KILLINGTON—Killington Resort announced the opening of its Mountain Bike Park on Saturday, May 26, 2018.
The Bike Park will host two key events this summer: The Vermont Bike & Brew June 15-17, featuring organized riding for all levels, live music and local Vermont brew; and the Fox US Open of Mountain Biking Aug. 1-5 with a race for every age rider.
“We’re excited to have the opportunity to host the Fox US Open of Mountain Biking and showcase the investment Killington has put into the bike park to design and build trails for all levels of riders,” said Justin Pill, events and sponsorships manager at Killington Resort. “This event will attract some of the best mountain bike athletes from all over the country competing in the US Open Downhill, US Open Enduro, Best Whip, Kids Open with Grom Bomb, and Adaptive Downhill Races. Vendors, live music and group laps will create a party like atmosphere for all.”
This season, Killington’s Mountain Bike Park will unveil significant improvements to beginner terrain, introduce riders to the newly completed Krusty Trail on Ramshead, and offer extended riding hours this summer. All pre-season and post-season scheduled operating days will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. but the lifts will start spinning one hour earlier on weekends and one hour later Thursdays, mid-June through early September. Also new this year, the Ramshead Express Quad will operate every day during July and August.
Learn to Mountain Bike lessons are available daily and provide instruction on all the basics for first-timers – from bike handling to reading the terrain. Lessons start out on the Killington Bike Park’s skills track to get riders comfortable on the bikes before heading up the Snowshed Express Quad for trail riding instruction. Riders looking for more advanced training can take advantage of the Killington Mountain School Mountain Bike Camps designed for riders who want to develop and refine skill, race techniques, bike handling, training, nutrition, and bike maintenance.
For more information about the Bike Park and to purchase a season pass or the new Beast 365 Year-Round Season Pass, visit killington.com.