24-Hour Ski & Snowboard Endurance Racing Returns to Snowshoe Mountain

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Photo provided by Snowshoe Mountain

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SNOWSHOE, West Virginia – (December 5, 2013) – As part of Snowshoe Mountain’s 40th Anniversary winter season, the resort today announced the return of the once popular 24 Hours of Snowshoe event, an overnight, endurance ski and snowboard race last hosted at the mountain in 2003. This year’s event, co-presented with GoPro, Coca-Cola and the Pocahontas CVB, will be held January 11-12, 2014 on the lighted Silver Creek slopes at Snowshoe. Teams of 2 to 4 people will compete for the most laps – down the hill and back up the chairlift – in a 24-hour period. Snowshoe will set aside three trails for the non-stop skiing/riding event. There will be a special category added this year for College Teams.

“We’re often lobbied by guests and locals to consider bringing this event back,” said Dave Dekema, resort marketing director. “As we dug out old photos and video during the build-up to our fortieth winter, it was clear to us why this event holds special memories for so many. It’s a unique and memorable test of team strategy and endurance. For bragging rights as well as for the awards and party at the conclusion. We’re excited to have it back.”

Prizes will be awarded to all categories (2-person, 4-person and College Teams), as well as those for Best Costumes and Best Team Energy. The College Team that wins will receive the ‘hero prize’: half-priced 2014-2015 season passes for their entire campus, plus a Ballhooter Festival VIP Experience during Spring Break at Snowshoe, March 8-10, 2014. The 4-Person Team winners will each win a Snowshoe Mountain season pass for the next 40 years. The 2-Person Team winner will receive an all-expense paid ski and snowboard trip to Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Other prizes include GoPro cameras and gear, ski and snowboard gear and logo wear.

The event kicks off on the evening of Friday, January 10 with live rock/reggae band performance by Passafire. The 24 Hours of Snowshoe will start at 10 am, January 11. DJ Judd will spin jams throughout the entire race. Pre-registration is available on Skireg.com. Discounts are available for early registration before January 9, 2013. Participants do need to register and pay for their lift ticket. The event is free to watch for all spectators. All proceeds raised from the event will benefit The Snowshoe Foundation. The Snowshoe Foundation is dedicated to the financial support of local community organizations whose activities provide benefit to the people of Pocahontas, Randolph and Webster Counties of West Virginia.

Complete Schedule:

Friday, January 10, 2014

8pm-10pm Registration – 20 Below Teen Center

10pm Beats in the Basin- Passafire Band (Rock and Reggae)

Admission FREE with Registration

Saturday, January 11, 2014

6:30-9:00 am Registration- Silver Creek Lobby

9:30 am Racer meeting will be on snow outside near Ski School and the Adaptive building.

DJ Judd spinning jams through the day and night

10am-2pm Sports Theme or Cartoon Character –College themes or cartoon charters of your choice. –(skiing and snowboarding are excluded)
Participation earns 1 extra lap
2pm-6pm Beach Party Theme- We will keep the beach ball rolling on the slopes and look for bathing suits and Hawaiian shirts. Participation earns 1 extra lap
6pm-10pm Hippie Theme- Cool sunglasses, beads, tie-dye, bell bottoms, long hair, afros. 1960’s. Participation earns 1 extra lap
10pm-2am Disco Theme-The slopes will become alive with laser lights and party bling.-participation earns 1 extra lap
2am- 6am Zombie Theme Night of the Living Dead –Watch out for Zombies during these hours.-Participation earns 1 extra lap
6am-10am Superhero Theme- Iron Man, Superman, Wonder woman, Batman, Cat woman, Thor, Spiderman, etc. -Participation earns 1 extra lap

Other ways to earn laps..-FUNDRAISING- for every $250 of donations you will earn 1 lap There could be on slope challenges to earn extra laps, so WATCH out for those surprises!!!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Sunrise 7:43am Morning Reveille
10:00am Final lap-24 Hours of Snowshoe ENDS

12 Noon Awards- Silvercreek Lobby

Pre-registration only on Skireg.com by 1/9/14
$199 -College, coed
$249 -General 4 person team, coed
$150- 2 person team
*Registration prices do not include 6% WV sales tax* Special Event Lift
Ticket Price $30 (includes tax) Must be purchased on-site.

Friday and Saturday -Event registration (Friday, 20 Below Teen Center –
Saturday, inside Silvercreek Lodge)- EVENT DAY REGISTRATION
$249 College, coed
$299 General 4 person team, coed
$200-2 person team
Special Event Lift Ticket Price $30 (includes tax)
*Registration prices do not include 6% WV sales tax*

Ceremony begins at 12:00 at Silver Creek Lobby The winner of the event will be determined by the person who completes the most number of laps during the 24 hour period. Riders must obey all rules and regulations.
College team with the most # of laps in 24 hours will win a Ballhooter VIP
Experience Weekend during Spring Break at Snowshoe plus, be the hero of their college and earn ½ price seasons passes for the entire college for the entire 2014-2015 season. Prizes will be given to 2nd and 3rd place finishers.
(*Campus Hero price is $164 and sold during the 2014 Fall Snowshoe on-site
visit at winning campus)
4 Person General Team- 1st place- Each team member will receive a 40 year seasons pass to Snowshoe. Non-transferable, no cash equivalent, no partial refund, etc. This is an anniversary year offer only. Prizes will be given to 2nd & 3rd place finishers.
Duo Team- First Place Duo team would win a 5-day ski trip for two at Steamboat, valid for use until January 31, 2015, excluding regular holidays.
The trip would include 5-nights lodging, air travel and transportation and lift tickets for 2 people.

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