Snowshoe sent over some details for their lift access mountain biking season opener. Things kick off May 27th, Memorial Day weekend which includes some new trails and more.
Snowshoe Bike Park Announces Mountain Adventure Pass
One of the Largest Bike Parks in the East Opening May 27
SNOWSHOE, WV – (MAY 4, 2016) – Nationally recognized as one of the best bike parks in the U.S. and offering one of the largest trail systems in the east, Snowshoe Bike Park (www.snowshoemtn.com) will open on May 27 and is offering a new Mountain Adventure Pass. With nearly 40 trails and 1,500 vertical feet of descent, the park has something to offer every riding ability.
MOUNTAIN ADVENTURE PASS
Snowshoe Mountain Resort is now offering a Mountain Adventure Pass, a 3 consecutive day ticket to check out several adrenaline-inducing activities from Polaris off-road RZR Tours, Segway Tours, Sport Clays and trail access to the Bike Park. In addition, the pass also offers riders a complimentary Introduction to Mountain Biking lesson. For those new to mountain biking, or just need a refresher, the Intro to Biking course is a great place to start. Certified coaches will take groups on an hour and a half adventure and teach riders the skills they’ll need to know to build confidence in the park. A full- suspension bike, full-face helmet, knee and elbow pads and lift ticket are included for the duration of the program. Rental and lift ticket upgrades post lesson are offered based on availability.
photos courtesy: Snowshoe Mountain
“Even if you’ve never been on a mountain bike our goal is to remove any fear about learning to ride,” explains Josh Olson, terrain and bike park manager, Snowshoe Mountain Resort. “This introductory course should ease the rider into the sport and help them gain confidence through a series of mini skill sessions. This class is ideal for anyone new to the sport or someone who needs a refresher on a mountain bike after being strapped to a snowboard all winter.”
NEW TRAIL AND IMPROVEMENTS TO WESTERN TERRORITY
Focused on creating the best riding environment in the east, improvements to the Western Territory include creating a new entrance to this portion of the bike park. The Road Gap, one of Snowshoe’s most popular features is being redesigned and will now be known as the Monster Energy Road Gap. Additionally, a new entrance trail is being built for blue and black riders in an effort to give easier access to the top of Western. Plans also include resurfacing Easy Street and Skyline Trails which will make for smoother riding for those just learning how to downhill. Bike Park organizers are focusing this season on improving the overall trail system in order to expand for bike riders of all abilities. New jumps and berms will be added throughout the park, as well as, all the regular yearly maintenance. The Bike Park Crew is focusing this season on the overall trail system in order to keep our trail network in tip-top shape for bike riders of all abilities.
“If you’re on the east coast, this is the best park for you to learn or hone your skills in downhill or cross-country mountain biking. We have a fantastic blend of easy flowing green trails, blue jumps lines and highly technical black downhill runs. With lessons and rental equipment right here at the resort, we’ve made it as easy as possible to try out this sport,” Olson states.
SNOWSHOE BIKE PARK ADDED TO MTB PARKS PASS
Snowshoe Bike Park is a partner of this year’s MTBParks Pass. The first of its kind, the 2016 MTBparks Pass includes a wide range of deals, including a free day of riding at Snowshoe and 50% off any subsequent visits to the Bike Park this season.
More information on this pass can be found here: http://store.mtbparks.com/
SUMMER HIGHLIGHT EVENTS AT SNOWSHOE BIKE PARK INCLUDE:
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND MAY 27
Snowshoe Bike Park kicks off the bike season when it opens officially for the season over Memorial Day Weekend. In addition to all the riding and adventure you can handle on opening weekend, Snowshoe Mountain Resort will be celebrating the start of summer with the annual Wine & Jazz Festival and the 2nd annual Kid’s Adventure Games.
WOMENS MTB WEEKEND
JULY 16 -17
A downhill mountain bike camp for all abilities. Women riders come together for a weekend of personal progression and skill building. New to biking? No problem. Already killing it on gnarly roots & rocks? You’ll fit right in. Camp will offer break out groups according to ability and lesson expectations and give one-on-one professional coaching in a team environment. Make new friends, reconnect with old friends and enjoy a girl’s weekend.
SNOWSHOE GRAVITY SERIES RACE #1
The downhill mountain bike series is back at the mountain. Racers will conquer Western Territory as they descend 1500 vertical feet of rocks, roots and technical trail.
Snowshoe Bike Park is open Thursdays – Sundays, May 27 – late October.
For a list of the full summer schedule please go to www.snowshoemtn.com