BIG BEAR LAKE, CA (BRAIN) – When Snow Summit Resort opens for the summer season this Saturday, Southern California mountain bikers are in for a treat. The resort will introduce a brand-new, lift-served downhill trail for advanced riders called Miracle Mile. Snow Summit plans to open at least three new trails for all levels of riders by the end of the summer.
"This is expected to be a three to five year project,” said Wade Reeser, Snow Summit’s assistant general manager. “By the time we get to the east side of the mountain [all trails are currently on the west side], and in conjunction with our existing trails that stretch out into the San Bernardino National Forest, I believe Snow Summit will be the mecca for SoCal mountain biking."
Gravity Logic, a bike park design and development firm based in Whistler, Britsh Columbia, worked with Snow Summit to design Miracle Mile. The downhill trail consists of 33 berms, ten jumps, sweeping s-turns, several rollers, and three wood features.
"We've worked seven days a week and 24 hours a day to get this black diamond, advance-level trail open for Memorial Day Weekend,” said Reeser. “In addition, we'll have most of another advanced trail open, along with existing forest system trails in the San Bernardino National Forest. Our goal is to add a blue intermediate-level trail and a green beginner trail stretching from top-to-bottom by the end of the summer."
The resort will be open on weekends only until mid-June, when they will move to a seven-day per week schedule. Bike rentals will be available in the base area.