Adrenaline rushes. Quick reflexes. Wind in your face. There’s a lot of crossover between skiing and mountain biking. Perhaps that’s why so many of us enjoy both sports!
Well if you want to kick your biking excitement up a notch, you might consider lift-served mountain biking at Vermont ski resorts. Starting this weekend, there’s a new offering on the list of resorts that let you take a bike up their mountain and zoom down.
Opening on June 18, 2011, is the Burke Mountain / Kingdom Trails bike park and lift service. The Sherburne Express Chairlift will be open for lift-served biking every weekend through mid-October.
Here’s a list of where you can do lift-served mountain biking in Vermont:
- Burke Mountain / Kingdom Trails in East Burke, Vermont
- Killington in Killington, Vt.
- Mount Snow in West Dover, Vt.
- Sugarbush in Warren, Vt.
Visit our <link internal-link>Vermont Ski Resorts page for links to the ski resorts and Google maps that show their location.
Unsolicited advice: You should really be quite proficient at mountain biking on steeper hills and loose rocks and stumps before you try lift-accessed mountain biking. You are going to have a lot of vertical to deal with, quite a bit of speed, and it can be steep and challenging. Beginner riders need not apply!
Photo courtesy of Burke Mountain Resort.