JACKSON, WY – Now in its third year, the MTBparks.com Riders’ Choice Awards survey carries with it an undeniable momentum, and for us, has become an official start to the summer riding season. This year, with increased participation and some surprising rankings, we found ourselves watching the top spots change constantly in the 11th hour as the final flood of votes poured in; it’s become our Super Bowl. And then on Super Tuesday, as we compiled the results while much of the country kicked off a heated election season, we couldn’t help but draw parallels to our nation’s politics.
BIG BEAR LAKE, CA – Snow Summit's newest addition, a pump track at the base of the sky chair dubbed 'Worm's World,' made its debut last weekend. It's one of several updates on tap since being purchased by Mammoth Resorts. Other new features include a new 23-foot jump on Party Wave and a brand new diving board. A brand new wall ride on Westridge will make its debut this coming weekend, feeding directly into Joe Dirt.
Snow Summit, CA – Even in sunny California, all good things must come to an end. The long warm fall allowed Snow Summit to reamain open longer than any other lift-accessed bike park in the west. But Sunday November 9th will be the final day for downhill laps. Friday, Saturday and Sunday will mark the final weekend of operation for the Snow Summit Mountain Bike Park as the resort enjoyed one of the longest mountain biking seasons around, running lifts from April 19th through November 9th.
Snow Summit, CA – Winter at Snow Summit is grinding to a stop, and that's great news for moutain bikers ready to hit the trails for the summer gravity season. With anxious riders ready to start logging hot laps off the lift, and the recent announcement of Snow Summit's early season closure, there's no denying that riders will be stoked to hear about the resort's recent announcement.
Big Bear Lake, CA – It may be late in the biking season, but the Snow Summit Trail Crew is still hard at work making daily improvements to their trails. They have added some sweet jumps and reworked berms for ripping down this weekend.
Big Bear, CA – There's still much speculation (and debate) about why Snow Summit abruptly ended their relationship with the downhill biking community back in 2005. Whether it was a lawsuit initiated by an injured rider, the devastating loss of Women's Pro Downhiller Haruko Fujinaka during a 2004 pre-race practice run, or numerous insurance, liability, cost and/or forest service hurdles, it has taken quite some time for Big Bear Lake and Snow Summit Mountain Resort to reconsider returning mountain bike riding to the inbounds resort area.
Snow Summit plans to open with the Miracle Mile Trail, an advanced downhill run for experienced mountain bikers that will include upper level features such as step ups, banked turns, bridges and more. As the summer progresses the bike park plans to open up more downhill mtb trails on the west side of the mountain including a Blue trail with intermediate features and eventually a Green trail for beginners that offers a gradual and comfortable riding experience.
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Looks like times are changing at Snow Summit resort in Southern California. Rider reports and photos posted on Snow Summit's facebook page revealed at this weekend's opening that they're open to offering something for everyone. MtbParks.com is working to get the full story of what's ahead for Snow Summit this season and beyond, so stay tuned as this story unfolds...
Big Bear, CA — Big Bear Mountain Resorts plans to open lift operations for the summer season beginning May 26, 2012. The Snow Summit Scenic Sky chair is scheduled to open, weather and conditions permitting, for weekends only beginning May 26th. Daily operations will begin June 16th.
Big Bear, CA — Karen (Super K) Lundgren, one of the foremost authorities on all things mountain bike, adventure and passion, is hosting a special Women’s Only Mountain Bike Retreat scheduled for May 25-28, 2012.