May 25, 2007

June 15th!

Keystone opens June 15th. I am insanely excited – check it out!

I hear rumors that the bike program actually made money last year, so they are going all out and building lots of new trails, hoping to become the Whistler of Colorado – the new “22 tabletops in a row” trail certainly sounds like a good A-line-ish start!

Sarah and I will probably buy passes – even if we don’t go enough times to make it worthwhile, I’d like to support these guys for sticking their necks out and *building new downhill trails* – it’s not something that happens much in our neck of the woods. If you like riding freeride or downhill trails, and you live in the front range, I think you should consider doing the same – it blows my mind that people will spend $5k on a V10 or some other fancy DH rig and then won’t spend $50 on an IMBA membership or a few hundred dollars for a season pass to a place like this. For me, I’d rather have sweet trails and a crap bike, rather than a sweet bike and no decent trails.

For folks who aren’t into the DH thing, keep in mind that Keystone has some really fun XC riding too – which can also be accessed via the chairlift if you so desire.