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Great “Goings-On” This Weekend!!

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There are some really cool events happening at the “Top of the Mountain State” this weekend!  To date, we have received natural snowfall in excess of 150” and there is more on the way!  The last time I checked, just about every slope/trail was open at both ski resorts!

 

The 53rdAnnual West Virginia Governors Cup ski races are happening at Timberline Four Seasons Resort March 2-3 and ski racers from all over will converge to compete for the overall cup.  I have enjoyed many years of racing at this event and, for me and the other “rusty muskets” it’s an opportunity to catch up with others from the region and watch the “young guns” duke it out for the Cup.  Both races take place on the Thunderstruck trail with the Giant Slalom being held on Saturday and the Slalom on Sunday.  Racers get two shots at each course and the overall cup winners (M & F) are the ones that post the fastest combined times for all four runs!

 

 

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SPEED MERCHANT COMPETING IN 2012 WV GOVERNORS CUP

 

 

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LOTS OF TROPHIES FOR LOTS OF AGE GROUPS BOTH MEN AND WOMEN!!!

 

Also taking place this weekend at Canaan Valley Resort is Wild Thing Weekend with all sorts of cool family activities including (but not limited to) Face Painting, a Lollipop Race for the kiddos, Saucer Races, a Boarder Cross, Frozen T-Shirt contest, and the infamous “Pond Jump”.  There will also be plenty of good food, music and skiing/riding to enjoy!

 

 

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ANOTHER "CONTESTANT" IN THE 2012 POND JUMP!

 

March is the best time to be on the mountains!  Lots of snow, temperatures have moderated (somewhat) and the sun is higher in the sky.  What aren’t higher are the rates!  Lift and lodging rates take a tumble in March!

 

Pack your gear, throw the kiddos in the car and head for the hills!!  There's a ton of cool stuff going on!

 

For up-to-date ski/lodging/travel information, contact this office at 1-888-975-SNOW (7669) 

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