Mountain Biking at Vermont Ski Areas
While certain restrictions have been eased as summer operations begin at Vermont ski areas, it is imperative that prospective guests understand and comply with the most up-to-date regulations before planning an outing. These regulations can be found on the websites for the state of Vermont with further, activity-specific guidance available on each ski area's website. Travel restrictions including mandatory self-quarantines remain in effect for those traveling or returning to Vermont from other destinations.
Vermont's ski areas look forward to welcoming back out-of-state guests once it is possible to do so, but in the meantime urge those guests to act responsibly and do their part to help keep themselves and others safe.
New this season, Bolton Valley’s Thursday Weekly Enduro Series is kicking off July 9th. Choose your favorite line, or checkout our featured trail of the week! Free. $0 to ride our trails this summer Come and support our crews buy buying a drink at the Tavern after your ride Thursdays Anytime between 5:30pm-8:30pm You choose when to start the trails 10 week series starting Thurs July 9th Win Prizes Weekly points will be awarded to anyone who submits proof of their participation, awards at the end of the series. Grand prize for claiming the title of King and Queen of Bolton Valley Biking will be announced soon! Enter your results showing your participation in the “submission” link by 9pm Thursday after you ride. Choose the timing app that works best for you; Strava, runkeeper, mapmyfitness, or others. Any mapped BV trail will qualify, chose your own line or checkout our featured trail of the week. Featured Trail Our hardworking local trail crew will select a featured route each week. Pedal up the marked trail and look for the white arrows to guide your decent. Gravity Logic is currently at Bolton building and updating trails, some of these will be featured as they get finished! Keep an eye out on our Instagram and Facebook s page for a preview of the route. Trails subject to closures based on special events, weather, or other circumstances
Bolton Valley is home to a growing system of raw, rowdy, and ripping mountain bike trails that will give you the chance to test your skills and nerve, or just a great opportunity to practice and improve your skills.
- 26 Downhill Trails
- 1 Downhill & Climbing Trail (Intermediate)
- 2 Loop Trails (1 Beginner and 1 Intermediate)
- 1 Progression/Skills Practice Area (Beginner and Intermediate Features)
- 1 Pumptrack (Coming Soon)
Bikers are also invited to use the various work roads around Bolton Valley. Work roads offer alternative uphill routes to access the downhill trails, as well as additional approachable downhill routes in themselves. When utilizing these routes, Bolton asks bikers to watch out for hikers, runners, and maintenance vehicles.
If that wasn’t enough, e-bikes are allowed on all of the mountain biking trails, with uphill travel on work roads only. If you’ve never tried e-bikes, keep an eye on the events calendar for upcoming demo days.
All mountain biking information can be found at BoltonValley.com.
2020 Summer Bike Park passes are now available for purchase. There will be one price for the entire summer season due to the delayed start. Burke hopes to be open for lift-serve downhill mountain biking starting 4th of July weekend.
There are close to a hundred miles of cross-country mountain biking trails all around Burke Mountain. If you’ve heard of Kingdom Trails, then you know they are some of the best anywhere in the country.
According to MTBparks.com, the downhill mountain biking located right in the Burke Mountain Bike Park was voted one of the top five best regional bike parks by riders throughout the Northeast The gravity fed downhill park and trail system offers riding for all ability levels from beginner to expert.
A variety of terrain can be found at Burke Mountain including 3 downhill trails from the summit. Lower on the mountain, you’ll find fun, flowing single track and machine-excavated flow and jump trails.
Visit SkiBurke.com for all mountain biking information.
Kingdom Trails is a year round non-motorized trail network for all ability levels in the Northeast Kingdom. Over 90 landowners make it possible including Burke Mountain, the single largest landowner on the network. The 100+ mile trail network is directly accessible from Burke Mountain with some sections of trail intersecting with the Burke Bike Park in the summer months.
Burke Mountain Hotel & Conference Center is conveniently situated mid-mountain, has safe and secure bike storage which comes free with every guest room, and summer bike trails accessible directly from our doors bringing the phrase "bike-in bike-out" to it's truest form. During the winter months fatbiking is only a few miles away at Darling Hill.
The Community Area Bike Shuttle, C.A.B.S. is a free shuttle service provided by the Burke Area Chamber of Commerce, Kingdom Trails, and Burke Mountain transporting guests and their bikes from the Hotel to popular trail head locations on Darling Hill and East Burke Village.
Kingdom Trail tickets can now be purchased in any Burke Mountain ticket outlets, including Hotel or the welcome center which is located just down the road in the East Burke Village.
Visit KingdomTrails.org for details on the extensive mountain-biking network.
Starting Friday July 3, 2020 Killington plans to operate the Bike Park seven days a week, from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. with both the Ramshead Express and Snowshed Express Quads. Also beginning July 3, Killington plans to run the K-1 Express Gondola, Fridays through Sundays from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M.
New COVID-19 Safety policies are in place. For more information visit Killington.com.
More details regarding all things mountain biking can be found at Killington.com.
