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Mountain opening bike trails

After receiving the most snowfall in resort history last winter, Mount Washington is finally winning the battle for dirt. The resort will open bike park trails today to commence the much-anticipated summer riding season.

“We’ve cleared a lot of snow off the trails over the last couple of months,” says James Clarke, Slopes Supervisor. “We’re seeing more dirt on the ground every day as the snow recedes with the recent warmer weather, which is great news.”

To put the snow depths into perspective, it was only a month ago when crews were digging down through 15 feet of snow to hit the top of the Big Brother trail.

Mount Washington will open the brand new Green Line trail and Big Brother on opening day this Friday. The two trails will be open from top to bottom. Mountain crews are working hard to get sections of other bike trails ready for opening day so check out the online bike park report for the latest trail information.

The addition of the new Green Line is the highlight of the mountain’s trail development for this summer. Green Line offers beginners the chance to ride an easy top to bottom trail that is truly forgiving.

Mount Washington has also made mountain biking a more economical venture. New for this summer is an affordable two-hour bike rental which can be combined with the addition of a bike park lift ticket.

“You can head up to the park and ride for two hours with a top of the line Rocky Mountain rental bike for less than $65,” says Mike Manara, Bike Park manager.

Opening weekend kicks off with Rocky Mountain Demo Days. Head up to the park to try Rocky’s latest Gravity and Freeride Series bikes this Saturday and Sunday.

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