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12 days ago

Hey fellow DCSkiers.  I’m headed to the ‘shoe for MLK and wanted advice on the best way to get there from DC.  I have read that there might have been new construction over the summer of the Corridor so looking for the safest and easiest way to get there.  Google maps offers up 3 alternatives.  

1. West on Corridor H to south on Patterson’s creek Rd.

2. West on 250 

3. West on 33 through Brandywine.  If I recall this town I think I got stranded here once driving to the shoe and a storm hit.  If so, this is some tough mountain terrain.

BTW, anyone else going for MLK?

12 days ago

miamichillin99 wrote:

 

1. West on Corridor H to south on Patterson’s creek Rd.

Just returned and took #1. Best route I’ve found and I’ve done those other 2 plus 2 others. I used to take Corridor H to Moorefield, but this time took it to Patterson Creek, which is longer but faster. And also avoids the lights <and other known problem> in Petersburg.

 

11 days ago

Yep, Corridor H to Patterson Creek Rd to 28 to 92 to 66 is the way to go (ie. #1).

250 is a pretty drive, but longer, with way more switchbacks.  

9 days ago

Thank you all.  #1 it will be!  

8 days ago

camp wrote:

And also avoids the lights <and other known problem> in Petersburg.

 

Anywhere I can find info on the other known problems?

 

 

8 days ago

#1.  Will be there for MLK - in fact, already am.  Came up this morning and working remotely for the week.

8 days ago

Seven years back & forth owning there = 66 to Front Royal, 81 to 55W, Corrider H to Moorefield (food & gas), Petersberg, Seneca Rocks down to Green Bank, up to Snowshoe

Over the years = 2 flat tires, car broke done once (Moorefield), and spun off the road once - glad to be on a more “traveled” route..

7 days ago

Sschneid wrote:

#1.  Will be there for MLK - in fact, already am.  Came up this morning and working remotely for the week.

 

If you don’t mind, keep us posted on conditions the next couple of days.  Looks like a good day today, but then warm conditions and rain Thursday and Friday, with a hard freeze Friday night and cold conditions on Saturday.  I hope the groomers can soften it up, or we could be skiing boilerplate over the weekend.

I just booked my daughter into Snowshoe’s Kids World for Saturday.  

7 days ago

dt3 wrote:

camp wrote:

And also avoids the lights <and other known problem> in Petersburg.

 

Anywhere I can find info on the other known problems?

 

   The police in Wardensville , Moorefield, Hardy County and to a lesser extent, in Petersburg are infamous for giving speeding tickets for going 1 mile over the speed limit, sometimes even going a hair less than the speed limit!

 

6 days ago

Just to add to what Colonel said, I think the biggest place to watch is Wardensville.  You should, of course, be careful around all three.  That said, I stick to the speed limit (in those locations) and have never had an issue.

6 days ago

Reisen wrote:

Yep, Corridor H to Patterson Creek Rd to 28 to 92 to 66 is the way to go (ie. #1).

250 is a pretty drive, but longer, with way more switchbacks.  

This is the way we go, too. If we are feeling adventurous we do 250 through Staunton for delicious pizza at Shenandoah Pizza Co. Great beer selection there, too.

4 days ago

The route was great. Almost no switchbacks and well maintained roads. Conditions today at the shoe were icy but skiable. They are making tons of snow. The weather is very cold and windy. Windchill today hit -14F.  Dress warm.  

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