Winter State Games at Cannonsburg!

Normally around this time, there’s some kind of event happening every weekend at Cannonsburg; Slopestyle, Ski/Boarder Cross, Rail jams, and everything in between. This year, we’re doing things a bit different in participation with the Inaugural Winter State Games of Michigan.

The State Games of Michigan are an olympic-influenced series of events, typically held in the summer. Events range from cycling and archery to skateboarding and wakeboarding. Following the huge interest in the Summer Games, expanding to winter made perfect sense.


Cannonsburg is extremely proud to be hosting several of the winter events February 14-16, including:

  • Winter Games Opening Ceremonies (2/14)
  • Big Air (2/14)
  • Slopestyle (2/15)
  • Rail Jam (2/15)
  • Ski/Boarder X (2/16)
  • Giant Slalom (2/15)
  • Slalom (2/16)

These events are open to all participants of all ages and abilities. Whether you’re looking to try out a slopestyle contest or would consider yourself an advanced rider, there’s opportunity for everyone.

Cannonsburg will be designing and building some of the best courses and set-ups you’ve ever seen. Peep our first release for Saturday afternoon’s rail jam:

Rail Jam Course Design for Winter State Games of Michigan at Cannonsburg Ski Area

Rail Jam Course Design for Winter State Games of Michigan at Cannonsburg Ski Area


If you’re coming from out of town, affordable nearby lodging is available. To top it all off registration is priced low, with discounts for multiple events.

  • 1 Event: $12
  • 2 Events: $24
  • 3 Events: $31 ($5 savings)
  • 4 events: $38 ($10 savings)

Day-of registration is $15 per event, save time and money – pre-register!

If you have any questions, shoot us a message on facebook, twitter, via email, or contact form below!


Official Winter State Games Website

Winter State Games Facebook

Winter State Games at Cannonsburg Event Page



Events, Updates and Happenings at Cannonsburg

January is going to be a great and busy month at Cannonsburg! We’ve got a huge range of things going on ranging from drink specials to racing and park events.

Adult Race League – January 8th, 6pm
If you’re over 21 but don’t want to slow down, check out Cannonsburg’s Adult Race League (ARL). It’s simple – grab a group of 4 to 10 friends, register, tune your gear, and come out every Wednesday night! Here’s a few basic rules:

  • All teams must include at least one female team member
  • Teams can be comprised of skis, snowboards or both.
  • Registration is $300
  • Party and awards after – think beer!

Monster City Park Grand Reopening Party – January 11th, 11am
For the second year in a row, Cannonsburg has created the best urban-influenced terrain park in the midwest. This year, we’ve added the biggest, baddest features ever seen at Cannonsburg including a 20ft x 40ft wallride and a larger-than-life culvert. The features and park were designed with your favorite street spots in mind and have some of the best flow around.
The party starts at 11am and runs until 3pm. We’ll be doing spot prizing, challenges, plus the MAT (Monster Army Team) will be here giving out samples and keeping the stoke going. Don’t miss this!

Take Off Tuesdays
Every Tuesday from 10am-4pm, take some time off and snag a $10 lift ticket!

Thursday Radio Nights
Presented by Townsquare media, tickets after 4pm are just $10!

Sunday Crazy Rates
Every Sunday night starting at 4pm, get a lift ticket, rental and group lesson for just $20! Lessons run from 5pm-7pm. Don’t miss this awesome deal sponsored by WZZM 13.

College Special
College students receive 1/2 off lift tickets with a valid college ID, all day every day!

Military Discount
Present your valid military ID and receive 1/2 off your lift ticket!

Drink Specials in the Cedar Lounge
Throughout the remainder of the season, the Cedar Lounge will have drink and food specials Monday through Thursday.

Meijer State Games of Michigan – 2/14-2/16
Cannonsburg is hosting several of the State Games events for the inaugural Winter Games including the Slalom, Giant Slalom, Rail Jam, Big Air, Skier & Boarder X, and Slopestyle events. More information and registration available here.

Park Plans 2014

We’ve been getting a lot of questions about our terrain parks and when they’re going to open. For those of you who are new or have questions about our terrain parks, check out the full detail on our website, here.

Here’s some facts and figures for you:

  • Cannonsburg has around (at least) 85 park features.
  • All of our park features are built in-house by our fabricators.
  • We have 7 parks, made for all ages and skill levels.
  • Our smallest feature is about 2 in. high, and our biggest feature is 20 ft. high.
  • Cannonsburg adds an average of 20 new features every season.
  • Cannonsburg was voted #2 Best Park in the Midwest by Transworld Snowboarding
  • Every park has a different goal and feel, using terrain in different ways

Here are some updates on the status of our parks as of January 1st, 2014.

Monster City Park: Opening January 11th, 2014 at 11am. Be here for the huge party we’ll be throwing, complete with spot prizing, the Monster Army Team (MAT), and of course the biggest and baddest urban terrain park in the Midwest.

Cannon Park: The jumpline is up! Situated on the double, we’ve had issues in the past with building a jumpline on a hill with a lot of flat spots. After a lot of designing and calculating by our park team, we figured out a perfect equation. The jumpline is set up with some speed hits at the top, and then two poppy jumps. The last jump has two lips, so pick your pop! The Cannon Park also has the new 686 up-box and up-rail.

Showtime Park: The Showtime Park opened on Dec. 7th, and has since held about 10 features. For the weekend of Jan. 4-5, it will be rebuilt as a private park for the So-Gnar camp.

The Projects: The Projects are being built out today (1/1/2014) and will be open by the weekend!

