WEEKLY BIKE PARK REPORT
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Red Bull athlete Richie Rude ripping around the Bike Park.
PIPELINE | Starting from the top of the trail, we made the first blue ramp takeoff smaller to better match up with the landing, the black (mandatory gap) ramp is still the same for those looking to go full send. The section below the first ramps has been re-sculpted with fresh dirt and both wooden step-up jumps are the same as before with a smoothed out in-run. The biggest change to the trail is the section below “Monolith” – the large wooden over/under where Paper Route crosses under Pipeline. Following the large right-hand berm, we have pushed the first tabletop into the second, creating a smoother takeoff and better utilizing the amount of speed for that section of trail. All jumps at the bottom of the trail have been rebuilt with fresh dirt and rollers were added in the flat sections to keep the speed and flow up.
PLEASE NOTE: Guests are required to wear masks when inside any of our facilities, shuttles or in line as mandated by the state. Only members of the same household can load gondola cabins or chairlifts together. Single riders will load their own gondola cabin or chairlift. The Bike Park Shuttle will be limited to 50% capacity and masks are required.
Hero Dirt & Velociraptor
POV of Red Bull athlete Aaron Gwin on Velociraptor.
Rain fell from the skies Monday afternoon making for some of the best riding conditions of the year. This was a selective storm, however, trails on the east side of the mountain got hammered with water while trails on the backside barely got a drop. Our advice is to hit up trails like Juniper, Shotgun and Downtown – all of which are riding insane while the dirt remains tacky.
VELOCIRAPTOR | Commitment necessary. Every aspect of riding Velociraptor requires full commitment. It starts with getting there – since this rugged trail starts at the top of Facelift Express (CH 3) there is no direct access. To reach the top, start by riding down Skid Marks, traverse underneath Dave's Run, then climb the steep road up and over the back of CH 3 – not easy while hauling a 180mm DH rig. The view from the start of the trail is second to none so we recommend taking a few moments to take it all in, once you let go of those brakes your senses will need to be fully aware. As the trail works its way down exposed sections of rock line, choice and speed management are paramount. Numerous rock gardens, drops and terrain features riddle the slope from top to bottom. Don't say we didn't warn you!
Bosch eMTB Flow Trail & Velocity
POV of Cody Neuman on Velocity.
BOSCH eMTB FLOW TRAIL | Newly revamped with uphill rock gardens, new jumps, a teeter-totter and rumble strip (think corrugated panel used as a manual pad), this trail is an awesome opportunity to push your eMTB to its full potential. Opens Saturday, July 18.
VELOCITY | With a fairly benign beginning, Velocity can lure riders into thinking it's tamer than it actually is. After the trail passes a small settling pond at the top of Unbound Express (Chair 6) you have a choice: the advanced line, which veers left and the expert line, which continues straight. The advanced line has a small rock to navigate before turning back into the woods but the expert line has what we call the "Hillary Step" – a series of small wooden drops ending in a technical rock garden and an awkward drop onto a wooden landing. This route is right up there with some of the most technical riding on the hill. After a fun right hand wallride you're confronted with the "Velocity Rock Spine". As you approach the feature it almost looks like there's a skeleton of a T-Rex laying in the trail, unfortunately that's not what it is, but it is a tricky slab of rock that requires some serious commitment. The remainder of the trail is filled with rocks, drops, wooden features and some blind rollovers to really keep you on your toes. Make no doubt, Velocity is full-on.
Smooth Operator, DC-10, Explorer and More
POV of Cody Neumann on Smooth Operator.
Rain last week plus cooler temps this week have made for the summer’s best soil. Now is the time to get out there and get after these awesome conditions before the last day of the season on Sept 7.
SMOOTH OPERATOR | With highlights like the "Taj Mahal" and the "Super Stepdown" this trail has become a favorite amongst our riders for good reason. Our trail crew put in a ton of work on the jumps over the last week, enjoy!
EXPLORER TRAIL | Located in the Discovery Zone, this intermediate trail is perfect for those looking to take the next step up from beginner trails Adventure and Discovery. Starting with an awesome right hand berm, the trail offers great flow and is laden with a number of features. Explorer Trail is also a great way to access our Skills Park.
Something For Everyone
The Bike Park is in full swing with even more trails dialed for the weekend, bringing us access to over 85% of open terrain. The Discovery Zone Skills Park is packed with beginner features, Skid Marks will be open top-to-bottom, and advanced riders can get their adrenaline pumping on Shock Treatment and Toll Road. Stump Alley Express (Chair 2) will be spinning 10AM–4PM Fri-Sun and Discovery Chair (Chair 11), Panorama Gondola and the Bike Park Shuttle are operating daily.
Main Lodge or the Mountain Center in The Village has you covered with all your bike park needs including bike rentals, and the Adventure Center across from Main Lodge is a one-stop shop for Mammoth souvenirs, scenic gondola tickets, private lessons and more. Bike Park season passes are on sale for only $329 – lock in your pass today for unlimited riding through September 7.
Opening day is finally here so dust off those downhill bikes and get ready to shred top-to-bottom. Starting Friday, June 26, the Panorama Gondola to the summit, Discovery Chair (11) and Village Bike Park shuttle will run daily with access to over 35 trails including the following:
||Off the Top
|Bridge the Gap
||Skid Marks (Lower)
Iconic trails like Off the Top, Shotgun and the beginner-friendly Discovery Zone are in fantastic shape and trail crew continues to work daily to open more trails. Early season conditions do still exist on the upper mountain trails, be aware that you may encounter snow.
Please note, there will be no communal water stations on the trail so please carry water while riding. Masks are required in the lodges, waiting in line and in the Bike Park Shuttle, which will only be loaded to 50% capacity for social distancing purposes.
Main Lodge and the Mountain Center in The Village will be open daily with bike rentals (including e-bike rentals), private lessons, tickets and season passes.
Lock in your Bike Park Pass or Bike Park tickets – we can’t wait to see you on the trails this summer.
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