28 Places to Get Dirty this Summer with Ikon Pass

This summer has set the table for sun-soaked sends on two wheels as riders across the country converge for plate after plate of gravity-fed dirt. Whether you’re gapping jumps, mastering precision drops, or bombing around berms, every twist and turn offers a stoked-out session of good times.

Of course, it’s not just about the trails – the bonds forged, the laughter shared with friends and family, and the simple joys like post-ride picnics in the parking lot. Whether you’re chasing your next rush in British Columbia or immersing yourself in the natural beauty of the Rockies, the thrill of dirt-filled adventure awaits at every corner, ready to be shared. For North American destinations, bike parks typically operate from spring to fall, with openings between May and June, and closings between September and October. Those parks are also usually open from morning till late afternoon. In the Southern Hemisphere, bike parks generally operate from November to April. However, it’s always a good idea to double-check with your intended destination for the most up-to-date information on hours and operation.

Big Bonus for Riders this Summer

Ikon Pass added a new benefit for 24/25 pass holders that provides one free bike park day, total, at several of these Ikon Pass destinations. This is a perfect way to try gravity fed biking trails. Of course, if you are already one with the dirt, this is the perfect opportunity to explore an expanded collection of new destinations and trail systems.

Now, drop in below for 28 of the best bike parks in the world.

Winter Park, Colorado

1. Big Bear Mountain Resort – San Bernardino Mountains, California

Bike Park Info: Snow Valley and Snow Summit offer renowned downhill and cross-country riding, with trails suitable for all ages and abilities.

Insider Track: Despite their wintery names, these parks transform into mountain biking oases during the summer months.

Services: Lift access, bike rentals, protective gear rentals, bike repair shop, beginner lessons, intermediate/advanced lessons, mountain biking events.

Discounts for Ikon Pass holders: 20% off the window rate for BBMR MTB lift tickets (Snow Summit + Snow Valley) or Snow Valley Only MTB lift tickets. (Discount does not apply to Afternoon, One-Way, or Twilight tickets.)

2. Mammoth Mountain Bike Park – California

Bike Park Info: Mammoth Bike Park, opening on May 24, 2024, promises an ultimate high-alpine riding experience with over 80 miles of singletrack, including berms, jumps, drops, and a beginner-friendly Discovery Zone.

Insider Track: The longest bike trail in the bike park is Off the Top. Starting at Mammoth Mountain’s peak before linking with Beach Cruiser and Downtown, it finishes at the Village after nearly 15 miles and a 3,000-foot descent.

Services: Lift access, bike rentals, protective gear rentals, bike repair shop, beginner lessons, intermediate/advanced lessons.

Discounts for Ikon Pass holders: Free bike park day for pass holders with a 24/25 Ikon Base Pass, 24/25 Ikon Base Pass Plus, or 24/25 Ikon Pass. 20% off additional tickets for Ikon Pass holders.

3. Copper Mountain – Colorado

Bike Park Info: Copper Mountain offers green, blue, and black mountain bike trails with lift haul, promising an adrenaline fix for all riders.

Insider Track: After the snow melts, Copper’s trails provide an exhilarating summer adventure, expanding rapidly to offer more excitement.

Services: Lift access, bike rentals, protective gear rentals, bike repair shop, beginner lessons, intermediate/advanced lessons.

4. Winter Park – Colorado

Bike Park Info: Winter Park offers spectacular riding in the western U.S. during the summer, with options ranging from downhill trails at Trestle Bike Park to trail riding across the Fraser Valley, totaling over 600 miles of trails.

Insider Track: Winter Park has been dubbed Mountain Bike Capital USA™.

Services: Lift access, bike rentals, protective gear rentals, bike repair shop, beginner lessons, intermediate/advanced lessons.

Discounts for Ikon Pass holders: Ikon Pass holders can save $60 when purchasing a 2024 Trestle Bike Park Season Pass. Qualifying passes include the 24/25 Ikon Pass, Ikon Base Pass, or Ikon Base Plus Pass.

5. Arapahoe Basin – Colorado

Bike Park Info: Arapahoe Basin offers free biking experiences with incredible views and diverse terrain, including beginner-friendly and adrenaline-inducing downhill trails. 

Insider Track: Check out their newest trail, The Beavers Loop, designed in partnership with IMBA Trail Solutions, for a thrilling bike-only descent.

Services: No bike rentals, no mountain bike programming, and no bike haul on the lifts. Arapahoe Basin is a destination where you must bring your own bike and earn your turns.

