New Squaw Valley mountain bike park to open this weekend

Posted By: The Ski Channel on July 15, 2010 9:50 am

After almost a decade, Squaw Valley’s mountain bike park will reopen on Friday to the delight of many. The California resort’s mountain bike park features over twelve miles of exciting downhill single track and mountaintop cross-country trails.

Once the host of prestigious events such as the Mountain Bike World Cup, the Fat Tire Festival and Downhill Mania events, Squaw Valley’s bike park crew have dedicated their efforts to improving the flow of the trails and to incorporate more freeride elements using the mountain’s natural terrain.

“Squaw Valley’s terrain lends itself to exceptional downhill mountain biking,” said Kyle Crezee, Squaw Valley’s Director of Human Development and the organizer of the bike park. “Specifically, the ‘Moab-style’ granite formations provide smooth and unique trails unlike anywhere else in the world.”

The bike park will be open Friday through Sunday from 10:40 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Aug. 21, remaining open through mid-September with an adjusted schedule. Bikers can access the bike park via Squaw Valley’s Cable Car for $39 a day for adults and $22 a day for kids 12 and under.

For those in need of bike rentals, Squaw Valley has you covered, as they have also opened a brand new bike shop located at the base of the mountain that offers all the bikes and gear needed for your day on the trails.