Snowshoe Mountain to cancel annual Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival

SNOWSHOE, WV (WOAY) – In accordance with the latest guidelines released by state health officials this week, officials at Snowshoe Mountain are adjusting their summer events calendar.

Governor Jim Justice announced on Monday that event size restrictions have been restored, limiting gatherings to 25 or fewer people. In order to comply, Snowshoe has announced that its annual Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival, originally slated for August 1, has officially been canceled and all tickets to the event will be refunded.

Snowshoe officials are continuing to evaluate the rest of their summer event calendar and will release more details as they become available. The Downhill Southeast bike race scheduled for Aug. 1-2 will tentatively proceed as planned, barring any changes to the state guidelines regarding sporting events.

The mountain will remain open for regular resort operations from Thursday to Sunday weekly. To facilitate social distancing, certain on-mountain activities will have capacity limits. For the Snowshoe Bike Park and Adventure Tours, the best way to guarantee availability is to book in advance at snowshoemtn.com or by calling 877-441-4386. Fun Pass activities such as scenic lift rides, lake and village activities, and Split Rock Pools will be sold per activity as capacity allows.

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