Downhill biking is in full swing despite the that winter just wouldn’t go away. For much of June, we experienced below-average temperatures and even some summer snow. In-fact for the first time ever, we closed for a snow day last Sunday. As in Sunday, June, 23rd, the second day of summer, crazy! Despite the slow, cold start, temperatures have been climbing into the mid 70’s all week. Fourth of July week should feature perfect weather for some downhill biking at the Keystone Bike Park. Currently, the forecast for the coming week is calling for more sunny weather with high temperatures in the 70’s. Sunny warm weather is great news for the above-average snowpack sitting on top of the trails at the top of Keystone. Keystone Bike Park trail crew has been working daily shoveling snow in the woods and using snowcats to move snow off the trails and get them dry. This is the first time in recent memory the bike park has not been open top to bottom before the end of June. Despite still no official word from Keystone Resort, we are optimistic the trails at the top of the mountain will be open any day now. Our money is on or before the fourth of July. As you can see from these two photos, the first being early June, the second being this Wednesday, snow is melting quickly.
Comparing these two photos definitely gives us hope that the Keystone Bike Park will soon be ready for the top to bottom downhill biking.
The Keystone Bike Park offers trails for all skill levels. Even, if you’ve never been downhill mountain biking before there will be a trail with your name on it. The green trail from the top of the mountain is over 7 miles long and snakes its way gradually down the mountain, following closely to everyone’s favorite green trail in the winter, Schoolmarm. For those looking for a more adrenaline-fueled experience check out the flow trails Cowboy Up, Paid in Full, Holy Diver, or Holy Roller at the top of the mountain then end your 2000 vertical foot decent on Keystone’s iconic 13′ tall cork screw on the trail Sanitarium.
Check back often for more downhill mountain biking news and updates for the Keystone Bike Park!