New Lift-Served Telluride Bike Park Opens Summer 2019
Mountain biking has long been a staple of Telluride’s summer adventure offerings, but during summer of 2019, Telluride Ski Resort is elevating the game with the brand new Telluride Bike Park. This new and completely unique lift-served experience offers variety of interconnected free ride, technical & cross-country trails, camps and guides for all abilities. Whether you’re a never-ever biker or an expert, this new biking experience has something for you!
The Telluride Bike Park is expected to open July 5 (weather permitting). The Telluride Bike Park will feature new free ride trails in addition to enhancements to the existing network of technical trails and to the existing network of multi-use XC Trails within the resort area. Bikers will be able to use the Village Express (Lift 4) located right in the Mountain Village core to access the Telluride Bike Park!
Visitors can expect Phase I of the Telluride Bike Park to be completed in 2019, to include approximately 15 trails spread over 17 miles. There will be approximately 5 miles of Green Trails, 8 miles of Blue Trails and 4 miles of Black Trails, offering a variety of rated terrain to explore.
During operating hours, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., lift access to the Mountain Bike Trail Network will require an access pass. Before 10 a.m. and after 6 p.m. the free ride and technical trails in the Bike Park are closed, but riders can access the XC Trails without an access pass. XC trails usual include a mix of rolling terrain, uphill climbs and downhill stretches consisting of multi-use single-track, double-track, and service roads and these trails allow for hiking and biking.
TICKETS & PASSES
Single-Day Mountain Bike Pass:
Single-day access to all XC, FREERIDE and TECHNICAL trails, and Village Express (Lift 4). $36/day, which includes a $1 donation to NFF.
Telluride Bike Park Season Pass:
For non-winter Season Passholders. Unlimited Mountain Bike Trail Season Pass with access to all XC, FREERIDE and TECHNICAL trails, and Village Express (Lift 4). $199, which includes a $25 donation to the NFF.
For TSG Winter Season Passholders:*
Unlimited Mountain Bike Trail Season Pass with access to all XC, FREERIDE and TECHNICAL trails, and Village Express (Lift 4). $25 NFF Donation
*This option is for full winter season passholders only and does not apply to complimentary or multi-day passes from the previous winter.
XC Trail Season Pass:
Access to XC trails only (NO Bike Park, Freeride or Technical Trail, or Village Express (Lift 4) access). $25 NFF Donation.
Whether it’s your first time visiting Telluride or your 50th, this new bike park offers new adventures and opportunities to indulge in summer in Telluride. For more information and updates, visit Telluride Ski and Golf Resort’s Bike Park page. See you on the trails!
“You really want me to ice climb?”
“C’mon Mom! I know you can do it!” cried 8-year old Izzy, tugging on her mother’s hand and directing her toward the leather couch in our reception area.
Gulping the thin air of Telluride’s 8,750 foot elevation, Jennifer pensively allowed herself to be guided to the couch, and began unlacing her snow boots, Izzy beaming with pride as her mother allowed herself to catch some of her daughter’s contagious energy.
“Well all right!” local mountain guide Dave Ahrens exclaimed, “We’re going ice climbing!”
The mountain town of Telluride, Colorado is world-renowned as a great destination for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages. When the snow starts falling in November, all thoughts turn toward skiing, and rightfully so – the Telluride Ski Resort is one of the better ski hills in our state and the laid back feel of downtown makes it an appealing place for families. With just under 200 inches of powder falling annually over the past five years and a wide assortment of terrain both an and outside the ski area, the reputation as world-class is hard to argue.
Less well known are Telluride’s abundance of other frozen treats, namely our local ice routes. Visitors looking to break up their ski week might consider tying into a climbing rope and scaling one of our numerous frozen waterfalls. Ice climbing has grown in popularity in recent years, with improvements and innovations in equipment making entry into the sport easier than ever.
If you are feeling adventurous, are curious about the sport or if you’d just like to blow the minds of your Facebook friends with some cool shots of you hanging onto an azure flow of ice, carve out a half day from your Telluride visit and join the local professionals at Mountain Trip for a morning of climbing ice.
We offer full-service, guided half and full day trips for climbers of all abilities, complete with hot cocoa for the kiddos! Rest assured that your family is in good hands with the only guide service in southwest Colorado Accredited by the American Mountain Guides Association and staffed by highly trained guides who regularly lead climbers up tough peaks like Denali and Mount Everest. Stop by and say hello at our downtown office, at 135 W. Colorado Ave, right across the street from Telluride Sports.
T0 plan your winter family adventure, contact the team at Mountain Trip!
Mountain Trip International, LLC