participants who choose to attend the June 23-24th Series in conjunction with a vacation in the area. The Snowshoe Mountain WV Resort serves as the venue for this series in the GNCC. However, it also offers a variety of entertaining activities for visitors: hiking, bicycle riding, golfing, clay shooting, horseback riding, lake activities, and many other tourist attractions. The facility includes a popular spa furnishing outstanding opportunities for relaxation and rejuvenation. Additionally, visitors enjoy a variety of shopping and fine dining options.

In addition to luxurious accommodations, the resort supplies fun outdoor and leisure classes (including Yoga, Archery, and a Kid’s Camp). Concerts, special events, and even a local railroad tour provide guests with an appealing list of fun activities. The lovely Snowshoe WV scenery creates an alluring backdrop for all these exciting summer pursuits.

See the GNCC Snowshoe Race in Person

This series of the GNCC bills itself as “the ultimate test” for participants in the sport of cross-country racing. Set on the slopes of West Virginia’s premier ski resort, the race occurs within a designated area used for off-road activities. In addition to their GNCC entry fees paid to the race sponsors, participants and spectators should plan on purchasing 2018 ski lift tickets to reach this venue. The event includes many fun-filled activities, including a zip lining course.

GNCC SnowshoeSome participants will want to arrive a bit early to attend a golf tournament on Friday beginning at 9. a.m. at the resort’s Raven Club. It will help raise money for the 2018 ISDE US trophy team representing the United States during the International Six Days Enduro race in Chile conducted in November – one of the oldest off-road motorcycle races. Some of the GNCC race classes will commence competitions on Friday evening and many amateur races take place on Saturday. Saturday’s events will include a 6 p.m. graduation ceremony for youth who participated in the off-road training events sponsored through GNCC racing. Demonstration rides for Yamaha off-road vehicle occur on both Saturday and Sunday.

Snowshoe WV Restaurants

Participants and spectators attending the June 23rd and June 24th series of the GNCC will appreciate the availability of dining facilities at the Snowshoe WV resort. Whether you feel a sudden urge for coffee and donuts or an insatiable craving for Cheat Mountain Pizza, you’ll appreciate the rich variety of fare available. Satisfy hunger before, during, and after arduous racing!

People attending this event discover no fewer than five dining facilities here. Your bistro options include: Starbucks, Foxfire Grille, Cheat Mountain Pizza, Old Spruce Café and Tavern, and The Junction Restaurant and Saloon. The latter establishment offers full breakfasts (as well as main meals).

Arrive a Week Early or Leave a Week Late

GNCC SnowshoeAdditional information about the Snowshoe WV resort will interest people attending the GNCC series here later this month. If you have the time to arrive at the mountain a few days early, you’ll want to catch the annual Wine and Jazz Festival conducted here between June 15th and June 16th. This regular event includes a formal wine tasting capped off by a magnificent Sunday morning brunch. Purchase tickets for events on Saturday and Sunday separately, or plan on attending both days (you can even opt to participate in the brunch alone).

The week following the GNCC series, visitors enjoy an opportunity to attend Community Appreciation Days conducted between June 28th and July 1st. The resort offers residents of nearby Randolph, Webster and Pocahontas Counties free weekend passes to participate in this celebration of Snowshoe Mountain. Local people attending the GNCC won’t want to miss this opportunity!

Affordable lodging can be sparse and difficult to find during this very popular event! It is suggested that you make a reservation well in advance of the event – ideally several months ahead of time. To check availability visit Mountaintop Condos or call (304) 355-9553.

Winter Brew Fest Returns To Snowshoe Mountain

By on December 14, 2017

Snowshoe Winter Brew FestWhat better way after a day of shredding the slopes than to unwind having a few beers? How about a craft beer festival? Better yet, how about a beer festival featuring live music? Sounds like a dream, right? Well, consider your dreams granted. Join us at Snowshoe Mountain for the Winter Brew Fest sponsored Big Timber Brewing. The details are as follows:

When Is The Winter Brew Fest?

December 16, 2017 from 5pm until 8pm with registration opening up at 430pm and closing at 7:45pm.

Where is The Winter Brew Fest?

