These ski areas will take you and your mountain bike up the hill
By R. Scott Rappold
If you ask a skier or snowboarder which other sport they spend the most time and money on, there’s a good bet they’ll answer “mountain biking.”
That adrenaline rush of plunging down a rugged trail through the forest, with the majesty of the Rockies to pleasure your eyes should you dare look up, is probably the closest thing to the joy of skiing you’ll find in summer (other than, well, carrying your skis to a lingering snowfield high on a mountainside.)
Luckily for mountain bikers in several resort towns, the lifts start up again after the snow melts to get you up the mountain. And they’ll even transport your bike.
Here is a roundup of which Colorado Ski Country USA resorts offer lift rides for mountain bikers. Just be sure to check with the individual resort before heading up as times and dates can change depending on weather and snowmelt. Also, many resorts offer discount bike tickets to ski pass holders, so be sure to bring your pass.Read More »