TAOS SKI VALLEY, N.M., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Taos Ski Valley will this summer launch four new mountain biking trails, including a family friendly biking park that offers something for all skill levels. The new attraction will give families and visitors even more reason to take in the pristine alpine destination during the summer months.
On June 28 Taos Ski Valley will hold a grand opening celebration for Pioneer's Bike Park, a collection of biking trails that will offer the only lift-accessed novice mountain biking in the country. Also launching will be the Berminator, a 3.6-mile, intermediate mountain biking track beginning at the top of Lift 1. The mountain biking launch weekend will offer an array of fun activities for the whole family, including bike demos from several manufacturers, live entertainment and more.
"Mountain biking is a thrilling outdoor activity for the whole family, but until now it has been very difficult to find lift-serviced trails suitable for beginners. Our Pioneer's Bike Park will offer something for everyone: two novice trails and one intermediate, lift access and a lower placement on the mountain for easier access and proximity to other base area activities," said Gordon Briner, COO of TSV, Inc. "Additionally, the Berminator will be an excellent track for more seasoned mountain cyclists. We are very proud to offer this comprehensive summer expansion, demonstrating to visitors why Taos Ski Valley is not just a winter destination, but an excellent choice for summer travel, as well."
The Berminator, Taos Ski Valley's first mountain bike flow trail, will feature berm turns, optional table top jumps, step downs, step ups, hip jumps and rock drops. For those who are not ready for the challenge of the Berminator, the Pioneers' Bike Park offers accessible fun for the whole family, encouraging progression and skill building as visitors navigate beginner, intermediate and cross-country trails.
Taos Ski Valley's mountain bike lift tickets will be competitively priced; adults and children will pay just $10 for a full-day pass in Pioneer's Bike Park. Visitors who would like access to the Berminator will pay $22 for adult full-day passes and $15 for children 12 and under. Half-day passes for Berminator access will be $18 and $12 respectively. Mountain bike rentals will also be available in the ski valley. More details regarding the Taos Ski Valley mountain biking offerings will be released in the summer, and additional information can be found here.
Average summer weather in Taos Ski Valley is sunny and in the high 60 degrees, offering visitors a welcome respite from hotter surrounding climes. Other summer attractions in and around the ski valley include hiking, rafting, horseback riding, art galleries and world-class dining.
About Taos Ski Valley, Inc.
With more than 305 inches of average annual snowfall and more than 110 trails, Taos Ski Valley is New Mexico's premier skiing and snowboarding destination. Taos Ski Valley boasts a unique, relaxed atmosphere, pristine scenery and unparalleled skiing and snowboarding. To learn more about Taos Ski Valley or to plan a vacation, please visit www.skitaos.org.
SOURCE Taos Ski Valley