Saturday was opening day at Seven Springs' Downhill Bike Park. Darrin and I went up early and parked at the top of the world, so we could hang out a bit then join the mega-train first run down the mountain...which never materialized. We ended up being the second group to test out the work that had been put into the runs over the last few weeks. Everything was pretty good, just some soft spots here and there because of all the rain. Most notably the two jumps and berm on 007 at the top, and the jumps at the bottom of the runs near the lift. The crew worked on them, and when the sun came out, and the wind started blowing, things got a little better. By the end of the day, besides some ruts in the previously wet lines, the mountain was in great condition. Can't wait for many more downhill runs at Seven Springs this year!
Gallery of photographs from 2011 opening day at Seven Springs - http://www.jonpratt.com/2011/2011-Opening-Day-Seven-Springs
A few pictures from opening day at Seven Springs downhill bike park -
there was still snow on the ground at seven springs
we had a great group out for 2011's opening day at the seven springs bike park
transition blindside at the top of the world
Jamie checking out the babes in the swimming pool
enjoying a beer and the view