Mount Snow Bike Park is a two-time Top Five winner in the MTBparks.com Riders' Choice Best Bike Parks Awards for the Northeast Region in 2013 and 2014. Ever since Mount Snow put the first bike on its chairlift 30 years ago, the resort has been creating stoked downhill mountain biking memories year after year. The network of downhill trails is rooted deep in the heritage of downhill Mountain biking, with the resort hosting dozens of major events including, most recently, the USA Cycling National Championships.
In recent years the Mount Snow Bike Park trail crew has been integrating features like berms, ladders, manmade surfaces, and dirt jumps into the resort's trail network; keeping up with what has become expected of the modern bike park.
The resort also offers miles of technical rock, root and drop-filled trails for those of you seeking out a rip down Swamp Donkey for that ”Classic New England Downhill” experience.
Trail 7, Mount Snow's introductory downhill trail is among the longest in the East, giving beginners ample time to dial in new skills as they cruise down the mountain. For those comfortable on a mountain bike this trail is the perfect opportunity to let gravity do the work without having to be an expert.
The area surrounding Mount Snow is home to over 35 miles of mountain bike terrain consisting of singletrack, old town roads and ski trails that take riders through dense forest and wide open back roads.
Mount Snow offers the First Lift and First Drop programs, which are clinics geared toward introducing people to the sport of downhill mountain biking, and subsequently advancing those skills.
First Lift is a learn-to program which includes a full suspension bike rental, helmet and body armor. A guide gets participants familiar with the operations of a downhill mountain bike, teaches proper positioning and technique. Once everyone is ready, they hop on the lift for a run down Trail 7, Mount Snow's new Introductory Downhill Trail.
First Drop is for cyclists who are already comfortable on a downhill mountain bike, proficient enough on the bike to ride Trail 7 and want to learn more advanced skills and perhaps go down more difficult terrain. Equipment rental and guide service are included.
WHAT'S NEW AT MOUNT SNOW
Evolver Trail: Newer, Bigger and Bolder
FRIDAY, AUGUST 19, 2016
The newly revamped Evolver Trail, formerly known as Trail Six, is now open to the public and ready to rip, offering riders a new-school, fast and flowy intermediate run.
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Getting to Mount Snow Resort
The Main Base Area is the hub for mountain bike operations and services. The Crosstown area, located 1 1/2 miles from the Mount Snow Base area, provides the family or new rider with a comfortable introduction to the sport.
From New York City and South Take I-95 North to I-91 in New Haven, CT. Follow I-91 North to Exit #2 in Vermont. Take Route 9 West 20 miles to Wilmington, VT. Turn right at the stoplight on to Route 100 North. Nine miles to Mount Snow. For Main Entrance, turn left at second blinking light.
From Boston, MA Take Route 2 West to I-91. Follow I-91 north to Exit #2 in Vermont. Take Route 9 West 20 miles to Wilmington, VT. Turn right at the stoplight on to Route 100 North. Nine miles to Mount Snow. For Main Entrance, turn left at second blinking light.
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At the Mount Snow Bike Park, progression is the name of the game. The resort strives to provide first-timers and seasoned riders with a fun, thrilling and challenging experience all in the name of pushing the sport of downhill mountain biking to the next level. In the past few years the park has been progressively integrating features like berms, ladders, manmade surfaces, and dirt jumps into Mount Snow’s trail system; staying ahead of what has become expected of the new age bike park. Last fall, construction was completed on a new beginner downhill trail that gives anyone the ability to cruise down the mountain with ease. The 2013 season has seen the addition of a new flowy, fast freeride trail, Trail 9.
WEST DOVER, VT – Mount Snow is hosting its 22nd annual Brewers Festival Saturday and Sunday, September 3 and 4. The annual festival features more than 100 craft beers and ciders from more than 50 breweries, food and live bands. While we can't think of a more fun day on the mountain than bikes and beers, we urge you to drink and ride responsibly—or save the suds for the end of the day.
WEST DOVER, VT – Samantha Kingshill is only 16 years old, but she's already a pro downhill racer and will even be representing the United States in the UCI Junior World Championships. Sam's been hitting some of the east coast's raddest bike parks with her MTBparks Pass, seeking out the best training runs and sweetest terrain while road tripping between PRO GRT stops and giving us the lowdown on the lift-served goods. Sam's first report comes in from Mount Snow Bike Park where she gets her first taste of New England riding. Follow Samantha throughout August as she checks in from each stop.
WEST DOVER, VT – Starting Wednesday, July 1, downhill mountain bikers of all abilities will be able to enjoy chairlift access to Mount Snow’s legendary terrain five days a week with the Canyon Express Quad spinning from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday through the end of August. Mount Snow Bike Park has been open on weekends and Wednesdays since May 23.
WEST DOVER, VT – Mount Snow Bike Park has released the first episode of its "Gravity Feed" video series for the 2015 season. The edit features sections of Trail 7 and the high-speed freeride Trail 9. The release coincides with the announcement that the resort is now open five days per week. Downhill Mountain Biking is now open 5 days a week at Mount Snow Bike Park with Canyon Express spinning from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.
MOUNT SNOW, VT – Mount Snow Bike Park will not be open this weekend, June 5 through 7 due to the Tough Mudder event. The park will reopen Wednesday, June 10, as well as Saturday and Sunday, June 12 and 13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
WEST DOVER, VT – Mount Snow Bike Park opens this Saturday, May 23, for the summer of 2015. This two-time Top 5 winner in the Riders' Choice Awards for the Northeast returns to the MTBparks Pass program for 2015 with a free day.
West Dover, VT – At Mount Snow, progression is the name of the game. The resort strives to provide first-timers and seasoned riders with a fun, thrilling and challenging experience all in the name of pushing the sport of downhill mountain biking to the next level. Mount Snow's MTB Trail Crew have been hard at work all summer.
Mount Snow, VT – After 27 years of providing some of the most-loved downhill mtb trails in the east, Mount Snow is taking some time to share what's so cool about this old- and new-school mountain bike resort.
Mount Snow, VT – Curious about downhill riding? Want to join your friends on their weekend bike adventures? Now you can learn how to mountain bike at Mount Snow with their new First Lift learn-to downhill mountain bike program. The new beginner-specific course utilizes Trail 7 - the East's only lift-served introductory downhill mtb trail - and includes equipment rental, lift pass and ninety minutes of instruction.
Mount Snow, VT — When Mount Snow Resort fired up the lifts for their 26th season of summer mountain bike operations over Memorial Day Weekend, riders finally had the opporunity to check out all the hard work the trail crew had been up to throughout the spring. Before the lifts run for the summer, not only did the crew work on clearing the legendary steep and technical expert terrain the resort has always been know for, but they were also busy putting the finishing touches on what is expected to be the longest, lift serviced beginner downhill trail in the northeast. Not to mention, the addition of a new beginner cross country trail as well.
Mount Snow, VT — Mount Snow welcomes back the POC Eastern States Cup Downhill Regional Championship Series with Race #5. This weekend’s race is the first race of the USA Cycling Vermont State Downhill Championships and the fifth POC ESC event of 2012. Mount Snow continues a rich tradition of hosting Downhill mountain bike events. The resort located in West Dover, VT has held numerous NORBA, World Cup and National Championship events.
Mount Snow, VT – The Eastern States Cup Downhill Regional Championship Mountain Bike Race Series visits Vermont and Mount Snow for the final time in 2011. The August 21st race will be the fourth and final race of the USA Cycling Vermont State Downhill Championships and the eighth ESC event of 2011.