Downhill Mountain Biking Moves Back to Lone Peak

BIG SKY, MT - Big Sky Resort is excited to announce that lift-served downhill mountain biking will be open on Lone Peak via the Swift Current chair lift for the summer of 2012. Lift-served access returns to Lone Peak for longer, more versatile rides after four years of access on Andesite Mountain.

"We had great trails on Andesite, but they were also shorter and didn't offer as much variety," said Dylan Hall, Big Sky Resort Retail Manager. "The trails on Lone Peak offer more vertical, more trails, longer rides, and a bigger variety for beginner and intermediate riders."

The trail system will include over 15 trails over 1,647 vertical feet, all ranging from beginner to expert. The return to these trails on Big Sky's most iconic peak marks an exciting event for mountain bike enthusiasts everywhere.

"We've had people requesting we open the trails back up on Lone Peak for years, and with Swift Current running this summer for the new Lone Peak Expedition: Tram to the Top, it's the perfect time to make the transition," said Hall. "It's a really exciting opportunity for riders of all levels - there are no lift-served trails of this caliber anywhere else."

Big Sky Resort's mountain bike trails are slated to open in late June, with the final opening date depending on snowmelt. The Different Spokes Bike Shop will also open in late June to offer full downhill and cross country gear rentals by Giro and Norco. Please visit or contact Different Spokes Bike Shop at 406-995-5849 for more details on pricing, opening, and volunteer trail maintenance days.