Just in time for when the bulk of the country is grasped tightly by the claws of winter, Spider Mountain will open its doors to be the first lift-served downhill mountain bike park in Texas and the first year-round mountain bike park with lift service in the United States.
With a variety of trails for all abilities and 350 feet of vertical, Spider Mountain ’s lift-served bike park features include downhill flow trails, and technical trails with bridges, berms, jumps, and more. The bike park is designed and developed by Hogan Koesis, director of mountain biking for Mountain Capital Partners, which owns and operates Spider Mountain and six ski resorts. Koesis has more than a decade of experience in the biking industry, designing, developing and constructing trails.
With views of Lake Buchanan, the property is on one of the larger mountains in central Texas, with a mix of live oaks and cedar trees and is home to a variety of wildlife. It is conveniently located adjacent to Thunderbird Lodge at Lake Buchanan, which offers lodging and an event center, water sports, and other amenities.
I don’t know about but heading to Texas in the month of January when the trails of the North East are either muddy or under a blanket of heavy wet snow sounds like a pretty great idea. For more info on lift prices and accommodations visit SpiderMountain.com