Aspen Snowmass, Colorado

6. Aspen Snowmass – Aspen, Colorado

Bike Park Info: Snowmass Bike Park boasts 25 miles of purpose-built trails, catering to all skill levels from beginner to adrenaline junkie.

Insider Track: With nearly 3,000 vertical feet of descent, the park offers an exhilarating ride from the Elk Camp Chairlift to Snowmass Base Village.

Services: Lift access, bike rentals, bike repair shop, beginner lessons, intermediate/advanced lessons.

Discounts for Ikon Pass holders: Free bike park day for pass holders with a 24/25 Ikon Base Pass, 24/25 Ikon Base Pass Plus, or 24/25 Ikon Pass.

7. Steamboat – Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Bike Park Info: Steamboat Bike Park offers more than 50 miles of downhill trails and freeride terrain, featuring a mix of wooden and dirt features designed to challenge riders of all levels. The park includes a range of offerings that runs from beginner to advanced trails, with jumps, berms, and impressive technical features. The mountain also provides access to cross-country and multi-use trails that stretch across its terrain, offering diverse riding experiences through scenic landscapes.

Insider Track: The park’s signature trail, Rawhide, provides a thrilling experience with its blend of rocky sections, smooth flow, and stunning views of the Yampa Valley. For those looking for a challenge, Creekside is a must-ride, featuring tight berms and technical rock gardens.

Services: Lift access, bike rentals, protective gear rentals, bike repair shop, beginner lessons, intermediate/advanced lessons, e-bike rentals, guided tours. Discounts for Ikon Pass holders: Free bike park day for pass holders with a 24/25 Ikon Base Pass, 24/25 Ikon Base Pass Plus, or 24/25 Ikon Pass.

8. Deer Valley Resort – Park City, Utah

Bike Park Info: Spread over six mountains, Deer Valley Resort offers nearly 60 miles of mountain bike trails, including four flow trails designed by Gravity Logic.

Insider Track: Several of Deer Valley’s trails connect with Park City’s extensive 400-mile network, providing endless riding opportunities.

Services: Lift access, bike rentals, protective gear rentals, bike repair shop, beginner lessons, intermediate/advanced lessons.

Discounts for Ikon Pass holders: Discount on Bike Park Season Pass

9. Solitude Bike Park – Utah

Bike Park Info: Phase 1 of Solitude Bike Park was completed with four new downhill mountain bike trails designed by Gravity Logic, adding 6 miles of new trails, including green, blue, and black options. Access to these trails is via the Moonbeam Express chairlift.

Insider Track: High-quality Trek and Norco bike rentals are available at The Moonbeam Base Area.

Services: Lift access, bike rentals, protective gear rentals, bike repair shop, beginner lessons, intermediate/advanced lessons.

Discounts for Ikon Pass holders: Free bike park day for pass holders with a 24/25 Ikon Base Pass, 24/25 Ikon Base Pass Plus, or 24/25 Ikon Pass. Additionally, 10% off mountain bike rentals and 25% off chairlift mountain bike haul (also valid for Ikon Session Passes)

10. Blue Mountain – Palmerton, Pennsylvania

Bike Park Info:Blue Mountain Resort in Pennsylvania transforms into a thrilling downhill mountain bike park  during the summer, offering 28 downhill trails serviced by the Comet Quad chairlift .

Insider Track: From beginner-friendly Shakedown Street to expert-level Formula, every rider can find their perfect challenge at Blue.

Services: Lift access, bike rentals, protective gear rentals, bike repair shop, beginner lessons, intermediate/advanced lessons.

Discounts for Ikon Pass holders: Free bike park day for pass holders with a 24/25 Ikon Base Pass, 24/25 Ikon Base Pass Plus, or 24/25 Ikon Pass.

11. Snowshoe Mountain Bike Park – West Virginia

Bike Park Info: Snowshoe Bike Park is recognized as one of the best in the U.S. with nearly 40 trails and 1,500 feet of vertical descent, offering legendary berms, jumps, drops, and flow for every appetite.

Insider Track: Host to noteworthy events like Downhill Southeast, WV Enduro Series, and past UCI World Cup races.

Services: Lift access, bike rentals, protective gear rentals, bike repair shop, beginner lessons, intermediate/advanced lessons, bike races and events, bike-friendly lodging.

Discounts for Ikon Pass holders: Free bike park day for pass holders with a 24/25 Ikon Base Pass, 24/25 Ikon Base Pass Plus, or 24/25 Ikon Pass.

12. Stratton Bike Park – Vermont

Bike Park Info: Stratton Bike Park features 10+ miles of downhill mountain bike trails designed and built by Sinuosity, offering a fun and flowing experience for riders of all levels.

