On July 3, 2024
GRIP

Best ride to:

Start it
Easy Street and Wiggle are recommended for first time mountain bikers — and those looking to warm up, get a feel for new rental equipment or just need a confidence boost! Once comfortable, try Roller to practice berms. Some riders cruise these trails fast, so be aware. Don’t be afraid to stop on the side and let others pass. For the smallest riders, there’s a strider bike park at Snowshed, too.

Feel it
Step It Up at Snowshed is a great place to start for intermediate riders with berms and small jumps. Jump Start is also a great choice on Snowshed. If you venture over to Ramshead, start with Blue Magic, a serious jumps trail where it’s fairly common for riders to hit speeds of 20 mph and get some big air. Side Show Bob is a good choice if you are looking for a flow trail with rollers and berms with no jumps.

Send it
The Cable Trail from the top of Killington Resort via the K-1 Gondola is a  “must ride,” as its a “classic Killington trail,” according to advanced riders and trail builders alike. While the riding is technical and sure to challenge even the best, it’s “not going to eat you,” they assure us. Take Off the Top, then a left onto The Light, then a right to the Cable Trail — it’s a fairly short section, but don’t be fooled! Alternatively, try Scarecrow, a much longer trail from the Peak that brings you by Snowdon Mountain and ends at Ramshead base area.

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