Snowbird’s New Big Mountain Trail: 3000 Vertical Feet & 7.5 Miles of Downhill Fun
Tram laps in the Summer? Dreams do come true! Snowbird Resort in Little Cottonwood Canyon dropped a stoke bomb on mountain bike fiends this week announcing the grand opening of their brand-spankin-new Big Mountain Trail. Needless to say, we’re aching to get to Snowbird ASAP to do some laps on what will certainly be a premier must-do trail when visiting the Wasatch.
According to the Ski Utah video (see below), the trail is approx. 3000 vertical feet, 7.5 miles long, and takes about 1 – 2 hours to ride depending upon rider experience. So that means it’s a <10 min. ride up the tram for a massive descent back to the tram deck. CAN.NOT.WAIT! From the video, it looks like there are lots of smooth berms to rail, a few wood features, and a mix of high alpine and aspen single track to give even the most spoiled of riders a mega-fix of downhill fun.
Mountain Biking Snowbird's Big Mountain TrailVideo by SkiUtah.com
Here’s some beta directly from Snowbird.com about the trail:
- Hours: 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
- Access: Hidden Peak (Tram MTB ticket required), Down-traffic ONLY after 11 a.m.
- *Trail Rating: Blue (intermediate)
- Distance: 7.5 miles from Hidden Peak to the Snowbird Center via Dick Bass Highway.
- Trail drops 2,900 vertical feet with an 8 percent average grade. Wide-open straightaways, tight forested turns, small earthen tabletops, wooden bridges and amazing down-canyon views. Very little pedaling required. Helmets required.
- Adult $19 Half-Day, $29 All-Day
- Child $16 Half-Day, $24 All-Day
- Snowbird season passholders (winter 2013/14 and 2014/15) $10 All-Day
For more information about Snowbird’s mountain bike trails, hours, and ticket prices, visit Snowbird.com.