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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby cramer » July 2nd, 2012, 4:04 pm

Looks like "Picnic Pops" is starting next Thurs. I'm assuming the usual seasonal Thurs. / Friday closure to mountain bikes until the last show on August 3rd? Can someone confirm?
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby dirty29 » July 3rd, 2012, 11:53 am

There's a sign up that "Picnic Pops" starts on July 12th every Thursday and Friday. Not sure for how long.

There's are very large tree (about 18" diameter) down about a 1/4 mile before the cut-off to CSGA.
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby rwright » July 6th, 2012, 6:27 am

When access gets restricted for "Picnic Pops", does that close the trail of just parking and access from the ski area? Will we still be able to ride if we come in via the connector?

Also the tree has been cleaned up, thanks.
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby John_H » July 6th, 2012, 12:19 pm

In the past trails were closed during picnic pops. Not sure of the current situation due to the connector, but I imagine still closed. Thanks for letting us know about tree being cleared. Saved me carrying chainsaw out there today as I planned - in 100 + degree heat :) I'm silly like that.
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby yamaha13 » July 9th, 2012, 1:12 am

Last year they would not let you enter the parking lot to ride after 4:00 pm. Not sure if that's the same format for this year
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby RickPlite » July 9th, 2012, 7:16 am

yamaha13 wrote:Last year they would not let you enter the parking lot to ride after 4:00 pm. Not sure if that's the same format for this year



I will have an answer as to whether we can enter via the connector later today

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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby RickPlite » July 12th, 2012, 10:07 pm

Good news! I heard back from the Ski Area management today. It is OK to use the connector trail (Egypt Valley Rd. entrance) anytime while the Picnic Pops are happening, just don't ride down to the lodge after 4pm on concert days. The ski area main parking lot can be used anytime as long as it is cleared out by 4:00pm on concert days. The Picnic Pops started tonight and will run for four weeks. Thursday and Friday nights only.
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby cramer » July 13th, 2012, 6:02 pm

Thanks for checking that out for us Rick, that is good news.

Rode it today and found it (and the game area) to be super sandy and getting rutted / choppy with brake bumps and such. but otherwise in good condition with no trees down and limited face slappers. Was hoping it would rain but only a very few tiny drops fell over here today, not even enough to get anything wet. :x
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby Mike_D » July 13th, 2012, 10:10 pm

cramer wrote:Thanks for checking that out for us Rick, that is good news.

Rode it today and found it (and the game area) to be super sandy and getting rutted / choppy with brake bumps and such. but otherwise in good condition with no trees down and limited face slappers.


I found there to be similar conditions at Luton Park earlier this week.
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby gmtmin5 » July 16th, 2012, 12:50 am

I went to use the connector for the first time over the weekend and found a sign off Egypt Valley Rd. that read something like "Bikers, entrance closed due to erosion". Is this new or was I in the wrong spot?
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby RickPlite » July 16th, 2012, 7:24 am

gmtmin5 wrote:I went to use the connector for the first time over the weekend and found a sign off Egypt Valley Rd. that read something like "Bikers, entrance closed due to erosion". Is this new or was I in the wrong spot?


that is the old one. the new location is at the top of the paved road, you passed it
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby gmtmin5 » July 18th, 2012, 1:31 am

Thanks Rick
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby RickPlite » July 19th, 2012, 9:43 am

The ski area is expecting 50-100 runners for a running event Saturday, July 28th from 6am until 4pm. Please stay off the bike trails until 4pm on July 28th, 2012
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby Mike_D » July 19th, 2012, 10:03 am

RickPlite wrote:The ski area is expecting 50-100 runners for a running event Saturday, July 28th from 6am until 4pm. Please stay off the bike trails until 4pm on July 28th, 2012


That ought to chew up the already sandy loose trail :( Oh well, at least the trail will be more challenging right after the race :shock: :D
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby bergie05 » July 25th, 2012, 5:15 am

Hows the trail? Super sandy with all the dry weather? Should I try Robinettes instead?
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