Demo Mountain Bikes for Sale

The summer season has passed, the leaves are changing colors and Snowbasin Resort is gearing up for winter.  With that being said we are selling off some of our demo bikes from the summer.  Check out our list of well maintained top end bikes from Rocky Mountain below:

Rocky Mountain Flatline Park Bike

This is your chance to ride a Flatline from Rocky Mountain with a very impressive component list including SRAM X5 front and rear, and GPX Bottom Bracket. Built to be tough in every situation.

Sizes left: 1 Small, 1 Medium & 2 L Price $1500

Rocky Mountain Flatline Park Bike

Rocky Mountain Element 930

This 29” full suspension cross-country bike will guide you through the trails easily. Rocky Mountain based the Element 930 around the frame which is made of FORM 7005 series custom hydro formed alloy with ABC pivots, tapered head tube, and press fit bottom bracket. In order to make the rear end stiffer, they added 12x142mm rear dropouts. The RockShocx Monarch RT custom valved rear shock has rebound/ floodgate adjustments. The shock paired with the straight up geometry allow for maximum pedal efficiency while being plush enough to absorb bigger hits.

Sizes left:  2 L Price $1700

Rocky Mountain Slayer

Rocky Mountain Slayer

This is your all mountain trail destroyer. The Slayer scales steep climbs like a lightweight cross country bicycle. The Slayer’s static seat tube angle is 75° so as the suspension sags you end up in a powerful pedaling position, of approximately 73°. Your weight is in the center of your saddle and over your pedals, for efficient climbing. So, whether it’s pedaling hard up-hill, fast rides down-hill, or just some fun flat XC trail riding this is one bike that handles it all. A fun bike for any situation.

Sizes left: 1 Small 4 Medium & 1 XL Priced between $1500-$1700

Rocky Mountain Slayer

All bikes are sold at a first come first serve basis.

Call our rental desk Thursday – Sunday for more details or to purchase a bike 801.620.1034

Wildflower Trailfest

Wildflower Trailfest a women only Mountain Bike Challenge will be held on September 14th, 2013.  It can be ridden as a ride or a race with 3 course options to choose from.  It is the first event of its kind in Utah.  We are super excited for women to be able to try mountain biking in a less intimidating fashion with the courses closed just for us.    There are prizes based on age group categories for the racers and we will have group leaders available for women who choose the ride option.  The event will begin in the Wildflower Meadow with a continental breakfast and end with a live band, awards, a raffle, and a BBQ at the top of the gondola by Snowbasin with 5$ passes offered to all riders and their friends and family attending.  The event schedule is as follows:

8:00-10:30 Packet Pickup and Continental Breakfast

9:30 am Expert Start… 16 miles

10:30 am Sport Start… 8 miles

11 am Beginner Start… 5 miles

11:30am-12:30pm… Awards

For more infromation view WildflowerOutdoor.com

Snowbasin’s Free Guided Tours!

On a Snowbasin guided tour you can learn about what the resort has to offer during the summer.  Discover Snowbasin’s extensive history, the science of snowmaking, or see what wildlife comes out when all the snow melts.   Meet your tour guide every Saturday and Sunday at 1pm at the Moose in front of Earl’s Lodge from June 22nd through September 29th.  Come join Snowbasin for the chance to learn and experience our summer fun and deep history. Best of all its FREE!

*Bring hiking shoes, a hat, bike helmet, sunscreen, snacks and water. Tours last from 1-4 hours. Tours in the base do not require a gondola ticket.

Mountain Bike Tour

Check out some of the 25 miles of cross-country style mountain bike trails that Snowbasin Resort has to offer with an experienced rider. The route selected for this tour will depend on the skill level of the group. Some biking skills are recommended.

Difficulty: Light to strenuous

Duration: 1-3 hours

(Bike & helmet required)

(Base area activity. Lift ticket is not required.)

MIDDAUGH, PATERSON BREAK THROUGH AT XTERRA USA CHAMPIONSHIPS

Josiah Middaugh of Colorado and Lesley Paterson from Scotland earned long-awaited victories at the XTERRA USA Championship on Saturday, Sept. 22.

Middaugh was the overall winner, breaking a string of frustratingly-close performances in this event. Paterson took the women’s title after back-to-back runner-up showings in 2010 and 2011.

Conrad Stoltz of South Africa placed fourth, but earned enough points to win his unprecedented 10th XTERRA U.S. Pro Series championship. Paterson captured her first XTERRA U.S. Pro Series title in the women’s division.

MEN’S RACE

Middaugh, 34, has been the top-ranked American male in the XTERRA Series for seven of the past eight years, but until today, had never placed higher than third at the USA Championship. He finished with a winning time of 2:26:34.

“Finally,” said Middaugh, who resides in Eagle-Vail, Colorado. “More relief than anything. This is a really special win for me to pull this off for the first time.”

He did it in impressive fashion, finishing nearly two minutes ahead of runner-up Ben Allen of Australia. Middaugh’s lead was large enough for him to grab his two children in his arms just before he crossed the finish line. “It was just a special day for me,” he said. “I felt good, my training has been good for the last three months and it showed today.”

Middaugh is regarded as one of the fastest runners on the XTERRA circuit, so when he took the lead midway through the bike course, it was a matter of him staying upright the rest of the way.

“I caught the leaders early, about mile 6 or 7,” he said. “That first downhill Conrad (Stoltz) got back ahead of me, and it wasn’t until about mile 9 that I passed him again for the second time. But I was so tentative on the downhill, I was just so worried about flatting, or having something ruining a good performance. I knew my fitness was good, I just had to be careful everywhere. I was a little bit too nervous, but it worked out.”

Allen placed second in 2:28:46 for his best showing at the USA Championship. He was the first out of the swim, and stayed with the lead pack throughout the bike.

“On the bike, I just tried to stay in a nice rhythm,” Allen said. “Last year, that’s sort of where I lost it, so I was really determined to bounce back from last year and have a strong ride.”

Despite a crash on one of the downhills, Allen still managed to enter the run in third place, behind Middaugh and Stoltz.

“I caught Conrad (on the run) and I was trying to catch Josiah, but he was too strong today,” Allen said.

France’s Nico Lebrun, who won the XTERRA USA Championship race last year, also passed Stoltz during the run to take third place in 2:29:02.

“I felt more of the altitude, I don’t know why,” Lebrun said. “I was not feeling really good (on the bike) and then on the run I felt better again.”

Stoltz finished fourth (2:30:47), which was enough to edge Middaugh for the U.S. Series title. If Stoltz had placed fifth, Middaugh would have won the series.

“I’ve been racing XTERRA for 12 years now, so being able to win 10 series titles means a lot to me. It’s been an amazing journey.”

Middaugh entered the race with a full beard on his face – part of his strategy a few months ago to stop shaving until he won a race (he shaved immediately after the race). It prompted Stoltz to say: “All I can say is I think I’m going to grow a beard for Maui.”

The XTERRA World Championship will take place at Kapalua, Maui, next month.

WOMEN’S RACE

Paterson’s performance continued an amazing run over the past 11 months. In that span, she has won the 2011 XTERRA World Championship, the 2012 ITU Cross Tri World Championship, and now the 2012 XTERRA USA Championship.

“It was awesome,” said Paterson, 31. “I did a lot of prep for this – came out 10 days early. It’s the first time in an XTERRA race that I went into the lead on the bike and held it. So I went into the run actually in the lead, which is very unusual for me, so I think my bike is finally coming together.”

Paterson had finished second at the USA Championship in 2011 and 2010, and third in 2009. She is considered the fastest female runner in XTERRA races, so it was all but over when she completed the bike course with the lead.

Paterson said she passed Melanie McQuaid for the lead on one of the steep bike climbs and and stayed in front the rest of the way. She then started the run with a cautious confidence.

“You’re always a bit nervous,” Paterson said. “Even though I’m a runner and I’ve got that pedigree, you still think ‘oh my gosh, did I push it too hard on the bike.’ ”

She did not relent during the run, and finished with a time of 2:49:09 – more than three minutes ahead of Suzie Snyder of Virginia (2:52:43).

