Western Territories deserves to be one of the stars of Snowshoe Bike Park. It has everything you’re looking for in a technical trail and provides an exhilarating experience on the singletracks. This advanced ride is a technical introduction to tight trees, roots, and rocks which are the main features of the western terrain. Plus, it's a great link between the intermediate and advanced section of Snowshoe Mountain Bike Park.
As the name suggests, Western Territories starts at the top of the lift on the western side of Snowshoe. From there it drops into the main trail and then quickly turns into 10 Gallon. You’ll soon discover the ride is a combination of many fun short trails such as Skyline, Missing Link, and Ninja Bob, all are downhill style with rugged terrain and man-made features.
From steep technical sections of rocks and roots to berms, rollers, and tables…Western Territories has them all!
The trailhead is located at the top of the lift on the western side of the park. Please note that Western Territories requires a lift pass to access the trail.
Food and drink
Bring any water and food with you.
The first part of 10 Gallon pops out of the trees and comes to a very big feature. The road gap is for the expert, others will choose to descend to the right. Here you’ll find a rocky section dropping into a right-hand berm before merging into Skyline. Pedal to the very top section of Skyline, and then turn right to drop into Judi Chop which takes you to technical rocky and rooty sections. Stay right to ride Ninja Bob – a buffet of interesting features awaits you!
After the initial descent, the route turns right and traverses north, winding through more rocks and roots, and later transitioning downhill with a technical move over a small boulder. Ninja Bob ends with a mix of carving singletrack, quick berms, and roots and rocks.
Stay right at the intersection of Missing Link to experience an advanced connection along the northern edge of Western Territories. This part is particularly steep with deep berms. From the intersection with Ninja Bob, Missing Link drops in quickly to the first series of deep berms and just a few seconds later enters the next one.
The middle section of the trails has some long sections of contouring singletrack across steep hillsides and big trees with a few rollers and tabletops. The bottom section of Missing Link ends with a big party of tightly linked giant berms.
Stay right again at the intersection with Sweet Dream to access Powerline - a fast-paced and action-packed trail with plenty of berms and rollers but no steep slopes. The trail starts with two big berms before screaming across an extended stretch of trail. Intermediate rollers and tabletops are ahead.
After a few more berms, the trail merges again with Skyline and takes no time to reach the bottom of the mountain. When you are out of the trees, catch the lift to get back the top.
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