Opening weekend at West Mountain was a success, considering Plattekill had a race the same weekend turnout was good.
We arrived at West Mountain Sunday at 11am and began with a few warm-up runs that were quite challenging right from the beginning. The trails were clean, technical and there was a wide variety of terrain. From pine needle coated single track, to gnarly, scary rock shoots that brought you to mach speed in a split second. There were a few new trails that were not yet completely broken in, but soon will be. One of the new trails was our favorite, fast, narrow single track with good flow from top to bottom with an overhang drop to a nice transition onto the side of the ski slope.
I talked to the owner at West Mountain and from what I can gather he sounds pumped on building up the mountain to top caliber. West Mountain does have the capability of being a sick Mountain for Downhill and Freeriding and posses the best terrain I've seen anywhere on the east coast for a Mountain Cross and or Dual Slalom course. The owner is looking into building a Mountain Cross Course in the future in front of the lodge, if he were to do that it would have its own lift to the top of the course. Imagine that, we wouldn't have to walk our bikes to the top of the course like most other mountains. He is also looking to work on the existing trails to better the flow of the trails by adding berms in key locations!
Here is a quick break down of DownCycles review of West Mountain:
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