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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby cramer » September 30th, 2011, 4:40 pm

For those that like to connect the ski area and Luton into one ride, we're adding a short loop of singletrack half way between the two trails. Trail work day is tomorrow morning to build the new trail. Merrell has agreed to provide us with lunch and they're going to give away some free stuff, including maybe a pair or two of shoes to random volunteers. For details see the post in the "volunteers" section of this forum- Cannon Township trail.
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby Go_Green » October 11th, 2011, 9:07 pm

Decent condition as of today. Sand not really an issue anymore.
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby Bigtymer » October 13th, 2011, 8:23 am

What is the official date of this trail closing in November?
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby Go_Green » October 13th, 2011, 11:05 am

Think I'm doing a night ride out there tonight (weather permitting).

Good question on trail closing date.
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby Mike_D » October 13th, 2011, 11:09 am

Bigtymer wrote:What is the official date of this trail closing in November?


The trail guide says Nov. 8 but not sure if that was last year's date? Regardless, looks like roughly 1 week prior to gun deer season so Bambi has time to hide....
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby LuckyCharm4x4 » October 13th, 2011, 12:03 pm

The sign at the trailhead says "Mountain bike trails are closed during hunging season and ski season (from November 9th until the end of March, or early April)"
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby RickPlite » October 17th, 2011, 9:13 am

The last day for riding this year is going to be Sunday, Nov. 13th. New management pushed it back for us as far as they could. A big thanks goes out to Cannnonsburg Ski Area for continuing to allow us access to their private land! :D
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby dirtjunkie » October 18th, 2011, 8:43 am

RickPlite wrote:A big thanks goes out to Cannnonsburg Ski Area for continuing to allow us access to their private land! :D


+1! :D

And thanks to you and the others who work on this trail and the others in the Belmont/NE GR/Rockford area. We are truly blessed to have such awesome trails. The amount of work that went into clearing out the mess that logging made prior to the Fun Promotions race and the State Games event was tremendous. Thank you.

Are they allowing night-riding out there?? I know Luton does not....just curious. Don't want to upset the applecart out there.
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby msmith » October 18th, 2011, 11:53 am

I'm pretty sure you can night ride at the Ski Hill. I do and I see others doing it as well. There are no signs indicating you can't.
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby RickPlite » October 18th, 2011, 12:41 pm

msmith wrote:I'm pretty sure you can night ride at the Ski Hill. I do and I see others doing it as well. There are no signs indicating you can't.



Actually you can't. There are two reasons the ski area is closed from Nov to April. One is the deer hunting that takes place for the owners and employees only, then there is the fall ski preparation and springtime ski cleanup that takes place. Both of these preparations include trenching, repairing water lines, high voltage lines and placing snowmaking equipment. The liability is high for someone to get injured from these activities. If you see night riders, they are breaking the rules, same at Luton or the Game Area.
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby msmith » October 18th, 2011, 3:19 pm

My comment on night riding was pertaining to when the trail is considered open, not after it is closed. I'm heading there tonight. Can I flip my light on when it gets dark and continue riding or do I need to head to the car. I don't want to upset the owners or break the rules.
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby RickPlite » October 18th, 2011, 3:32 pm

msmith wrote:My comment on night riding was pertaining to when the trail is considered open, not after it is closed. I'm heading there tonight. Can I flip my light on when it gets dark and continue riding or do I need to head to the car. I don't want to upset the owners or break the rules.


when the trail is open to riding (April to Nov 13) you can night ride there.
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby ignition16 » October 20th, 2011, 5:36 am

Rode this trail Monday night, and it was great. I rode this trail several times during the summer, and hated it every time. Fall has completely changed things, though. The sand is pretty much a non-issue now and the trail is amazingly fast. I'll definitely be riding this again soon once it dries up...
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby RickPlite » October 21st, 2011, 4:05 pm

Hey

I just got word that the trails are closed until further notice as of 10/21/11. They said that there will be a lot of digging, mainline installation, rod placements and construction going on that next few days if not weeks at the base of the hills. They ask that we don't ride while construction is taking place since someone could get hurt, electrocuted or ride into a deep ditch. :shock:
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby G.R.XC-MTNBKR » October 22nd, 2011, 6:53 am

RickPlite wrote:Hey

I just got word that the trails are closed until further notice as of 10/21/11. They said that there will be a lot of digging, mainline installation, rod placements and construction going on that next few days if not weeks at the base of the hills. They ask that we don't ride while construction is taking place since someone could get hurt, electrocuted or ride into a deep ditch. :shock:

So your sayin the trail is closed till next year then. :(
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