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    Any U.S. bike park open end of November or early December?

    Thinking about a late November or early December trip next year, are there any bike parks in the U.S. open that late?
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    Wind rock in Tennessee and I think balleys in North Carolina is year round now as well


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    Bootleg Canyon


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    Bailey in NC. Windrock in TN is open most weekends, I believe. Weather can be hit or miss at both places.

    Bailey is worth a trip from anywhere though. Make sure you get advance tickets there, if the weather's nice they run out of capacity (last time I was there the parking lot was completely full as was every shuttle).

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    Quote Originally Posted by .WestCoastHucker. View Post
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    Bootleg is awesome but it's a shuttle or ride to the top kind of place, no chairlift.
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    There is nowhere in the country that has dedicated, lift access, year round DH riding.

    ALL lifts are built for skiing, they've just barely learned in the last few years that you can also put bikes on in the summer!

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    Wind rock uses old school buses


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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRage43 View Post
    There is nowhere in the country that has dedicated, lift access, year round DH riding.
    technically true, but it you remove the lift requirement there are at least 2 in the US and one in Canada that have year round, dedicated, shuttle-access DH riding.

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    https://windrockbikepark.com/
    https://www.coastgravitypark.ca/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joules View Post
    technically true, but it you remove the lift requirement there are at least 2 in the US and one in Canada that have year round, dedicated, shuttle-access DH riding.

    Bailey Mountain Bike Park
    https://windrockbikepark.com/
    https://www.coastgravitypark.ca/
    Bootleg is no different, and some of the gnarliest terrain I've ever ridden!

    They have a lot of trails that are pedal up, pedal down. But they do run a shuttle to the top and those runs are nothing short of epic DH. Year round. Buuuut... I would not venture there March-October.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRage43 View Post
    Bootleg is no different, and some of the gnarliest terrain I've ever ridden!

    They have a lot of trails that are pedal up, pedal down. But they do run a shuttle to the top and those runs are nothing short of epic DH. Year round. Buuuut... I would not venture there March-October.
    early mornings are good.....and I would shorten that to May - Oct....but still hit some 6 am to 10 am runs...then roll by the pool around noon, then nap ...then evening is for pizza hookers, gambling, tequilla and beers
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    Highland is bikes only lift access and no skiing in winter. Their seasons runs until Veterans day however this year due to good weather they were open until Thanksgiving weekend and currently trying to get going for lift access fat bike DH. Weather is just nuts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shrink View Post
    Highland is bikes only lift access and no skiing in winter. Their seasons runs until Veterans day however this year due to good weather they were open until Thanksgiving weekend and currently trying to get going for lift access fat bike DH. Weather is just nuts.
    Yeah, I had read that they stopped ski access there all-together because of the lack of snow. Those lifts were originally there to serve skiers, but times, they do change... Looks like this year they are actually opening some weekends. Simply awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRage43 View Post
    Yeah, I had read that they stopped ski access there all-together because of the lack of snow. Those lifts were originally there to serve skiers, but times, they do change... Looks like this year they are actually opening some weekends. Simply awesome!
    Highland was bought by mt bikers. They are doing some grooming for downhill winter fat this year. Never say never.

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