Bridge Day at the New River Gorge
◾Officially opened on October 22, 1977
◾Longest steel arch bridge in the Western Hemisphere
◾Second highest bridge in the United States at 876’
◾The bridge length is 3,030’
◾The deck width is 69 feet 4 inches
◾Total bridge weight is 88,000,000 lbs.
Bridge Day, one of the largest extreme sports event in the world, is held annually on the third Saturday in October in Fayette County, West Virginia (WV), USA. Hundreds of BASE jumpers and nearly 80,000 spectators are expected to attend the event.
Next year’s Bridge Day Festival takes place on Saturday, October 15, 2016. The 876′ tall New River Gorge Bridge, serves as the launch point for six hours (9am-3pm EST) of safe, legal BASE jumps.This is the only day of the year that traffic is shut down and spectators can safely and legally walk across the world’s second longest single arch bridge.
Fire on the Mountain Chili Cook-Off
This year marks the 25th anniversary for Chili Cook-Off
Hosts some of the best salsa and chili from all over the country.
Over 150 different cooks
Over the course of two days the Mountain hosts three major competitions including salsa, green chili and red chili.
In addition to the cook off the Village comes alive with West Virginia artisans and craft vendors, live entertainment, parties and great family-friendly games and activities
Snowshoe Mountain Ski Resort
-Snowshoe Basin, Silver Creek and Western Territory are the 3 different ski areas on the mountain
-The longest run is 1.5 miles
-180 inches average annual snowfall
-Elevation reaches 4,848 ft
-56 trails and 14 lifts total
-the double black diamond "shays revenge" descends 1500 vertical feet
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