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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by Kntr, Dec 28, 2005.

  1. Kntr

    Kntr Turbo Monkey

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    So we should compile a list of Resorts that allow biking in the west.

    WEST

    Whistler
    Fernie
    Panorama
    Kicking Horse
    Sun Peaks
    North Star
    Mammoth
    Cypress
    Silver Star

    Can anyone add to the list?
     

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  2. matt12

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    That's all I can think of at the moment besides what you've got.
     
  3. Zark

    Zark Hey little girl, do you want some candy?

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    Mt. Baldy-not much there yet, but we'll be changing that ;)
     
  4. 1soulrider

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    Mt Shasta Ski resort runs the lifts for mtbs and has some fun trails & a dual/mtx style area near the bottom. The terrain is rocky and loose, lots of 'moon dust'. The trails network isn't that big (3 or 4 dh runs) but worth the stop if you are near the area. They were closed last summer but I'm told they will be open to bikes again this year.
     
  5. dlb

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    Brian Head in Utah not only runs the lift but has a great shuttle service that has a half dozen sweet long trails, drops you off and picks you up at the end.

    Though Bootleg isnt a ski resort, does offer a shuttle service.
     
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    Keystone, CO - pretty good, mostly high speed runs, but they've got a jump trail and ladder bridges

    Vail, CO - they have some trails, but they still aren't very friendly to bikes compared to Whistler, etc.

    Silverton, CO - Bender was the trail boss there till he broke his back, lots of big stuff, ladder bridges and what not.
     
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    Kanter, surprised you didn't mention Big Sky.
    I would think it would be one of the closest resorts to you?
     
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    Mt. Hood ski bowl, OR
     
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    Hve you ridden the Gnar DH trail there? it's not part of the ski resort.
     
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    Ski Bowl at Mount Hood

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  11. jimmydean

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    Willamette Pass will have 3 races this year. It's 70 miles east of Eugene, OR.
     
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    Are you talking about the trail that runs from up by the old ski park (as far up as you can dive on the mountain) down into the outskirts of the town of Shasta? I've heard it called 'The Entertainer', it is one of my favorite trails I've ridden. Theres just something about a trail that loses 6000' from top to bottom :drool:
     
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    You have add Bootleg to that list--without a doubt. Brian Head and Deer Valley would also be a nice addition.
     
  14. Ciaran

    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    Should hopefully be open Summer 06. (fingers crossed!!!)
     
  15. Kntr

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    Opps forgot about that one. Not many trails but they are building.

    Big Sky Resort in Montana

    Schweitzer doesnt have many trails either
     
  16. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    If your counting shuttle runs, then Pioneer Bridle Trail needs to be added as well. It runs from the top of Poochie at Timberline Lodge all the way to Rhododendron. 19 miles total with about a 1 mile climb around half way.

    I haven't ridden it in a few years, but it's a BLAST.
     
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    big sky has tons of trails kanter. and whats awesome is they dont mind the pirate trail building going on 99% of the time.

    ps the race course at big sky is one of the best i have ridden, too bad you can only ride it on race days
     
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    Downieville has a bike shop that gives bikers shuttles to the top of their hour plus long downhill. Something to think about if you're at Northstar. There's also one other resort in Tahoe that lets bikes in and has trails but it's not close to Northstar in terms of quality and quantity.
     
  19. Kntr

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    Me, you, and HOW will have to hit it up this next year.
     
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    Winter Park in CO. they started last summer and have the goal to be the best bike resort in CO. in a few years.

    Snowmass has very little, they say they are building more this year. Half the time the lift is free.
     
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    Sunrise, AZ. There's a few guys that put in hard work and make some pretty nice trails.
     
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    don't forget tamarack, idaho...holy crap...

    viva mt. shasta! guys, don't tell anyone about shasta, it sucks anyways

    that's to fool people into not going there so it doesn't get crowded, LOL
     
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    There are some rumors starting to circulate in the Northstar my not run bike ops next summer.
     
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    Might be something different but those rumors float around almost every year, including earlier this year. Some season-pass holding monkies got vouchers for a couple days of riding in '06 because they closed a day or two early this year. You never know but I think it's looking good.
     
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    Sundance and Snowbird only have XC, but Solitude has illegal DH if you can find it. PCMR and Deer both have sanctioned DH runs.
     
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    Big Sky is definitely awesome. We rode/pushed to the race course a few times last year, I really wish the gondola took you to it.

    Angel Fire is another one of my favorite places.

    Telluride has some fun stuff to ride and the gondola is free.
     
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    Yeah, but these are floating around amoungst the area operaters themselves, not the usual riders. Time will tell, hope it is just the usual talk.
     
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    what about bootleg canyon or does that not count
     
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    they called it,,, Missed Telluride though and that race course at Durango is the bombdigity to, if not mentioned.
     
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    I can give you guys the low-down at Big Sky, as I ride there all the time in the summer. I know all the guys that build up there as well as almost everyone who rides there regularly. There's always more trails than they show on the map. Some of the more hard-core stunt trails are now legitimate trails on the mountain, so there are more trails in the works most of the time. They're starting to come around from a management perspective, but still a long way off from becoming a Whistler or Fernie. Rumor has it that there's going to be a 4-cross race on the snow this winter.
     
  33. Spunger

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    Just got back from Bootleg, it's definately a place to hit up if it's on your way somewhere. The trails are a little confusing though because so many intersect with eachother. I didn't take 1 ride that was the same twice. Loose and dusty but a fun none the less. The shuttle road isn't long either so you could do a boatload of runs if you had the driver. Plus Brent seems to be up there daily, and helped me out a bunch by pointing me to normal runs and not ones that I would have to walk everything on or die on.

    We were in Vegas so we tried the Bootleg deal. It's about 20-30 minutes outside of Vegas but we got lost a little and it took about an hour to get there (from being lost).
     
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    Yea. I never have been all the way up. We start in the middle area, that is still like 7 miles down Greastest trail ever. But it sucks. So never go.

    Really. It sucks.