Snowshoe Mountain Bike Park
|WOODLAND ROLLER COASTER: The quarter pipe run at Snowshoe Mountain Bike Park (courtesy, Snowshoe Resort)|
With 11,000 acres and 100 miles of gnarly trails, expansive and demanding terrain has been Snowshoe's claim to fame in the world of mountain bike parks. The resort boasts teeter-totters, ladder bridges, rock drops, and quarter pipes. Its Western Territory even has bragging rights to 1,500 feet of vertical rise, which delivers one of the longest drops on the East Coast.
But this year at Snowshoe heralds a new era—that of the beginner. To make the park more accessible to everyone, a new novice trail called Yewpine has been developed in the resort's Basin area. It allows newbies to float down effortlessly or tackle easy skills-building sections of roots and rocks if they so choose. Snowshoe also offers free seminars to introduce visitors to the sport of downhill mountain biking; these can be followed by an optional beginner lesson for $25. More beginner terrain is currently being developed at Snowshoe, as are additional features for advanced riders, like a new dual slalom course and wall ride.
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication