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Snowshoe, W.Va. – The Silver Creek Area will bring their winter season to a close with a unique 24-hour ski and snowboard competition.  The 3rd Annual Snowshoe 24: A Race Around the Clock will take place the weekend of March 17 -19.  This strenuous competition challenges skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels and ages to complete as many laps as they can within a 24-hour period.  The race, named the #1 Snowsports Event by Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine, will begin at noon on Saturday and run until noon on Sunday. 

Cash prizes totaling over $7,500 will be awarded to winners of each category including a $1,500 grand prize for the individual or team who completes the most laps overall.  The registration fee is $75 and only the first 100 teams or 300 participants will be eligible to enter.  Those registering after March 15 will be required to pay a $95 fee.  The fee includes the Friday evening pre-race party with beer, appetizers and live entertainment, an event t-shirt and race bib, lift passes for both days, and the awards reception on Sunday.  Racers will also be eligible for special discounts on rooms at the Silver Creek Lodge.  Registration is limited to the first 100 teams or 300 competitors.

Proceeds from the event will go to the Snowshoe Foundation, a non-profit organization that helps the residents of Pocahontas, Randolph and Webster Counties in West Virginia .

Although this event does mark the end of the Silver Creek Area’s season, Snowshoe will remain open until April 2, 2006.  After 69 inches of snowfall in March of 2005, Snowshoe is looking forward to some cool temperatures and more snow in mid-March to make for the best spring skiing in the region. 

The final two weekends on the mountain will be filled with fun for the whole family.  Snowshoe’s 7th Annual Beach Party and Music Festival will take place March 24 – 26.   A variety of activities will animate the mountain including Songer Whitewater Ducky Races, live entertainment and a fireworks display on Saturday evening.  The final weekend, April 1-2, will mark the end of another great season here at Snowshoe Mountain .  The Last Hurrah Weekend will feature Snowshoe’s 4th Annual Pond Skimming Extravaganza.  To top it all off, when guests book three or more nights lodging over this final weekend they will receive free lift tickets for the length of their stay.

For more information about the Snowshoe 24 or any of our upcoming events visit or call 877-441-4FUN.

Believe it or not the 24 isn’t the only thing going on this busy almost spring weekend.  Along with all of the other events taking place in the Big Top, don’t miss some exciting professional wrestling on Friday night.  All of you locals out there will be interested to hear about the grudge match between Snowshoe Ski Patrol and Shavers Fork Fire and Rescue.  Be sure to get over to the Big Top around 7:00 p.m. this Friday as all proceeds go to benefit Shavers Fork Fire and Rescue.

After the grudge match, head on over to the Junction where the Snowshoe’s St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl will begin.  The night of fun will only have begun as for $20 crawl participants will receive a drink at three bars, a t-shirt, shot glass and a drinking glove.  Don’t forget to wear your green–you know what will happen if you don’t!

With all of the festivities this weekend, don’t forget about next weekend’s Beach Party and Music Festival.  Enjoy live entertainment from a variety of great bands as well as beach bar games and a mountain top fireworks display.

Until Next Time!

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