It was also a breakthrough performance for Snyder, who had previously won an age-group amateur title at the USA Championship, but had never finished higher than ninth as a professional in this event.  She came two weeks early and stayed with a local family to help acclimate for the race.

“It was definitely the best race of my life,” Snyder said. “Everything was cramping and it hurt worse than any race I’ve ever had, but I’m so happy, I don’t care.”

Snyder completed the bike in third place, but passed McQuaid for second early in the run.

Danelle Kabush from Canada had a strong run and finished third in 2:52:56. She also placed third last year.

“I’m definitely satisfied,” she said. “Second would have been better, but I’ll take third. This was a good test of fitness.”

McQuaid, last year’s winner of this event, was fourth in 2:54:56. Renata Bucher from Switzerland was fifth in 2:56:10.

PRO MEN 
Pl Name Age Hometown Time Purse
1 Josiah Middaugh 34 Vail, Colorado 2:26:57 $2,500
2 Ben Allen 27 North Wollongong, Australia 2:28:46 $2,000
3 Nicolas Lebrun 39 Digne-les-Bains, France 2:29:02 $1,500
4 Conrad Stoltz 38 Stellenbosch, South Africa 2:30:47 $1,200
5 Branden Rakita 31 Colorado Springs, Colorado 2:34:01 $900
6 David Henestrosa 35 Manresa, Spain 2:35:24 $700
7 Will Kelsay 30 Boulder, Colorado 2:36:29 $500
8 Ryan Ignatz 33 Boulder, Colorado 2:36:44 $350
9 Cody Waite 33 Lakewood, Colorado 2:36:49 $200
10 Sam Gardner 37 Surrey, Great Britain 2:40:05 $150
Also: Adam Wirth (41), Will Ross (37), Craig Evans (34), Damian Gonzalez (31), Scott Gall (28), Denis Giovannetti, Simone Calamai
PRO WOMEN
Pl Name Age Hometown Time Purse
1 Lesley Paterson 31 San Diego, California (Scotland) 2:49:09 $2,500
2 Suzie Snyder 29 Fredericksburg, Virginia 2:52:43 $2,000
3 Danelle Kabush 36 Calgary, Alberta, Canada 2:52:56 $1,500
4 Melanie McQuaid 38 Victoria, B.C., Canada 2:54:56 $1,200
5 Renata Bucher 34 Lucerne, Switzerland 2:56:10 $900
6 Christine Jeffrey 39 Guelph, Ontario, Canada 3:01:03 $700
7 Jacqui Slack 29 Stoke-on-Trent, Great Britain 3:03:01 $500
8 Carina Wasle 28 Kundl, Austria 3:09:33 $350
9 Kim Baugh 32 Colorado Springs, Colorado 3:09:55 $200
10 Tamara Donelson 36 Edwards, Colorado 3:11:08 $150
Also: Heather Holmes (41), Caroline Colonna (37)

STOLTZ, PATERSON WIN XTERRA U.S. PRO SERIES TITLES

Conrad Stoltz fourth-place finish was just enough to hold off Middaugh and win his unprecedented 10th XTERRA U.S. Pro Series crown while Lesley Paterson captured her first.  Craig Evans and David Henestrosa tied for third in points but Henestrosa took third-place money due to the tie-breaker (best showing at this race).  The same happened in the women’s field, with Melanie McQuaid and Renata Bucher tying for 2nd, but McQuaid finisher just ahead of the Swiss Miss today.  Here’s a look at the final standings…

2012 XTERRA U.S. Pro Series Standings (Final – 9.22.12)
PRO MEN 
Pl Name West S’East East Mtn USA Totals
1 Conrad Stoltz, RSA 100 100 100 d100 75 375
2 Josiah Middaugh, USA 90 d75 90 90 100 370
3 David Henestrosa, ESP 63 d53 63 75 63 264
4 Craig Evans, USA 58 90 82 d37 34 264
5 Branden Rakita, USA 69 d49 69 53 69 260
6 Will Kelsay, USA DNS 63 75 45 58 241
7 Cody Waite, USA d37 45 53 69 49 216
8 Adam Wirth, USA 41 DNF 49 34 41 165
9 Will Ross, USA 45 37 41 DNS 37 160
10 Chris Legh, AUS 75 82 DNS DNS DNF 157

