Welcome back to the Mount Snow Mountain Biking Trail Blog. Like last year I will be writing about our trail building progression, events, and posting pictures and videos for all to enjoy. This year we have added some more riding days and longer weekend hours. For opening Memorial Day Weekend we will be running lifts for downhill Friday through Monday.
The final week of preparation is upon us and the trail crew has been hard at it. Along with the usual winter repairs we have been adding to our beginner downhill trail. The trail is not as steep or technical as some of the other trails. It’s a great way to introduce yourself or others into this incredible sport of downhill mountain biking.
Many New Englanders live for the cold winters and fresh powder; however there is another breed of folk who can’t wait for the mountains to open up their splendor to two wheeled lift access. This sport of down-hilling has no distinct trend of rider…woman or man, rich or poor, young or old, smart and stupid…there is something for everyone to smile about. There isn’t much other way to describe it other than an adrenaline addiction.
The beginner downhill trail (trail 7) has been rebuffed and extended further down the mountain.
We have also added some wider bridges for newer riders wary of water crossings. (yes, they are quite heavy)
The Bridges sure look nice once they are set in place and finished
The trail has a nice easy flow with little rocks and roots for easy crusin’.
The guys in the bike shop at Mount Snow Sports have also been hard at it building our new fleet of Jamis bikes and prepping the existing rental fleet. In the shop you’ll be able to find plenty of gear to keep you on the trails and off the couch. This year we will also have some Mount Snow Mountain Biking logoed wear as well.
The crew has also started discussing the race course for the first of two Eastern States Cup Races. I have done some looking here and there for something new and exciting to bring to the course. We aren’t giving away many secrets yet but let me tell you it’s going to be something to anticipate. We are also hoping to have some special events this summer so keep posted to www.mountsnow.com for updates.
Hope to see everyone in the lift line for first chair of the season.
Head Mountain Biking Guide
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