Mt. Abram Bike Park is a family friendly bike park. In order to keep everyone safe, we have some baseline policies that all guests must adhere to. All posted signage and employee requests must also be followed.
All riders at the bike park must have a day ticket or season pass. The ticket or pass should be visible at all times, generally affixed to the underside of the rear of the seat.
An uphill season pass, or regular season pass, is required for access to the park on non-operational days. Trail conditions are not guaranteed. Normal signage may or may not be in place and riders must use caution to avoid any active trail maintenance or other mountain operations that may be taking place. Equipment, vehicles and machinery may be present and should be avoided. Normal Patrol and rescue services are not available. All normal bike park policies must be followed. It is not recommended to ride alone. Access is at users own risk.
Riders must only ride on designated bike trails, and follow all posted signage.
Helmets must be worn by all riders. Full-face helmets along with knee and elbow pads, and other available body protection are recommended. Mt. Abram currently has normal half-shell helmets for rent, and knee and elbow pads for sale.
Bicycles must have working brakes and be appropriate for use on mountain bike trails. Disc brakes are recommended, along with front and rear suspension. If you are unsure if your bike is appropriate, we have a fleet of modern mountain bikes available for rent.
Minimum tire size for lift access is 20 inches. 16” bikes may be used on Ally’s Alley and Moosylvania, accessible from the base area.
Our chair lift can accommodate tire widths up to about 4.5” depending on the particular tire and its construction. Any equipment that does not properly fit on our chairlift bike carriers will not be allowed on the lift.
E-bikes are not allowed on the chairlift but are welcome to use our Uphill Trail to access the downhill trails. Please ride responsibly and tread lightly on our uphill trail.
Unicycles are allowed if the rider’s ability does not pose a major risk or inconvenience to other riders and the flow of traffic. They must be fixed gear or have brakes.
Our bike trails are designed for single riders riding single bikes. Tag-along (tow behind) bikes are not allowed at the bike park, nor are alternative child carriers that put more than one person on a bike. Tandem bicycles are also not permitted.
Any other cycle, vehicle or apparatus for use on our chairlift and/or trails will not be allowed unless cleared with Patrol, the Lifts Department and the General Manager.
Anyone with equipment or skills posing an unnecessary risk for other riders will not be allowed to ride at the bike park.
Riders are responsible for knowing and following the Mountain Biker’s Responsibility Code:
1. Stay in control. You’re responsible for avoiding objects and people.
2. Know your limits. Ride within your ability. Start small and work your way up.
3. Protect yourself. Use an appropriate bike, helmet and protective equipment.
4. Inspect and maintain your equipment. Know your components and their operation prior to riding.
5. Be lift smart. Know how to load, ride and unload lifts safely. Ask if you need help.
6. Inspect the trails and features. Conditions change constantly; plan and adjust your riding accordingly.
7. Obey signs and warnings. Stay on marked trails only. Keep off closed trails and features. Ride in the direction indicated.
8. Be visible. Do not stop where you obstruct a trail, feature, landing or are not visible.
9. Look and yield to others. Look both ways and yield when entering or crossing a road or trail. When overtaking, use caution and yield to those ahead.
10. Cooperate. If involved in or witness to an accident, identify yourself to staff.
Bike Trails are for bike riding, ski trails are for skiing, and ski trails in the summer are used for getting around the mountain and maintaining our facilities. As the bike park grows from it’s roots at the Westside Lodge and spreads it’s branches onto the main ski hill and chairlift, we cannot have hikers all over our mountain and getting tangled up in mountain bikers and mountain operations work crews. Mt. Abram recommends hiking any of the hundreds of miles of hiking trails within 10 – 45 minutes of Mt. Abram.
Dogs are allowed at the base lodge area only. They must be on leash and under control at all times. Dogs are not allowed on bike trails, near the chairlift or near biker traffic. Please pick up after your dogs.
Drones are not permitted on Mt. Abram property unless pre-authorized by Patrol and Management.
Mt. Abram Bike Park is a smoke and vape free facility. Please use the parking lot if you need to smoke or vape tobacco.
Marijuana consumption is not allowed on our property.
Alcohol is available for purchase and consumption within the Beer Garden. Outside alcohol is not allowed. Please drink responsibly.