The season that pops into your mind when you first think of West Mountain is most likely winter; skiers and snowboarders flying over the trails, kids joyfully tubing down the slopes, and the heat turned up high in the lodge. Now you don’t have to wait until the snow falls to enjoy West Mountain! Head over to West Mountain this summer for scenic chairlift rides and mountain biking for the whole family.
Summer at the Mountain
Here in upstate New York, we are lucky to experience all four seasons throughout the year, and West Mountain is now taking advantage of the summer weather by offering fun and exciting activities for all ages. Grab (or rent) a mountain bike to check out the new Mountain Bike Park or ride the chairlift to view the beautiful Adirondack sights at 59 West Mountain Road in Queensbury.
Are you an experienced mountain biker who loves the thrill? Have you never been mountain biking but want to try? Either way, you’ll want to race over to West Mountain where you’ll find trails for all ability levels! The new bike park features miles of mountain biking trails, both cross-country and downhill, geared toward beginner through expert riders. The hard uphill work is done for you, as you and your bike are transported to the top of the mountain by the West Express Chairlift.
If you’re not in the mood to bike, you can still enjoy the stunning views of the Adirondacks and Hudson Valley region by taking a scenic chair lift ride with your friends and family. Visitors are transported to the top of the mountain, where they are encouraged to hike the “Scenic Trail” in order to view even more of the beauty that West Mountain has to offer.
In the summer and fall, West Mountain also hosts several events such as the New Country of Saratoga 5k Obstacle Race, mountain weddings, the Over the Top 10k Bike and 5k Run, their Fall Festival in October and more!
Ticket prices range by age. Tickets and bike rentals can be purchased in the West Mountain Sports Shop on the right of the Main Courtyard at the mountain. For the summer season, West Mountain is open for biking and scenic lifts on Thursday and Friday 11 am – 7 pm, and on Saturday and Sunday from 10 am – 5 pm.
Pricing for Mountain Biking
- 12 and under: $15
- 13-19: $25
- 20+: $30
- $65: $15
Pricing for Scenic Lift Rides
- Adults: $15
- Children (12 and under): $10