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Author thumbnail By M. Scott Smith, DCSki Editor

Snowshoe Kicks Off Summer Season

Over Memorial Day Weekend, West Virginia’s Snowshoe Mountain Resort kicked off its summer season with a Freeride Festival. Mountain biking continues to grow in popularity at Snowshoe, and the resort has responded by adding a new dirt jump and slopestyle course on the Skidder slope. The course also includes wall rides and quarter pipes.

“This relatively new form of mountain biking labeled Freeriding has received more growth in recent years than any other area of cycling,” explained Trevyn Newpher, Snowshoe’s Mountain Bike Manager. “Resorts all over the country, as well as here at Snowshow, have been expanding their trail and lift systems to better adopt this Freeride movement,” he added.

Hunter Oliver of Roanoke, Virginia tries out Snowshoe’s new dirt jump. Photo provided by Snowshoe Mountain Resort.

Mountain biking is one of many activities offered at Snowshoe during the summer. The resort has packed its calendar with events including bike races, Independence Day fireworks, a timbersports challenge, chili cookoff, motorcycle rally, bowhunter championships, symphony festival, and much more.

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Wisp Resort Partners with Orvis Company

Maryland’s Wisp Resort is partnering with the Orvis Company to introduce the sport of fly fishing to the new Wisp Outdoors Program. Through this partnership, a guided fly fishing service, instruction, and retail shop will be available at the resort.

“Wisp Resort is proud to carry Orvis’ prestigious name,” said Michael Valach, Director of Wisp Outdoors. “Orvis enforces high standards of operation which is carried out through training and development of our Wisp Outdoors Staff,” he said.

Through the program, fly fishing guides will tap into Western Maryland’s array of rivers and streams.

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Ski Roundtop Selling Fife & Drum Chairs

Over the summer, Pennsylvania’s Ski Roundtop will be replacing its Fife & Drum double chairlift with a brand new CTEC triple. What about all of the old double chairs? Ski Roundtop is selling 40 of the double chairs on a first-come, first-served basis. The chairs are being sold “cash and carry” only -; no credit cards or checks will be accepted. If you would like to purchase a chair, contact the resort at 717-432-9631.

About M. Scott Smith

M. Scott Smith is the founder and Editor of DCSki. Scott loves outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, kayaking, skiing, and mountain biking. He is an avid photographer and writer.

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