§ First Cross Country Race of Epic Singletrack Race Series at Winter Park
§ Top- to-Bottom Riding
§ The Eight New Trail Segments Constructed in 2009 will be Ready for Opening Day
§ NEW! Family Activities at the Village Base
§ Colorado's Longest Alpine Slide
Winter Park Resort, COLO., June 10, 2010 – The sun is shining, the grass is green, and summer at Winter Park Resort starts Saturday, June 12 with the official opening day. The Zephyr Express chairlift will start running at 9:30 a.m. for bikers to access Trestle Bike Park. Base area activities will open at 10:00 a.m.
Winter Park Resort is located 67 miles (108 kilometers) northwest of Denver, 85 miles (137 kilometers) from Denver International Airport and 40 miles (64 kilometers) from Rocky Mountain National Park.
SUMMER SEASON DATES AND TIMES
June 12- Sept. 6, 2010, plus Fridays-Sundays in September
HOURS OF OPPERATION
Base Area Activities 10:00am – 5:30pm
Trestle Bike Park 9:30am – 5:00pm
Zephyr Express Chairlift 9:30am – 5:00pm
Olympia Express Chairlift 10:00am – 4:45pm, Friday – Sunday + Labor Day, opens July 2
Extended Weekends in September:
9/10-12, 9/17-19, 9/24-26
Fridays 11:00am – 5:00pm – Trestle Bike Park, Zephyr Express Chairlift, Mountainside Mini Golf and Amaze'n Human Maze
Saturday/Sundays 10:00am – 5:00pm – Trestle Bike Park, Zephyr Express Chairlift and all base activities
Connects free parking lot at the Vintage Hotel to the Village at Winter Park
9:00am – 7:30pm daily,
9:00am-10:00pm, Fridays, June 25- August 3
Trestle Bike Park
Trestle Bike Park is the fastest growing bike park in the United States, home to 33 miles of downhill and freeride trails including 175 stunts and features. Throughout June, Trestle Bike Park will be open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with all day passes available for $34/person. Check www.TrestleBikePark.com <http://www.trestlebikepark.com/> on Friday, June 11, 2010 for an opening day trail status update to see which of your favorite trails will be open. Before you hit the trails, have fun and work on your bike handling skills on two pump tracks or bring the younger riders to practice in the Kids' Skills Zone, located at the base of the Trestle Bike Park. The bike park crew is also working hard to complete a top to mid-mountain singletrack trail by opening day, Saturday, June 12, 2010. All trail openings are based on conditions and additional trails will open as conditions permit.
What's New in 2010 at Trestle Bike Park
Terrain Expansion – For advanced gravity-fueled guests, Trestle is announcing the extension of Jump Trail; check www.TrestleBikePark.com <http://www.trestlebikepark.com/> for details as the park crew begins construction.
For novice park riders, Trestle is pleased to announce Green World, an expanded five mile, top-to-bottom beginner trail that will provide new downhill trail riders a full-mountain experience preparing them to tackle blue and black trails. All trail openings are based on conditions and additional trails will open as conditions permit.
Trestle 101 – For those looking to start the sport or wanting guidance to achieve the next level of riding, Trestle Bike Park is offering a new progressive lesson and guide program beginning with Trestle 101. Guests will receive a 2.5 hour lesson, ticket and downhill rental package value priced at $69 Monday – Friday and $79 weekends. Classes will be offered at 9:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Rental and Demo Shops
New for the 2010 summer season, bike rentals and bike demos will be split into two distinct shops each with respective rentals and demos, Trestle Bike Park Shop and Epic Singletrack Shop. Trestle Bike Park Shop will continue to cater to the gravity-fueled enthusiasts with downhill specific equipment and armor. The new Epic Singletrack Shop will accommodate cross-country clientele looking to ride the trails of Grand County and the Fraser Valley. For those wanting to experience the trails high on Winter Park Mountain, Epic Singletrack Shop offers a single ride Zephyr Express lift ticket for quick and easy access to mountaintop single track riding. Epic Singletrack Shop will offer an extensive Specialized Mountain Bike demo program, as well as a cross country rental fleet consisting of Kona, Scott and Yeti bikes. Stop by the Epic Singletrack Shop this summer for all your cross country riding needs!
Trestle Bike Park Shop – Trestle Bike Park Shop is home to the largest bike park fleet in the United States, with over 100 new 2010 Kona downhill bikes, 14 of which are women-specific. Each bike in the rental fleet exclusively uses Marzocchi suspension to ensure the best possible ride in the park. Trestle Bike Park Shop has also expanded their demo bike program to include 50 of the latest park and downhill race bikes from Kona, Specialized, Yeti, Scott, Norco and Cove. Trestle Bike Park Shop is the one stop shop for bike park passes, rentals, lessons, and gear, open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. For the best deal, save up to 33% by pre-booking a bike rental and lift pass combo online at www.trestlebikepark.com <http://www.trestlebikepark.com/> .
Summer 2010 Season Passes
Adventure Pass Season Pass – The Adventure Pass is a guest's ticket to summer fun at the park and includes unlimited day use of all resort activities: Colorado's longest Alpine Slide, Mini Golf, Zephyr Express Scenic Chairlift, Amaze'n Human Maze, Outdoor Climbing Wall, GyroEXTREME, Leaps & Bounds Bungee and the new activities of T-Bar Mini Zip Line and Bouncy Snowcat. *Mineral Panning is not included. Adventure Pass Season Passes are on sale now for $219 for adults (13 and older) and $99 for children (12 and under). Purchase today online at www.skicolorado.com <http://www.skicolorado.com/> , by calling 800.729.7907 or by visiting the Trestle Bike Park Shop.
Trestle Bike Park Season Pass – Ride the gravity-fueled terrain of Trestle Bike Park all summer long with a Trestle Bike Park Season Pass. Season passes are $199 for adults until June 30, 2010 and $99 for children. Beginning July 1, 2010 the adult season pass price will be $229. Trestle Bike Park Season Passes can be purchased online at www.trestlebikepark.com <http://www.trestlebikepark.com/> or by calling 800.979.0328.
Mountain Bike Race Series
This Saturday, Winter Park Resort gears up for the first race in the Epic Singletrack Race Series at Winter Park. Known as the largest series of its kind in Colorado, this first race will kick summer into gear with a challenging 5.3 non-technical hill climb from the base of the resort to the top of Mary Jane Mountain. Check-in is from 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.; the race begins promptly at 10:00 a.m. For more information about the Epic Singletrack Race Series at Winter Park, contact the Competition center at (970) 726-1590 or visit www.epicsingletrack.com <http://www.epicsingletrack.com/> .
For more information about Winter Park Resort, contact Guest Services at (970) 726-1564 or visit www.winterparkresort.com <http://www.winterparkresort.com/> .
ABOUT TRESTLE BIKE PARK AND WINTER PARK RESORT
Winter Park Resort is summer's best escape. Located just 67 miles from Denver, Colorado and surrounded by the Continental Divide. Winter Park Resort's Trestle Bike Park is the fastest growing bike park in the United States offering 33 miles of gravity-fed trails with an expanding list of over 175 features. New for the 2010 season, a top-to-bottom green trail called Green World. Summer mountain biking events include the Epic Singletrack Race Series at Winter Park, Trestle Gravity Series, the American Red Cross Fat Tire Classic and Crankworx Colorado. Winter Park Resort also offers family activities at the base including Colorado's longest Alpine Slide, events in The Village at Winter Park, plus much more! To book your next vacation, visit www.winterparkresort.com <http://www.winterparkresort.com/> or call Winter Park Central Reservations at 800-729-5813. For more information about Crankworx Colorado visit www.crankworx.com <http://www.crankworxcolorado.com/> .
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