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Winter Park Resort opens Saturday with Hill Climb and most trails in Trestle Bike Park open

Jon Pearson, left, and Bjorn Collins work on a new ramp on the Be All U Can Bee trail at Winter Park Resort on Thursday morning as the resort prepares to open its summer activities for the season on Saturday.   Byron Hetzler/Sky-Hi News

Jon Pearson, left, and Bjorn Collins work on a new ramp on the Be All U Can Bee trail at Winter Park Resort on Thursday morning as the resort prepares to open its summer activities for the season on Saturday. Byron Hetzler/Sky-Hi News

Winter Park Resort’s Trestle Bike Park opens a new trail this season, “Cruel and Unusual”, an expert-only trail with a mix of dirt and wooden jumps and bottomless wooden berms.

Trestle Bike Park has over 40 miles of trails and hundreds of features such as the 80 jumps on Rainmaker trail.

“The spring has provided a quicker than normal melt-out. As a result, the bike park will have amazing conditions on opening day. The number of open trails and quality of the surface will be more like early July than mid-June,” said Trestle Bike Park Manager Bob Holme. “Because of that, we are anticipating our biggest opening ever. Virtually every trail will be accessible on opening day with stellar conditions.”

Also on Saturday, the first race of the Epic Singletrack mountain biking series begins with the Hill Climb Kick-Off. The distance is 5.2 miles with a starting elevation of 9,080 feet and the highest point topping off at 11,142 feet. Total climbing is 2,062 feet. After the race, the award ceremony will be held at the base with refreshments and a raffle.

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