Bike season kicks off in Snowmass |

Bike season kicks off in Snowmass

Jill Beathard
Snowmass Sun
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The Elk Camp Gondola starts running daily on June 22, and with it comes the start of the mountain-biking season on Snowmass.

In addition, this year the Elk Camp chairlift will operate daily this year, taking riders and hikers to the summit of the eastern part of the mountain. Lift tickets will be half-price for the opening weekend.

With the addition of several new downhill trails over the past three years, including the Valhalla trail last season — built by Gravity Logic — Snowmass now has more than 50 miles of singletrack, cross-country, freeride and downhill terrain. Snowmass also completed the upper section of the Vapor Trail last bike season.

The Elk Camp Gondola and Elk Camp chair will run daily June 22 through Sept. 2 and on the weekends of Sept. 7 and 8, 14 and 15, 21 and 22 and 28 and 29. Gondola summer hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and chairlift hours are 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and will run until 9 p.m. on Fridays during Valhalla Nights.

The Snowmass Base Village Merchants are offering a host of activities to kick the season off June 20 through 23, calling it G4 Weekend. The Westin Snowmass also is hosting some events on the Mall, most of which will continue all summer long starting this weekend.

Lift tickets for premier-pass holders are free or $5 with a bike. Adult one-day tickets are $28 or $38 with a bike. For all other prices, go to


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