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Park Report | November 2022

Time flies when you’re having fun! Hard to believe we’ve already entered the last two weeks of our 2022 season. Conditions out there have been excellent, and we’re looking forward to these closing laps. With clocks about to fall back and days about to get even shorter, we have officially entered Late Fall Hours: the lift will be open 10am-4pm on Thursdays and Fridays and 9am-4pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Get day passes here. 2023 Season Passes are on sale now at the early bird discount: get yours before the end of the season to take advantage of the lowest possible prices! 2023 Season Passes are valid for all of 2023 and the remainder of 2022. Season Pass holder benefits include discounts on Highland-branded apparel and lift tickets at Ragged Mountain Resort in Danbury, NH. Find season passes here. Veterans and active duty military ride for free on Friday, November 11…

S’Ender 2022 | All Of Us in Wonderland

Closing weekend is fast approaching which means it’s time to get ready to celebrate another great season. This time…through the looking glass. Join us in Wonderland for the annual S’Ender Bash, when the Highland Family comes together to mark the end of the season by dressing up, getting a little rowdy, and raising funds for Wings For Life. We’ll have some family-friendly activities taking place during the day as well, including live music in the backyard, a scavenger hunt, and some pop-up games. S’Ender Bash Details Admission is $20 and includes a raffle ticket for door prizes, buffet dinner, and access to the event. All proceeds from admission will be donated to Wings for Life. Come in costume, and admission is only $10! (Costume qualification is at the discretion of our door staff.) You can pay your admission online in advance, or in person at the Welcome Center or the…

Park Report | October 2022

Welcome to October! Leaves are changing, days are getting shorter, and that signature New England fall crispness is creeping into the air. We still have five more weeks of riding on the schedule, so dig those flannels out of the closet and come get your laps while supplies last. The 2023 Season Pass early bird sale is now open, and 2023 Season Passes will be available at the lowest possible price through closing day (November 13). Season passes are valid for the remainder of 2022 and all of 2023! Keep reading this park report for more information about fall hours, trail updates, and some fridge-worthy Central Park progress pics. October marks the end of Thursduro uphill nights, but there are three more weeks of Wednesduro! Freedom Trail opens to uphill access from 3:30pm to 8:30pm on Wednesdays. Keep in mind that none of our trails are artificially lit: as it…

America’s Bike Party! | September 23rd

We’re kicking off the final stop in the 2022 Freebird Slopestyle Series with a pre-competition party! We’ll be lighting up Freebird on Friday night for some extended riding hours and a whip-off. Participation is open to anyone with a Friday wristband. Come throw down or just hang out and enjoy the good vibes–the backyard will be filled with beer vendors, a food truck, and live music from J Street Extension. The official whip-off will start at 7pm with Freebird announcer Chase on the mic–come give him something to shout about! SCHEDULE: 10am-5pm | Lift Open 2pm-8pm | Beer Garden in backyard 4pm-8pm | Live Music from J Street Extension 5pm-8pm | Freebird open under the lights 7:00pm | Freebird Whip Off!

2022 Throwdown Showdown | The Details

2022 Throwdown Showdown | The Details

September is fast approaching, and we all know what that means….it’s time for the Throwdown Showdown! Join us for our annual mountain-wide jump jam, sessioning at Tombstone, Pirate’s Cove, and Freebird. This event is jam-style and open to all riders. We’ll have music, commentary, and jam prizing to be awarded however the show demands. It’s our favorite way to usher in the fall riding season WHAT: The 2022 Throwdown Showdown WHEN: Saturday, September 3rd WHERE: America’s Bike Park WHO: Anyone and everyone. This means you! WHY: Bikes are fun, and they’re even more fun with the Highland family. What other reason do we need? There is no additional charge to participate in any of the jams–anyone with a pass for Saturday can show up and show down. Event Schedule 8:00AM   Welcome Center Opens 9:00AM   Lift Opens 10:00AM-11:30AM   Tombstone Jam 11:30AM-3:00PM   Live Music from David Corson 1:00PM-2:30PM…

2022 Freebird Slopestyle Series | Slope Course Adds Alternate Lines

The first stop in the 2022 Freebird Slopestyle Series is coming up fast! Trail Crew has been hard at work getting the course dialed in for the first wave of athletes who’ll be competing on June 18th. You may have noticed that in addition to readying the existing features, a few changes are being made on course. With the support of Spank, Gravity Cartel, and IXS we are excited to be adding b-lines to several of our Slopestyle features this year. The core of our mission here at Highland is “training and trails.” We’re proud to be a training ground for athletes at all stages of their progression, and so it matters to us that riders at every level have access to the terrain, features, and training they need to develop their technical skills and their own personal styles. Adding alternative lines to the slopestyle course will help more of…

Park Report | May 2022

Bike season is here and going strong! We’ve only been open for about a month, but Mother Nature has already served us up a little bit of everything, from rainy spring days to absolute scorchers. Through it all, it feels great to be back out on the hill. We will be open seven days a week beginning Memorial Day. Don’t forget that passes booked online in advance are discounted off the window rate! Trail Crew has been working pretty much non-stop to get the entire mountain up and running, on top of tackling some new building projects. In this month’s park report: spring trail updates, Central Park progress, and the new Jump & Drop Zone, plus a sneak peek at our future summer camp village and hype for upcoming events. Ropes dropped today on our brand new Jump and Drop Zone! As dedicated readers of our park report (and Instagram…

Park Report | April 2022

We’re in the final countdown now! Bike park season is just around the corner. Highland will be open for 2022 Season Pass holders on Wednesday, April 27 and then to everyone else starting Thursday, April 28. We can’t wait to show off everything we’ve been working on through the off-season. Keep reading this park report for the latest updates on trail work, Central Park, changes to the Highland Pub, Season Pass Holder day, and more. (It’s kind of a long one, but we promise it’s mostly pictures.) Pre-season HTC sessions have been popping off these last few weekends, getting us more and more hyped for the season to officially begin. The HTC is currently open for both morning and afternoon sessions on Saturdays only. Friday and Sunday sessions will begin after opening day. Space is limited to 20 riders per session. See the full availability calendar and reserve your spot online…

Park Report | February 2022

February is flying by! We started the month off with the annual Winter Woolly, and we’re still thinking about how much fun it was weeks later. This year we lucked out with near-perfect trail conditions–a storm the night before the Woolly kept our team on our toes, but volunteers from Team Granite and MTBVT helped make last-minute snow removal and other preparations a breeze. Temperatures stayed cold throughout the day, keeping the freshly groomed trails nice and firm. Check out the recap video to relive some of the highlights from the day. If you’re looking to get a little more fat biking fun in this winter, be sure to check out MTBVT’s Winterbike, coming up quick on March 5th. What’s new out on the mountain? As of last week, the frame for the new Central Park surface lift is almost fully constructed. Next come the more technical steps, as the…

Park Report | January 2022

It’s a new year and—finally—we have some snow! With less than three weeks until the Winter Woolly, we’re getting excited not only for the midwinter downhill laps but also to see the Highland Family back at the mountain for some good old-fashioned Winter Woolly shenanigans. We’ve been keeping busy through the winter with our usual off-season pursuits (playing pond hockey, making turns at Ragged, keeping the seats warm in the Highland Pub) and planning ahead for another great season. Read on for updates on the Central Park lift installation, 2022 Mug Club, Winter Woolly, and more. Once a year, we gather the Highland Family in the middle of the winter and fire up the lift for a day spent enjoying whatever Mother Nature decides to serve us. Join us Saturday, February 5 for this year’s Winter Woolly, our annual lift-accessed fat biking event.  With miles of groomed downhill and XC…