Tag Archives: Alpine Bike Works

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January 12, 2016

Creating vacation memories

By Karen D. Lorentz

What makes for special vacation memories? There’s no one-size-fits all answer, but there are some fun things to do that might just tip the scales to remember the year when we didn’t have a ton of snow and we skied some…

Explore Vermont 2. 2

Explore Vermont 2. 2

In this segment, we visit Killington’s newest and only year-round bike shop, Alpine Bike Works. We also do some paddle boarding and some hiking at Thundering Brook Falls, where Bettina talks about some of the more popular hikes in the area.

Trail of the week: Squiggle and Wiggle
Switching Gears
August 13, 2015

Trail of the week: Squiggle and Wiggle

By Tony Accurso

Squiggle and Wiggle are two new beginner flow trails at Killington Resort.

Located on Snowshed Mountain, these trails are accessible either by taking the Snowshed lift, or directly off Killington Road near the work road just below the Superstar chair. These wooded…

Trail of the week: “Halfpipe”
Switching Gears
July 29, 2015

Trail of the week: “Halfpipe”

Courtesy of pinehillpark.org

“Halfpipe” is highlighted in solid yellow.

By Tony Accurso

“Halfpipe” is an advanced riders trail located in the Pine Hill Park trail system of Rutland. The trail is divided into an upper and lower section.The upper section can…

Trail of the Week: “Bubba”
Switching Gears
July 15, 2015

Trail of the Week: “Bubba”

By Tony Accurso

The “Bubba” trail in the Green Mountain Trail system in Pittsfield is a technical freeride trail which descends from “Luvin It” and ends on “Fusters.” This may be one of the most technical trails in area, it is certainly the most technical trail…

Switching Gears
July 10, 2015

Trail of the week: Svelte Tiger

By Tony Accurso, Owner of Alpine Bike Works

“Svelte Tiger” in the Pine Hills trail system is one of the main arteries of the network. It is accessed at the first intersection on “Escalator” from the parking lot, and is the most popular way to access the…

Trail of the week: “Labyrinth”
Switching Gears
June 26, 2015

Trail of the week: “Labyrinth”

By Tony Accurso

Labyrinth, is a fun, super technical trail located in the Green Mountain Trails system in Pittsfield Vt. This trail was completed in 2008 in one day by 12 volunteers. It is situated in a small pine forest near the mountain summit, and can…

Trail of the week: “Stegosaurus”
Switching Gears
June 17, 2015

Trail of the week: “Stegosaurus”

 

By Tony Accurso

“Stegosaurus” is one of Pine Hill’s signature trails. This trail can be accessed from the Overlook trail or the Shimmer trail at Rocky Pond, intersection number 37 on the Pine Hill Park trail map. This trail flows best in this counter-clockwise direction; ride…

Trail of the week: Woodstock Reservoir
Switching Gears
June 9, 2015

Trail of the week: Woodstock Reservoir

Courtesty of the Vermont Dept. of Tourism and Marketing

A woman smiles as she rides around a bend on a Vermont trail.

By Tony Accurso

The Woodstock Reservoir trails, located on Cox District Road off Route 4 in Woodstock, are not to…