Lee Canyon’s public soft opening of the new downhill mountain bike park was today, and the resort sold out of daily passes before the lift started running at 10 a.m. More than 150 mountain bikers rode two opened trails designed for intermediate and advanced-level mountain bikers. Trail building will continue during the fall season so that by summer 2023, for the grand opening, mountain bikers can enjoy 7 miles of beginner, intermediate, and advanced mountain biking terrain, including excavated and jump trails and single track.

Trails will be fully open Saturdays and Sundays. During the soft-opening period, partial trail closures of the blue trail may occur on weekdays due to the continued construction of additional trails.  

Capacity is limited during the soft opening, and passes are in high demand, especially for Friday and the weekend. During the soft-opening period, weekday bike passes are $29 and $39 for the weekends; $29 half-day passes are also available for weekends only. Daily bike park should be purchased in advance and online. Passes can be purchased at www.leecanyonlv.com

“We want to thank all the local mountain bikers who helped Lee Canyon celebrate today,” said Jim Seely, Lee Canyon’s marketing director. “We’re grateful for the local mountain bike community who, during our soft opening period, will help us work into full operations for our grand opening next summer. Lee Canyon’s bike park is a community resource, and we appreciate the enthusiasm and support of local riders.”

Starting next summer, Lee Canyon will also offer bike and gear rentals. This year, people must bring their mountain bikes and gear; e-bikes are not permitted. In summer 2023, Lee Canyon will also provide a full range of youth and adult programs, including daily introduction programs, kids’ multi-day session and advanced development programs, and specialized coaching clinics for adults. 

Today also marked the start of Lee Canyon’s first-ever seven-day operating schedule outside the winter season. During the fall season, the resort will offer all services, including dining. Lee Canyon’s operating hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 



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