Insider Track: Sinuosity has selected the natural terrain of the mountain and combined it with machine-built lines and hand-shaped features to create an exciting trail network.

Services: Lift access, bike rentals, protective gear rentals, bike repair shop, beginner lessons, intermediate/advanced lessons.

Discounts for Ikon Pass holders:
Free bike park day for pass holders with a 24/25 Ikon Base Pass, 24/25 Ikon Base Pass Plus, or 24/25 Ikon Pass.

13. Sun Valley – Idaho

Bike Park Info: Sun Valley boasts over 400 miles of trails open to mountain biking, including lift-serviced flow trails and single track at the resort, catering to all types of riders.

Insider Track: The trail network offers a variety of terrain, from technical single track to mellow jeep trails and old lumber roads.

Services: Lift access, bike rentals, protective gear rentals, bike repair shop, beginner lessons, intermediate/advanced lessons.

Discounts for Ikon Pass holders: Free bike park day for pass holders with a 24/25 Ikon Base Pass, 24/25 Ikon Base Pass Plus, or 24/25 Ikon Pass.

14. Sun Peaks Bike Park – British Columbia, Canada

Bike Park Info: Sun Peaks Bike Park offers lift-access vertical on Tod Mountain and Sundance Mountain, with trails ranging from freeride machine-built cruisers to fully pinned DH singletrack.

Insider Track: For those who prefer to earn their berms, Sun Peaks offers a growing network of pedal-access riding options.

Services: Lift access, bike rentals, protective gear rentals, bike repair shop, beginner lessons, intermediate/advanced lessons.

Discounts for Ikon Pass holders: Free bike park day for pass holders with a 24/25 Ikon Base Pass, 24/25 Ikon Base Pass Plus, or 24/25 Ikon Pass.

15. Big Sky Resort – Big Sky, Montana

Bike Park Info: Big Sky Resort boasts over 50 miles of mountain bike trails, including lift-serviced trails for all levels of riders.

Insider Track:Experience Swift Current terrain like never before with all-new bike carriers on America’s fastest 6-person chairlift.

Services: Rentals, lessons, and events available.

Big Sky Resort, Montana.

16. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort – Wyoming

Bike Park Info: Jackson Hole boasts over 1300′ of terrain with trails built by Sensus RAD, including a pro-level jump line on Deer Jump, and thrilling flow trails like Deepest Darkest.

Insider Track: Proud host of the final stop of the Montana Enduro Series, where bikers ride the tram up, send it from the summit, and crush down the entire mountain.

Services: Lift access, bike rentals, protective gear rentals, bike repair shop, beginner lessons, intermediate/advanced lessons, adaptive bike  compatibility.

17. Killington Resort – Vermont

Bike Park Info: Killington’s downhill mountain bike park features three high-speed lifts serving over 30 miles of trails, ranging from fast and flowy bermed tracks to super rocky and rooty double blacks.

Insider Track: The mountain bike community is strong at The Beast, with weekly “Bike Bum” races and regular women’s specific “Divas of Dirt” group rides.

Services: Lift access, bike rentals, protective gear rentals, bike repair shop, beginner lessons, intermediate/advanced lessons, mountain biking events.

18. Revelstoke Mountain Resort – British Columbia, Canada

Bike Park Info: Revelstoke Mountain Resort features an extensive network of trails catering to all skill levels, from fun flowy trails to technical descents, providing endless opportunities for adventure.

Insider Track: Explore over 50km of mountain biking trails, including the legendary Fifty Six Twenty, which runs the full vertical of the Resort at 5,620 vertical feet.

Services: Lift access, bike rentals, protective gear rentals, bike repair shop, beginner lessons, intermediate/advanced lessons.

Discounts for Ikon Pass holders: Free bike park day for pass holders with a 24/25 Ikon Base Pass, 24/25 Ikon Base Pass Plus, or 24/25 Ikon Pass.

19. Panorama Bike Park – British Columbia, Canada

Bike Park Info: Celebrating old school riding and new school flow, Panorama’s Bike Park combines the best of burly tech trails and modern freeride trails and features throughout the park.

Insider Track: Looking for a trail that lives up to Panorama’s name? Hit up Hell’s Bells for a spectacular view of the Purcell peaks, Greywolf Golf Course, and the village, all along one of the most scenic jumplines in Western Canada.

Services: Lift access, bike rentals, bike repair shop, beginner skills area, beginner lessons, and intermediate/advanced lessons.

Discounts for Ikon Pass holders: Free bike park day for pass holders with a 24/25 Ikon Base Pass, 24/25 Ikon Base Pass Plus, or 24/25 Ikon Pass.

