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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby cramer » September 25th, 2012, 1:24 pm

Three of the deck planks have cracked on one of the bridges over the soft spots along the creek. Still OK to ride but going to need some attention soon.
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby RickPlite » December 2nd, 2012, 7:23 am

yes, night is allowed
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby Mike_D » January 18th, 2013, 3:50 pm

How's the ski area conditions after the Fat Tire mudfest last weekend???
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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 RickPlite » May 9th, 2013, 7:53 pm

EASYSTEEZ wrote:Rode Cannonsburg for the first time this morning. Very cool/fun trail. One tree down that you must dismount and lift bike over. Trail is in great shape and I had the place to myself! Well worth the drive over and a good change of pace from my home trail (Ionia). I'll definatley be back.


Hey EASYSTEEZ,
Glad you liked it, alot different than Ionia. Do you know the TC at Ionia, George Trowbridge? He could really use some volunteer help.
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby Mike_D » November 25th, 2013, 6:53 pm

Bigtymer wrote:
Mike_D wrote:
Bigtymer wrote:
RickPlite wrote:Cannonsburg Winter Trails Program

? Beginning December 9, 2013 Cannonsburg will require a trail pass to ride on any of the MTB trails until the ski season ends.
? Daily trail pass will be $5 and can be purchased at the ticket counter.
? A season pass will be $30 and can be purchased at the main office.
? There will be approximately 3 miles of trails groomed for Fat bikes.
? Minimum tire width of 3.8? is required once trails are groomed.
? If there is no snow cover, minimum tire size does not apply.
? All MTB trails are open to riding, but require $5 trail pass.
? All trails to be accessed via main bridge.
? There will be no access via the connector from Egypt Valley Rd.
? Rental Fat bikes will available from the rental building.
? Bikes are not allowed on the ski hill except in designated areas.


Just curious, why do you need a 3.8 tire to ride on snow?:) I've ridden in snow with 2.5's just fine:)


They don't want a "skinny" tire pizza cutting their groomed trails.


So an inch and three tenths is going to make a huge difference?:) Seems like you have you'll have a bigger cookie cutter line in the snow. That makes no sense. Plus fat tire bikes with cranks being so wide will cause one to have hip problems if you ride them all the time...lame


Sorry but I'm not making the rules and I'm not a trail coordinator. I am only guessing this is there reasoning why 3.8" wide and wider.
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby Wanhala » December 10th, 2013, 3:31 pm

Mike_D wrote:
Kampfire wrote:Any idea how much the fat bike rentals will be?


Good question Matt! FYI - At Crystal Mountain, the fatbikes rent for $15/hour if that gives you an idea, I feel, would be on the high side.

I have a question if anyone knows.... What are the trail season passes going to be like? Are they going to be something you zip tie to your coat or bike, etc. just like a downhill ski pass? Hopefully it is not a sticker for the bike like a bike license since most people have more than 1 bike and who likes to put stickers on their bikes....


Cannonsburg Ski & Ride Area
Winter Trail info:
Open to riding during our operating hours:
Dec. 9-12: 4pm-9pm
Dec. 13: 4pm-10pm
Dec. 14-15: 9am-10pm
Dec. 16-19: 1pm-9pm
Dec. 20: 1pm-10pm
(Full Hours occur after Dec. 21st)
http://www.cannonsburg.com

Passes are available for purchase in the main office. $30 Season Pass (Classic Ski Pass, plastic you can clip to coat with your photo ID), $5 day tickets (purchase in ticket office)

Lights required at night, no dogs allowed, grooming of the Winter Trail hopefully occurring end of this week.

Bike Rentals: $25 for two hours, $40 for day. Includes a helmet.
-Surly Pugsleys, Origin-8 Crawlers (Flat pedals, QR seatposts)

*Minimum tire width of 3.8 required once trail is groomed*
Requirement is due to us grooming the Winter Trail. The trail is for XC Ski and Snow Bike use. Two loops available that will be groomed. You are welcome to ride the un-groomed current existing XC mtn bike trails as well.

More information available at the end of the week on our website and FB. http://www.cannonsburg.com

Thanks Scott
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby gtrowbridge » March 16th, 2014, 10:27 am

Trail report?

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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby RickPlite » March 16th, 2014, 1:19 pm

gtrowbridge wrote:Trail report?

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I have not been there but my guess is that it should be hard crust. I have been able to ride on top of unpacked down snow, it is that hard. That will change with the weather, as always. I might try to ride the singletrack there tomorrow while it is below 20
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Re: Western: Cannonsburg Ski Area

Postby cramer » May 13th, 2014, 10:12 am

I love the new trail that was added on the west side. It's going to need some time to set up from riding but it's nice trail and fits in well with the rest of the trails out there and it's on interesting terrain. Some of the switchbacks are a little steep and the corners are sharp so they seem like they will need some armoring and adjustments later to make them hold up. It will be well worth the effort though because those steep hills are becoming more rare around here.

Because of the way that trail has been built, piece by piece over the years, it really lacks the cohesive planned feel of the newer trails in the area. The mixture of two way trails, connector trails and short cuts plus the lack of initial signs pointing people where to start I think would make it very complicated for a first time rider. Also there are the new blue signs that I'm assuming are for the winter fat bike route and those are sometimes in direct conflict with the white signs for the normal route. Maybe that's just fine and people just need to go out there and explore. It's not like you can get lost out there and not find your way back to the lot. This is the way it was when I first start riding there back in the day, no signs, just ride around and experiment.
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