Snowshoe World Cup: Downhill Practice

Whatever concerns that may have been floating around the internet about the track at Snowshoe being to tame or to buff were completely dispelled after yesterday’s walkthrough and today’s practice laps. Holding to West Virginia’s theme of ‘Wild and Wonderful’ the course for Saturday’s World Cup Final is more than worthy of this year’s final stop.

An option to go big with in the first 50 yards of the track.

After our visit to the resort a few weeks back Sean Leader and the crew at Snowshoe have been hard at work putting the finishing touches on the course. If you are at all familiar with the riding at Snowshow then you know the theme in the Western Territory is steep and rocky. The wooded section of the course offers challenges as well as options for the riders.

Loris Revelli scrubs on of the rock features near the top of course.

Carrying over some steam from his third World Champion victory, Loic Bruni seemed to be riding on rails already. With the overall for the season undecided he’s sure to let it all hang out Saturday afternoon.

Loic Bruni was flying during practice runs today.

The Women’s overall has yet to be decided as well and Tracey Hanna and Mariam Cabirou will be pushing their limits to try and solidify their spot at the top of the podium.

Tracey Hannah looks to clinch the overall come Saturday
Michael Hannah dropping one of the steeper sections on course.
Freshly crowned World Champion Myriam Nicole saves the rainbow for race day.
Charlie Hatton out of the darkness
The double rock drop feature is sure to be a crowd favorite.
Aaron Gwin looks to steal one on home turf.
Jure Zabjek into the chunk.
Faustin Figaret gives the Snowshoe course a thumbs up.
Speed and style from Thomas Estaque
Slan A’hern prepares for take-off
Total Focus
Veronika Widmann floating a tricky section.
Back to the top.
Time to clean them up and do it all again tomorrow.