Mountain Biking Blog: Grand Opening!

When lifts spin again for mountain biking the weekend of July 20-22 our friends from Jamis Bicycles will be here for a demo with their fleet of bikes for you to try out. We will be offering 2-for-1 lift tickets all weekend and our new Jamis Bam DH rental bikes will be discounted as well! Only $50 per day for your riding enjoyment (that’s $20 off the regular price)!

Join us at the top of Trail 7 at 10:00am on Friday, July 20 for the official “Grand Opening” of the East’s longest lift serviced introductory downhill trail. We will have a ribbon cutting as part of the festivities, so grab your discounted lift tickets, snag a Jamis demo bike and come enjoy the hard work of our dedicated trail crew with a ride down Trail 7. Yes, the trail has been open top-to-bottom for a couple weeks but why not celebrate, right? Any excuse to party…


Reinforcements have arrived! Our friends over at Kali Protectives have shipped us a new collection of helmets and pads for rental. We received a variety of styles of the Durgana helmet and a slew of pads for your arms and legs.

Sponsored by:

Kali Protectives


That’s it folks. Our ten days of non-stop downhill mountain biking has come to an end, and let me tell you I am exhausted. Many old friends came back for a visit to check out the new trails and we also made many more new friends. Needless to say our new introductory downhill trail saw some heavy traffic for those ten days. Riders of every ability level and age were shredding down Trail 7. We have a weekend off thanks to our second Tough Mudder event so we will not be open for downhilling July 13, 14, and 15. The good news is we’ll be back with an action-packed weekend of fun starting Friday, July 20.

Here I am riding my favorite berm on Trail 7

Here we have Cooper Daniels on his very first lift access run down Trail 7 (age 7)

Whenever the traffic got high on trail 7 the better riders were taking advantage of the race trail we built for the first Eastern States Cup event being reopened. That trail is now the new beginning of Trail 8; one of our hardest and most technically challenging trails. Trail 8 now rides right beneath the new Bluebird Express which is a pretty cool sight from both the bike rider and the scenic chair rider’s point of view.

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