Snowshoe — Snowboarding, Parks and pipes
The resort’s terrain is generally snowboarder-friendly, with a minimum of crossover trails and relatively few spots that require unstrapping and pushing. Riders can add some texture to the general cruising nature of the main mountain by taking the short detour onto the Knot Bumper/Glades combination off the Ball Hooter chair. The resort stages a variety of competitions and other events throughout the season, so keep an eye on the calendar.
Parks and pipes
The Super Park at Silver Creek is spread across seven trails: Timberjack, Mountaineer, Cascade, Fox Chase, Laurel Run, Bear Claw and Buck Saw. This park includes a variety of aerial features, rails and boxes. You’ll also find a 400-foot halfpipe. A boardercross course on Slaymaker and Spur includes gates, berms and rollers.
On the Snowshoe side, skiers and boarders can hit up the Spruce Glades Pro Park near the top of the Ballhooter lift. The Pro Park at Spruce Glades requires a $5 park pass that you receive after watching a safety video. The park has rails, spines and steps, plus tabletops and jumps that range from 35 to 50 feet.
The Spruce Glades Terrain Garden at Snowshoe, a beginner terrain park, has a few small rails, a funbox and small snow features for aerials. Silver Creek’s Mountaineer Terrain Garden provides an introduction to riding rails and getting air for the novice.