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    Heading to Snowshoe for the first time...any advice?

    Greetings,

    After relocating from Northern California a year and a half ago, I'm FINALLY getting up to Snowshoe for the first time. I used to ride Northstar (Gnarstar) in Lake Tahoe quite a bit, so I'm fairly familiar with lift assisted riding; what's interesting/fun/gnarly about Snowshoe? Super stoked to finally get up there.

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    Check their map for clarity, but basin side is shorter, steeper and mostly rougher than the western side.

    Basin Side:

    Easier:
    Heisers Way > M > O (Not as steep but kinda rough)
    C> Lucid > Raging Bull (Flowy/Jumpy)

    Harder/More Gnar:
    C>G
    E>F>G
    J or K

    Steep or Extra Rocky:
    D (extra rocky)
    A or B (steep)

    Western Side:

    Easier:
    Chainsmoke (Long and fast. Not always in the best shape)
    Ninja Bob>Ball-n-Jack or Missing Link >Powerline (bermy, flowy, jumpy)

    Harder:
    Pro DH
    The different ways to get to Pro DH
    Lincoln Log (nice drops I believe)
    Sweet Dreams (reworked in the last couple of years but used to be great variety. Drops, tight turns, neat area of the mtn)

    Friggin' gnar at speed:
    Lower Hareball

    If you are there both days, ride everything. If you find the Basin side is beating you up too much head to the Western side.

    Enjoy

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    Thanks for the tips! Actually made a cannonball run up and back from Fort Belvoir on Thursday (that's waaaay too much driving for one day), so I didn't see your reply...that place is awesome! We mostly stuck to the Basin side (my favorite was the M-N route due to the great flow) because the Pro DH course was closed for Sunday's race.

    Will definitely be back up; so stoked to have that place within reach from the DC area!
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    Great pics - thanks for posting your adventure.

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