 

PRO WOMEN
Pl Name West S’East East Mtn USA Totals
1 Lesley Paterson, GBR 90 100 82 DNS 100 372
2 Melanie McQuaid, CAN d69 90 100 69 75 334
3 Renata Bucher, SUI 100 d45 90 75 69 334
4 Danelle Kabush, CAN 75 d63 69 100 82 326
5 Suzie Snyder, USA d63 75 63 82 90 310
6 Tamara Donelson, USA 41 DNP 45 63 45 194
7 Heather Holmes, USA DNS 34 58 58 41 191
8 Sara Tarkington, USA 49 37 DNS 90 DNS 176
9 Caroline Colonna, USA DNF 28 49 49 37 163
10 Shonny Vanlandingham, USA DNS 69 75 DNS DNF 144

Complete Standings

2012/2013 Discovery Pre-Season Pass Rates July 21st – Sept 3rd

Snowbasin is proud to introduce the new Discovery Pass Program for the upcoming 2012/2013 Winter Season. The Discovery Pass program gives several options for skiers and riders to enjoy all that Snowbasin has to offer. Beginning July 21st, Snowbasin’s Discovery Pass can be purchased online through Snowbasin’s eStore. Then starting July 28th The Discovery Pass can also be purchased at Earl’s Lodge on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm.

The DiscoveryValue Pass is available for a limited time for only $449. The Value Pass contains some restrictions including holiday blackout dates. For those people who want to enjoy Snowbasin every day of the season we offer the Discovery Value Plus Pass. The Value Plus Pass offers unlimited skiing and riding at Snowbasin, summer gondola use, three days of skiing/riding at Sun Valley Resort, a $149 rate on hotel rooms at Sun Valley Lodge or Inn during the 2012-13 ski season on a space available basis, a 15% discount on winter repairs in the Grizzly Center, two 50% off buddy vouchers, and tubing hill discounts. The Value Plus Pass is available for $649 with no blackout dates.

A complete list of pass types and current prices can be viewed by visiting www.snowbasin.com/winter/winter-rates/#/passes/.

*Prices Subject to Change. Passes are non-refundable and non-transferable. Snowbasin does not guarantee season length or weather conditions.

Party To Support Our Trails with Weber Pathways!

Here’s a sure way to win at the Mt Ogden 100K!  Come spend the evening before the race with friends while enjoyng great music, and a BBQ.  Bid on great outdoor-gear auction items, all while doing your part to support the great trails of Weber County. The Weber Pathways Trail Mixer event will be held in the Meadow outside Earl’s Lodge at Snowbasin during race packet pick up on Friday evening, August 17th, from 5:00 – 9:00 pm.  So bring your support crew and start the race off right. Racers are provided a free dinner, but look for a discount coupon for one additional person in your race packet.

Mt. Ogden Midweek Race Series at Snowbasin

The Mt. Ogden Midweek Race Series is open to the public, and held every Wednesday beginning June 6th at Snowbasin. The series will run through the summer leading up to the Mt. Ogden 100k Ultra Endurance Mountain Bike Race and Festival at Snowbasin on August 18th.  Registration for the midweek races is from 5:30pm till 15 minutes before race start on the day of the race.

Mountain Bike Series:

Dates: Wednesday June 6th 2012, Wednesday June 13th 2012, Wednesday June 20th 2012, Wednesday June 27th 2012, Wednesday July 11th 2012, Wednesday July 18th 2012, Wednesday July 25th 2012, Wednesday August 1st 2012, Wednesday August 8th 2012, Wednesday August 15th 2012

Times: A  – 6:30 pm (Expert/Pro) B – 6:31 (Sport) A – 6:32 pm (Beginner) Prizes at 8:00pm

For more information, visit:

