BRAND NEW VENUE WITH BIG TERRAIN
Big Sky Resort has more than 50 miles of hiking and biking trails, with more than 40 miles dedicated to mountain biking. Enjoy chairlift-serviced downhill mountain biking for all levels and abilities, with connector trails that allow bikers to ride all the way down to Big Sky town center. Each year, Big Sky Resort grows its network on downhill flow trails. This year, crews completed the much anticipated Gambler trail, and intermediate trail off of Swift Current chairlift. Big Sky Resort is always ranked in the top five bike parks in the Northwest by MTBParks.com. The multitude of hiking trails connect to U.S. Forest Service lands, which allow for full day treks into Montana’s beautiful backcountry.
Big Sky Resort’s mountain bike trails are a mix of freeride and technical bike trails. Freeride bike trails contain constructed enhanced/modified terrain, obstacles, and features such as jumps, berms, banks, bridges and drops created from dirt, wood or other materials. Freeride trails may also incorporate Technical trail features and designs. Freeride trails may be built by hand and/or machine and are designed to be ridden downhill. Technical bike trails are designed to embrace the natural shape and terrain of the mountain. Technical trails may contain roots, gravel, rocks, logs, water crossings, jumps, drops and other natural characteristics and obstacles found in the natural environment, and may also include man-made obstacles and bridges. Technical trails may be built by hand and/or machine, and look largely natural. Technical trails may be designated for one-way or bi-directional travel.
|Expert Men Open (NEW)||Pro Women Open||Youth "Groms" (NEW)|
|Pro Men Open||Amateur Women (20-39)|
|Amateur Men (21-39)||Master Women 40+|
|Master Men (40+)||U21 Women (17-20)|
|Master Men 50+ (NEW)|
|U21 Men (17-21)|
We will release the official course maps for the 2018 BME Santa Fe on the Wednesday prior to the race. Official practice will be held on Friday. Check out maps from last year’s race to get a feel for the unique terrain at this venue.