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2021 Highland Camps Scholarship Program | Applications Now Open

Applications for Highland Camps scholarships are now open! The Highland Camps Scholarship Program was created to assist a handful of passionate, motivated young riders in alleviating the financial challenges that may present themselves when enrolling in summer camp. This year we’re excited to announce that in addition to four partial scholarships, we will also be awarding a full ride to one applicant for the first time ever! Use your application as a way to help us get to you better as a person and a rider. What sets you apart from the rest? Why do you want to ride with us, and what can we help you achieve? Scholarships for 2021 $250 Scholarship, awarded to two applicants $500 Scholarship, awarded to two applicants Full Ride*, awarded to one applicant *Good for one session of camp, including (optional) overnight and bike rental add-ons Application Deadline: March 12, 2021 Applications must be…

Park Report | January 2021

Welcome to 2021! We’re crossing our fingers that this time around the sun treats everyone more like the perfect Cat’s Paw run and less like your worst ever public over-the-bars performance on Lower Happy Hour. (Shh, no one saw that.) It’s okay if you didn’t make a resolution, we made one for you: we should all ride our bikes more. So what’s going on at the mountain this month? Along with our usual off-season maintenance and mountain improvement projects, we’re gearing up for the Winter Woolly on February 6! Our annual fat biking event brings you a day packed with lift-accessed downhill laps, miles of groomed trails, a DH fat bike race, and so much more.  To answer your most frequently asked questions: This is a fat bikes only event Tires must be 3.8″ or wider Unfortunately, we will not have rentals or demos onsite this year The Winter Woolly…

Park Report | December 2020

Happy December! Another year is almost over, and what a year it was. You can relive some of the highlights in our 2020 Season Recap story. We’ve said it before but we’ll say it again: we’re so grateful to have been able to make this weird and wonderful season happen with all of you. So what’s going on at the mountain now that the lift’s not spinning? Year-round staff who are able to do their off-season work from home have been banished back to their home offices (i.e. basements, kitchen tables, blanket forts….whatever’s clever) to weather out the winter. Our operations team remains onsite, working on ongoing maintenance and some mountain improvement projects for 2021. Take a look: Most of trail crew’s work since closing weekend has focused on end-of-season and early-winter cleanup. (We got hit by our first snowstorm last week, which took down quite a few trees out…

2020 Season Recap: Along for the Ride

What a year 2020 turned out to be. Looking back now at what turned out to be Highland’s busiest season to date, it’s hard to believe that back in the spring we weren’t sure whether we’d be able to open at all. Between unprecedented highs and drastic lows, the Highland Family managed to pull off a season of riding we won’t soon forget. As the year comes to a close, we thought we’d take a moment to review the highlights of the Little Season That Could and the circumstances that set it apart: WINTER At the beginning of the winter, all of our plans for 2020 were still on track. We stayed busy, as we always do, with preparation for the upcoming season. We removed and replaced our old lift chairs, increasing our uphill capacity by 50%. We constructed the new Welcome Center. We knocked down a wall and expanded…

Park Report | November 2020

Hard to believe that it’s already November, but man, those end-of-season trail conditions don’t lie. We’ve seen just about every kind of weather we could expect over the last several days: we just keep spinning the wheel of fortune and hoping for the best. As a general rule this time of year, runs are faster in the morning while the ground is cold. (Lines also tend to be shorter early in the day while most people are still hiding under their blankets.) There are only two weekends left to squeeze in some 2020 laps before we close on the 15th. Please review our COVID-19 guidelines ahead of your visit and remember that day passes must be reserved online in advance. Saturdays and Sundays will sell out, so don’t hesitate! We will be open from 9am to 4pm on Wednesday, November 11 in observance of Veterans Day. As a thank you to those…

Park Report | October 2020

Happy October! The changing leaves and a few days of much-anticipated rain have been treating us to fantastic fall conditions. The air is crisp, the trails are well-hydrated, and our team has been making the rounds with the leaf blowers to keep your tires one with the dirt. As temperatures get colder, don’t forget that our COVID-19 guidelines are still in effect. Day passes are limited and must be reserved online in advance. Passes consistently sell out on Saturdays and Sundays, so make sure you’re planning ahead!  2021 Season Passes are now on sale! Get yours today and ride for the remainder of the 2020 season and all of 2021. (Season pass holders do not have to reserve day passes in advance.) We offer a variety of season pass products so you can choose the one that best fits your riding style. Prices go up on November 16, so treat…

The 2020 Highland Training Guide

School’s out for the summer, which means it’s time to focus on bikes. Is there a technique you’ve been struggling to master? A trail or feature you’ve vowed to cross off your bucket list this season? Did you just pull your bike out of the basement for the first time in years, and now you need a hand brushing off the cobwebs? We’re here to help. Highland Training has a variety of programs available for riders of all ages and ability levels. If you love to ride, we can help you to do it better! Keep reading for an overview of everything we’re offering this season, from the classic introductory Find Your Ride to our brand-new advanced Progression Sessions. If you’ve ridden at Highland in the last ten years, odds are you’ve heard of our Find Your Ride program. The Find Your Ride is an all-inclusive package catering to anyone…

Introducing “Thursduro” | Another Night of Uphill Access

Last Wednesday marked the most popular Wednesduro that Highland had ever seen. We assumed it was just a fluke: the season was delayed, we’ve all been cooped up at home—no wonder everyone jumped at the first chance to ride. This week, we figured, would be quieter. We were wrong! We’re stoked to see this much interest in riding Wednesduro. Starting next week, we will be introducing a second night of uphill access every Thursday: “Thursduro,” if you will. Everything you love about Wednesday, now offered twice a week. Passes are limited and must be reserved online in advance. Let’s get out there and earn those turns! How early can I arrive? You can check in and get your wristband as early as 4:00pm. Uphill riding opens at 5:30pm.  Do I need to reserve a spot online if I have a season pass? No, you do not. I have a Wednesduro…