Whiteface Mountain Bike Park: 7-1-09 update

Opening weekend was a blast thanks to our friends from Downhill Quebec.com.

Whiteface Mountain in the summer is just beautiful:

1 whiteface in the summer

It's rare to be able to see the summit from the base for a mountain this size. Whiteface is steep!

In the spirit of keeping it “green” our pump track just had a nice make over:

PUMP TRACK 6-23

New lines and a new look. Enjoy!

2 riders and their bikes fit comfortably inside the gondola. 12 minutes up and 2,456 feet of some of the best downhill anywhere!

gondola loading

All aboard

Now for some riding shots:

some air in the woods

single-track 3

new drop 5 footer

This new 5 foot drop is just below the pump track.

You can always count on seeing this father and son shredding on Whiteface’s opening day.

dad and son

Looking good Trav & Dave

single-track 2

single-track

Saturday night after a day of riding a crowd of over 70 gathered to see Sam Perkins perform his trials show.  Then we headed inside for a  showing of the 3-d film Truth & Beauty. The 3-D effects were awesome on the big screen, and Sam got the crowd all fired up. Thanks Sam for the trials show and thanks to Nat Bartholamew for the film.

sam getting close to a tree

Sam can ride his bike up a tree

sam being sam

Sam getting close with the crowd

Sam getting close with the crowd

sam getting close to the Franz family

Some Sunday fun on the pump track:

pump track 2

pump track 3

pump track 1

The Whiteface Mountain Bike Park has trails for all abilities. We do have some of the gnarliest terrain around, but for those just getting into downhilling our shuttle bus is perfect:

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Family fun at The Face

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And a couple of pictures from the waterfalls/stream crossing:

3 stream crossing

2 stream crossing

Size does matter!

size does matter

We are off to a great start for the 2009 mountain biking season at the Whiteface Mountain Bike Park. A special thanks to Nat Bartholamew for making and providng the film Truth & Beauty, Simon from Downhill Quebec for putting this opening weekend together, Emilie Gaignard for the awesome pictures, High Peaks Cyclery and the Olympic Regional Development Authority.

For more pictures, videos,  and information including Bike N Stay packages from $59.00 please visit: www.downhillmike.com

See ya at The Face

Downhill Mike

Size does matter!

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3 Responses to “Whiteface Mountain Bike Park: 7-1-09 update”

  1. karen delaney Says:

    Great photos and captions, Mike !! Good luck with the race tomorrow- Off to a great start of summer !!
    Karen

  2. Right-on Guys!
    Good open.

    Aaron

  3. ADKDOUG Says:

    great stuff!

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