northstar09

From Tahoe Mountain Biking: Well, it’s official. The 2009 Northstar Bike Park season will begin in tomorrow 6/12/09. It has been a very hectic 4 weeks putting the park back together after the winter. After a lot of hard work by the crew the park is looking better than ever. I can say with confidence that the trails are in excellent shape. The latest streak of rainy weather has made for excellent trail building conditions and even better riding conditions. Opening at 10am on Friday will be all 3 lifts. That’s right we will be fully open top to bottom on day 1. Day one will also be the first shifter Friday with extended hours of operation. That means the park will remain open until 7pm!

Here is a quick list of just a few trail upgrades.

  • Easy rider wall rides (16’ x 8’ and 24’ x 8’)
  • Lower Gypsy reroute. (800’ of brand new berm and jump riddled trail)
  • 2Six Jump park irrigation system.
  • 2Six jump park complete. (All take offs and landings have been fine tuned)
  • Brand new stadium Berm.
  • Completely reworked zone 7 of Live Wire.
  • New Hip to Berm feature in Zone 3 of Live Wire.
  • New Jumps in Zone 6 Live Wire.

Operating Schedule

June 12 – June 28
Friday: Vista – 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Gondola, Zephyr, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m
Saturday and Sunday: Gondola, Zephyr, Vista – 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday – Thursday: Closed

July 2 – September 7
Thursday: Gondola, Zephyr – 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday: Gondola, Zephyr, Vista* – 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday (including Labor Day): Gondola, Zephyr, Vista – 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday – Wednesday: Closed

September 11 – October 18
Friday: Gondola, Zephyr, Vista* – 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Gondola, Zephyr, Vista – 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday – Thursday: Closed
*Vista Express will close at 5:00 p.m. on Friday.

Pass price – $229 ($199 for retuning pass holders)

Ticket Price – Adult $39

*For more pics and race schedule check: Tahoe Mountain Biking