Soldier Mountain was ready to open their new mountain bike park last summer but since it was 2020 something had to go wrong and while it wasn't COVID-19 that prevented the grand opening... the Phillips fire put a stop to the new attraction. All of that is behind them now and Friday the 21st will be the inauguration of the new park. It will be open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, as well as Memorial Day and Labor Day, through the end of October. Hours are as follows 1:30-7 p.m. Fridays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays and holidays.

"Having had the opportunity to preview Soldier Mountain's new trails, I am thrilled with the addition of a new lift-accessed bike park in our region," Julian Tyo, a Wood River Trails Coalition board member, said. "The progression built within the network is pitch perfect, with a playful, family friendly green trail and a black jump trail that is the real deal. With a blue jump trail currently in the works by Titus Trails, I'm confident the offering the Soldier Mountain team is creating will appeal to bikers of all abilities."

The grand opening celebration will take place Saturday May 22nd from 1:30-4:30 p.m. and will feature a live band, a 50 percent discount on in-person lift ticket purchases, a free dessert with ticket purchase, swag giveaways, great food, and local craft brews.

"We're excited to be opening our bike park," Soldier Mountain's general manager, Paul Alden, said. "These trails are built to world-class standards, and we look forward to being the preferred local mountain-biking destination for riders of all ages and abilities."

Riders who buys season ski passes at soldiermountainseasonpass.com can ride the bike park for free all of the 2021 summer season.

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