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All-New Double Black Diamond Trail, 10-ply

Posted On: Jul 29, 2019

mountain bike heading down 10-ply downhill double black diamond trail

10-PLY IS READY TO RIDE

Incredible rides and gorgeous lake views is what we strive for at the Snow Summit Bike Park in Big Bear Lake, CA. We also strive to keep our guests wanting more - more trails, more challenges, and more adrenaline rushes. We're excited to announce that the highly anticipated double black downhill trail, 10-ply, is officially open. Join us daily* Monday - Friday from 10AM-4PM and Saturday - Sunday from 9AM-4PM to live and let rip on Southern California's steepest and most technical run with extreme varying terrain conditions.

*Hours subject to change. View the hours of operations page for the most updated information.

mountain bike heading down 10-ply downhill double black diamond trail on rocks

Big Bear Mountain Resort had received approval earlier this year from the Forest Service to build a new build a new 1.38-mile double black downhill trail, 10-ply. This highly anticipated addition opened on July 20 for use*.

*Valid Snow Summit bike park lift ticket or bike park season pass required. Purchase online today.

10-play downhill trail, mountain biker riding down rocks

Ryan Wormsbecker, Trail Crew Director at Snow Summit, where the name 10-ply came from. He confirmed, "We named the trail 10-ply because we have all been addicted to watching the T.V. show Letterkenny. When they call someone super soft, they call them 10-ply, kind of an ironic name for a super gnarly trail." Wormsbecker goes on to add, "The trail is special because it does not resemble any other trail in the bike park, it is raw, steep and rocky, rather than manicured and perfect. There most certainly are trails like 10-Ply in the area, and most certainly in the MTB industry, however, many trails like this one, are not sanctioned trails and are illegal. So riding this trail gives you the illegal trail vibe in a protected setting. I think that our guests will appreciate how different the trail is compared to our existing other bike park trails. It truly has and old school downhill trail feel."


mountain bike heading down 10-ply downhill double black diamond trail with big bear lake view

10-ply replaced the Log Chute hiking trail. This downhill trail features a mix of technical single-track terrain and natural features, including drops, and rock gardens that are sure to test riders’ skills. The trail is rated advanced/expert, so make sure to take some warmup laps before dropping in. Check out our full open trails list. Want the full scoop? Visit our downhill mountain biking page for descriptions of each trail.

WATCH THIS GOPRO VIEW OF 10-PLY




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