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Snowshoe’s 2021 summer activities beginning next week

Photo courtesy of Snowshoe Mountain Resort Mountain bikes race down some of the best bike terrain in the United States at Snowshoe Mountain Resort. The resort has a host of activities and events to take advantage of during the summer months.

SNOWSHOE — With an abundance of activities to do and events to attend, the absence of snow and warming temperatures doesn’t force Snowshoe Mountain Resort into hibernation during the summer months.

The 2021 summer schedule at the resort gets underway on Thursday, May 6 when the Raven Golf Club opens for the season. The next date to mark down is May 21, when the increasingly popular Bike Park and all of the other activities at the resort opens.

Hiking, scenic chairlift rides, off-road tours, e-bike tours, and swimming and paddling are among some of the other activities that are scheduled to begin May 21.

The return of live events this summer, following the loosened COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, means that the Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Finals for 2021 will be held at the resort in September. The event will feature both downhill and cross-countryracing action, with UCI’s season long titles up for grabs. Snowshoe will serve as the lone North American venue on the circuit this season.

Other events planned include: Memorial Day Celebration, May 29-31-30 (fireworks on Sunday); Downhill Southeast MTB Race, June 12-13; GNCC Race Weekend, June 26-27; Independence Day Celebration, July 3-4 (fireworks Sunday); Summer Fam Jam, July 10-11; Midweek Taste of the Mountain, July 15-16; Blues, Brews, & BBQ Festival, July 31 through Aug. 1; Treasure on the Mountain, Aug. 7; 4848 Festival, Sept. 3-5; WV Enduro Series, Oct. 2-3; Fall Fam Jam, Oct. 16-17; and Closing Day for Bike Park, Golf, and Resort Operations, Oct. 17.

“We’re excited to welcome everyone back to the mountain this summer,” said Patti Duncan, Snowshoe president and COO. “Last year we had to cancel nearly all of our summer events due to the pandemic, so we’re really looking forward to getting back in the groove very soon. We do recognize that the threat of COVID-19 is still very much present, and we are committed to taking the extra steps and precautions necessary to safely and successfully operate and host events once again.”

With outdoor recreation continuing to surge across the United States, the resort is expecting a busy season on the mountain. The resort will be open seven days a week beginning on May 21.

For more information on any of the events or activities, call the resort at 877-441-4386 or go to snowshoemtn.com.

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