Morgantown, W.Va. (January 14, 2009) -- GNCC Racing, in conjunction with Snowshoe Mountain Ski Resort, has announced a special GNCC Weekend to take place at the resort from January 30 through February 1st. Through the relationship GNCC Racing has built with Snowshoe Resort, all racers, friends and family with an AMA or ATVA membership card will receive 10 percent off of room rates, lift and lodging packages by simply showing their card at check-in on Friday. Snowshoe will also offer special rates on activities at the Big Top Welcome Reception later that night. The discounts are available for all AMA and ATVA members.
"I think it's a great opportunity to introduce the people who have been here in the summer to our winter operations and it's a great venue to do that," said Brad Larsen, director of marketing for Snowshoe Mountain Ski Resort. " At the same time GNCC is going to be making some of their announcements and there's no better place to hear what's new for GNCC this year then at Snowshoe where one of the marquee events is going to happen in June."
On Saturday night, Snowshoe will offer snowmobile tours of the mountain. Two tours will run, and the first nine GNCC members to show up for each will get to ride for free.
The largest ski resort in West Virginia, Snowshoe Mountain Resort sits at 4848 feet with 60 slopes and trails, with 12 of those open for night skiing. With 180 inches of average annual snow fall and 100 percent snowmaking capabilities, Snowshoe offers winter activities for any age with snowmobiling, snow tubing, snowshoeing, cross country skiing and terrain parks. And after a long day on the slopes, folks can warm up with a hearty meal at one of the many restaurants and coffee shops in the village.
"Racer Productions is excited to have this opportunity for our racing families to get together for a non-racing function," said Tim Cotter, Snowshoe GNCC Event Director for Racer Productions. "We appreciate Snowshoe Mountain Resorts extending this invitation to AMA Members."
The 2009 Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series begins with the Parts Unlimited River Ranch GNCC in River Ranch, Florida, which runs February 18 through March 3. The Moose Snowshoe GNCC takes place June 27-28. For more information, go to www.gnccracing.com.
To make reservations at Snowshoe, call 877-441-4FUN
About GNCC Racing
The Can-Am Grand National Cross Country series is America's premier off-road racing series. Founded in 1973, the 13-round championship is produced exclusively by Racer Productions. Cross-country racing is one of the most physically demanding sports in the world. The grueling three-hour GNCC races lead as many as 1,800 riders through tracks ranging in length from eight to 12 miles. With varied terrain, including hills, woods, mud, dirt, rocks and motocross sections, GNCC events are tests of both survival and speed. Riders compete for more than $3 million in prize money, which draws talent from all over the U.S., Europe, Australia and New Zealand. GNCC Racing is televised and airs every Saturday and Thursday on the Versus Network. For more information, please visit www.gnccracing.com.
About Racer Productions
A West Virginia-based motorcycle and ATV event production company, Racer Productions has been a leader in the off-road racing industry for more than 30 years. It's repertoire of events includes the 13-round Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series, held since 1973; The Kawasaki/Monster Energy High Point National in Mount Morris, Pa., held since 1977; The ATV Dirt Days at Loretta Lynn's Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn., held since 1985; The U.S. World Motocross Gran Prix at Steel City Raceway in Delmont, Pa. in 1987; The Monster Energy/Kawasaki Steel City National, held since 1988; The ATV Stampede National Motocross at High Point Raceway, held since 1994; The AMA Pro ATV Open at Steel City in 2007; as well as numerous other amateur motocross events. In addition, Racer Productions staffs the prestigious Air Nautiques/AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship at Loretta Lynn's Ranch, held since 1982. For more information, please visit www.racerproductions.com.