EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSSnowshoe Mountain Resort To Hold 24-Hour Race
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Reported by: Bethany Simmons
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Reported: Dec. 5, 2013 8:45 AM EST
Updated: Dec. 5, 2013 9:11 AM EST
Snowshoe, Pocahontas County , West Virginia
Snowshoe Mountain Resort has your chance to ski for a whole day straight.
As part of Snowshoe Mountain's 40th anniversary winter season, the resort has planned a 24 Hours of Snowshoe event, an overnight, endurance ski and snowboard race last hosted at the mountain in 2003, according to a news release from the resort.
This year's event will take place Jan. 11-12, 2014, on the lighted Silver Creek slopes at Snowshoe.
Teams of two to four people will compete for the most laps, down the hill and back up the chairlift, in a 24-hour period. There will also be a category added for college teams.
“We’re often lobbied by guests and locals to consider bringing this event back,” said Dave Dekema, resort marketing director. “As we dug out old photos and video during the build up to our 40th winter, it was clear to us why this event holds special memories for so many. It’s a unique and memorable test of team strategy and endurance, for bragging rights as well as for the awards and party at the conclusion. We’re excited to have it back.”
Prizes will be awarded in all categories, including two-person, four-person and college Teams and for best costumes and best team energy.
The college team that wins will receive the "hero prize": half-priced 2014-2015 season passes for the team's entire campus, plus a Ballhooter Festival VIP Experience during Spring Break at Snowshoe, March 8-10, 2014.
The four-person team winners will each win a Snowshoe Mountain season pass for the next 40 years. The two-person team winner will receive an all-expense paid ski and snowboard trip to Steamboat Springs, Colo.
Other prizes include GoPro cameras and gear, ski and snowboard gear and logo wear.
The event kicks off on the evening of Friday, Jan. 10, with live rock/reggae band performance by Passafire.
Registration discounts for participants are available before Jan. 9, 2014. The event is free to watch for all spectators.
Al proceeds raised from the even will benefit The Snowshoe Foundation, which is dedicated to the financial support of local community organizations whose activities provide benefit to the people of Pocahontas, Randolph and Webster counties.
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