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Sunday July 22nd.

Trail Conditions:
Dry, dusty, loose, and some ESL types skidding to thier hearts content. Primarliy in the Upper section.
Lower trail condition was pretty good where you could keep up a good speed and not take a dive in 6 inches of dust.


Female Conditions:
Sparse, but the few out to ride were nice and some had moddified thier chasis. Early in the AM produced more urban cougar sightings than afternoon.

Happy Trails!
 

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I was just there yesterday afternoon. Weather forecast is 30% chance of rain all week (we felt some sprinkles here and there), so that will be nice if Big Bear gets a good rain to pack down the trails!
 

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I was up there saturday and I had a blast. It was like riding in baby powder at times and I did hit the ground really hard a few times washing out in some burms, but there's a decent amount of tech single track. We ended up on a rideable stream-bed and it was really steep and tech. We rode about 7-8 different single tracks with all sorts of terrain; from long, fast and flowy, to really steep DH stuff. After 10 solid runs, it was an awesome day. Plus the lift attendants were really cool. I'm on vacation this week and I'm going back on thursday.
 

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Agree on the lift attendants... they didn't see to care much about enforcing the 3 chain ring, 6"+ travel rule if you were acting like an adult, being courteous, and not riding like a drunken yahoo.

It was my first visit since they stopped riding the face, and I 100% agree with new bike rules to keep the yahoos out. There were two that were pissing me off so I told them the direction back to the base was the other way. :rolleyes:
 

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more details about Snow Summit please

Can you guys feed me with some more info about Snow Summit?

I never been there biking, only skiing, I just recently started biking but I handle pretty well so far, and I am more interested in downhill biking, using the lifts, etc, not to much about pedaling uphill :)
I am new on this board as well.

From my understanding, there are some restriction for taking the lift with some kind of bikes, the actual ski slopes are closed to public - so where I can go downhill there?
Is it thru the forest? Is it a lot of uphill & pedaling?
I just want to go downhill & use the lifts.

I use to go to Mac Gill trail at Mount Pinos (5 North, close to Frazier Park) which is a single trail almost 100% downhill and I shuttle uphill with the car. Is a blast!
I will like to go somewhere similar and I thought the Snow Summit is the perfect place due to the lifts, until I read about the closed slopes and the restrictions. I always thought that going down the slopes is a lot of fun!

Please give me some info for downhill biking at Snow Summit, or just point me to the right direction and I'll search myself.
How much is the lift pass per day?
What trails are the best for downhill wit easy access to lifts?
I will appreciate any feedback.

thanks in advance.
 

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Can you guys feed me with some more info about Snow Summit?
Hubby and I were up there with an STR group last weekend, and will probably be going again this month as well.

I had a 6" FS Enduro. I was running a dual ring with bashguard, but also had XC helmet, clipless pedals, and no real pads (chicken wing elbow pads).

That being said... there were a few dual crown DH bikes and guys wearing full face helmets and full pants out there also. I don't really think that all that was necessary, but maybe they were trying some of the crazier stuff.

Definitely some good trails out there, but you pretty much need to find them yourself or go with someone that knows the way. I think most of what's marked (and on the map copy they provide) is fire road. Pine Knot is a fun descent, but if you take it all the way there's about 4 miles of road ride back to the lift, so make sure you turn back before then ;)

Here's a few pics from our trip up there:







 

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oh, man, it looks great!
thanks for the info & pictures.
I will definitely go there and like you said, I have to discover myself the trails and get an idea.

Thank you.
 

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aword4you hit the nail on the head, we were all up there last sunday and it was a blast!!!

i have to post this shot of yours truly on a log bridge, thanks to Crash Maxwell for the photo!

 

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Hey Guys, I was there this weekend Aug the 5th and I had a blast, the trails are awesome, my only complaint is that in one of the fire roads there was some truck coming up hill and that was a little scary, other than than the upper and lower part were great, nice rock gardens and some very tech sections but I love it all:thumbsup:
 

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I raced thier like 3 or 4 years ago. That is when full downhill bikes were allowed. How different is it now? And could i bring my girlfriend who is a beginner thier to ride?
 

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there is trails for all levels, I took my wife and kids last year and we did the fire road nice and flat so feel free to bring her, I am sure you will have a ball:D
 

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Do they allowed detachable tandem style kids trailer on lift?
 

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Up here now... Came up Thursday afternoon (8/9), riding today (Fri) and tomorrow (Sat). Conditions are as others have reported. Powdery and soft. Temps not too bad, but best riding first thing and later in the afternoon.

No problem getting my Ventana El Terremoto (6") w/ 2.4 up front and 2 rings (bash guard), on the lift.
 

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Just got back

Just got back and had a blast riding. Mostly the fire roads and some easy single tracks because I took my 8 year old along. Did get out a couple times on my own. Like others have said, dry and loose but no problem with my 2.3 Blue Groove on front and 2.1 Nevegal on back. Definitely warm in the afternoon so ride early.

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Dave
 

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Will bike scratches when they loading to ski lift? Just wondering how do they handle someones bikes,,,,,
 

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They handled mine with kid gloves. The bike was hung from the lift by the wheel and the lift was moving very slowly. Not sure I would notice a scratch on the inside of my rim anyway.
 
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