New trails, bigger pump tracks, new skills park and a lengthened jump line top list of improvements
Newry, ME (Summer 2010) – Sunday River will open its mountain bike park for the summer on Friday, June 25, 2010. New this year, downhill mountain bikers can expect two new trails, a bigger pump track, new skills park, and extended “Keep it Going” jump line.
“The evolution of mountain biking is changing and we’re responding to it with this summer’s list of improvements,” said Steve Boulanger, director of the Sunday River Mountain Bike Park. “Our guests want varied terrain with improved features and we’re excited to be able to provide both.”
New trails this summer include Tango and Crash, an intermediate trail located off of the Three Mile Trail and Not Trail, a single track top-to-bottom expert trail located directly under the resort’s Chondola lift.
Beginners will benefit from Easy Tiger, a trail built at the end of last summer that spreads over nearly half a mile and features a gradual pitch and hand-sculpted turns.
The addition of these trails brings Sunday River’s total trail count to 30 trails of varying ability spread over 25 miles.
Sunday River’s jump line, also known as Keep it Going, will undergo construction to lengthen the trail by 50 percent. Upon completion, Keep it Going will run over a mile in length and boast twice as many features.
In the meantime, riders can work on their technique in the resort’s new skills park located near the base of South Ridge Lodge. The new park features boxes from the resort’s winter terrain park adapted for summer use, plus a teeter totter and elements found on trails.
Located just downhill from the skills park, riders will find bigger pump tracks featuring improved berms and rollers.
The Sunday River Mountain Bike Park is open Friday – Sunday, 10 – 4 p.m. Prices for the 2010 summer season are as follows: adult (ages 13 years and older) all day lift ticket, $28; junior (12 years and younger) all day lift ticket, $16; and trail access (no lift pass), $10.
Full-suspension and front-suspension mountain bike rental rates are as follows: full-suspension is $80 and front-suspension is $40.
Mountain Bike Season Passes are also available for the 2010 season for $269 (adults) and $125 (juniors).
For more information on Sunday River’s mountain bike park, visit www.sundayriver.com.
Sunday River is located minutes from picturesque Bethel Village in western Maine’s Mahoosuc Mountains. A true four-season destination, Sunday River offers eight interconnected peaks of world class skiing and snowboarding, two Grand Resort Hotels and golf at the acclaimed Sunday River Golf Club. Sunday River is a member of the Boyne Resorts family of resorts and attractions.