Revelstoke Mountain Resort is opening its mountain bike trails June 19

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Mountain bike season starts at Revelstoke Mountain Resort June 19.

Riders can expect 10 kilometres of new trails, extended operating hours and new bike pass products.

Although relatively new to the bike scene, Revelstoke Mountain Resort has 37 kilometres of both machine and hand-built trails, including the infamous Fifty Six Twenty, which runs the resort’s entire vertical drop of 5,620 feet.

This year, five new lift-accessed bike trails will be added to the network including three black trails, a blue singletrack trail, and a four-and-a-half-kilometre green trail for beginner riders.

The trails will be opened in phases over the course of the summer, providing riders with new trail options as the season progresses. Upon completion of these five new trails, the Resort’s trail network will total more than 47 kilometres.

Hours of operation have also been extended, giving people an extra chance to beat the mid-day heat or sneak in a lap or two later in the evening. Summer Hours of Operation will be from 9 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. until Sept. 6

Favorable weather conditions and a lower snowpack this spring has allowed the trail crew to make significant progress building and maintaining trails at lower elevations.

“Our crews have been working hard over the past few weeks getting trails buffed out and ready to ride,” says Steve Whale, Revelstoke Mountain Resort slopes manager. “We’ve made a few line changes to both Fifty Six Twenty and Bagful of Boogie to help with flow and sustainability.”

This summer, resort has also introduced a Mountain Bike Vertical Card which provides guests with three pre-loaded days of bike access for $119.

For more information, see the resort's website.

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