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    Good Mtb destinations with chair lifts?

    Hi guys! It may be contrary to the spirit of the sport, but has anyone had any good experience visiting a place that offers good mt biking with a chair lift? There's been ramblings that Winter Park, CO has good trails via lift access (you pay a lift ticket fee and they carry your bike up on the lift). It's basically for bringing non-mt bikers out to mt bike. he he.

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    I've been to Mammoth a few times.. It's fun enough.

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    I ride winter park 6-10 times per year. But I've never used the lift... I guess I like to climb to the top via Icarus, and ride down mountain goat for a good days ride .

    But if you want a lift, they have it. I goes up to mid-mountain, and there is a down hillers trial, cheyenne, that you can't ride up, its forbidden, down only....
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    World-class resort!!

    Whistler, baby, Whistler. This summer they'll be opening up the next chairlift up (Garbanzo) to double the amount of rideable terrain - which is already pretty amazing.

    http://www.whistlerblackcomb.com/bike/

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    Northstar. Lake Tahoe, CA.

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    BTW, not so much downhill hucking...

    Thanks for the responses. I forgot to mention this would be not so much for sick, downhill hucking, more for "xc" kind of downhill (?)...thanks again for the recommendations.

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    [QUOTE=Jm.]Northstar. Lake Tahoe, CA.[/QUOT

    Even though it is not a place to find good skiing, they have definately have embraced the mountain biker. God Bless Them...

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    This one is not bad....

    And you have the benefit of having the rest of Moab to ride.

    I am biased though since I am from Utah.

    http://www.moabrimadventurepark.com

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    Winterpark, or Breckenridge will fulfill the xc downhill desires
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    Fernie, B.C.

    Has sick downhills with hucking but also xc trails plus endless singletrack outside of the resort.

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    Kind of an oxymoron

    but if that's what you want my suggestion is SUN Valley Idaho.
    I've been inside too long.

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    Smile Winter Park, CO

    Winter Park is lots of fun. Many trails fun for intermediate riders. Mountain Goat is an expert trail, but not what most would call a "sick downhill."

    I give Winter Park 5 stars, Steamboat and Vail 4 each.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkan
    And you have the benefit of having the rest of Moab to ride.

    I am biased though since I am from Utah.

    http://www.moabrimadventurepark.com
    This place is, has been for a while, and will be, closed. Sorry.

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    Ditto on Winder Park

    Quote Originally Posted by elder_mtber
    Winter Park is lots of fun. Many trails fun for intermediate riders. Mountain Goat is an expert trail, but not what most would call a "sick downhill."

    I give Winter Park 5 stars, Steamboat and Vail 4 each.
    I was in Winter Park with my bike last summer and had a lot of fun. The nearby town is a nice place to hang out afterwards. Highly recommended.

    Thx...Doug

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    Telluride

    Telluride has some of the best singletrack in the country. It also has a free gondola that allows you some good downhill trails. It also gets you 1000 feet high to access Alta lake. Alta lakes is definitly one of the unknown jewels in the country.
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    Thanks guys

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    I didn't realize...

    Quote Originally Posted by Jm.
    This place is, has been for a while, and will be, closed. Sorry.
    Are you serious?
    I was going to finally give it a try this summer. I guess now I won't. Bummer.

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    yes, the chairlift is up for sale right now, but it doesn't look like it will be bought any time soon, and it is even possible that it could be torn down.

    Moab is still worth it to go to, there are some excellent rides, especially "freeride" type stuff.

    If you want to do lifts though I suggest Whistler or Northstar, Whistler is bigger than Northstar by a good margin, both of them have good terrain. I'd say to to whistler if you can swing it, if not you wont be dissapointed by Northstar and there's also plenty of other stuff to ride nearby.

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    Keystone, CO

    We went to Keystone last year during some races and had all kinds of fun. Bought a lift ticket and rode the chair a few times while the kids were at the condo sleeping. What a blast! You can purchase by the ride or for the whole day. Keystone has a lot of good lodging packages too. Made for a great 3 day weekend. Even picked up a used FS bike for my wife. K2 Attack for $250 ($1000 new).

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    Snowshoe Mountain in West Virginia

    NORBA xc, downhill and 24 hour races are held there so they should have just about everthing your looking for.

    http://www.snowshoemtn.com/summer02/mountainbiking.html

    or

    www.ride.snowshoemtn.com

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    we make a trip to mammoth a couple times a year. If you time your trip after Labor Day, you can almost have the entire 13,000 ft. mountain to yourself. You can camp at Twin Lakes campground, ride your bike DOWN the hill into town. Take a shuttle to the lodge where you buy your lift ticket, and at the end of the day when you are done, you can take a trail that dumps you off the mountain right back at the campground. It's the best...

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    I second Breckenridge...

    The lift served stuff is kind of more xc downhill oriented like said before but its good nuf. There is epic riding around there though. CO trail, wheeler trail, and tons of other stuff, let me know if you want some directions on an all day epic. Its awesome.

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