New lift-served Texas bike park will operate year-round

By Stephen Frothingham

BURNET, Texas (BRAIN) — Set to open this winter outside of Burnet, Texas, Spider Mountain is poised to become not only the Lone Star State’s only lift-served bike park, but also the nation’s first year-round lift-accessed park. Burnet is about 55 miles northwest of Austin.

The bike park is designed and developed by Hogan Koesis, director of mountain biking for Mountain Capital Partners, which owns and operates six ski resorts including Arizona Snow Bowl, Purgatory Resort in Colorado and Pajarito Mountain Ski Area in New Mexico.

Koesis has more than a decade of experience designing, developing and constructing trails.

“We’re excited to bring progressive mountain biking terrain to Texas,” Koesis said. “Until now, this type of lift-accessed terrain was only available in a ski resort setting. The new Spider Mountain Bike Park will be unlike anything else in Texas.”

With an anticipated opening before Christmas this December, Spider Mountain Bike Park has 350 feet of vertical terrain and will offer beginner, intermediate and advanced trails accessible via a four-person chairlift. The bike park will feature mountain bike and gear rentals, lessons and guided tours.

With views of Lake Buchanan, the property is on one of the larger mountains in central Texas, with a mix …read more

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