Park Report: May 2021

       The 2021 season is underway! These first few weekends out on the hill have been an absolute blast. Opening weekend treated us to that classic spring mud that we all missed so much last year, but already the dirt has started drying out as the days get longer and the skies get sunnier. We’re out here smiling ear to ear from the summit to the base. (Then we pick the black flies out from between our teeth and jump back on the lift to do it all again.) As COVID restrictions start to relax, we’ve been able to start reintroducing triples on the chairlift. (Finally putting those 40 new carriers from last winter to the test!) On days when the singles line is open, single riders now have the option to load the chair alone or be paired with another group who have agreed to share the chair….

Wednesday for Wings

For every day pass sold on a Wednesday in 2021, Highland will donate $1 to Wings for Life. “Wings for Life is a not-for-profit spinal cord research foundation. Our mission is to find a cure for spinal cord injury. We fund world-class scientific research and clinical trials around the globe aimed at healing the injured spinal cord.” – Wings for Life Over the years, Wings for Life has found a special place among the Highland Family. Every fall, our annual S’Ender Bash raises funds to support their mission of healing spinal cord injuries. Other Highland events, such as the 2020 Halloween Hellion Race and Accomplice screening, are also organized with Wings for Life in mind.  This season, we’re strengthening our support by introducing the Wednesday for Wings initiative. For every day pass sold on a Wednesday in 2021 (including Wednesduro passes) Highland will be donating $1 to Wings for Life….

Phone System Down

We are currently experiencing difficulties with our phone system. While we work on fixing the problem, please direct any inquiries to info@highlandmountain.com and someone from the appropriate department will get back to you. If you left a voicemail message with us any time since Sunday, please assume that we have not received it. Patrol is still reachable by our main number. We appreciate your patience!

2021 Winter Woolly Recap: Fat Tires and Good Times

Another Winter Woolly is in the books! And what a Winter Woolly it was. Conditions this year were probably best described as “variable”— certainly they presented much more of a challenge than last year, when we were treated to a deep freeze overnight that kept the terrain firm and crusty. This year Mother Nature was in much more of a “mashed potato fest” mood, and we were all feeling it by the end of the day. (And all day Sunday. No shame.) But variable conditions are all part of the Winter Woolly game, and they never get us down—figuratively, that is. All day long the mountain echoed with the kind of laughter, joking, and sudden expletives that have come to characterize the Winter Woolly soundtrack. Trail Crew stayed out grooming late into the evening on Friday and were back early Saturday morning to put finishing touches on the trails. At…

Park Report | February 2021

Another park report means we’re another month closer to opening! We rang in February last weekend with the annual Winter Woolly, which in addition to being an absolutely wild day of lift-accessed fat biking also marks the approximate midpoint of the off season. We’re in the home stretch now, folks! The 2021 Winter Woolly brought the most enthusiastic crowd of fat bikers we’ve seen yet. The day was packed with chaotic laps, huge laughs, and all-around good times. Whoever thought that lift-accessed downhill fat biking was a good idea…we salute you. We’re already looking forward to the next one. While the DH trails are once again closed until opening day, don’t forget that our XC network is free and open to the public seven days a week. We’ll be grooming what we can as conditions allow. Stop by for some laps Friday, Saturday, or Sunday and you can warm up with…

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…