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.
BIG BEAR LAKE, CA – The Snow Summit Bike Park opened Saturday, following a series of unseasonably late SoCal snow storms that pushed the opener back nearly a week. Weather continued to roll through that morning, but those who stuck around for the afternoon opening enjoyed some of the best early season conditions as the snow quickly melted, giving way to the kind of hero dirt we dream of all winter.
BIG BEAR LAKE, CA – Due to an unexpected late spring storm, some riders woke up to a chain alert en route to opening day at Snow Summit Bike Park. The resort announced that today's opening has been postponed in a statement posted at approximately 7:30 a.m. PST answering the questions riders had been asking over the past 24 hours regarding the changing radar conditions.
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 – After a This just in from the trail crew at Snow Summit / Big Bear...
This week our hard working Trail Crew set out to fix a problematic berm after the new section of Westridge. The once too flat and too tight berm is now fully ripable and leads you into two new jumps. The first of which is a step-up and the second is double roller style. That’s right, more new jumps!
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.
The Jan/Feb 2014 issue of decline magazine hit the online media shelves recently. In this issue, MtbParks founder Michelle Good contributes an article highlighting the newest bike parks that popped up during the 2013 lift-served mountain biking season.
Don't put those big bikes away yet! Lift-access mountain biking in 2013 is still alive and kicking, at least for a couple more weeks. If you're wondering where you can still shred those sweet lines, here's a compilation of resorts still going strong...