Northstar, CA – Northstar's Lift-Accessed Bike Park Opens June 7
Warm weather in Lake Tahoe and early-season trail maintenance has allowed the Northstar Bike Park to open its downhill mountain biking trails early this summer. With an official opening date of Friday, June 7, riders of all levels will once again be able to experience the thrill of downhill and cross-country mountain biking on some of the most popular trails in the region. Trail conditions are expected to be excellent thanks to expanded early-season trail maintenance crews.
A FULL SUMMER OF RACES, CLASSES AND MORE ALREADY ON THE SCHEDULE
Northstar’s bike event schedule is filling up quickly with downhill and cross-country race series events, as well as the return of the Tahoe Trail 100, a qualifying event for the Leadville 100. In addition, instructors at the resort’s signature Bike Academy are fine-tuning programs for those interested in getting into the sport or improving their skills.
“We continue to elevate the mountain biking experience at Northstar through trail development and with signature events drawing riders of all ability levels,” said Andy Buckley, director of resort skier services at Northstar. “Our trail crews have new features planned and are working to improve our trails. We have also expanded our popular cross-country bike race series to include Saturdays.”
PRO & AMATEUR EVENTS SCHEDULED
In addition to the return of Northstar’s cross-country and downhill bike race series events, beginning June 27 and June 30 respectively, the summer season is already filling up with a variety of amateur, professional and signature biking events, including:
Gene Hamilton BetterRide Downhill Mountain Bike Camps – June 21-23 and July 26-28
LUNA Chix Women’s XC Clinic with Katarina Nash – June 25
Thomas Vanderham Bike Camp – July 16-18
Tahoe Trail 100 (qualifying event for the Leadville Trail 100) – July 20
Industry Cup TBD – October 4-6
DATES OF OPERATION
Northstar’s Mountain Bike and Hike Park is scheduled to open Friday, June 7, 2013, weather and conditions permitting, and will be open Friday through Sunday. Daily operations begin June 28 and, with the exception of one week of closure July 8-15 due to Tough Mudder, continue through August 18. Following that, the park will resume Friday through Sunday operations until October 6, excluding September 27-29 for a second Tough Mudder event weekend.
With the opening of the Mountain Bike Park, Northstar will also resume its popular scenic chairlift rides for sightseeing and hiking. Daily tickets will be available for purchase in the Village at Northstar at the Tickets & Season Pass office. Lifts will operate for scenic lift rides and hiking during the same hours of operation as the Mountain Bike Park.