New Gravity Trails at Vail Mountain Resort
Vail Mountain Resort, the fabled destination west of Denver, Colorado, was pummeled with snowstorms this year, resulting in stellar conditions on the slopes. Not content with a great winter, though, the resort is planning major improvements to its mountain bike trails for this summer and has turned to IMBA’s Trail Solutions program for assistance.
Working closely with Vail’s staff, Trail Solutions’ Tony Boone and Tammy Donahugh are developing a high-altitude pump track and beginner and intermediate gravity flow trails. Moving quickly to capture the short summer season, the pump track at the Eagle’s Nest will feature stunning views of the surrounding mountains, and the two flow trails will provide great opportunities for riders seeking progression or simply wishing to sample gravity riding for the first time.