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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby RickPlite » January 20th, 2013, 12:04 pm

mntn-biker wrote:
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mntn-biker wrote:How's the ski area conditions after the Fat Tire mudfest last weekend???



Personally I rode the ski area on Saturday because it is known for being sandy and dry when every other trails is muddy. I parked at the Egypt Valley entrance for the first time this winter and rode in on the connector. The connector is all clay and is suffering bad damage during thaws. Now that the ski area has given us permission to park at the lodge and ride in the normal way I highly recommend doing so. The rest of the trail was dry or greasy but was not suffering damage from tires. The skills park two-track was very wet and muddy. Riding or walking in from the bridge was no big deal, lots of friendly waves from skiers.


Thanks for the update Rick. I was wondering what the best way to access the trail would be when the trails are "moist". And I also wondered if it were a "hike-a-bike" once you cross the maintenance bridge.


If you can ride the snow go for it but it is pretty soft in places
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby rvd » March 27th, 2013, 10:44 pm

I'll be in Grand Rapids this Friday and was thinking about riding here in the morning if conditions allow. Your facebook page says "Please avoid the connector trail off Egypt Valley Road in thawing or muddy conditions. The connector is not made up of sand like the rest of the trail and is suffering bad damage this winter". Does this mean that the regular trail is 'open for business'?
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby RickPlite » March 28th, 2013, 7:13 am

the whole trail is too muddy to ride right now due to the thawing conditions. Same with all the others in GR right now. Sorry
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby grix » April 4th, 2013, 8:15 am

Do you think the trail will be rideable this weekend? Or still muddy?
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby RickPlite » April 4th, 2013, 8:23 am

grix wrote:Do you think the trail will be rideable this weekend? Or still muddy?


Yankee is good right now and the ski area has similar soil so it should be ok. Plan on some ice on the east and north facing slopes and plenty of slush, snow, mud at the base of the ski hill crossing. Best option in GR
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby DrNick2006 » April 4th, 2013, 9:11 pm

Ride today it's rideable, few muddy sections but overall ok.
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby TeamTroll » April 16th, 2013, 10:52 am

Is Egypt Valley open? Does anyone know if the trail is in good condition? I want to ride it tomorrow but am not sure what kind of condition the trail is in. This rain sucks!
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby John_H » April 16th, 2013, 10:59 am

I'd choose ski area over Egypt valley/Cannonsburg game area. Game area isn't closed but ski area is always better in early season or after rains.
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby Mike_D » April 16th, 2013, 3:46 pm

TeamTroll wrote:Is Egypt Valley open? Does anyone know if the trail is in good condition? I want to ride it tomorrow but am not sure what kind of condition the trail is in. This rain sucks!


Better yet, hit up Yankee. Conditions out there were absolutely perfect this afternoon!!!
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby Kampfire » April 17th, 2013, 7:25 am

Cannonsburg was great last night. Super fast. Also thanks to all the trail workers hard work on the new sections and maintenance. Love the new flow!
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby gtrowbridge » April 22nd, 2013, 8:00 am

Okay Yankee TT has put me on notice that no matter how much road and rail trail I ride it will not get me in the condition I need for racing single track.

How is the ski area looking after all the rain/flooding?
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby TooFast46 » April 22nd, 2013, 8:38 am

I rode yesterday and the trail was great. The only mud was on the optional route running through the swamp- I knew it would've been muddy but I wasn't thinking. Otherwise the ground is firm and tacky. Great riding.

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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby gtrowbridge » April 22nd, 2013, 9:04 am

To be expected. Lowest part of the trail.

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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby RickPlite » April 22nd, 2013, 9:08 am

copied from the Ski Area Facebook page:

Attention mountain bikers/runners: Cannonsburg Ski Area Management has requested at this time that we no longer "Party" in the parking lot. That means No alcohol and No grilling out in the parking lot. They are still looking into opening up the restaurant for us during the week if we can show we would support them. Thanks for your cooperation!
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby gtrowbridge » April 22nd, 2013, 10:23 am

RickPlite wrote:copied from the Ski Area Facebook page:

Attention mountain bikers/runners: Cannonsburg Ski Area Management has requested at this time that we no longer "Party" in the parking lot. That means No alcohol and No grilling out in the parking lot. They are still looking into opening up the restaurant for us during the week if we can show we would support them. Thanks for your cooperation!


People grill out in the parking lot?
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