Alyeska Bike Park Opens June 9th for it’s 7th Season of Operations
The melting snow on the mountain doesn’t mean mountain fun is over. It’s time to ditch the two planks (or one) for two wheels and snow gear for knee pads and bike shorts. The Alyeska Bike Park is set to open on Friday, June 9, 2017 to kick off the summer biking season! There is a very distinct similarity between the bike crowd and the ski crowd and honestly the faces are pretty much the same as well. And not just the same faces as in the same people who ski also ride DH bikes, but the faces of joy from riding down a mountain. The folks who ride are bike people and bike people are inherently good natured, fun-loving and slightly crazy, in a good way. Whether you’ve gone DH riding before or if you’re new to the sport, grab a bike, gear up and point it down hill for a fun and thrilling way to enjoy Alyeska.
The Alyeska Bike Park features downhill, single-track trails for everyone from beginners to experts. The Alyeska Bike Park features man-made dirt and wooden features as well as accentuated natural features such as berms, jumps and drops. The trail crew does an amazing job buffing out the trails to make them fresh so whether you’re bombing through the high alpine of Silver Tip and Fridays or getting tight and technical in the trails of Gear Jammer or Bermuda or just learning to take on the mountain on Big Spruce or Chips ‘n Salsa, riders will be have great conditions to shred brown-POW!
Lessons are available at the Daylodge Bike Hub for all ages and ability levels and are recommended for new riders. Bike tours and rentals are also available. Alyeska’s rental fleet of Kona bikes are great because DH riding can be hard on your personal bike so why not beat up on one of Alyeska’s bike and save yours for later. Full face helmets and pads are also available.