Mountain Biking gears up at Big Sky Resort

July 03, 2014

Big Sky, Mont. (July 3, 2014) - Mountain biking is in full gear at Big Sky Resort with a new machine-built beginner downhill trail and a new flow trail connecting the Mountain Village to the Moonlight Lodge. Lift access mountain biking is now accessible from both the Swift Current and Explorer chair lifts.

Easy Rider is the new beginner mountain bike trail accessed from the top of the Explorer chair lift, operating in its first year, which provides an introduction to beginner downhill mountain biking. Easy Rider touches on the aspects of a freeride trail with subtle rollers and gentle berms at a really low angle. The Explorer chair lift has been equipped with sturdy hooks to safely transport bikes to the top of the chair lift.

For the advanced downhill mountain biker, the Swift Current chair lift has been outfitted with new bike carrier trays able to move up to three bikes at a time. The new bike trays are more efficient and safe to transport downhill mountain bikes to the top of the chair lift which has access to 14 downhill trails.

A new connector trail, Otter Way, has been built by Terraflow Trails connecting Big Sky Resort's Mountain Village and Moonlight Lodge. This intermediate trail is a two mile long singletrack-in-the-woods experience with friendly berms, fun rollers, and ups and downs on this wide dual direction trail. The new Otter Way trail enhances the already 20+ miles of easy to moderate cross country trails on Big Sky Resort's Moonlight terrain. Guided Scenic Bike Tours are available on the Southside Road on Moonlight terrain. New Specialized FSR Comp EVO cross country bike rentals and scenic bike tours are available at the Different Spokes Bike Shop in the Mountain Village.

Every Tuesday Big Sky Resort hosts the Hike, Bike, Barbeque on the deck of the Moonlight Lodge where Big Sky team members guide an hour and a half complimentary hike or bike ride on the Moonlight Terrain followed by a casual barbeque with live music and family fun.

Gear up for the Lone Peak's Revenge ENDURO Race presented by Gallatin Alpine Sports on Saturday, August 16th. A scenic, technically challenging and physically demanding, course linking some of the best trails on Lone Peak and Andesite Mountain. There will be timed descent stages linked with untimed climbs.

Visit www.bigskyresort.com/bikes for mountain bike season pass and lift ticket information and www.bigskyresort.com/events