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Might head up to Snow on Sunday getting the itch to go. How are the trail conditions after all this rain?? Any trails preferences? Thanks for any info!!:thumbsup:
 

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Hey there! Didn't see your post until today. We ride mostly the more primitive off-site stuff around here (WIlmington/Dover). It has improved (dried out) rather nicely though. The mountain is in pretty good shape. They aren't letting folks ride down from the top yet, but you could certainly get a fairly good work out on the XC. They are loading bikes for what would probably have been the sport DH, so you could buy some gravity if you're inclined (no pun intended). All the fairy/woodland stuuff down the road should be good though.
I would suggest going down by the lake in town. Drive west towrds Bennington and turn across the bridge that takes you to the picnic area on the far side. Park there and take the railbed out. You'll go around 2 gates and eventually thru a very small rock cut to a clearing. Bear left/straight and the trail will take you thru a much larger rock cut (dinosaur land) and on the other side you'll see where the trailgoes right and down across a small footbridge to reconnect with the rail bed. It gets slightly more primitive. Several hundred yards and you'll come to a 4 corner intersection. Turn right and climb up the primitive snowmobile trail/old stage coach road, past the power lines and up to the next 3 way intersection. Turn left and follow the old roadway up, past the cemetery, and up to a clearing where there is a gate to your left. Bear right instead and climb higher and higher up this old rocky roadway until you reach the top and around the corner on your left is an old fender. "Turn left at the fender". Now you've got a couple miles of downhill with some real let'er rip stuff. You'll make your way into a clearing where there's an old farmhouse. Keep left and go across the driveway keeping an eye out for the 4 wheeler tracks down the snowmobile trail. It keeps going down but gets more technical with the washouts and baby heads. Keep going and you pop out at the dam. Head north from the dam on roadway/railbed. The roadway will get primitive again at a 3 way intersection. You can continue on the railbed back tto the 1t 4 way and back the way you came OR at this 3 way climb up the road, past the power lines up to the metal gate and beyond to go back down the way you came up. Bear right and down past the cemetery. Down the snowmobile trail at the 3 way to the 4 corners. Left at the bottom and back the way you came, across the footbridge, thru dinosaur land, and back to the lake for a swim.
Ther are a few more variations of the theme, or elbows off of the railbed as well as a few climbs and downhills that lead you back to the point of beginning in some fashion. It's just the easiest to explain instead of show. Otherwise, try to find a much older version of the Mount Snow mountianbike trail maps, that I helped create. they were white and red and showed other rides that have long been abandoned by the establishment in favor of the on-site theme park variety.
Good luck.
 
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