Kelly building out Projects (1/1/2014)

Kelly building out Projects (1/1/2014)

The Playground: The Playground park has been built out for several weeks and currently has nine features. Included is the brand new Icelantic rail, the favorite Oakley box, and The Shop stall. We plan to rearrange Playground throughout the season, so keep an eye out!

Jiblet Park: Jiblet is built out and ready for those beginner to intermediate riders looking to progress their skills. We’ve got ground level and just-off-the-ground features serviced by Progression Express!

Riglet Park: The Riglet Park will be built in the next two weeks! Get your little ones ready!

As always, Cannonsburg’s parks will be second to none this season. We’ve added more features and are constantly improving our parks. Don’t hesitate to shoot us a facebook message, tweet at us, or email us with suggestions or questions!

Creek to Peak Challenge Run – Spring Edition

As sad as we are to say it, the winter season has come to an end. Now, it’s time to start thinking summer. We’ve got an impressive summer schedule with the first event coming up this weekend. We’ve been getting a lot of questions about what Creek to Peak is and to be honest, it’s hard to explain without pictures.

Creek to Peak is a challenge run meant for all ages and abilities to get outside, get active and have fun. This Saturday, March 30th, competitors will embark on a 5k course (just over three miles) where they encounter snow-themed obstacles. These features range from wall-climbs to tire runs to rope courses. There are two levels, competitive and non-competitive.

Event organizer Matt Schmucker assures that the features are made for all sizes and shapes, and competitors can always opt out of obstacles. He also encourages individuals to grab friends and compete as a team.

This three-part event series is a great way to get moving again and have fun outdoors with friends. We hope you’ll join us on our venture into the spring and summer. Check out some photos of Cannonsburg employees testing out the course!

Season Finale

With just a couple weeks left in the season, we are looking at our busiest event schedule! We have something for everyone this season. Read on for an overview:

Monster Energy Thursday Night Session
When: 2/28/2013, Registration at 5pm, Event at 6pm
Where: Monster City Park
Cost: Free for all ages
The last Thursday Night Session of the season, and we’re going to end it in a big way. Come hit the City Park, drink a ton of Monster and score some prizing! Lets end the Thursday Night Sessions event series the right way! Event Waiver

Burton Midwest Love – Rail Jam
When: 3/2/2013 – Registration 9am-11:30am, event @ noon
Where: Showtime Park
Cost: $10 for all ages with grom (12&under), intermediate and advanced divisions
Don’t miss the Burton Midwest Love event at Cannonsburg! This event will be our biggest event buildout and a great contest for all ages and skill levels. The event is open to both skiers and riders. Don’t miss it! Event WaiverEvent Page,

WGRD Cardboard Bobsled Race
When: 3/9/2013, Registration begins at 2:30pm
Where: The Face
Cost: $25 per two-person team
Participants MUST fill out registration form by March 2nd!
Compete in WGRD’s first ever Cardboard Bobsled Derby brought to you by Miller Lite! Participants must be 21 years of age and each team shall consist of two members.   Bobsleds can only be created from cardboard and tape; paint and wax can also be used but get creative with your design, decorations and costumes! There will be a cash prize for first place, a Cannonsburg Season Pass for 2nd and bragging rights for the fastest time. Complete this entry form and event waiver and return to Cannonsburg Ski Area by March 2nd to be qualified for the event! Event Page

Stay tuned for the announcement of our FINAL season event hosted by NEFF!


#MyCannonsburg Photo Contest

We’ve made a huge effort to redefine Cannonsburg and make it a place for everyone. We launched our #MyCannonsburg campaign earlier in the season encouraging everyone to start tagging their social media posts with #MyCannonsburg so we can experience Cannonsburg with each and every person who comes out.

We love seeing the experience people have and how they make Cannonsburg their own. After our skiers and riders started tagging more and more, we realized #MyCannonsburg had some potential.

We wanted to take it a step further than just tagging. We decided to make a photo contest. Whether you’re a professional photographer or a professional Instagram-er, submit your best original shots to Cannonsburg for a chance to win. Every week, we’ll post some favorites on Facebook!

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Rules: Keep it clean, make sure Cannonsburg is involved in some way, and try and show what Cannonsburg means to you. The more creative, the better! (MyCannonsburg can be all lowercase, all uppercase, a little of both… whatever fits your fancy.) Submit as many photos as you like.

The deadline for submissions is March 3rd. After that, a panel of judges will select their favorites. We’ll post those in an album on Facebook for public voting. We’ll pick winners in a few different categories and award prizing from Cannonsburg and our sponsors!

How to submit:
Instagram: Simply tag your photo with #MyCannonsburg
Facebook: Post your photo on our wall with #MyCannonsburg in the description
Email: Send an email to with the subject line #MyCannonsburg

We look forward to seeing everyone’s submissions!

Finally Welcoming Winter

After a dramatic warm-up, temps have dropped bringing winter back to Cannonsburg. We’ve re-established a massive base which is allowing us to open two of our most loved Cannonsburg staples – the Triple and the Cannon Park.
Last season, the Triple chair remained closed. Extremely mild temps forced us to focus snow-making on all of the main runs which did not give us an opportunity to make snow on Triple.

We are looking at Friday night or Saturday morning as the opening time for Triple. We currently have “whalebacks” – massive mounds of snow – that need to be leveled out and groomed to fully open Triple.

jumplineThursday (1/24) we will be speed-testing our jumpline. If everything is perfect, we will be opening the Cannon Park on Thursday. If we have any tweaks to make, we will likely open it Friday.
We appreciate everyone’s patience as we work around the clock to make snow. Both of these assets require a great deal of snowmaking and grooming.

We look forward to being 100% open and seeing everyone enjoying the Triple and the Cannon Park!