Summer Biking at Ski Resorts - Page 2
Squaw Valley, U.S.A.
Most of the 4,000 acres at Squaw Valley U.S.A. (P.O. Box 2007, Olympic Valley, CA 96146. 1.888.766.9321 or 530.583.6985. www.squaw.com) are open to mountain bikers from May to September. Unlimited cable-car access is $26 per day; one cable-car ride costs $19 (all cyclists must purchase a cable-car pass). Trails are intermediate to advanced.
The extensive network of marked mountain-biking trails on the front side of Vail opens to cyclists from late May to October. You'll pay $25 per day to use the lift (no charge for trail access only). Guided tours and equipment rental are available. Contact Vail Associates (P.O. Box 7, Vail, CO 81658. 1.800.525.2257 or 970.476.9090. www.snow.com).
June through October, Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains offer guided and unguided lift-served biking, as well as heli-biking. Most trails are intermediate to advanced single tracks or double tracks that wind through coastal forests. Great routes include River Runs Through It and the Sea to Sky Trail, a 60-mile off-road trip through canyons. Programs cost $60 (CN) per day for guide, lift, and bike rental, or $21 (CN) per day for lift only. Contact Whistler Backroads (P.O. Box 43, Whistler, BC V0N 1B0, Canada. 877.932.3111 or 604.932.3111. www.whistlermountainbiking.com).