The Steamboat Bike Park is maturing with three years under their belts and 50+ miles of trails built to accommodate riders from beginner to advanced. Downhill mountain biking has become the perfect summer amenity for ski resorts and the mountain town enthusiast has been catching on to the thrill the sport offers.
The Steamboat Bike Park trail crew maintains excellent Flow trails as well expert trails with features that include step down rollers, a wooden berm/wall ride, large dirt berms, a ten-foot wooden ladder step down – step up, rollers and a line of nine table-top dirt jumps. Plans for this summer include work on newer trail segments in the Steamboat Bike Park.
Outside of the bike park, the Steamboat Pump Track in Ski Time Square was redesigned and the finishes were made to the Zig Zag reroute. In the Steamboat Bike Shop, the rental fleet has expanded to include premium options from both Specialized and Scott cycles, boasting top of the line component packages and the latest in downhill technology.
The resort’s Flow trails have a beautiful flowing “rhythm,” to them where each skill level you can be challenged while enjoying their roller coaster experience through Aspen groves and forest floors covered in ferns. These flow trails range from a soothing beginner line, aptly named Tenderfoot. Rustler Ridge, an intermediate trail picks up the speed with well-spaced banking turns and the Raw Hide their advanced downhill trail is fast filled with jumps and special features that will put your skills to the test. All trails require very little pedaling but for those who do not have downhill experience do not be fooled, your quads and triceps will be screaming by the end of the day. When you’re missing the opportunity to carve up a line of perfect powder a day on their flow trail’s can get you back into the groove.
If you have never had the opportunity to Downhill then we highly recommend taking a half day lesson. The resort offers a Mountain Bike School where beginner to advanced and race training lessons are made available daily. We had one friend in our group that met up with DJ Nudy, the resorts Certified Bike Instructor, for a beginner lesson and day of progession. He took the group from the parking lot, learning the bikes components, braking and turning skills to the beginner trail and then the intermediate trail. By days end she was able to navigate the entire course resulting in a passion for an action packed exciting new sport.
A Bike Access ticket is required to access the Steamboat Bike Park downhill trails and utilize the Gondola for bike uplift. The resort rents top of the line Specialized and Kona freeride bikes, as well as freeriding armor and apparel which is highly recommended. Operating seven days a week.
Mon – Sat. 10am – 4pm
Sunday 9:30 – 4pm
June 11 (RCR Scholarship Day, a special ticket purchase is required)
Daily June 12 – August 30
Thursdays and Fridays 4pm-7pm, June 12-August 28.
LATE SEASON WEEKENDS ONLY:
September 4-27 (these hours and dates are subject to change).
Daily Passes $38 Adult/$28 Child
Twilight Tickets Thursdays and Fridays $27 Adult/$21 Child
INFORMATION: 970-879-6111 or bike.steamboat.com
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