Events

Winter Woolly 2020 Recap

If we could control the Winter Woolly conditions every year, we would choose to repeat 2020 until the end of time. For once the weather was entirely on our side, with a week of wet snowfall followed by a deep freeze just in time for the event. Trails were firm, fast, and fresh. The morning of Winter Woolly itself started out cold, but temperatures warmed up comfortably throughout the day. With plenty of sunshine and no wind, you could avoid catching a significant chill even on the chairlift. Clif kicked off the day with a free breakfast bar that spotlighted their energy granola, and kept everyone in the backyard well-fed with the incomparable warm Clif bars. (A warm Clif bar by the fire at Highland on a perfect fat biking day? Sign all of us up.) In the evening, the pub filled up with everyone from Highland regulars to Northfield…

Winter Woolly 2020 – The Details

Everything you need to know about Winter Woolly 2020 SCHEDULE 8:00am — Lodge opens. Enjoy free granola breakfast sponsored by CLIF 9:00am — Lift spins. Race practice begins. 10:30am — Guided ride begins. Meet guides at the flagpole. 11:00am — Race registration closes. 12:45pm — Riders’ meeting. 1:00pm — Racing begins. 3:00pm — Live music with J Street Extension begins. 4:00pm — Lift closes. 8:00pm — Pub closes. LIFT PASSES Passes for the Winter Woolly are $54 at the counter, or $49 if you buy online before midnight tonight. If you are an All-Access Season Passholder, your season pass includes admission to the Woolly. Passes can be purchased here: Winter Woolly Lift Passes BIKES & DEMOS The Winter Woolly is a fat bike event. Only bikes with tires 3.8” or wider will be allowed on the lift. We recommend studded tires. Our friends from Goodales will be set up in…

S’Ender Weekender 2019

S’Ender Weekender is here! Join us this weekend as we celebrate the end of another great season on two wheels with the Highland family.  The lift spins from 10-4 on Thursday and Friday and 9-4 on Saturday and Sunday, so you have a few more days to rip those final laps of the season. Flakes have been flying this week but we expect clear trails for the weekend, and we remain 98% open! Saturday will be packed with plenty of fun activities in the lodge and the lift line, plus the annual S’Ender Bash in the evening to raise funds for spinal cord research through Wings for Life. S’Ender Schedule SATURDAY 9am-4pm | Lift Spins Party laps as long as the sun shines! Stay alert for pop-up activities in the lift line and backyard. (We recommend bringing along some cash to donate to Wings for Life…you never know how far…

Brodown Showdown 2019

This year’s Brodown Showdown drops in on Saturday, September 7th! Join us for our annual mountain-wide jump jam. We’ll be sessioning Tombstone, Upper Sherwood, the Claymore Slopestyle Course, Freebird, and the Ayr Bag for the chance to win prizes and swag from our sponsors, as well as bragging rights for all eternity. This year we’re also setting up a taco bar in the backyard. Bring your backup pants—things might get rowdy. SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: 9:00am Lift Opens 10:30am-12:00pm Tombstone Whip-Off 2:00pm-4:00pm Dirt Jump Jam in Upper Sherwood 5:00pm Lift Closes 5:00pm-7:00pm Slopestyle, Freebird, and Ayr Bag Session 7:00pm-9:00pm Afterparty in the Highland Pub   Participation in all jams is free with a lift or park pass. Come on out and show us what you’ve got!

CLIF Slopestyle Presented By The Fox US Open – The Schedule, Parking, & Camping Details

We are less than a week away from the CLIF Slopestyle Presented By The Fox US Open. Here’s the schedule:  Parking We will be parking cars in our main lot, down Ski Hill Drive, on Bean Hill Road, and at an overflow parking lot about a quarter mile up Bean Hill. We will have transportation to and from Highland from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm from this lot. You can hitch a ride on our free shuttles, ride your bike, or walk to Highland (15 minutes walk). Please pay attention to and obey posted signage. Camping There will be no RV or camper parking allowed in any of the above areas from Wednesday to Sunday morning. One vehicle per spot. We will be towing vehicles that violate this rule. If you have a RV or camper, there is availability down the street on Bay Hill Rd. Please contact Sean Dunne…

Volunteers Needed! Be A Part Of The Fox US Open Clif Slopestyle

We are looking for volunteers to help out with the Fox US Open Clif Slopestyle event. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: Course marshal Bag check Security/ID check Event cleanliness And many other roles as needed Volunteers will receive (per day) Highland t-shirt Free lift ticket valid for the remainder of the 2019 season Lunch Ages – 15+ If you are interested, please email Josh@highlandmountain.com.

Bubba Trophy Series – Highland Mountain Bike Classic Update #2

Tomorrow is the day! We have a few important updates for those coming out to race. Arrival & Parking Competitors can drop their gear off at the lodge and set up their tents in the team staging area. From this point, all vehicles must park in the designated parking area up Bean Hill Rd. Please follow signage. There is a trail to ride your bike from the parking lot to Highland. We will also have a van running to bring racers and spectators back and forth. Course Map  Here is the course and staging area map. For more details on the individual loops, please check out the previous update here: Update #1 Awards will be issued 30 minutes after each class is finished their race at the podium in the vendor Area/front lawn. Kettlehead will be pouring beer, there will be a Bubba Burger cookout, Specialized will have free e-bike…

Bubba Trophy Series – Highland Mountain Bike Classic Update #1

We wanted to pass along a few updates about the race and the coming week leading up to it.  Full Course Pre-ride The course will be marked on Wednesday. A full course pre-ride will only be available Wednesday, May 29 from 4:30-7:30pm. The XC trails are always open so you can head up there whenever you’d like but you will not be able to ride the uphill portion outside of of the specified time posted above. To ride the XC race track, you must be signed up for the race. You can do so here: Sign up here. All participants must sign a waiver. You can do so at the mountain or if you are over the age of 18, you can fill it out online here: 2019 Waiver Cat 1/Pro Loop This is the Cat 1/Pro Loop. It will be 5 laps. You will be riding up Doctor’s Orders,…

US Open of Mountain Biking Announces Details for Slopestyle Event at Highland Mountain Bike Park

  PRESS RELEASE: Fox US Open of Mountain Biking We recently announce that we are moving the Fox US Open race festival to Big Bear Lake, CA this September and now we are excited to announce will be hosting the CLIF Slopestyle at Highland Mountain Bike Park in Northfield, NH on July 17th-21st. As the only FMBA Gold event in the US this year, we are looking to reignite slopestyle in America. The CLIF Slopestyle will take place the week immediately following the Big White Invitational Slopestyle, hosted by Tom van Steenbergen. This gives international athletes a string of North American events and will be the final chance to accumulate points leading into Crankworx Joyride. “I’m beyond hyped to have an FMBA Slopestyle at Highland! It’s the place I started riding mountain bikes, and I truly think it’s one of the sickest places to ride ever. Competing here is something…