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New trail, 36th Chamber, opens at Trestle Bike Park (with video)

A look at the 36th Chamber, the new downhill mountain biking trail at the Trestle Bike Park. The new trail officially opened for use on Saturday.

Trestle Bike Park in Winter Park Resort unveiled a new trail this weekend. Deemed the 36th Chamber, the jumping trail brings another two and a half miles of hand built trail to the park.

"It's a huge testament to our trail crews who have been working hard on getting a bunch of new stuff open," said Steve Hurlbert, director of public relations and communications for Winter Park Resort. "It speaks to the fact that we're continuing to make Trestle bigger and better, and everyday our trail crew is working to make that happen."

Hurlbert said 36th Chamber is an intermediate trail with several features including jumps, and it is located on the back side of the park near the Olympia lift.

"There's some really cool stuff, but it's not super technical," he said. "There's definitely a lot there to keep people excited and interested."

With the new trail Trestle Bike Park has about 44 miles of trails, part of a concerted effort to expand the park in the coming years. About a year ago Winter Park Resort received approval to add ten miles of trails from the United States Forest Service, meaning 36th Chamber is only the beginning of a series of new trails over the next few years.

The trails are primarily built and maintained by hand by trail crews at the park. Hurlbert said that machines are used when possible, but many trails are too high, or in too densely surrounded by trees to bring machinery in.

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"The park is continuing to grow and get better, and there continues to be more variety for riders," said Hurlbert. "We're committed to being one of the top bike parks in the country, and the way you do that is to continue to grow and improve."

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