Park Report

Park Report: September 2020

The fall weather is rolling in and it is beautiful. We’re putting the dusty days of summer behind us and leaning in to some long-awaited rain and mellow temperatures. As you’ve probably already heard, this year the park will be open seven days a week through the month of September. Our COVID-19 restrictions are still in effect and all day passes must be reserved online in advance. Please make sure you’re planning ahead! SEPTEMBER LIFT HOURS Monday – Friday: 10am – 5pm *Open 10am-7pm on Friday, 9/4 (last day of summer hours) *Open 9am-5pm on Monday, 9/7 (Labor Day) Saturday – Sunday: 9am – 5pm Summer may be slowing down, but we sure aren’t. There’s plenty of fun to be had at the mountain this month. Keep reading for updates on Lower NE Style, the Virtual Brodown Showdown, an outdoor movie premiere, Wednesday night racing, the Women’s Freeride Festival, and…

Park Report | August 2020

What a summer this has been! Despite the persistent dust and heat, we’ve had an incredible time getting out on the trails with the Highland Family. We want to thank all of you who have been diligent about wearing your mask and practicing social distancing, helping us keep Highland a safe place to ride. When we had to postpone opening back in April, our team spent a lot of time thinking of ways we could do right by our season pass holders and add value to what at that point seemed doomed to be a short season. We finally settled on jumping straight into summer hours: running the lift seven days a week as soon as we opened at the end of May instead of waiting until mid-June as scheduled. Rather than a “shortened” season, we’d have a condensed one. Well, those unexpected spring weekdays were so popular that we’ve…

Park Report: June 2020

  Hard to believe it’s already June. Though we got off to a bit of a late start this year, now that we’re back on the mountain it feels like we never left. It took us those first few days to get comfortable, but our COVID-19 response measures are running smoothly. We can’t thank the Highland Family enough for your efforts to help us keep everyone safe. Remember to check our How-To Guide before you visit to stay up-to-date with how operations have been adjusted.     Trail Crew has been hard at work getting the mountain dialed in for the season. Cat’s Paw and Hellion were both treated to a full, top-to-bottom hand-rebuild this year for the first time in a long time. We aren’t 100% open yet, but we’re moving steadily in that direction. Conditions have been consistently dry: yesterday we finally saw a bit of rain which…

Park Report | April 2020

April is here! In the midst of this unprecedented time, it’s comforting to observe the sort of changes we know to expect: grass getting greener, frozen dirt thawing into mud, and that classic New England spring weather that is consistent only in its inconsistencies. (These photos are from Monday. Yesterday, it snowed. In two days it will be sixty degrees again.) Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Opening Day has been postponed until Thursday, May 28th. We’re as disappointed as you are to be missing out on those first few weekends of spring riding, but it’s a sacrifice we’re willing to make for the safety of our community. 2020 won’t be the season we expected, but we’re determined to still deliver the best season we can. Our team is working on creative ways to add value in this unusual situation, and we hope to have some good surprises to share…

OPEN Thanksgiving Weekend | November 25-26

Check our conditions page for weather and trail forecast.  Hours: 9am to 4pm. 2017/18 Season Passes and Three Ride Cards will work this weekend. Lift Passes will be at their normal rate of $44. Trail Forecast: What should you expect for trail conditions this weekend? Well, we don’t have a crystal ball but the forecast calls for below freezing, evening temps through Saturday with a chance of minimal precipitation Saturday night. We’re hoping for no ice, solid dirt and minimal rut formation. No matter what, it’ll be another bonus weekend to ride Highland! Off Season Hours of Operation With the weather fluctuation in New Hampshire, it makes sense for us to evaluate the forecast on a weekly basis after our regular season and stay open if the conditions work. We’ll be watching the forecast closely and updating our website with upcoming weekends opening/closure on Mondays.  

2018 Season Pass Sale

Grab your 2018 Season Pass at the Lowest Price! Fall Season Passes on sale NOW — get yours now and ride for the remainder of 2017 and ALL of 2018 for one low price.   Prices increase November 13th, grab yours today for $369 and get the lowest price all year! Buy Here Fall 2017/2018 Season Pass Benefits: Ride the rest of 2017 and all of 2018* for one low price! 10% discount on Highland branded apparel Does not include service & parts, retail products, camps, cafe or bar Discount session price in Highland Training Center Unlimited riding all season* long – the longest season of any bike park in the US! One 1/2 off Buddy Pass Per Season (a $22 savings!) *The Highland Season Pass is valid from Oct 1. 2017–Closing Day 2017 & Opening Day 2018–Closing Day 2018. Season Pass is NOT VALID FOR THE WINTER SEASON. New for 2017/2018- Pass Program with Ragged Mountain** Highland Mountain Bike Park…

Brodown Showdown | September 9th 2017

Saturday Sept 9th The Brodown has historically been a dirt jump jam in the dirt jump park but with the momentum from last years Tombstone whip off, we’ve decided to add more session spots to the day. All the jam sessions are free with park pass. Schedule 9am – Lifts open 10:30am – 12pm – Tombstone Session (best whip) 2pm – 4pm – Dirt Jump Jam in Upper Sherwood 4pm – 8pm – BBQ in backyard 5pm-7pm – Slopestyle/Freebird/ Air Bag Session 7pm – 10pm – Live music by a trio from J Street Extension at the Highland Bar 21+ Event Prizes and schwag all day from our partners Please note that this event is open to men and women who wish to participate.  

2017 Opening Weekend April 27th – 30th

Highland Mountain Bike Park will officially open for its 12th Season on April 27, 2017. The chairlift will start spinning for Highland’s 2017 Opening Day on Thursday, April 27th. This spring, Highland will be cleaning up the existing trails and finishing up their newest and easiest trail “Freedom Trail”, which serves as a point of entry for people who want to try downhill mountain biking. Highland has trails and training programs for beginners to advanced riders. Highland has stayed true to their roots for the past 11 seasons by remaining 100% dedicated to biking. For the first timer or novice rider, Highland’s Find Your RideTM package is designed to help introduce riders to lift accessed mountain biking. This Park ReadyTM learning method is offered daily and includes an all-day lift access pass, full day Park ReadyTM bike rental and protection, and a one-hour Park ReadyTM session. If one Find Your…

S’Ender Weekender with Clif Bar Ride with the Pro’s

The leaves were on the ground and there was a chill in the air as Highland Mountain Bike Park wrapped up its 2016 season last weekend. Despite the looming change of season, the trails were in perfect condition and a large crowd of riders came out to celebrate the mountain’s S’Ender Weekender and Clif Bar Ride with the Pros bash. November weather can be fickle in the northeast, but the sun and above normal temperatures had the party trains, including this one led by Lindsey Marie, leaving the station at regular intervals all day on Saturday and Sunday. It goes without saying that Highland’s dirt jumps, some of the most beautifully sculpted and maintained anywhere, were also in prime condition. A highlight of the weekend was the Ride with a Pro event sponsored by CLIF Bar. CLIF athlete Eric Porter was on hand Saturday for a day of kids rides,…