PARK CITY, UT – Deer Valley Resort announced it has enlisted Gravity Logic, Inc.as the resort "embarks on its largest-ever summer investment to modernize and update its existing mountain biking/hiking trail inventory." Gravity Logic has completed a feasibility analysis of the current Deer Valley bike park trail system and provided improvement recommendations based on a five-year timeline which will begin in June of 2015. The first improvement to break ground is said to be a blue flow trail two to three miles in length.
Dust off those Five Tens and whiff-check that body armour. Spring dirt season is coming early. A record number of bike parks will open in April and May giving gravity riders more than a score of options for early-season laps. Several lift-serviced resorts in the Northwest and British Columbia, where the scant snowpack kept skiers and boarders off the slopes, have pushed up opening dates for mountain bike operations. On the east coast, Old Man Winter pummeled the hillsides, but the berms are in full bloom. If you're obsessing over the prospect of fresh dirt and a stoke-worthy chair ride or shuttle, check out these options for spring.
WHISTLER, BC – Whistler Mountain Bike Park announced recently that it would be opening on May 2, the park's second earliest on record. With that date fast approaching, bike park manager Brian Finestone reflects on the daunting task of preparing the park to hit that mark in his most recent update.
ANGEL FIRE, NM — Angel Fire Bike Park announced the installation of 38 new quick-load triple-bike carriers on its Chile Express chairlift. The new carriers are an improvement in response to a common request among riders, according to Hogan Koesis, bike park director at Angel Fire Resort. The new system will hold three bikes per chair and will increase uplift capacity as well as more securely and safely carry bikes with less chance of scratching the top tubes.
MOUNTAIN CREEK, NJ – Mountain Creek Bike Park returns to the MTBparks Pass program for 2015 with ONE FREE DAY AND 50% OFF RETURN VISTS. Now in its second year, the MTBparks Pass gives riders free lift tickets, discounts and deals at some of the Best Bike Parks across North America. With more than 20 resorts and partners offering benefits—and more continually being added—the MTBparks Pass is the best value available in resort destination riding.
KELLOGG, ID – Silver Mountain Bike Park will offer early-season riding on Memorial Day Weekend, a few weeks ahead of the previously announced June 13 opening date. The lift-served bike park, located just east of Coeur D'Alene in Kellogg, ID, plans a "sneak peek" of new features and trails with lifts running Saturday May 23 to Monday May 25.
WHISTLER, BC – The Whistler Mountain Bike Park announced today that it will open on May 2, 2015, two weeks ahead of the planned May 15 opening. The Fitzsimmons Zone—the lowest of three defined regions on the mountain—will be in full operation thanks to a lack of low-elevation snow, marking Whistler's earliest opening since 2005, when the same weekend fell on April 30.
WHISTLER, BC — In this short edit from Whistler Mountain Bike Park, Tristan Merrick from the park team explains how the Peak Zone and the Top of the World Trail are just the cherry on top of what is arguably the most famous bike park in the world.
MARS HILL, NC – Bailey Mountain Bike Park has announced it will open this summer as the first year-round resort dedicated entirely to downhill mountain biking in the United States. Plans for the resort include more than 30 trails, a lighted dual-slalom track for night riding, a chairlift, residential lots for sale within the property and onsite camping and rental cabins in addition to a full retail shop and concessions.
BAILEY MOUNTAIN ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR DOWNHILL BIKE PARK First Year-Round Bike Park in United States to Open in North Carolina
Mars Hill, NC (April 15, 2015) — Bailey Mountain announces plans for the first year-round dedicated downhill mountain bike park in the United States today, marking the beginning of an exciting new chapter for commercial gravity riding in North America. Construction will begin immediately with a target opening date in June 2015.