Summer 2020 Update: Mount Snow will not be offering any mountain biking services this summer. We know this might not be what you want to hear, but our primary focus is on returning to winter operations at Mount Snow for the ‘20-’21 ski season and after careful consideration, we’ve determined that this is the best course of action.
All hiking and biking access to Mount Snow is at your own risk. Unmarked hazards or equipment may be encountered at any time (including construction, heavy equipment, man-made objects, variable conditions, and other hazards). In the event of an emergency call 911.
For all things Mount Snow Bike Park, visit MountSnow.com.
The Evolution bike park is closed for the season.
Where: Mountain bike access on the Sunburst 6 summit lift, with a full service demo center located at the Clock Tower Baselodge.
Trails: In addition to the expansion to the summit, which offers longer, steeper, and more challenging terrain, Evolution Bike Park still offers its flow trails which are accessed from the South Ridge Quad A. The trails from the top of Quad A are flowing descents that move through open terrain and pockets of forest, while rolling across the naturally undulating terrain. These trails are fun for a variety of riders and can be ridden on all types of mountain bikes, allowing novice riders an introduction to mountain biking and advanced riders fun descents and a taste of things to come.
Visit Okemo.com for details.
Smugglers' Notch Mountain Bike Center has it all. Spread over three acres, the park features a flat ground skills park, a pump track, and a downhill skills park. The downhill skills park is accessed by a Wonder Carpet conveyor lift, which runs daily 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. In addition, The Bike Shop offers an array of over 40 bikes for rent and features great gift options, including Smuggs branded merchandise and apparel. All program offerings run by our Mountain Bike School meet at the MTB Center & The Bike Shop. Stop in the bike shop to grab a trail map!
All information can be found at Smuggs.com.
The Stratton Mountain Bike Park features 5 miles of hand and machine-crafted trails designed and built by Sinuosity. The Vermont-based company is respected for eco friendly practices and unique layouts that weave together interesting features and fun lines. And as soon as the snow melts, they will be back at Stratton to start work on phase two, adding expert terrain and intermediate/advanced jumps.
Stratton Mountain in excited to announce that it is working toward an early July opening for the Mountain Bike Park. Pending lift inspections, trail maintenance and operating details that follor local regulations, Stratton is looking forward to getting everyone back on the trails soon. Updates can be found at Stratton.com.
While there are plenty of summer events and mountain activities planned, currently most summer operations are tentatively closed. Sugarbush Resort is abiding by Vermont’s "Stay at Home" order through June 15th. Sugarbush hopes to provide further updates on summer operations as more details become available. Please visit the summer report for the most updated information.
All downhill mountain biking terrain is located at Lincoln Peak, including 28 trails. Try out the bike park or a mixture of challenging descents and high-speed downhill runs. Please be aware that the trails are rated on a relative scale and that even the easiest routes require good skills.
More information about mountain biking at Sugarbush can be found at Sugarbush.com.
Outdoor recreation, fresh air, and exercise are now more important than ever, and Suicide Six is proud to develop and showcase the incredible resources available. Suicide Six continues to offer mountain bike rentals at the resort and will tailor different riding and recreational experiences based out of the new Activities/Adventure center, housed adjacent to the Woodstock Inn. More information will be presented shortly with the wide range of available and bespoke offerings for the best ways to enjoy the region.
This season, Suicide Six is focusing on its partnership with VMBA (Vermont Mountain Bike Association) and specifically our local chapter WAMBA (Woodstock Area Mountain Bike Association). The local availability of world-class riding includes vast networks at Suicide Six, Mount Peg, and the Aqueduct trails which are free to the riding public. You are encouraged to explore membership or donations that helps support the grassroots, non-profit organization that builds, maintains, and promotes these amazing places to recreate. This summer season, Suicide Six will not offer lift-serve downhill mountain biking, but with easy pedal access, you can earn your turns and still feel the flow that S6 has become so famous for.
All mountain bike information can be found at Suicide6.com.
One of the best ways to explore the Vermont countryside is to get out and ride! The Trapp Family Lodge's 2,600 acres feature an extensive mountain bike trail network with two skills parks. Ride our 8 miles of expert and intermediate single track, or more than 20 miles of double track through mountains, fields and forests. Ride Hop Over or Lager Lane to the von Trapp Brewery Bierhall... the best trailhead ever!
We offer high-quality bike rentals through Giant Bicycles as well as repair services and riding lessons.
Purchase your Mountain Biking Season Pass here.
The Trapp Family Lodge mountain bike trails connect with an even more extensive Stowe trail network. We're aligned with the Stowe Trails Partnership which manages three distinct trail pods: Cady Hill Forest, Adams Camp, and Sterling Forest (in addition to several connector trails, including Alex’s Trail in Dumont Meadow). Each of these pods is distinct in character, with widely differing trails, views, and terrain. Many of the trails are situated on lands permanently protected under conservation easements held or managed by the Stowe Land Trust, and owned by the Town of Stowe.
All Mountain Bike information including rentals, passes, and lessons can be found at TrappFamily.com.
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