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!

#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 contest@cannonsburg.com with the subject line #MyCannonsburg

We look forward to seeing everyone’s submissions!

Rome Premature Jibulation 2012

It’s back! For the second year in a row, Rome Snowboards will  be kicking off the event calendar on December 22nd with the Rome Premature Jibulation!
Last year, Cannonsburg had THE biggest Pre-jib in the country with over 225 participants. This year we want it to be even bigger.
Due to poor weather conditions, Pre-Jib was pushed back from the 15th. An extensive course build out is planned, and as most of you know, we don’t like to do anything halfway. The course design for Pre-Jib is at the bottom of this post.
Rome has majorly upped the prizes this year. The overall first place rider will walk away with a new Rome board, bindings, boots AND a season pass to Cannonsburg. Second place will score a board and bindings, third place gets some boots and a backpack.
Rome will also be hosting “Cash for Tricks” – a pretty awesome way to get some extra money. Do the best trick on a feature, get a $100 bill. Pretty simple!
Time to brush off your board, tie up your boots and get in full-on winter mode!

Check out last year’s edit for a little reminder of how awesome it was:


Check out the facebook event here, let us know if you’re coming

Who: Cannonsburg Ski Area & You
What: Rome Premature Jibulation
When: December 22nd
Noon, Registration begins at 10
Where: Cannonsburg Showtime Park
Why: To get you stoked for the season, to put some money in your pocket and the chance to win a new setup… do you even have to ask?!?

2012-2013 updates

For the past two years, Cannonsburg has been all about updates. Last season, we made huge investments all across the hill including a renovated and improved snow-making system, expanded terrain for skiers and snowboarders, and way too many other things to list. We’ve really enjoyed getting feedback from skiers and riders about all of our efforts, so we decided to continue it this season.

Our brand new Prinoth Bison X Snowcat!

Our brand new Prinoth Bison X Snowcat!

Yesterday, we got one of our new Prinoth Bison X snowcats on-site. We previewed them at Shredtoberfest, but now it’s actually here! This particular snowcat has amazing park-grooming capabilities AND can maintain groomed runs. This futuristic looking snowcat is very much the future of hill maintenance and terrain park grooming due to its agility and versatility… plus we hear it’s got a really, really good stereo.
One of the major projects we’ve taken on is expanding leisurely ski and ride terrain along with freestyle terrain. We created runs in the previously unused area between midrope and the triple as well as removing tubing to create two new terrain parks.

Racer

Our adult race leagues for those 21+ are getting a huge face lift this season. If you’re not quite an Olympic skier, don’t worry. Race League director John Losey has created a three-tier system for all levels of skiers and snowboarders so no one gets left in the dust. Keep an eye out for more information in the coming weeks about the huge changes for race leagues. We’re excited!

This season, we are ecstatic to re-open the triple. Little snowfall combined with maintenance and upgrades forced us to decommission it for the 2011-12 season.
…and we filled the potholes!!!

Terrain Park Updates
As expected, we’re expanding our terrain park feature options even more. We’ve got a team working every single day on expanding our park features and making sure the old ones are up to our high standard. They’re the best in the business with their design, welding, fabrication, and painting skills.
The new Monster City Park will tentatively host some old and familiar features, plus these brand new ones:

16’ Stair Set
• 16’x6” Round Down Rail
16’ Ledge w/ Hubbas
• 24’ Stair Set
• 24’x6” Round Down Rail 24’x6”
• Down Ledge
Gate Rail
Chain Stall
10’ Closeout
20’ Closeout

Our signature feature list is growing, too!
Burton Aberdeen Rail
Oakley Trap Ledge
• Rome SDS Hubba Ledge

We decided to take the City theme one step further and throw in some junkyard features:
JUNKYARD FEATURES
• Two 4’ Diameter Culverts
• Two 3’ Diameter Half Tubes
• 20’ Jersey Barrier
• 10’ Jersey Barrier

Some other normal features we’re building out:
GENERAL FEATURES
24’x6” Y-Rail / Double Elbow
• 16’ Cannon Rail
• Merry-Go-Round
We have a few more features we’re building during the season that we’re going to keep secret for a little bit. Stay tuned!
We are just about out of room to create any more terrain parks, but we LOVE switching out features and keeping our parks fresh, challenging, and exciting. Our goal is to rotate all of these features through parks like Progression and The Projects as frequently as possible.

At Cannonsburg, we LOVE feedback. We want to hear what you think, what you want to see, what you don’t want to see, tell us about your cat… whatever is on your mind. Send us a message or leave a comment on Facebook, tweet us, or shoot us an email.