Switching Gears

Trail of the week: Upper Blue Magic

Courtesy of Killington Resort

A rider rides a trail at Killington Resort’s ever-growing Gravity Logic-built bike park.

By Anthony Accurso,

Upper Blue Magic is one of the new intermediate jump trails recently built by Gravity Logic at Killington Resort. Located on Snowshed Mountain, this trail is a flow rider’s dream! The trail begins just below the Snowshed upper lift wheelhouse. A right turn brings riders into the woods where the magic begins with a smooth, fast left-hand berm followed by a slight rise, then another smooth, fast right-hand berm. It is key is not to hit the brakes and let momentum carry your speed to through the dog leg. The next feature is a jump that can either be rolled at lower speed or jumped onto the transition, allowing riders to progress their jumping skills with low consequences. As riders make their way down the trail, they can expect large high speed berms, medium size jumps, a step-up, and lots of fast, flowing fun!

Construction continues on the middle and lower sections of this trail, which are expected to open soon. When complete, Killington will have a world class progressive intermediate jump trail to rival any park on the continent.

Ride across Snowshed to link this trail with Rabbit Hole to Step It Up for a killer ride back to the lift.

Tony Accurso is the owner of Alpine Bike Works and Fat Bikes of Vermont located at 2406 Route 4 in Killington.

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