Snowshoe Mountain Launches A Summer Of Adventuring Outdoor Mountain Program

Snowshoe Mountain Launches A Summer Of Adventuring Outdoor Mountain Program

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SNOWSHOE ROLLS OUT NEW SUMMER PROGRAMS AND EVENTS FOR CHILDREN, TEENS AND PARENTS PROMISING A TRUE FAMILY FRIENDLY SUMMER EXPERIENCE

SNOWSHOE, West Virginia – (MAY 30, 2014) – Fresh off of a record-breaking 40th winter ski season celebration, Snowshoe Mountain (www.snowshoemtn.com) today announced new additional programs and events will be added this summer to continue to draw in families across the Mid-Atlantic. More live music concerts, consumer festivals and bike racing events have been added to the resort’s summer calendar. Snowshoe is also launching the Family Mountain Adventure Program, a 3-day camp for children and teens, and a 3-day resort vacation for the parents. The program was introduced as a way to offer a fully planned vacation option for the busy parents who have shared with Snowshoe that they struggle the most when it comes to finding activities that both their younger and teenage children will both enjoy.

“We did some research along the east coast and discovered the biggest concern parents have when planning a summer vacation is finding that perfect balance of activities for younger and older children, as well as themselves. Often parents either have to sacrifice a relaxing vacation in order to entertain their children, or their children often get bored during a more laid-back style break,” David Dekema, director of marketing, Snowshoe Mountain explains. “With that information in mind we began to carve out an ideal vacation that would meet the needs of both the parents and the children.”

The Family Mountain Adventure Program allows children ages 4-17 to build a 3-day camp-style itinerary of activities that are age appropriate for them. They can choose from ziplining, canoeing, archery, sporting clays, rock climbing, stand up paddle boarding, crafts and other activities. The program also groups children and teens within their own age group so they can connect with others close to their age. In return, adults can build their own 3 day resort-style vacation choosing from various activities including off-road adventures, golfing, mountain biking, geocache hunts, concerts, Segway tours and more.

“At the end of each day parents and their kids can come back together to enjoy s’mores and campfires and live music or they can continue to take in nighttime age-appropriate activities like Kids Night Out and concerts,” Dekema details.

The Family Mountain Adventure Program includes 3 nights of lodging and all the activities and will be offered June – September.  There are also similar programs for Couples or individuals, which also include spa treatments at Snowshoe’s new Spa.

Additionally, Snowshoe has added several events, live concerts and festivals for day-trippers and guests.

Below is list of the top events offered at Snowshoe this summer:

JUNE 13th  – 15th

STIHL TIMBERSPORTS®: Woodsman Weekend

Live lumberjack competitions take place all weekend long. Come watch athletes compete in the original extreme sport. Make this Fathers Day one to remember.

JUNE 21st  – 22nd

GRAND NATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY SERIES: Tour Stop 9

America’s premier off-road racing series returns to Snowshoe. This is the toughest, most spectacular and most unique race on the whole GNCC tour. 2 days of racing will fill the mountain with ATVs and bikes.

JUNE 28th – 29th

SNOWSHOE GRAVITY SERIES 1 & 2: Presented by Snowshoe Bike Park

We have a great weekend of downhill mountain bike racing coming at ya. Descend 1500 vertical feet on the Western Territory with 2 separate courses. Race 1 will be on Saturday and Race 2 will be on Sunday.

JULY 3rd – 4th

MAD MARCH RACING CAMP WITH SHAUMS MARCH

This 2-day, co-ed camp is designed for beginner & intermediate levels.

It will focus on the fundamental elements of downhill & freeride disciplines.

JULY 4th  – 6Tth

3RD ANNUAL HOMEGROWN MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL

Experience the traditions of yesterday and enjoy the talents of today as we celebrate the music, arts and culture of Appalachia. Mountaintop Fireworks will also be lighting up the night sky.

JULY 5th – 6th

MAD MARCH RACING CAMP WITH SHAUMS MARCH

This 2-day, co-ed camp will focus on intermediate to advanced skills & techniques for those who’ve already mastered the basics of downhill & freeride disciplines.

JULY 11th – 12th

23RD ANNUAL FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN CHILI COOK-OFF

The mountain will be heating up as cooks vie for cash prizes and the best recipe.  Join us for Village games, chili & salsa tasting and live music at one of most iconic summer events.

JULY 12th – 13th

SNOWSHOE WILD HARE DOWNHILL RACE: Pro GRT

USA Cycling National Pro GRT series returns to Snowshoe.
Sunday the DH race will be held on the world class slopes of the Western Territory.

JULY 19th – 20th

KONA WOMEN’S WEEKEND

A camp designed by women, for women. Whether you’re new to the sport or a seasoned
pro you’ll have a great time progressing at this 2-day downhill mountain bike camp.

AUGUST 2nd

11th ANNUAL BLUES, BREWS & BBQ FESTIVAL

Take the best craft brewers in West Virginia and combine them with great food, live music and amazing vistas from the top of the mountain. It just doesn’t get much better than that.

AUGUST 8th – 9th

TREASURE ON THE MOUNTAIN $250,000 RAFFLE: Presented by Snowshoe Foundation

You don’t have to be present to win, but let’s face it – it is way more fun that way. Cash and prizes valued at over $250,000 will be raffled off. Side raffles, free food and drink will be available throughout the day.

AUGUST 16th –  17th

3rd ANNUAL CHOMOLUNGMA CHALLENGE: Presented by Snowshoe Bike Park

A downhill endurance mountain bike event as big as Mount Everest.  This race tests the mental and physical capability of every rider. Compete solo, duo, or as a team to complete 20 laps on the Western Territory, totaling 30,000 vertical feet.

AUGUST 29TH – 31ST

LABOR DAY CELEBRATION

Celebrate Labor Day weekend with us and soak up the last moments of the summer.

SEPTEMBER 27th – 28th

2ND ANNUAL FREEFALL FESTIVAL

It’s almost time to say goodbye to fall and welcome in winter with open arms. Help us celebrate the changing seasons with live music, bike games, Village activities and so much more.

SEPTEMBER 27TH                                  

SNOWSHOE GRAVITY SERIES 3: Presented by Snowshoe Bike Park

We have a great weekend of downhill mountain bike racing. Descend 1500 vertical feet on the Western Territory.  This race is on Saturday and is the final race of the series.

SEPTEMBER 28TH

WVMBA CHAMPIONSHIPS

A mountain bike race hosted by Snowshoe Mountain and the final race in the West Virginia Mountain Bike Series to determine the series champion.   There will be several courses of cross country trails that take you through the spectacular forests, and on single-track trails around Snowshoe Mountain.

For more information regarding Snowshoe events, races or the Mountain Family Adventure Program, visit www.snowshoemtn.com or call 877-441-4386.

Mike is the Editor and founder of SkiNC.com and SkiSoutheast.com. Since September of 1996 he has written more than 2800 articles promoting all of the ski areas of North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland. While attending to the thousands of emails, photo submissions and On-Snow reports that come in all season long, Doble also owns and operates a full service web design and marketing company that has more than 800 clients in 30+ states and several countries. He shares that it was his passion for all things snow that prompted him to start the ski network and since that time the website has gained popularity through it's webcam and weather content as well. Mike is the father of four daughters, is an avid snow and water skier, football freak of his alma mater (the University of South Carolina) and hearty promoter of all that is Western North Carolina to West Virginia and Maryland. Mike spends his off time with his horses, playing golf, tennis and boating on Watauga Lake with his family and friends, coaching local soccer teams and oh yes...Snow Skiing!

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