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Posted: Aug 19, 2021 at 9:12 Quote
ChiefSilverback wrote:
chriskneeland wrote:
Never ridden a bike park mid summer before huh?
This time last year they were no where near as bad.

The trails are actually pretty decent for this time of year. In drier years they've been way more blown out. If you think this is bad, stick to trail riding.

Posted: Aug 19, 2021 at 11:49 Quote
chriskneeland wrote:
In drier years they've been way more blown out.

hatton wrote:
Good to compare to the year where we didn't have historic levels of rainfall

So has the rain hurt or helped the trails?

Posted: Aug 19, 2021 at 12:02 Quote
ChiefSilverback wrote:
chriskneeland wrote:
In drier years they've been way more blown out.

hatton wrote:
Good to compare to the year where we didn't have historic levels of rainfall

So has the rain hurt or helped the trails?

Hurt in some places, helped in others. Terrain is always changing and obviously affected by weather conditions. There are berms that are holding up better than ever because of the moisture they're able to retain this year, and there are others that are breaking down because the mountain is leaching water. But overall, the rain has mostly helped. And it has given the trail crew opportunities to patch up some holes without having to truck water up the mountain, which hasn't always been possible in past seasons.

Posted: Aug 22, 2021 at 3:49 Quote
chriskneeland wrote:
ChiefSilverback wrote:
chriskneeland wrote:
Never ridden a bike park mid summer before huh?
This time last year they were no where near as bad.

The trails are actually pretty decent for this time of year. In drier years they've been way more blown out. If you think this is bad, stick to trail riding.


The XC trails are really sick at Highland and no braking bumps!

Posted: Aug 30, 2021 at 12:29 Quote
scott-townes wrote:
The XC trails are really sick at Highland and no braking bumps!
I need to try the XC trails. I normally take the view that if I'm making the drive over there I'm going to ride the lift/do some Wens/Thursduro laps.

Posted: Aug 30, 2021 at 14:20 Quote
ChiefSilverback wrote:
scott-townes wrote:
The XC trails are really sick at Highland and no braking bumps!
I need to try the XC trails. I normally take the view that if I'm making the drive over there I'm going to ride the lift/do some Wens/Thursduro laps.

You can hit up most within a relatively short period of time, they're banger. Next time at the end of the day riding the lifts, take Faux Pine to Doctors Orders.

Posted: Sep 7, 2021 at 21:14 Quote
Headed out to NH in second week of October, should I hit up Highland or is there a trail center that might be better within an hour and a half of Portsmouth?

Posted: Sep 8, 2021 at 7:10 Quote
hallj2 wrote:
Headed out to NH in second week of October, should I hit up Highland or is there a trail center that might be better within an hour and a half of Portsmouth?

If you mean Portsmouth, NH, Thunder Mountain.

Posted: Sep 9, 2021 at 8:58 Quote
scott-townes wrote:
hallj2 wrote:
Headed out to NH in second week of October, should I hit up Highland or is there a trail center that might be better within an hour and a half of Portsmouth?

If you mean Portsmouth, NH, Thunder Mountain.

Sweet I'll take a look thanks for the insight!

Posted: Nov 10, 2021 at 10:27 Quote
Going up tomorrow for Veterans Day. Looking to hit flow in the morning, and tech after lunch. Heard there has been some work done and new trails since I last went up (early July). I want to hit some of the bigger features (tombstone, reef drop, slope style course) as long as they aren’t wet. Any info I could get? Thanks

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