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Brian Head
Dates: Opens July 1st: Thursday-Sunday
Trails: Sporting over 200 miles of trails, Brian Head uses both a chairlift and shuttle service to bring riders to the top. Extensive networks of downhill, single-track, double track, and freestyle trails are available to bikers.
Details: To get accurate trail descriptions, visit the park’s website.
www.brianhead.com

The Canyons
Dates: Opens June 17th
Trails: gondola operated lift service brings riders up 8,000 feet to access a vast network of trails. Single-track downhill courses are offered in varying levels of difficulty.
Details: For trail reports and other mountain info, visit their website.
www.thecanyons.com

Deer Valley
Dates: Opens June 17th
Trails: Ranging from easy to expert, there are over 60 miles of lift accessible downhill terrain available via the Silver Lake Express chairlift. Single-track, double track, and practice loops are all offered on the mountain.
Details: For up-to-date trail reports, visit the Park’s website.
www.deervalley.com

Park City
Dates: Opens June 10th
Trails: Running lift service on the Town Lift and Payday chairlifts, the bike park at Park City has offerings for all skill levels. Single-track, double track, and cross-country options are available from atop either chairlift.
Details: Mountain bike rentals are available at a variety of different shops in the Park City base area.
www.parkcitymountain.com

Snowbasin
Dates: Weather dependent
Trails: All levels of riding are available from the base including gondola-accessed trails. Over 26 miles of downhill terrain and single-track trails cover the mountain.
Details: Connecting to U.S. Forest Service land, an additional 50 miles of trail systems are available nearby.
www.snowbasin.com

Snowbird
Dates: Weather dependent
Trails: Running multiple lifts as well as their tram during the summer, Snowbird offers riders a full mountain experience while biking. The downhill single-track network covers over 10 miles of variable terrain.
Details: Bike rentals are available at the resort Activity Center.
www.snowbird.com

Solitude
Dates: Weather dependent
Trails: Over 20 miles of single-track and downhill trails are accessible by chairlift on weekends, and remain open to pedal-up bikers seven days a week.
Details: Bike rentals are available through the resort.
www.skisolitude.com

Sundance
Dates: Currently open
Trails: Sundance offers over 25 miles of lift accessible downhill mountain biking, with challenging terrain and spectacular views. All trails are designed to include uphill and downhill single-track riding.
Details: Instructional courses and rental bikes are available through resort services.
www.sundanceresort.com

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