Winter Woolly 2018

Highland Mountain Bike Park and MTBVT are at it again in 2018! Join us February 10th–11th and make history at the second annual Winter Woolly Downhill Fat Bike Fest.

The team has cooked up a number of improvements over last year’s event. First and foremost, the Winter Woolly will be extended to two days on the cold rolled slopes for 2018. This year promises more terrain and advanced grooming as Highland Trails has invested in specialized fat bike grooming equipment; the trail crew has been shaping lines since the first snowfall!




Working in conjunction with neighboring fat bike party starters MTBVT — you may know them from events such as Winterbike and Überwintern — the Highland event will be based largely on the MTBVT formula.  Snow + bikes + bikes + bikes = party! Add in the Highland flavor and you have the world’s best downhill fat bike festival: Downhill laps, group rides/trains, XC and DH demo loops, DH fat bike race, and beer garden in the backyard!



The WINTER WOOLLY DH FAT BIKE RACE is back! Remember the powdery carnage? Take on competitors and Ol’ Man Winter again in a multiple top to bottom timed descent for prizes and glory!



Not a race type of rider? Multiple trails will be groomed top to bottom for those looking for more leisurely descents as well as a few of XC singletrack trails.

“Based on the Winter Woolly’s success in 2017 we knew we had a winner.” says event co-founder Dave Smutok. “I’m looking forward to extending our operations at Highland into the winter. We learned a lot last time and are ready for a horde of fat bikers and whatever winter throws at us.”

The event will include an onsite demo garden, rentals through the bike shop, food at the Highland Pub, beer garden campfires and après entertainment at the lodge.

The DH Fat Bike Race is additional $10 with registration. The race will be one open class and based on single run timing. Prizes and glory await the fastest riders in this inaugural event.



Tentative Schedule*:


7:00am Demo area setup 
8:00am Registration/Lodge Open 
9:00am Lifts start swinging, Vendor Garden opens, DH Race practice 
12:00pm Race start 
4:00pm Lifts close 
5:00pm Awards & Après Party with Live Music

*schedule subject to change


8:00am Lodge Open 
9:00am Lifts start swinging, Limited vendor garden opens
4:00pm Lifts close
Après in Highland Pub


Pre-Registration Pricing*:

$72* — Two-day pass
$41*— One day pass
$10 —Race Entry

*online pricing only

Day of Event Pricing:

$82 — