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Snowshoe

Average Rating:    (4.42 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 52

this place has all types of trails, from extremly technical to beginner, cross country to downhill. we've achieved 40+ mph on some of the trails. when things get wet it is a nightmare due to the slippery terrain, but when it's dry you fly! call up in inn at snowshoe for reservations/ directions. they have a great package deal and the nicest staff you'll find anywhere; driving the bus, in the bike shops, or in the hotel.
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Latitude
38.41566945954967
Longitude
-80.00003814697265
Trail Directions
Trail Length
50 miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
snowshoe/elkins
State/Territory/Province
West Virginia
Zip/Postal Code
26209
Country
United States
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Review Date
August 21, 2012

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Rob-Bob ,  Downhiller

Summary:
All types of trails for every skill level. Then groomed trails on the western territories are some of the best trails I have ridden. Lots of berms and jumps. All the jumps are set up perfectly so you can just hit them at full speed and just send it. The basin side has some very rocky/technical trails. The only negative would have to be when it rains. The rocky trails get super slick and are very difficult to ride. The groomed trails also get pretty slick.

Recommended Route:
Favorite paths are pro DH, missing link, ball n jack, ninja bob, lucid, raging bull.



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Review Date
June 3, 2012

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: ArmadilloEarWax ,  Downhiller

Summary:
Tons of great trails, lift service and cross country. Flowy and chunder what ever you're looking for. This year they put in trays and run the lift on both sides of the mountain = no lift lines and plenty of trail options.

Recommended Route:
Western Territory is most people's fav. Ninja Bob > Power Line is one of the fastest / funnest jump, berm and flow trails around.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Lot's more local XC available, just ask around.



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Review Date
August 27, 2009

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: crossup ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Some updated info from my Aug09 trip:
Lift/trail access is $41 day $76 two days.
West side of mountain(best DH trails) is closed Mon-Wed. Thurs the west side opens with ONE shuttle bus. Friday or Saturday the lift is added.
Like everyone else, we got rained on 6 out of 7 days...but the riding was not bad even for me on a dinky little 6" AM bike on the DH race course.
Surprised to see lots of geezers like me on the hill bombing along with the kids.
Also I'd say dont come if you are a beginner as their idea of beginner trail is a nice gravel road only- the next step in difficulty is a big one and of course its WVA...you WILL climb if you trail ride here :) That said there is a life time worth of riding available in the surrounding area like Marlinton and the Elk River Lodge



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Review Date
March 27, 2006

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: photobrett13 ,  Downhiller

Summary:
Quite simply, Snowshoe Mountain is becoming the Whistler of the Eastern US. Snowshoe has put a ton of work into sculpting an awesome freeride park and downhill trails. Both the park and the downhill trails are very steep, rooty, rocky, and wild. I rode this on July 4th weekend just before Monster Park and it was a mess. Rained the night before I rode, which made everything very, very slippery. Please be prepared to freeride if you go here. i.e. long-travel bike, full armor, helmet, etc. Snowshoe has also crafted many North Shore style stunts scattered throughout the freeride park which are very technical but fun. It's quickly becoming THE destination for East coast freeriders. 2006 will be great too, with the addition of a slopestyle park, the return of the Monster Park competition, and new trails in both the park and Western Territory.
Just be aware the Snowshoe is a destination resort.. It is pretty far out and everything is pretty expensive there. Just be prepared. But still, well worth the trip.

Recommended Route:
Freeride park and Downhill trails. A little steep at $35 a pop I think, plus extra for pads or even a long-travel bike if you don't have one handy.



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Review Date
June 22, 2005

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: jayjudy13 ,  Downhiller

Summary:
Very cool trails and Freeride park. We arrived at Snowshoe the first week of June, which is the week after the resort opens for summer. It was a ghost town. We felt like we had the place to our selves and it was cool but strange. Oh well we came to ride so that was just as well. My only critisism of the ride was that it was very slippery at times, like black ice. All of the single track was extremely fast. The intermediate trails were all very cool. The bike park was sick! Super fast and super slippery. You do not want to be on any of the park or downhill trails without full body protection and a full face helmet. Basically this place rocks. Not cheap though, a park pass with lift and shuttle access is $35 per day. Did I mention the lift? (no pedalling unless you want to, great concept!) For the XC guys, there are miles of green and blue trails with tons of speed and great scenery. The bike shop also rents complete rigs and has a pretty decent selection of gear. Everybody was really cool too. I highly recommend this place but try to come when it's dry. Slick=Death.

Recommended Route:
Do not start at the bike park unless you are feeling frisky. The western territory is where all the downhill trails are. The Pro course is insane but too slick when it's wet. Try Rock Garden or the Sport run. Ride to the bottom and then take the shuttle back up. For fun XC try Shays Run to the Cut Off trail. Get to the bottom and ride 66 back to then Inn, then ride the shuttle back up. (You can see I'm not fond of climbing.) On the east side the cheat Mountain ridge trail is very fast, but lots of roots. I broke a seat on this one. All the trails in the Bike park are cool. A and B are the hardest, but all were very, very technical. The man-made features were all pretty basic, they just happended to be on the side of sick, slippery descents. I didn't get to ride the Mountaincross course but it's suopposed to be super sick too.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Not sure, I'm not a local.



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