BIG COTTONWOOD CANYON, Utah (September 8, 2023) – The first phase of trails in the new Solitude Bike Park opens this Friday, September 8. Four trails ranging from green circle (easier) to black diamond (most difficult) will be open Friday-Sunday through October 8, conditions permitting.
Designed by Gravity Logic, six miles of new downhill trails will consist of two freeride trails, Mother Lode and Cobalt Cruise, and two technical trails, Mine Shaft and Holy Schist. All four of these new trails will be accessed via Moonbeam Express.
“With this initial phase of trails, we really wanted to provide an experience that accommodates riders of all ability levels,” says Solitude Bike Park Manager Tyler Sites, “The Gravity Logic team is known for their attention to detail and exceptional trail work. These four new trails represent the first step in a larger series of downhill mountain bike trails coming to Solitude.”
It should be noted that with limited weekends remaining in the season, Solitude’s lift operations staff will be focusing their efforts on the Eagle Express chairlift upgrade. Moonbeam Express will operate with one bike carrier for every five chairs. By next summer, the resort expects to double this capacity.
Due to construction delays caused by lingering snowpack from the 22/23 winter, some sections of these new trails are currently under construction. While trail crews work to complete the lower section of Cobalt Cruise (blue freeride trail) riders will take a detour via Serenity to return to Moonbeam Express. Technical trails Holy Schist and Mine Shaft will be accessed by temporary connection trails. Mine Shaft will return to Moonbeam Express via a temporary connector as well. Mountain bike rentals and lessons will be available through the end of the season; 23/24 Ikon Pass holders receive 25% off full-day bike tickets and $80 Solitude Bike Park Season Passes.
More info on the Solitude Bike Park.