Snowshoe Resort
10 Snowshoe Dr
10 Snowshoe Dr, Snowshoe WV 26209 (Pocahontas County)

Winter Brew Fest Tickets

Snowshoe Winter Brew FestWhile the period to obtain the $20 pre-booked tickets has ended, you can still grab the $25 advance tickets all the way up until December 15th. Tickets purchased on the day of the event will run you $30. Advanced tickets will be held at the mountain and can be collected at either The Depot or any Front Desk location at the Snowshoe Resort prior to heading to the Connection Nightclub for registration. Just as a reminder, this event is a 21 and over festival and you will need to show proper ID in order to get in.

Winter Brew Fest Sponsors

First things first, the real main event, the BEER. Check out the following participants:

  • Big Timber Brewing Company: Blond and Porter, Double Bit IPA, & Frost Notch
    Tygarts Valley Distributors: Terrapin & Crazy Mountain
  • Parkersburg Brewing: Cell Block 304 Brown Ale, Citrus Tsunami, Hip Hef Hefeweizen, & Citrus Tsunami
  • Bad Shepherd Beer: Barrel Program Releases, The Loud IPA, & How Ewe Doin’ Cream Ale
  • Jo Globe Distributors: Foothills, Goodwood, Lagunitas, & Antietam
  • Wheeling Brewing Company: Small Batch Specialty, Nail City Porter, Weelunk Blonde Ale, Old Reyman Amber Ale, & IPA 301
  • North Central Distributors: Dark Horse, Lancaster Milk Stout, Lakefront Riverwest Stein, Weyerbacher Mellow Monk, Saranac Clementine Pale Ale, Crooked Tree IPA, and Sierra Nevada Celebration
  • Mountain State Beverage: Bridge Brew Mountain Momma, Founders Breakfast Stout, New Belgium Accumulation, Stone IPA, Bell’s Christmas Ale, & Dogfish Head Flesh and Blood

Music at The Winter Brew Fest

Homegrown Music FestivalAnd certainly not to be missed, the Snowshoe Mountain music:
5pm: Ghost Eagle
7pm: The Hillbilly Gypsies

And just because the pouring stops at 8, doesn’t mean the party does. DJ Judd starts spinning tunes at 8:30.

Why: The real question is why not? It’s an event not to be missed by both snow and beer lovers. See you at the slopes and the taps on Sunday, December 16th in Snowshoe WV!

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Freefall Festival Returns To Snowshoe WV

By on August 22, 2017

freefall festivalIf you have no plans for Labor Day weekend (2017) this year and you’re traveling in the West Virginia area, you should consider coming to visit Snowshoe Mountain, a ski resort located in Snowshoe WV. But the reason to come here on Labor Day weekend isn’t to try out the slopes. It’s to take part in the activities of one of the Appalachian’s biggest arts and culture festivals – the 2017 Freefall Festival. This event lasts three days over Labor Day weekend from Friday to Sunday, and the schedule is planned out to make sure nobody misses a beat. The following events are a few reasons not to miss this festival.

Yoga Training Sessions Being Offered

You might have always thought of yoga as a crazy exercise done by females in snazzy pants, but you’ll be given a Wanderlust Snowshoechance to participate in the Freefall Festival yoga sessions – during which you’ll be shown how these positions help you both physically and mentally. Yoga styles will include inversion immersion, vinyasa, yoga mixed with a little bit of alcohol, and even a creative black light yoga where participants paint their face and body in creative colors to show how art and spiritual exercise intertwine. Come take part in this with an open mind and you’ll soon see why many celebrities and athletes take part in it.

Microbrew Activities at 2017 Freefall Festival

Snowshoe Winter Brew FestOne thing that the Freefall Festival boasts in is their locally-crafted spirits which you can get a full taste of if you participate in this event. You’ll get to drink of these exquisite brewed libations while watching various bands perform on the village stage. You’ll also enjoy a stunning display of fireworks on the final day of the festival. You should be aware that the price of admission to Microbrew Festival is cheaper at $20 if you register now before August 24, and then climbs to $25 the following week and then is $30 if you register the day it starts. So don’t miss out on the opportunity to save money by registering in Snowshoe Mountain now.

Live Performances And Community Appreciation

Homegrown Music FestivalFreefall Festival wouldn’t be what it is without the talent that will be put on display at this event with some of the nation’s finest artists in the folk, country, rock and a little bit of blues genres. In fact, kicking the weekend of performances off on Friday night will be West Virginia’s own The Boatmen band. This band started out small but is now gaining grounds to national recognition. And they’ll pave the way for performances by Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Yonder Mountain String Band, J Roddy Walston and the Business and Porch 40 among others. And during all these festivities all locals in the Snowshoe community will be thanked for their service through free passes to several of the area’s main attractions and fun activities such as a ziplining, chairlift rides and much more. You don’t want to miss out on what Snowshoe will bring during the 2017 Labor Day Freefall Festival weekend.

