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Snowshoe Mountain Biking – Fun For All Ages

By on May 30, 2018

Snowshoe Mountain BikingSpring is in the air at Snowshoe Mountain, and that means miles of Snowshoe mountain biking trails to explore! With almost 40 mountain biking trails and 1,500 FT. of vertical descents, there are miles of beautiful, scenic, and challenging trails to explore. And if you’re not a pro, don’t worry – our trails cater to all ages and abilities, so you’ll always have a chance to challenge yourself or take it easy if you’re just learning to ride a mountain bike. Our premier bike park opens for the 2018 season on May 24, and we look forward to seeing you there!

If you’ve never visited Snowshoe Mountain before, now’s the perfect time to stop by. Snowshoe Mountain is located in Snowshoe WV, which resides in stunning Pocahontas County. The mountain is a ski resort in the winter time, but it changes to a mountain bike park from late spring through early fall. This means year-round outdoors fun for the entire family, and it makes the mountain a popular destination in all seasons. Snowshoe Mountain BikingA unique feature of our award-winning bike park, which is ranked one of the top bike parks on the East Coast and nationwide, is that it caters to, and welcomes, riders of all abilities.

Upon arriving, you’ll notice ski lifts that take you up both sides of the mountain. The steeper side of the mountain is called Western Territory. This area is a playground for expert and advanced mountain bikers. Harrowing descents, hairpin turns, and obstacle-laden trails are what you’ll find on this challenging side of the mountain. Some features are natural, but you’ll also find a number of man-made obstacles too, like challenging rock gardens and jumps. In fact, there’s even a separate trail, called Skyline, that’s packed with jumps. Skyline is a popular trail for intermediate riders and those wanting to do stunts, as it offers more gradual descents and lets riders practice getting air. Drops and gap jumps appear on some of our most technically challenging trails, such as Hareball Snowshoe Mountain Bikingand Pro DH. Be forewarned that these trails aren’t for the faint at heart! While the pros can go to town on the western slopes, the other side of the mountain is much more laid-back and beginner-friendly. If you’re new to Snowshoe mountain biking or if you’re bringing the family biking for the day, this side is a great place to start. This side is called the Basin Territory, and you can get there via the Ballhooter Lift. Although many of the Basin’s trails are beginner-friendly, there are some intermediate trails with more challenging terrain too, which makes it a perfect place to advance your Snowshoe mountain biking skills. Gentle slopes, easy grades, and fun flow trails, including the ever-popular Dreamweaver, are what riders will find on this side of the mountain.

If you think that Snowshoe mountain biking sounds fun, but you don’t have a bike of your own gear, worry not! We have plenty of mountain bikes for you to choose from, which you will find at the Mountain Adventure Center. We carry a number of Specialized bikes for riders of all ages and ability levels, which ensures a good fit for all. When you stop by the center, you’ll have a choice of downhill, freeride, and cross country bikes to choose from. Downhill bikes have a full suspension system for comfortable riding. They have a lower center of gravity than other types of mountain bikes, which makes them easier to steer. They’re also easier to control at higher speeds. Downhill bikes are quite durable too, snowshoe mountain bikingwhich means they can withstand rougher play. While downhill bikes are good for maintaining control going down steep slopes, freeride bikes are better for tackling obstacles on the trail, like going over jumps, rocks, and roots. They’re comparatively lighter and more agile than downhill bikes, which makes them a better choice for handling technical terrain. Many freeride bikes have shorter wheelbases than downhill bikes, which makes them easier to steer on more technical parts of trails. Cross Country bikes are another option for mountain bikes to rent. They’re made for cross country trails, which contain a combination of forested trails and smooth dirt trails. If you’re into road riding too, you can think of Cross Country bikes as the “cyclocross” equivalent of the mountain bike world. Cross Country bikes are some of the lightest weight bikes in the mountain bike family. Most have fork suspension systems, and some have rear suspension systems too. Ask about any of these bikes at our rental center, as well as options for children. Along with bicycles, we rent out protective equipment including full face helmets, protective pads for knees, shins, and elbows, and protective body suits. For convenience, you can call or go online to ask about our bikes and gear and reserve whatever bikes and equipment you need.

snowshoe mountain bikingAlong with rentals, we also offer mountain biking lessons and tours. Snowshoe mountain biking lessons range from teaching the basics to beginning mountain bikers to working one-on-one with advanced riders to develop new skills and techniques. One of the most popular classes for novice riders is Mountain Biking 101, which teaches riders the skills they need to ride through the park’s trails with confidence and ease. In addition to lessons, we offer mountain bike tours, which are popular with families, couples, and those wanting to check out the mountain’s most beautiful and scenic trails at a relaxed pace.

After a long day of skiing or riding, you’d be missing out without taking a lift up to the spectacular Snowshoe Mountain Village, where you can enjoy the other amenities that Snowshoe Mountain has to offer. Restaurants, hot tubs, bars, and shopping stores are some highlights of the village. At the end of the day, stop in to the resort’s spa for a luxury treatment like a facial or well-deserved hot stone massage. Get a delicious meal at the family-friendly Foxfire Grille, or head to the beautiful Raven Grille for an elegant dinner and drinks. Then, head on over to your own trail-side condo. For lodging, check out trail-side accommodations from Mountaintop Condos. Lockers available for rent (limited quantity).

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Mountain Biking in Snowshoe – Downhill Fun!

By on April 3, 2018

snowshoe wv mountain bikingSnowshoe Mountain Biking Park is at the top of its class, offering almost 40 trails, with a total of 1,500 feet of descent among them. Miles of gutsy downhill slopes or smoother, rolling hills are all found in the park. One can choose to take a predominately downhill, or a more cross-country route; it’s up to the rider. Navigate your own ideal mountain biking experience.

The idea of flying down mountain trails may seem daunting to a beginner. For such riders, the park offers guided tours, or private bike lessons, to warm one up to the sport. Experience level is not a factor at Snowshoe; everyone is confident and having a blast by the end of the day!

snowshoe wv mountain bikingRegardless of skill level- seasoned mountain biker, intermediate hobbyist, or thrill-seeker looking for a fun challenge- Snowshoe WV is home to one park that has everything one could look for. Take in the beauty of Pocahontas County from some of its most exciting downhill slopes.

Summer in Snowshoe is one of the most magnificent scenes any artist could portray. Clear mountain air, a beautiful lake, pine trees and prairie grass all meet up to form a breathtaking backdrop for your mountain biking experience, and the well-kept dirt trails add a rugged and athletic touch to its natural beauty.

Mountain Biking is Affordable at Snowshoe WV

snowshoe wv mountain bikingThe rush of mountain biking is affordable and easy in Snowshoe WV. You don’t have to be a mountain bike owner to be a mountain biker! One adult can hit the trail and ride all day on a professional downhill bike for only $149, and bring a child along for just another $59. Bike gear is available to rent for the day, maximizing your ride. Exciting hours of intense, athletic fun doesn’t have to hurt your wallet!

For more information on mountain biking in Snowshoe WV, visit the park’s website. For trail-side lodging at affordable pricing, visit Mountaintop Condos for great deals.

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Fall Fun in Snowshoe WV

By on September 20, 2017

Snowshoe-WV-Autumn-ColorsSnowshoe Mountain, in Snowshoe WV, may best be known across the country for being a premier winter wonderland – offering skiing and snowboarding as major activities during that season. The winter operations typically run from late November to mid-March. From May through September, the game changes at Snowshoe Mountain. Visitors can indulge in hiking trails of varying difficulty, river sports, golfing, rock climbing, mountain biking, or ‘beach bumming’ at Shavers Lake, which is at the base of Snowshoe Mountain. If one considers September and/or Labor Day weekend to usher in Autumn, then there is still a variety of fall fun in Snowshoe, West Virginia.


Lodging at Snowshoe Mountain is largely condominium in style.  For dining pleasure, the Waffle Cabin, Foxfire Grill, Cheat Mountain Pizza Company, and even Starbucks are open for business winter through summer and are all highly rated.


Snowshoe WV Freefall FestivalThe last weekend in September, Snowshoe hosted its second annual FreeFall Festival. A good-bye of sorts to the summer. Entertainment included concerts by regional performers, food, games and mountain bike competitions. During October and much of November, Snowshoe Mountain becomes a quiet respite for the most part, as staff prepare for the onset of the winter ski and snowboard season. Information concerning Snowshoe Mountain and the varied amenities offered can be found on line.




Snowshoe WV is situated in Pocahontas County with an estimated population of 2800 residents. Its setting is the Allegheny Mountains. Fall foliage is said to be quite pronounced during September and much of October. Fall fun beyond Snowshoe Mountain includes farmers markets, concert performances by regional performers to include the Braya Brass Band and singer Kim Kalman. Additionally, in early October is the Huntersville Tradition Days. This 2-day event commemorates an earlier time in Appalatian culture. A walking tour – or the same by horse-and-buggy offers one opportunity to view apple butter being made, wool spun, pony rides, and even help make sorghaum. One can find a calendar of events throughout the year by visiting the Pocahontas County web site. The county is also home to the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, which hosts scheduled public tours and programs.




Fall fun in Snowshoe WV can be a perfect get-away for one needing a break from the mundane and/or stresses of daily life!

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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.

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Top 5 West Virginia Mountains

By on July 18, 2017

West Virginia mountains are majestic. They have beautiful scenery and attractions that will let you relax and take a step back from your busy, daily life. Here are the top five West Virginia mountains:
 
West Virginia Mountains1) Spruce Mountain:   Spruce Mountain is the highest of the West Virginia mountains. It is located in the Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area in the Monongahela National Forest. This is in Pendleton County. There are over 75 miles of hiking trails and a small lake on the west side that is stocked with trout for fishing. On the mountain resides two campgrounds for campers, the larger of the two close to the lake. On the top of Spruce Mountain is a lookout tower that will let you see everything around you for miles.
 
2) Back Allegheny Mountain: This mountain is 18 miles long and 8 miles wide. It is located in Pocahontas County and rises up from Greenbrier River Valley. Its highest elevation is at 4,843 feet. Bald Knob, the pinnacle of the mountain, is the final destination for Cass Scenic Railroad State Park, a railroad that takes passengers up the mountain.
 
The Cass Scenic Railroad is 11 miles long and goes through the former company town of Cass and up Back Allegheny Mountain. Passengers Cass Railroadride on retrofitted log cars in a former logging train up the mountain. Cabooses can be rented out for private parties. Houses along the Cass Scenic Railroad and a cabin on Bald Knob can also be rented out. The railroad tour allows visitors to take in the amazing scenery of Back Allegheny’s red spruce forests without compromising the sensitive and highly protected environment.
 
Bald Knob’s observation platform gives visitors a gorgeous view of Greenbrier Valley. Sometimes, when the weather is clear, you can even see all the way to Virginia, which is twelve miles away.
 
3) Cheat Mountain: This rugged ridge is 50 miles long and five miles wide. Of the West Virginia mountains, it has the highest point at 4,848 feet above sea level. It runs the entire length of Randolph County. Cheat Mountain has a strong history in the American Civil War. It is the location where General Lee carried out his first offensive battle. As a valuable strategic location, the mountain was both occupied by Confederate and Union camps during the war and several battles and skirmishes were fought.
 
Cheat Mountain is also home of the threatened Cheat Mountain salamander, a salamander only found on Cheat Mountain and a couple of other nearby mountains. It is a small salamander with black or dark brown color that is flecked with silver.
 
USA Cycling Snowshoe WVA popular tourist attraction on Cheat Mountain is Snowshoe Ski Resort located in the village of Snowshoe West Virginia. It has over 200 acres of skiable land. Snowshoe West Virginia is best known for skiing and other winter activities, but it also has mountain bike trails, a golf course, and wedding/ceremony facilities. Every year, Snowshoe West Virginia also hosts the Grand National Cross Country Racing Event. There are over 1,400 condominiums and lodge hotels on the resort, perfect for those wanting to get some skiing or mountain biking time in.
 
4) North Fork Mountain: This majestic West Virginia Mountains highest point is 4,588 feet. It is capped in quartzite and unlike a lot of the neighboring mountains, it is a dry mountain with mixed oaks, pine trees, and mountain laurel instead of red spruce forest.
 
The only settlement on North Fork Mountain is Monkeytown, a small hamlet with less than fifty people. However, there are vacation rental homes and small cabins spread out across the entire mountain, as well as Future Generations Graduate School located just under the ridgelineThe North Fork Mountain Trail is a hiking trail over 23 miles long and follows the West Virginia Mountainsmountain’s northern crest. Outside magazine named this trail the best trail in West Virginia.
 
North Fork Mountain is the former home of the defunct community “Smoke Hole“, located on the east side of the mountain, which has a rich and exciting history. Moonshiner and local troublemaker Cal Nelson lived in Smoke Hole. His story is immortalized in A Place Called Smoke Hole by Bardon Shreve.
 
Smoke HoleSmoke Hole became defunct in the early 20th century. In 1930, unusually dry weather started a major forest fire that raged across the entire mountain, vanquishing small trees and undergrowth. It lasted eleven days, only stopped by rainfall. After that, the Forest Service put a fire suppression program in place, including fire wardens, a fire tower, and fire-fighting teams made from locals. Unfortunately, with the undergrowth and small trees gone, the livestock of the Smoke Holers did not have enough to feed on. Smoke Holers blamed Forest service and a few locals intentionally started a forest fire out of spite. It took them five days to put out and it consumed 10 square miles of the mountain. Smoke Hole is gone now, but the ruins of the watchman’s cabin and tower can still be seen today.
 
5) Shavers Mountain: This rugged ridge is 35 miles long. Several peaks exceed 4,000 feet above sea level. There are two beautiful natural areas on its northern and southern ends respectively: Otter Creek Wilderness and Gaudineer Scenic Area.
 
West Virginia MountainsOtter Creek Wilderness is a bowl-shaped valley that has over 42 miles of hiking trails. Its longest, Otter Creek Trail, is 11 miles long. It is the home of the Shavers Mountain Spruce-Hemlock Stand, which is 68 acres of virgin forest. The Gaudineer Scenic Area is a national natural landmark. It is 140 acres big and has a small portion of virgin forest that was spared and preserved by the timber industry in the early 20th centuryThe mountain is named for Peter Shaver, whose grandfather, Ellis Wyatt was the first settler on the mountain. Shaver was killed by Native Americans on the mountain in the nineteenth century. The Shavers Mountain trail is only 10 miles long, but it is often intense and difficult. However, it is also very rewarding, with majestic views.
 
These five West Virginia mountains offer excellent hiking trails, gorgeous views and several other attractions outdoorsmen of all kinds will love.
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Snowshoe Downhill Mountain Biking 2017 Race

By on July 9, 2017

Snowshoe Downhill Mountain BikingThe Snowshoe Downhill Mountain Biking race will be held at Snowshoe Ski Resort in Snowshoe WV, between July 17 and July 23. The championships include downhill, dual slalom, enduro or cross-country, and short track cross-country events. Three courses will be laid out on Cheat Mountain at the Snowshoe Ski Resort: the pro downhill course, the amateur downhill course, and the endurance course. Racers qualify at state and regional events throughout the year. Competitors are separated by male and female, age groups, and skill levels. Levels 2 and 3 compete in the non-championship events. Level 1 competitors are vying for the championship. The top 15 competitors in each group qualify to compete.

Race To Feature Variety Of Biking Styles

If you are not completely familiar with any of these events, here is a little background. Competitions at the Snowshoe Downhill Mountain Biking race are either endurance events or gravity-oriented such as the downhill. In downhill, competitors are timed as they race downhill individually. The person with the fastest time wins. The rough course includes jumps and drop-offs. Downhill bikes have a full suspension to provide a smooth ride, and the riders wear body armor, pads, and full-face helmets.

Dual slalom events pair two riders against each other on identical side-by-side courses. Riders weave in and out of gates as they descend the course. Then riders exchange courses and make a second run. The rider with the best time after two runs moves on to the next round. The other rider is eliminated.Snowshoe Downhill Mountain Biking

In Snowshoe Downhill Mountain Biking Cross-country events, all the competitors line up at the start line and take off at the same time. The course varies from unpaved fire roads to single lane areas with ruts, rocks, roots and changes in elevation. The course length is usually 16 to 22 miles for women and 22 to 28 miles for men. A race lasts about two hours. A cross-country bike has wide knobby wheels. Cross-country racing requires being alert to your surroundings, good bike-handling skills, and a driven, competitive nature.

Short Track Cross-Country is off-road racing on a short circuit It is an endurance event that gives spectators a chance to see more of the action. Short track races last about 20 minutes.

Schedule Of Events at Snowshoe Downhill Mountain Biking Race

July 17 

    – Practice

July 18

    – Practice, Qualifying for the non-championship Dual Slalom, and Finals for non-championship Downhill and Dual Slalom.

July 19

    – Practice, Finals for non-championship Cross-country, Qualifying for Dual Slalom championship, and Endurance championship stages 1 through 4.

July 20

    – Qualifying and Finals Dual Slalom championship, Cross-Country finals for some championship groups, and Endurance Championship stages 5 through 8.

July 21

    – Cross-Country finals, Seeding for Downhill finals, Finals for Dual Slalom Championship and Finals for Short Track Cross Country.

July 22

    – Finals for Downhill and Cross-Country in some age groups.

July 23

    – Finals for Downhill and Cross-Country.

Snowshoe Mountain Resort – Pocahontas County, WV

USA Cycling Snowshoe WVSnowshoe Ski Resort, in Pocahontas County, WV, is a great location for the 2017 USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships because it is more than just a ski resort. It is a year-round destination with off-road tours, horseback riding, golf, swimming, other water activities, concerts, a spa, weddings, shopping, dining, lodging, and, of course, mountain biking. The bike park on Snowshoe Mountain has a 1,500 vertical foot descent and almost 40 trails with trails designed for first time riders, cross country lovers, and pro downhillers. They have trails for everyone. So plan to attend the 2017 USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships and make Snowshoe WV your destination spot year-round.

 

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West Virginia’s Greenbrier River Trail

By on April 23, 2017

As if West Virginia wasn’t one of the tourist jewels of the U.S. already, one of the most popular sites in the state is the Greenbrier River Trail. The creativity of West Virginia’s State Park system took a former railroad site within the Greenbrier County and created a lush recreational venue 77 miles long. The appeal of Greenbrier River Trail is the location that evokes memories of West Virginia’s history.

Greenbrier River TrailWelcome To The Greenbrier Trail

The attraction of the Greenbrier River that wends its way through this region provides a calming effect and a kind of “back to nature” aura tourists love. The former rail that once ran through this area is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to spend a week or two communing with nature or enjoying all that the Greenbrier River Trail has to offer. For example, the Greenbrier River Trail is a hiker’s dream. With a nearly 80-mile long hiking trail, hikers have a chance to breathe fresh, clean West Virginia air and enjoy glorious scenery. Start your hike in Marlinton, an old train depot and hike southward through a well forested area.

If hiking isn’t a your reason to visit Greenbrier River Trail, there is the lure of numerous activities like swimming, bicycling, backpacking, and horseback riding.

With the Greenbrier River in close proximity, there’s an opportunity to explore river activities like paddle boating in the warm West Virginia sunshine.

If you are an avid photographer, Greenbrier River Trail will not disappoint. Between the rolling landscape, the natural flora and fauna, the true essence of West Virginia is ready and waiting to be captured.

The Greenbrier River Trail is an ethereal idyll in winter that is simply breathtaking. People also come from miles away to enjoy cross-country skiing and the ample snowfall. Nearby Snowshoe WV provides for a winter wonderland of downhill skiing and snow-tubing.

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Greenbrier River Trail – An Escape from the Hustle and Bustle

Busy lives create greater levels of stress. It’s easy to understand why seeking tranquil places for vacation is a priority. Greenbrier River Trail prides itself on catering to the needs of individuals and families seeking an escape from all of the hustle and bustle. Greenbrier River Trail provides the kind of solitude that many seek. This is balanced by a round of outdoor activities.

Cabins and campsites open in Greenbrier State Forest from mid-April until closing in October. Cabins are limited so reserve early. Also visit Mountaintop Condos for nearby condo rentals.

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2016 USAC Collegiate Mountain Bike Championships

By on October 9, 2016

Collegiate Mountain BikeDuring the winter, Snowshoe Mountain in West Virginia is known for its skiing, with hundreds of acres of ski trails available. During the warmer months of the year, the mountain resort has an extensive network of mountain biking trails. This month, those trails will be the site of the 2016 USAC Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships.

The competition is divided into several events, including an endurance race, a dual slalom, a downhill race and a team relay, with squads consisting of no more than four riders, with at least one male and one female. To be eligible for any race type, a rider must have completed at least three races in their conference competition. Further eligibility requirements for the endurance races note that the riders must rate high enough in their conference to fill one of the limited number of spots given to each conference in the endurance competition.

Time & Location For This Year’s Collegiate Mountain Bike Event

This year’s event takes place over three days, following a day for registration and practice on Thursday, October 20. Then Friday, October 21 through Sunday, October 23 see he contestants competing all day long, with practices starting at 7:30am each day. Events scheduled to take place on Friday include short track and downhill seeding. Cross country takes up the bulk of the morning schedule on Saturday, followed by the downhill finals in the afternoon. The weekend’s first awards ceremony takes place at 7pm on Saturday. The team relays kickstart the competition on Sunday’s slate, with the dual slalom finals following. Following the dual slalom competition, everyone will head to the Village Center for the final awards ceremony that are set to close out the weekend’s activities. Other than the team relay, each event is divided into four divisions — male varsity, male club, female varsity and female club.

Collegiate Mountain BikeFort Lewis College and King University took the division 1 and division 2 titles, respectively, in the team omniums at the 2015 national championships, which were also held at Snowshoe. The individual omnium titles in 2015 went to Luke Vrouwenvelder (University of North Carolina) and Sofia Gomez Villafane (Fort Lewis College) in division 1, while Robert Rimmer and Kaysee Armstrong (both King University) took the male and female crowns, respectively, in division 2.

It promises to be another exciting year as USA Cycling returns to the Mountaineer State to stage this year’s Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships to showcase some of the nation’s top collegiate riders.

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Snowshoe WV Mountain Biking Enduro Race

By on June 23, 2015

Snowshoe WV Mountain BikingIf you are into mountain bike racing, then you need to check out the Snowshoe WV Mountain Biking Enduro Race taking place in Snowshoe WV. If you have ever dreamed of entering a big racing competition, this is the one for you! The event will take place June 26-28, 2015 and will have several activities surrounding the 2-day main event.

The Snowshoe WV Mountain Biking race will begin on Saturday, June 27th at 10:30 am. Prior to the start of the race, last minute registration will be from 8:00am-10:00am. All riders will meet at the Village for last minute instructions at 10:15 am. There will be a Welcome Party for the riders after the first day’s events at 6:00pm.

  • Day 1 will consist of a 22 mile event that takes place in 4 phases with Day 2 covering 16.5 miles in 4 more phases. On-site registration will take place on Friday June 26th between 6:00pm-8:00pm. Registration fee on-site is $160 which includes your lift pass. If you have a season pass you can save $25. Early registration fee is $140.
  • The Snowshoe WV Mountain Biking race on Day 2 will begin at 10:00am with awards presented and a pizza party provided after the race. This promises to be a very exciting 2-day event and will be talked about by the Mountain Bike Association as the place to come for a great event in the world of Mountain Bike racing.

Snowshoe WV Mountain BikingIf you have never been to Snowshoe WV, you will be amazed at all the recreational activities and events that take place there throughout the year. Located 150 miles east of Charleston, WV, the Snowshoe Mountain Resort is located off State Road 66 between the towns of Walnut and Cass.

Snowshoe Mountain Resort offers recreational activity throughout the year, including Winter activities like snowmobiling tours, snow tubing parks, snow skiing and more. The Resort also includes plenty of summer activities with lakes, golf courses, zip lines, fishing, horseback riding and back-country trails throughout the area.

Make your plans to visit Snowshoe WV and you will have a great time watching these amazing riders as they race to the finish line in!

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Kona Women’s Weekend at Snowshoe WV

By on July 14, 2014

Kona Womens WeekendThe Kona Women’s Weekend is a two-day biking event for women riders. This weekend clinic is being held in Snowshoe WV on the weekend of July 19-20th. A two-day clinic may be easy for some or difficult for others. So, the event welcomes all riders over the age of fifteen regardless of ability. Clinic packages start at $149 (lodging is extra) and include a two-day pass to the park. Bikes can also be rented for $45 per day.

The event aims to introduce women to the sport of gravity riding. However, this doesn’t mean the entire clinic is non-stop downhill riding. The clinic focuses on other activities that help in riding such as yoga and trail riding. It will also offer massages and group activities in the evening to help you unwind. The coaches for this event will be; Hillary Elgert, Kathi Kraus, Lindsey Voreis, Angi Weston and Pat Rehberg.

Kona Womens WeekendThe rest of the day will consist of riding through the park. The group stops at around noon for an hour lunch break. The afternoon portion of the clinic ends at around four. Following this will be a well-deserved cocktail party and massage for all riders (included in the package).

Sunday promises to be a less intense day. The day starts off with a group photo and continues with a morning downhill ride until noon. During lunch, a Kona mountain bike framed will be auctioned off to one of the riders. The rest of the day will be free riding, with the certified instructors or coaches.

Riders will begin arriving Friday afternoon. The meet and greet will start at 5:30 at Old Spruce Cafe to give riders and coaches an opportunity to get to know one another before the event. The actual clinic begins at 9:00 AM Saturday. Riders will check in before this time at the bottom level of Allegheny Springs in Tygart Room. This will be followed by morning yoga and stretches.

Snowshoe WV Lodging

Affordable lodging can be found at https://mountaintopcondos.com. Riders who make their accommodations through them can check-in at Mountain Lodge – which is located next to the main Bike Lift. This lodging complex is available 24 hours a day for convenience (in case of late night arrivals). A helmet is required for all riders. Helmets and other safety equipment are available for an extra charge from the local bike shop.