Our first two Mammoth camps were so much fun that we nearly can’t wait to go back. The resort features completely unique terrain and beautiful views, and everything is so convenient that it's possible to think of nothing but mountain biking for days on end.
We run our morning skill development sessions – featuring everything from stance and balance lessons to wheel lifts, roll downs, and drops – on the stunts we bring along with us as well as in the dedicated learning areas in the park. Our afternoons are then focused on incorporating new skills onto the trails, whether cross-country or downhill inclined.
Each year we've discovered new cross-country pedaling options. Most are fairly smooth, fast, and flowing, with opportunities to practice climbing technique, develop low and high-speed cornering, and master loose terrain. Others features roots and rocks, short technical climbs, and more challenging descents.
The downhill lift-accessed options are even more varied, offering everything from green to double black options, and the chance to develop descending skills whether for all-mountain or dedicated gravity pursuits. Fine tuning trail stragey and braking is always on offer here, and of course there are plenty of drops and jump lines too.
We're still working with the resort to sort out the lift ticket program, and will update this section as soon as we can. They've already helped us with great deals on accommodations, and you can find details on those below.
During the camp weekend, Mammoth is providing participants with a coupon good for 20% off all retail merchandise. They're also offering 25% off standard and high performance bike rentals, and 25% off full face helmet rentals. Please email them directly to reserve your equipment in advance.
Lunch Sponsor: Giovanni's
Beer Sponsor: Oskar Blues
Mammoth Resorts is offering participants 20% off at the Mammoth Mountain Inn, Juniper Springs Resort, and the Village. You can check out all these properties here, and then call 1-800-MAMMOTH (1-800-626-6684) to book, using Trek Dirt Series 2018 and booking ID #25953 as references.
By last year's camp dates, some of the properties had already sold out, so it's best to book as soon as you can. Pending availability, discounted rates are valid for bookings made by Thurdsay, July 19. Reservations are subject to the deposit and cancellation policies quoted online or by the vacation specialist.