Snowshoe Mountain Brew Fest Returns To WV

By on December 14, 2016

Snowshoe Mountain Brew FestSnowshoe Mountain Brew Fest- December 14

An event featuring beer tastings from 11 local and national breweries and distributors will occur on Saturday, December 17, 2016. The site of the Snowshoe Mountain Brew Fest will be the 11,000-acre Snowshoe Mountain Resort. Live music will also be featured.

Tickets to the Snowshoe Mountain Brew Fest are $20 in advance (November 28-December 16) and $25 the day of the event. Guests must present an ID and be at least 21 years of age. The festivities kick off at 4:45p.m. with registration at the Connection Nightclub after which guests pick up their ticket at The Depot or any on-mountain sales location. When they present their ticket, they will receive a tasting mug as well as a wristband that gives them the green light for tasting.

Optimus Riff, a funk-jam band will kick off the music portion of the evening at 5:15 p.m. The Spanglers, a blues-psychedelic-Americana band based in Lewisburg, plays at 6:45 p.m. “Restless,” its first album, was released this year. Band members Mark Spangler( songwriter and guitarist); Josiah Spangler (percussion) and Evan Olds (bass) wrote and arranged it. DJ Judd begins spinning records at 8:15 p.m Sharing his set will also be Risque Games of Winter.

Snowshoe Mountain Brew FestAt the nightclub, there will be beer samplings from 5:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. Offering samples at the Brew Fest will be Greenbrier Valley Brewing Company, Big Timber Brewing Company, Wheeling Brewing Company, Northern Eagle Distributor, Galaxy Distributing of WV, Bridge Brew Works, Tygart Valley Distributing Company, Elkins Distributing Company Inc., Jos Globe, North Central Distributor and Morgantown Brewing Company.

Snowshoe Mountain Resort, located in the Appalachian Mountain Range, is the state’s largest ski resort. An elevation of 4,848 feet gives it the state’s second highest point. In 2016, Ski Magazine selected it as one of the Top 20 ski resorts in the East. An Intrawest Resorts-property, Snowshoe Mountain features lodging, dining, shopping, rentals for special occasions and a spa.

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Blues Brews and BBQ Snowshoe 2016

By on July 25, 2016

blues brews and bbq snowshoe 2016Back for its 12th year in 2016, the Blues Brews and bbq Snowshoe 2016 festival features great music, fantastic beers, and some of the best tasting barbecue you’ll ever have. This event is so big it takes two days to contain it. Starting on Friday, you can check out the craftsmen and vendors set up in the village area, attend a seminar on brewing, and enjoy live entertainment. The fun continues on Saturday, with more of the same with some special features, including a whiskey seminar and more wonderful live musical artists throughout the day. Entry even includes beer tasting and your very own tasting mug.

Come for the Music

This Blues Brews and bbq Snowshoe 2016 festival always features really great music performed live on both days of the event. Performances occur at scheduled times, making it easy to make sure you don’t miss the acts you wanted to see. Everything culminates with a final blues concert at the end of the night. Definitely worth staying for, the main act is sure to delight any music enthusiast whether you’re you love the blues or not.

Enjoy the Brews in Snowshoe WV

One of the best reasons to come out and join in the fun is the fantastic beer-tasting opportunity. Set up in the event tent, you can join in the tasting and experience the best regional microbrews in the area. You’ll have the chance to enjoy the fine offerings from local favorites like Northern Eagle Distributing, Mountain State Brewing, Flying Mouse Brewery, and many more.

blues brews and bbq snowshoe 2016Savor the BBQ at Blues Brews and BBQ Snowshoe 2016

Who doesn’t love some good barbecue? You’ll experience some of the best barbecue in the area with features including roasted hog, pulled pork, and all the traditional sides. You can feast on the barbecue throughout the event. If barbecue isn’t your thing, you don’t have to worry. Several other local vendors will be on hand with everything from pizza to cantina specialties.

