There is still some great skiing left, but it' s not too early to start thinking about getting the mountain bike tuned up and ready. We're just a few weeks from the opening of biking trails around the park, so get out the grease!
For reports on trail openings and updates, click here.
Jeff from real Banff and Peter Oprsal of www.bikepirate.com check out the Tunnel Mountain loop mountain biking trail (from last summer). Just a short way from downtown Banff, this relatively easy trek is filled with beautiful views of the Bow Valley, Banff Springs golf course and the Hoodoo's. The trail head is just past the Douglas Fir resort off of Tunnel Mountain road. Check out the video above for HD footage of the loop!
Here is a map of the trail and the elevation gained:
The Bike Pirate is a terrific resource for info on mountain biking trails all over Alberta, BC and even Washington and New Zealand! Also check out the Bow Valley Mountain Bike Alliance website for more great details on trails around here (and info to get involved in building trails).