Watch Downhill Skateboard Race at Mt. Jefferson State Natural Area

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The Third Annual Downhill Skateboard Race returns! On April 21st, 22nd and 23rd, skateboarders from across the country and the globe will gather in West Jefferson to compete in the state’s sanctioned downhill skateboard race.

Last year's event brought 89 riders from as far as China, Canada, Australia, and California. Spectators totaled well over 1000, the most ever in the parks 50-year history!

The event is designed and organized by North Carolina Downhill. Three will be plenty of Plenty of passing and drafting, as well as speeds over 50 mph.

This spectacular High County event is held in stunning Mt. Jefferson State Natural Area. Designed and organized by North Carolina Downhill (NCDH), in collaboration with North Carolina State Parks, Appalachian State University’s Human Powered Transportation Club, and the Ian Tilmann Foundation.

Visitors and spectators are welcome, but must ride up and down the mountain on free busses provided on Saturday and Sunday.

Don’t miss this thrilling FREE event!

When: Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23rd
Time: 9:45 am – 4:00pm
Where: Mount Jefferson State Natural Area, meet at Old Lowes Parking at the bottom of the mountain.
Cost: Free

For more information visit: or call (336) 246-9653.

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