Southeast of Burlington near Warren, the Sugarbush ski area is open to mountain biking during the summer. Those looking for lift-served, cross-county single track and downhill thrills will find 18 miles of varied terrain from the top of the Super Bravo lift. If all-day sessions in the park are more your style, pedal to the Freeride Park on Gondolier. The park offers dirt jumps and a pump track, plus wooden features including ramps, bridges, teeter-totters, log rides and a huge C-Wall! Whether you're a rider seeking a full aerobic workout, or a relaxed family tour through the Valley, our many miles of cross-country trails and dirt roads also are waiting for you. Beyond revamping the entire existing trail network, Sugarbush has developed and continues to develop new downhill trails. The new trail network will continue to be phased in and refined throughout the season.
In addition to the downhill and XC trails at the mountain, the Mad River Riders, the local Vermont Mountain Bike Association chapter, has produced a map of the legal bike trail network throughout the Mad River Valley. You can find the map at www.madriverriders.com. Please support the club by joining and volunteering. There are trails that take you from the mountain area all the way to Waitsfield, with the potential for over 3000 vertical feet from the top of Super Bravo down to town on classic singletrack routes like the Enchanted Forest, Ridgie, Cyclone, and the new Plum Line, which starts at Eurich Pond behind Alpine Options and finishes at the Sugarbush Snowmaking Pond and Kingsbury Greenway section of the Mad River Path on Route 100.
To reach Sugarbush Ski Resort from Albany, head north on US87 to Exit #20. Head northeast to NY #149 to Route 4 to Route 100. Follow Route 100 North to Warren. Turn left onto the Sugarbush Access Road (look for the Sugarbush Resort Area sign).
Overall, Sugarbush Ski Resort is the 10th most popular mountain bike trail of all 16 mountain biking rides in Vermont.