KUHL Clothing’s 3rd Annual Basin Bash XC, I Cup Grand Finale Event

Snowbasin, for the thrid year in a row,  is hosting the final stop of the Inter-mountain Cup Race Series on August 4th.  This XC Mtn Bike race consists of a 8.5 mile loop of single track across the lower mountain with the start and finsih right above the Grizzly Center.  The race covers most age levels and expertise by divisions.  Their will be an awards ceremony, and BBQ, and after the race around noon.  So come out to Snowbasin to cheer your favorite racer on or take the challenge yourself.  For more information on the ICup series and the Finals at Snowbasin check the link below:

www.intermountaincup.com

4th Annual Mt Ogden 100k August 18th

Snowbasin is proud to host the 4th Annual Mt. Ogden 100k Ultra Endurance Mountain Bike Race. This year will offer multiple divisions for both men and women including a NEW 25k race.  Top endurance mountain bike races not only regionally but nationally will be attending and putting their strength and fortitude to the test.  The Pro payout has been extended to the top ten finishers for this years event. For a full list of divisions and race times click on the URL below:

www.mtogden100k.com

Lance Armstrong to compete in Xterra Triathlon

SALT LAKE CITY — Six days after celebrating his 40th birthday, seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong will be back on the bike competing in the XTERRA USA championship at Snowbasin Ski Resort in Utah.

Armstrong confirmed Thursday he will compete Sept. 24 on the XTERRA course that covers a 1-mile swim, 20-mile mountain bike ride and 6-mile trail run.

He scouted the course for three hours last week with the past president of the foundation that sponsors the XTERRA championship, and has tweeted four-time XTERRA world champion Conrad Stoltz about it.

“It seemed like a fun time and the training has been going very well,” Armstrong told The Associated Press Thursday. “I’ll go out there and have a good time and see how it goes.”

He said it has been 23 years since he’s done any type of triathlon, and he has no expectations of winning, though he has been training hard the past eight months.

 

“I have no doubt (Stoltz is a great athlete). I go in with no grand expectations,” Armstrong said.

The top XTERRA athletes in the world will compete next week at Snowbasin, including South Africa’s Stoltz, five-time national champion Josiah Middaugh and two-time Ironman world champion Tim DeBoom.

Stoltz says the course is a good fit for Armstrong as it involves a lot of climbing but is not very technical on the descents.

Armstrong confirmed he isn’t interested in racing the Tour de France again, but wants to check out this new “beast.”

Stoltz said Armstrong began texting him recently and suggested they train together.

“He was talking smack,” quipped Stoltz, also known as “Caveman.”

“He was like, ‘Let’s go training, bring it on Caveman!’ ”

Stoltz said he looks forward to competing against one of the world’s best athletes.

“It would be great to have him, good for the sport,” Stoltz said. “If he wants laid-back races for enjoyment, it would be a good match. A lot of people think he’ll do an Ironman, but that’s not fun because you have to do so much training and it’s eight hours of nothing but pain.”

Armstrong has not competed in an XTERRA before but is quite familiar with triathlons, having started his athletic career in the sport. He became a professional triathlete at age 16, and by the late 1980s was the No. 1-ranked triathlete in the 19-and-under group.

Stoltz said the XTERRA run will favor Armstrong because it is different than racing on pavement. “It’s not about speed but strength and endurance,” Stoltz said.

Mike Caldwell, an Ogden mayoral candidate and past president of the Ogden-based GOAL Foundation that sponsors the XTERRA championship, said Armstrong appeared in top shape last week when he went to Utah to scout the course.

 

“From what I saw he was in phenomenal shape,” said Caldwell, who tried to keep up with Armstrong and Armstrong’s good friend, Jimmy Riccitello, a former XTERRA world champion and a top triathlete for more than 20 years.

Caldwell said Armstrong was a man in motion when he wasn’t on the bike or trail, tweeting, arranging business meetings and keeping tabs on the Livestrong Foundation that has raised about $400 million since 1997 — a year after a life-threatening cancer diagnosis.

On Sept. 9 — two days after Armstrong flew from San Francisco to Ogden, then on to Canada for charity events — Armstrong tweeted about his hectic pace.

Now he’ll be adding another trip to Snowbasin, site of the downhill and super-G races at the 2002 Winter Olympics.

“I enjoy the training,” Armstrong said. “It’s almost like therapy for me. And it’s easy to do and it’s cheaper than therapy so I’ll always need that aspect in my life.”

 


Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press