New mountain biking trail opens in Snowbird

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LITTLE COTTONWOOD CANYON -- Mountain biking is in full gear at Snowbird as the Ski and Summer Resort celebrates the opening of one of the longest continuous trails in Utah.

The Big Mountain Trail was built with bikers in mind. Over a year in the works, the trail is finally open.

The nearly eight-mile ride starts bikers up 11,000 feet and provides a variety of terrain on the way down.

"It's a 7.5 mile trail that starts at the top of the tram and takes you all the way from the valley back to the tram through some of the most scenic terrain that we have here at the Wasatch," said Dave Fields, Vice President of Resort Operations at Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort.

And the Big Mountain Trail is just the first of many more trails to come at Snowbird.

"This is pretty much a step saying the resorts are willing to try and embrace mountain biking in little Cottonwood and Big Cottonwood Canyon," said Ben Blitch, President of Alpine Trails.

The trail is just what bikers in Utah have been waiting for, and they are excited for more.

"Mountain biking is kind of in this new stage that it's growing like a weed and it's fun to be a part of it," said Kyle McInnis of Salt Lake City.

Snowbird is offering rentals and tutorials for those interested in trying out the new trail.

For more information on the trail and Snowbird Ski and Summer resort, visit: http://www.snowbird.com/

3 comments

  • The Larry

    Too bad Snowbird lied to early season’s pass buyers…Snowbird wants to now charge $10 per trip after they said it would be a perk for buying a season’s pass last year…Weak Snowbird.

    • Josh

      I don’t recall them promising that at all – I remember their website said “unlimited summer tram access” it did not say unlimited summer bike access… its common for the pricing to be different at summer resorts for walking and biking on chairlifts… look at canyons for example.. its cheap to ride the gondola but costs extra to ride the bike park

  • Bob

    When several of us bought the 13/14 winter pass as an early bird last year , we were told that it would be VALID for tram use during Summer 14 – and biking was NOT excluded at the time like it has been with this year’s passes (and in fact, last yr biking from the tram was even touted as a perk), so I’m really hoping that the Bird makes this right and comps summer riding for those of us who were expecting it to be a perk as promised.

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