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    Everyone's starting to get in on this downhill MTB thing.

    Okemo to offer lift-served downhill mountain biking using South Ridge A Quad.


    http://www.okemo.com/activities/mountain-biking/




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    Debatable whether South Ridge can be considered "down hill".

    For those that do ride in Ludlow, there's a nice ride from Colby Pond down along Buffalo Brook. I used to ride it all the time and then go swimming at the cliff jump into Lake Amherst

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    Quote Originally Posted by deadheadskier View Post
    Debatable whether South Ridge can be considered "down hill".

    South Ridge at Okemo actually has a better rise/run ratio than the current lift served bike offerings of The Shelburne Express at Burke:


    Okemo SRQ: 414 vertical rise - 2743 length = .15

    Shelburne Exp: 563 vertical rise - 3807 length = .14
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    Maybe it's good. I would think the Sachem Chair would be better to build off of out of that base area. It's been years since I rode, but I'd be heading to Killington over Okemo for lift served riding if in that area.

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    I'm just happy to see there will be even more places to ride this summer! With Sunapee and Okemo coming online, I'll have 6 lift-served options within 90 minutes of me:

    Sunapee 20 min
    Highland 60 min
    Okemo 60 min
    Killington 60 min
    Burke 90 min
    Sugarbush 90 min

    I think it's time to find a DH-only or all-mountain rig!

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    Highland is where it's at, place is insane. Went there last summer and now I'm hooked!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Farleyman View Post
    Highland is where it's at, place is insane. Went there last summer and now I'm hooked!
    I agree 100%! I've been riding XC for years but tried DH for the first time last year at Highland. I'm completely addicted now!

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    Berkshire East is planning on opening a new MTB park this summer as well:

    http://mtbparks.com/Mountain-Bike-Pa...Bike-Park.html
    Brian

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    Quote Originally Posted by deadheadskier View Post
    Maybe it's good. I would think the Sachem Chair would be better to build off of out of that base area. It's been years since I rode, but I'd be heading to Killington over Okemo for lift served riding if in that area.
    Okemo is probably trying to target a more easy going crowd. Seems like lift serve MTB is the cheapest way to provide summer activities.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bvibert View Post
    Berkshire East is planning on opening a new MTB park this summer as well:

    http://mtbparks.com/Mountain-Bike-Pa...Bike-Park.html
    Berkshire East downhill trails are pretty gnarly from what I've heard. They have some easier options that run out by Outback but the expert trail is straight down the front of the mountain! I don't mountain bike due to the cost but I'm thinking of taking it up!
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