20. Alyeska – Girdwood, Alaska

Bike Park Info: Alyeska’s Bike Park terrain offers downhill trails for intermediate and advanced riders, featuring a mix of road, single-track, and man-made features.

Insider Track: The bike park is open to riders aged 8 and older, delivering gravity-fed fun for the entire family.

Services: Lift access, bike rentals, protective gear rentals, beginner lessons, intermediate/advanced lessons, bike repair shop.

Thredbo Resort, Australia

21. Mt Buller – Victoria, Australia

Bike Park Info: Mt Buller offers over 100kms of trail exploration, including Australia’s first IMBA-accredited Epic Trail and a variety of flow trails through the snow gums.

Insider Track: Enjoy the popular intermediate Delatite River Trail with 12 river crossings for an exciting ride downhill.

Services: Lift access, bike rentals, protective gear rentals, bike repair shop, beginner lessons, intermediate/advanced lessons.

22. Thredbo Resort – New South Wales, Australia

Bike Park Info: Thredbo Resort offers Australia’s only lift-accessed Mountain Bike Park during the summer months, featuring over 40km of downhill gravity terrain and a variety of skills parks and cross-country trails.

Insider Track: This Australian destinations features a progressive MTB School with certified PMBIA instructors to help riders improve their skills.

Services: Lift access, bike rentals, protective gear rentals, bike repair shop, beginner lessons, intermediate/advanced lessons. Discounts for Ikon Pass holders: Free bike park day for pass holders with a 24/25 Ikon Base Pass, 24/25 Ikon Base Pass Plus, or 24/25 Ikon Pass.

23. Schweitzer – Idaho

Bike Park Info: Schweitzer’s 40 miles of trails offer a little bit of something for everyone, including purpose-built downhill and cross-country options.

Insider Track: Get up to get down when you use the Highpoint Trail to connect Schweitzer to the Little Sand Creek Basin trail system for 4,000 vertical feet of fun single track all the way to the valley.

Services: Lift access, bike rentals, e-bike rentals and tours, bike repair shop. Discounts for Ikon Pass holders: Free bike park day for pass holders with a 24/25 Ikon Base Pass, 24/25 Ikon Base Pass Plus, or 24/25 Ikon Pass.

24. Pal Arinsal Bike Park at Grandvalira Resorts – Andorra

Bike Park Info: The Pal Arinsal Bike Park has over 60 km of MTB circuits, including Downhill, Cross-country, e-bike, and Enduro trails. With more than 30 circuits, it is considered one of the best bike parks in the world for its high-quality summer offerings, especially in the Downhill discipline, with over 50 km of circuits of all levels.

Insider Track: This August, Pal Arinsal Bike Park will host the UCI MTB World Championships for the second time (2015 & 2024) and has also hosted nine editions of the World Series.

Services: A total of four active lifts, bike rentals, bike school, express mechanical point, e-bike charging, pump track, and many more activities for children and all ages. Discounts for Ikon Pass holders: Free bike park day for pass holders with a 24/25 Ikon Base Pass, 24/25 Ikon Base Pass Plus, or 24/25 Ikon Pass.

25. Loon – New Hampshire

Bike Park Info: With over 12.5 miles covering 1,000 vertical feet, Loon Bike Park trails are ideal for beginners and seasoned riders alike. Discover everything from the forgiving corners and straightaways of Mainline, steep berms of Derailer, and the challenging features of King Ping. Conveniently located three miles from Interstate I-93, the Bike Park winds through the White Mountain National Forest, offering stunning views of the surrounding peaks.

Insider Track: Catch a ride on Kancamagus 8, a high-speed state-of-the-art chairlift that brings riders up 1,065 vertical feet in under six minutes. Each chair holds up to five bikes and can be loaded (and unloaded) by riders themselves using Doppelmayr’s Bike Clip system.

Services: High-speed lift access, bike rentals, group and private beginner bike lessons, Kids Rip Bike Camp, and bike tune and repair shop. Discounts for Ikon Pass holders: Free bike park day for pass holders with a 24/25 Ikon Base Pass, 24/25 Ikon Base Pass Plus, or 24/25 Ikon Pass.

26 – 28. Snowbasin, Utah; Brighton, Utah; & Kitzbühel, Austria

For dirt seekers looking to expand their horizons even further, these 3 additional destinations have world class terrain and two wheeled fun for a full summer of sun. Bonus: these 3 mountains are taking part in the Peak Perks for pass holders by offering 1 free bike park day (total). So, get after it and link up with locations and turns around the world.

 

Ready to start cranking? Review all your bike season basics HERE.