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    Ski Denton Lift Downhill/Cross-Country

    I've been watching the bits and pieces of information on the forums about Ski Denton opening for biking - figured I'd set all the facts staight. We have opened the mountain up for biking on Saturdays and Sundays. The triple chair is carrying bikes and riders to the top (lifties loading and unloading bikes - just sit back and enjoy about a ten minute scenic ride to the top) From there your have two options:
    For the Down-hiller:
    Several downhill singletrack runs. The ski slopes are open and mowed with scattered terrain features including tabletops and rock drops. Terrain park with teeter-totters and beams (more coming soon!) Trails, Slopes, and Singletrack range from easy to extreme - (some riders have compared us to Plattekill and Whiteface for the steeps) We are adding more trails weekly and existing runs are packing in nice.
    For the Cross-Country Rider:
    From the top of the lift there is a cross-country loop that is rolling with a constant downhill to the bottom. Several singletracks and trails drop from the loop for many possible trips back to the bottom. Something for every ability level.
    Hopefully this helps answer some of the gossip! I'll work on getting the map up on this site with some photos. Lots of feedback from western New York riders on cycle-cny.com forums, and on yahoo groups "gravity junkies" site. Lots of positives so far - we are looking forward to creating an area for everyone's interests and levels. The park sits on 750 acres - right now the possibilities seem endless. Come ride with us - rider feedback is building this mounatin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by denton
    I've been watching the bits and pieces of information on the forums about Ski Denton opening for biking - figured I'd set all the facts staight. We have opened the mountain up for biking on Saturdays and Sundays. The triple chair is carrying bikes and riders to the top (lifties loading and unloading bikes - just sit back and enjoy about a ten minute scenic ride to the top) From there your have two options:
    For the Down-hiller:
    Several downhill singletrack runs. The ski slopes are open and mowed with scattered terrain features including tabletops and rock drops. Terrain park with teeter-totters and beams (more coming soon!) Trails, Slopes, and Singletrack range from easy to extreme - (some riders have compared us to Plattekill and Whiteface for the steeps) We are adding more trails weekly and existing runs are packing in nice.
    For the Cross-Country Rider:
    From the top of the lift there is a cross-country loop that is rolling with a constant downhill to the bottom. Several singletracks and trails drop from the loop for many possible trips back to the bottom. Something for every ability level.
    Hopefully this helps answer some of the gossip! I'll work on getting the map up on this site with some photos. Lots of feedback from western New York riders on cycle-cny.com forums, and on yahoo groups "gravity junkies" site. Lots of positives so far - we are looking forward to creating an area for everyone's interests and levels. The park sits on 750 acres - right now the possibilities seem endless. Come ride with us - rider feedback is building this mounatin.
    Thanks for the update! You guys are fairly close to us here in Ohio, probably the closest for DH. I'm trying to put together a few to come visit in mid-July. We like it steep, technical and gnar. Maybe I'll bring my shuvel and help throw some dirt, If/When you get a spare moment, maybe snap some shots of the DH course. I've been running searches (being that you guys are the closest and I'm jonesing for some lift service) for DH pictures but all I saw so far was xc stuff.

    Anyhow, looking forward to coming out there

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    Thanks for the feedback. I'll work on some good pictures of the steep stuff this week, and will let you know when I have them posted!!! Avalanche, one of our slopes, used to be able to boast the steepest slope in the east. Stowe (Goat) and Killington added some terrain in the 80's that equal it - but we can still say one of the steepest. What's that have to do with biking? (One bike trail follows it's path, only in the woods beside it !)

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    Trail Map

    HERE IS OUR EVOLVING TRAIL MAP!
    The White trails are the open, mowed ski slopes; the brown are trails ( 3 to 10 feet wide); and the blue are single-track. Trail 4 is about three miles - first mile flat second two miles a 2-5% grade to the bottom (anyone can ride); Trail 6 continues over toward the cross-country area. Anything from trail 9 to the right is downhill. 25,26,30,31,and 32 have all been compared by riders to Plattekill and Whiteface! There are more trails we are currently marking on both the downhill and cross-country sides of the mountain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by denton
    HERE IS OUR EVOLVING TRAIL MAP!
    The White trails are the open, mowed ski slopes; the brown are trails ( 3 to 10 feet wide); and the blue are single-track. Trail 4 is about three miles - first mile flat second two miles a 2-5% grade to the bottom (anyone can ride); Trail 6 continues over toward the cross-country area. Anything from trail 9 to the right is downhill. 25,26,30,31,and 32 have all been compared by riders to Plattekill and Whiteface! There are more trails we are currently marking on both the downhill and cross-country sides of the mountain.
    Awesome, will be out fo shizzle. I take the the lift is the red spot at the top? You should connect 25 to 26 to 31 for one long epic DH I'm going to keep hounding you for pictures of the DH!!!

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    Trails

    Looking on the map - that combo looks pretty sweet - I'll check it out on the ground - could be one long, steep, run! Also, the chair is the thin black line - starts near the lodge - ends at the trail heads of 23,24,26,and 4.

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