Planning For Summer Fun
- Mtn Operations
There's plenty of excitement here at The Summit at Snoqualmie this fall. Not just because we've already had several shots of snow all the way down to base level, but there are new and exciting projects starting to emerge and the stoke is palpable!
Some of you will remember back in the day when we had a mountain bike operation in the summer months and even hosted a couple of large events including a UCI World Cup downhill race in 1998. While mountain bikes and the biking scene have changed a tremendous amount since the late 90s and early 2000's, the stoke is only higher and the passion more widespread!
All of us here at The Summit have seen the tremendous benefits re-opening a bike park could have for our existing guests, staff, local community, as well as outdoor recreation enthusiasts in general within this region, especially given the impressive and ever-increasing network of high quality local trails along the I-90 corridor.
While the process is long and involved, we believe in the dream (along with many of you who have contacted us in support) of bringing a bike park back to Snoqualmie Pass. Therefore, last week we signed a contract with Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance to start the task of analyzing and mapping potential trails and preparing documents for US Forest Service consideration. For us to do this, we want to do it right! By partnering with Evergreen, we have the highest confidence in ultimately providing an awesome lift and trail experience to all mountain bikers and riders-to-be in the region in the near future.
Many of you, like us, will want to know when we will open the bike park... There is no simple answer at this point in time but it is a great question! The process is quite involved and follows certain protocols when dealing with USFS land and building bike trails. It is quite likely that next summer will involve both the process of planning as well as hopefully a building season, so watch for further updates as we make progress towards our ultimate goal, a new Summit at Snoqualmie bike park and year-round fun!
-The Summit Team in conjunction with Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance