In the mail yesterday, I received a tri-fold advertisement for Snowshoe Mountain Bike Park. This ride is on my “must do list” but with such a busy summer planned, it doesn’t look like I will be able to make the 10 hour trip from Atlanta. I will have to wait until next year to hit this incredible east coast bike park.
Some highlights from the flyer:
This place has gravity. Instinctually athletes are drawn to this mountain bike battlefield. Core riders from around the country assault Snowshoe all summer; attacking features and slaying rock drops. They bombard our famous trail system, mount the lift and shoot it again. While riding here you’ll experience its magnitude, and find an explosion of riders…killing it…daily.
This summer, the Snowshoe Bike Park is taking riding to the next level, and opening the door for new riders to join the sport. Our newest trail, Yew Pine, is a machine-groomed line that connects the Village to the Ballhooter lift. It is a perfect path for beginners gaining confidence…
Powerade Race Series:
$25,000 in cash and prizes
Race 1: June 27-29
Race 2: July 25-27
Race 3: August 29-31
Snowshoe also has very reasonable rental rates for cross country ($40), freeride ($79), and downhill ($125) bikes that include all of the gear you will need. A season pass will run you $279 and an all day pass goes for $39. There are multi-day passes available at a discount as well.
Be sure to call for the rates on their camps. I highly recommend these to anyone wanting to get into this style of riding. We have some friends that took the ones at Whistler and they came back much more confident.
Camp 1: June 24-27
Camp 2: July 22-25