FAIRFIELD, Idaho — Soldier Mountain will have a good time the grand opening of its new mountain bike park Saturday, Aug. 8 at 11 a.m., though it formally opens to most of the people the day earlier than at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, based on a press launch.
The resort will open for mountain biking Fridays by means of Sundays till the tip of October, climate allowing. Carry service is scheduled for 1:30-7 p.m. Fridays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays.
Soldier’s mountain bike park might be open Labor Day, too. Carry service over the vacation weekend is slated for 1:30-7 p.m. Sept. 4, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 5-6, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 7.
Soldier Mountain is providing visitors a 50% low cost off the common value of admission to the bike park throughout its grand opening weekend, Aug. 7-9. Tickets usually price $39 for adults (ages 18-69) and $29 for youth (ages 9-17). The resort extends seniors (ages 70+), veterans, and army personnel a $10 low cost.
Visitors who buy ski passes on-line for the 2020-2021 season now at soldiermountainseasonpass.com can journey the bike park without cost for the remainder of the 2020 season. Season ski passes price $309 for adults (ages 18-69) and $159 for youth (ages 6-17).
Now one among 11 Ski Idaho resorts providing lift-service mountain biking, Soldier Mountain boasts 7.7 miles of gravity mountain biking on 4 new trails. The bike park was designed and constructed by Hailey-based Titus Trails and Apex Path Building from Park Metropolis, Utah, with beneficiant assist from Southwest Idaho Mountain Bike Affiliation, Wooden River Trails Coalition, and different volunteers.
The paths are made for all talent ranges and include straightforward, intermediate, superior hand-cut, and excessive machine-cut bounce trails. Soldier Mountain plans so as to add a abilities park and an extended, hand-cut intermediate path.
“Having had the chance to preview Soldier Mountain’s new trails, I’m thrilled with the addition of a brand new lift-accessed bike park in our area,” stated Julian Tyo, a Wooden River Trails Coalition board member. “The development constructed inside the community is pitch good, with a playful, household pleasant inexperienced path and a black bounce path that’s the actual deal. With a blue bounce path at the moment within the works by Titus Trails, I’m assured the providing the Soldier Mountain group is creating will attraction to bikers of all skills.”
Visitors who purchase a elevate ticket through the grand opening Aug. 8 get a free dessert. The resort will open its restaurant and bar from midday to 7 p.m. through the occasion, too. Entrees will embody hand-formed half-pound burgers and pork carnitas avenue tacos, and Hailey-based Sawtooth Brewery will stage a faucet takeover within the bar and supply samples of seasonal favorites. DJ Locomotive will spin some vinyl and visitors can enter to win raffle prizes for season passes and swag from Large Bicycles, Idaho Cycles, and Soldier Mountain.
Ketchum-based Idaho Cycles may have its cellular bike studio available for visitors who’ve bike restore or tune-up wants.
“We’re excited to be opening our bike park,” stated Paul Alden, Soldier Mountain’s incoming common supervisor. “These trails are constructed to world-class requirements, and we sit up for being the popular native mountain-biking vacation spot for riders of all ages and skills.”
Pending U.S. Forest Service approval, Ascent Ventures, a Lehi, Utah, firm, will quickly full the acquisition of Soldier Mountain. Established in 1947, Soldier Mountain is a family-friendly mountain resort situated close to Fairfield, Idaho, within the Soldier Mountains of the Sawtooth Nationwide Forest about two hours from Boise, 80 minutes from Solar Valley, and 90 minutes from Twin Falls. The resort affords 4 mountain biking trails through the summer time months, and backcountry snowcat snowboarding and snowboarding and 35 named trails through the winter. Soldier Mountain has two chairlifts reaching an altitude of as much as 7,177 ft and a magic carpet. Its lodge restaurant serves home made fare whereas The Fox Den Pub supplies visitors with a comfy spot to hang around after a terrific day on the mountain. Tenting spots can be found on the finish of the resort’s parking zone at Pioneer Campground and alongside the street past, and motel lodging and trip leases can be found in Fairfield about 10 miles away. Go to soldiermountain.com for extra data.