Snowshoe - Trail, snowshoe/elkins, Bikeparks

Snowshoe - Trail, snowshoe/elkins, Bikeparks

DESCRIPTION

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.

USER REVIEWS

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[Aug 21, 2012]
Rob-Bob
Downhiller

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.

Customer Service

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

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jun 03, 2012]
ArmadilloEarWax
Downhiller

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.

Customer Service

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

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Lot's more local XC available, just ask around.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Aug 27, 2009]
crossup
Weekend Warrior

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

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Sep 17, 2007]
joshua huffman
Racer

Snowshoe just plain rocks. People complain about mud, rocks, roots, trail conditions, ect. whatever. Thats why we ride MOUNTAIN bikes right? Dont let the reviews of the "dangerous trails" or all of the guys in full body armor scare you away from riding this spectacular park. Yah it's tech, slippery, rocky, rooty, steep-VERY, and all these add up to one thing FUN! At the very least knee and elbow pads and a good lid are a must have. Rock Garden is sweet, fast, and ummmm ROCKY, but not as long, fast, tech, rocky as The Gauntlet. Power Line is FAST and smooth, just be careful, some of the table tops are REALLY steep going up. We did the pro dh course first thing in the morning and things just got better and faster from there. Bump Jack is fast and tech, and can lead to Power Line. Overall the greatest trail system I can imagine. Something for everyone. West Virginia is mean land, steep, twisty, rocky and fast very fast if yer up to it. You dont NEED 7 or 8 inches of travel, if you know how to ride a bike. Driving a fifty pound machine down this place is fun and fast but kinda easy comparatively. I did everything on my Marin Mt Vision Pro with 2.3 tires front and back, two of my buddies were also on cross country bikes, but hardtails and we were able to smoke everything we rode.

Customer Service

Everything if you got a bike that can bomb downhill, and also climb over rocks on flats, and uphill.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
2
[Mar 27, 2006]
photobrett13
Downhiller

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.

Customer Service

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.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jun 22, 2005]
jayjudy13
Downhiller

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.

Customer Service

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.

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Not sure, I'm not a local.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Nov 02, 1998]
Jon Mutiger

See above

Customer Service

The Plunge is a must do, as is Zig zag, bear pin, and rock and roll are also fun.

Similar Products Used:

Tea Creek Trail

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Nov 06, 1998]
monkeyboy

Trails are good but not worth $8 a day. Staff informed our group that cost helped with trail maintenance...huh.... the trail signs were trashed and NO break in price for second day of riding (we had to ride two days due one crash numerous detours from construction and rain). Buy a map from elk mountain or river and explore the other rides.

Customer Service

GET A MAP

Similar Products Used:

props run, bear pen loop ect...

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
[Nov 07, 1998]
Dexter

Chief,let me tell you this place is cool. The people were great and the riding was better I have been here twice now and will go back again, It is best when its dry and "Challenging" when wet, but a good time always..... Try this place out ,affordable and nice accomadations.....

Customer Service

Hit rock and roll at least once then go back and hit the plateaus then the plunge or zig zag repeatedly!!!!!!!!!!

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Nov 28, 1998]
Doug Wayne

There are so many trails it's hard to know where to start. As a fairly inexperienced rider I was concerned that I would find the trails too difficult and not have any fun. The folks at the bike centers and the other mountain bikers told us about some great intermediate rides starting at Red Gate Road which is a long, fast fire road downhill. At the bottom of Red Gate are several trails of various difficulty, all were great fun. Scenery was great - lodging package was a decent value - food was good. We will definately be making more visits to Snoeshoe.

Similar Products Used:

Slatyfork area: Gauley Mountain, Highlands Scenic Highway, Cranberry Glades Cow Pasture Trail - all fun intermediate rides

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
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