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Snowshoe Bike Park Report Card

Snowshoe Report Card

Here is the last report card from the East Coast Road Trip! We had a blast and can't wait until next summer. Thanks again Snowshoe Bike Park.

Total Vertical: 1,460 ft
Number of Lifts: 2
Type of uplift: Both 4-man chairlifts
Bike Attachment: Bike trays
Number of Trails: 33
Guides available: Yes
Lessons available: Yes
Beginner Trails: It’s excellent and very long, but is the only one. 
Intermediate Trails: Lots to offer the intermediate rider. 
Advanced Trails: Only really missing a trail with successive huge features, a là Highland or Mountain Creek Bike Park. 
Technical trails: Plenty of root infested tech-gnar. Beware, the soil contains lots of red clay. This means those roots and rocks become "slicker than snot on a glass doorknob."
Flow/jump trails: The longest jump trail we’ve ever seen – Skyline is EPIC. 
Trail variety: A great mix, in and out of the bike park.
Trail Conditions: Good, even in the wet. The Western Territory handles the rain much better than the Basin Area. However, prepare for lots of mud if it has been raining. 
Trail signposting: For us, we had a bit of a challenge finding our way over to the trailhead on the Western Territory side of the mountain.  
Other trails in area: Check out the WVMBA for more information. 
Day Pass Value for money: 2 sides of the mountain is like having 2 bike parks! 
Ease of parking to lift: Depends on which side you ride, but neither is really a problem.
Lift lines: Nope.
Quality of rental fleet: Good quality Specialized and Kona.
On-site Bike Shop: Very well stocked.
Lunch options: Oh yes – plenty of small and large places near the lifts, plus the Boathouse at the bottom.
Water by the lifts (yes/no):   Yes
Lockers available (yes/no):   No
Camping/RV park (yes/no):   No
Staff friendliness: Everyone we met was very friendly and outgoing. 
Family-friendly: Standard kids activities but not overwhelming – without the ‘theme-park’ atmosphere!
Restaurants: Be prepared to eat very well indeed!
Nightlife: There are certainly bars but come on festival weekend to make sure they are full of people!
Random: Miles from anywhere but worth the drive.


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