The Blues Brews and bbq Snowshoe 2016 in Snowshoe WV didn’t make it 12 years without having a lot to offer. If you haven’t experienced this local tradition, make sure you make it out this year. The event continues to grow and was even named one of the top 20 events in the region. Its craftsmen and vendors offer hours of delightful shopping. The music keeps going all day to keep you entertained, and the food and beer are always worth the trip. You really will find something for everyone at this fun festival. For lodging, contact Mountaintop Condos.

Snowshoe WV Restaurants

By on December 24, 2014

Snowshoe WV RestaurantsFoxfire Grille – Their cuisine is well-known for fruit-wood smoked dishes served with home-made BBQ sauces. The special mouth-watering Paul Bunyon Steak adds an extra kick to the experience. Located in the Village, this tasty venue also features a full bar for apres ski and is considered one of the favorite BBQ Snowshoe WV restaurants. Typically open throughout the year, even during the summer months.

Old Spruce Café & Tavern – The traditional cafe features comfort food prepared with regional ingredients. Being a favorite hangout for local residents, the hearty soups, desserts and delicious sandwiches highlight freshness and delight. They also feature a number of bottled craft beers, as well as 3 rotating local brews on tap. Happy Hour starts every day at 4:30 PM.

Snowshoe WV RestaurantsCheat Mountain Pizza – This is the place to be for best pizza, salads and subs. Located near Highland House and Shaver’s Centre, Cheat Mountain pizza has the best atmosphere for fun dining. During certain times of the year, they will also provide delivery if you are staying near Snowshoe Village. Give them a call on (304) 572-5949 for details.

Snowshoe WV Junction – This Snowshoe WV restaurant has the most unique dining experience the village has to offer…taking you a step back in time. Enjoy your meal while learning the history of the region as depicted on the walls. Tons of old photos show the area as a leader in logging and railroading. The Junction also features a full bar and is a great place for apres’ ski.

Other Snowshoe WV restaurants close to Snowshoe Village include Pasta’s – a stone’s throw away from the top of the Ballhooter lift. Located in the lower level of Mountain Lodge, this hidden gem features Italian cuisine in an intimate, secluded atmosphere. The Waffle Cabin, which recently moved to the top of the Ballhooter lift, features delicious waffles made from scratch – and can be smelled from miles away!

Snowshoe WV RestaurantsLocated near Top of The World – near the Soaring Eagle Lodge – is South Mountain Grille. Featuring a contemporary setting, this newer Snowshoe WV restaurant features an eclectic menu which is regionally-inspired and locally-sourced (in season). Also onsite is the Eight Rivers Tap Room, with several local beers on tap. Conveniently situated on the free Snowshoe WV Shuttle route, the South Mountain Grille also features private dining and catering services. Hoot’s Bar & Grill is also located at Top of the World, and features live music and entertainment – another favorite hangout for apres’ ski…and conveniently located at the top of the Soaring Eagle Express high-speed chair-lift.

For slope-side cafeteria style dining, visit Shavers Center Food Court. Located near the top of Gandy Dancer, this Snowshoe WV restaurant features burgers, pizza, noodles, salads and much more. They also offer breakfast items such as sandwiches and buffet-style fare. Ski down to the bottom of the Basin and you will find The Boathouse. Located steps from the base of Ballhooter lift, The Boathouse deck overlooks scenic Shavers Lake, and is the perfect place to relax and recharge between runs. Grab a burger and a beer for lunch, and then hop back on the lift for more fun on the mountain.

Snowshoe WV RestaurantsOver at the Western Territory, you will find Arbuckle’s Cabin. The cabin is a welcome respite at the bottom of the longest two runs at Snowshoe Mountain.  It has a large outdoor sitting area with outstanding views of both Cupp Run and Shay’s Revenge, allowing for full view of the end-of-run spills, falls and yard sales.  Despite a limited food selection, the home made stew and chili are outstanding, as is their beer selection.

Located at the Silver Creek area is Misty’s Sports Bar and Grill. Misty’s is the perfect place to relax, rejuvenate and grab a quick bite before heading back to the slopes at Silver Creek (night skiing).  Misty’s is one of the few Snowshoe WV Restaurants that is open year round and features eight taps of craft and local brews during the winter season as well as live entertainment and karaoke on special nights.  Outfitted with multiple big screens, Misty’s is the place to be to watch the big game.

Let’s not forget that there are some wonderful Snowshoe WV Restaurants located off-mountain as well. Located near the entrance to Snowshoe is the Fiddle-head Restaurant. They feature great hamburgers, hand-cut french fries, pizzas, vegetarian options, salads and more! They also feature a full bar with WV craft beer on tap. Stop by for
live entertainment, with an open mic each Wednesday.

Twenty minutes away, you will find Elk River Inn. The Inn’s restaurant is known for its gourmet, health conscious menu and pub-style bar. Also a short drive from Snowshoe is Ellie Mays Old Mill Restaurant. Located at Elk Springs Resort, this fine dining establishment features a full bar, and is beautifully situated on the trout-filled Elk River.

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Snowshoe WV Winterfest 2014

By on December 9, 2014

Snowshoe WV WinterfestCome out of winter hibernation and enjoy a fun-filled day at Snowshoe WV Winterfest. Taking place on December 12 and 13, 2014, it is a day of fun and games for the whole family. All this and a beer brewing lesson too!

From noon to 4 p.m. there will be a disc jockey and games to play. For those who are 21 years of age and older there is an art of brewing seminar at 2 p.m. featuring the fabulous brew master Matt Kwasniewski from Big Timber Brewing Company. At this seminar you will learn how that delicious beer you enjoy is actually brewed, which will give you a new appreciation of this thirst quenching beverage that has been enjoyed for centuries.

If beer is not your thing or you are under the age of 21 there are still fun things for you to enjoy. At 3 p.m. there is a Then and Now Fashion Show to be enjoyed by all. Go down memory lane as you enjoy fashions from years ago to today’s current trends. A perfect fit for a Fashionista.

From 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. there will be a Brewfest sampling at the Connection Nightclub where you can mingle and meet others while enjoying freshly brewed beer with the increase knowledge of brewing that you learned earlier in the day. Bottoms up!

Snowshoe WV WinterfestAt 4:30 p.m. compete in the Snowfest Hare Contest. If you are the lucky winner you will receive a season pass for the 2015 – 2016 ski season. So, use your imagination and, get your creative juices flowing. All your fun may pay off in a big way.

There will be continuous musical entertainment from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Connection Nightclub where you can enjoy the live music, friends and amazing beer. Maybe you will be lucky enough to meet new friends or maybe even make a connection at the Connection Nightclub.

Whatever activities you choose to participate in you are sure to have a great day at the Snowshoe Winterfest. So, come out of hibernation and enjoy the company of others and so much more.

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Blues and Brews – Snowshoe WV

By on July 30, 2014

Blues and BrewsSnowshoe’s Blues and Brews Festival is a much anticipated event that will be celebrating its eleventh year of operation. The activities takes place in Snowshoe Mountain, West Virginia, and include a two-day event that will feature a number of different attractions. The dates for this year’s festival are Aug. 1 and 2, 2014.




The main concert begins at 3:30 in the afternoon on Aug. 1. During the first several hours of the concert it is possible to tour around the “Craft Village”, which is a network of large event tents filled full of vendors. The village features some of the best brews in the region, and it is possible to purchase craft beers that are not normally available in West Virginia. The area also has a strong focus on local culture, and many different kinds of locally-made brews are available.




It is also possible to attend a lecture given by Masterbrewer Matt Kwasniewski, who is the head brewer for Big Timber Brewing Company. The lecture discusses beer in general, how to enjoy beer, make brew at home, and things to be excited about in the brewing world. The lecture also features an open questions and answers forum.




Blues and BrewsThe second day of The Blues Brews & BBQ Festival begins at ten o’clock in the morning. This part of the event showcases the vendors at the craft village, and it is a good chance to just walk around and enjoy the scenery. At 1:30 in the afternoon the live music starts. The stage for the music is set up right next to the village, and it is possible to simply walk between the two areas. The first performer is the Fat Daddy Band. It is then followed up with King’s Court at 3:00, Billy Thompson Band at 4:45, Rusty White Band at 6:15, and is closed with Legendary Charlie Musselwhite at 8:30 at night. There is also a very nice firework show that starts at quarter to ten. The show is set to music played from the concert speakers, and the soundtrack is also played on the radio for persons who want to watch it outside of the event area.




The best way to get a ticket for the festival is to order online in advance. This is important as the show is based on a first come first served basis, and there are times when the concert plaza is filled to capacity. The tickets cost thirty dollars, and tickets sold on the same day as the festival are forty dollars. Each concert ticket is good for both days the event. A person needs to be over the age of twenty-one to enter both the village and the concert stage area. All persons much show legal proof of age when entering area.




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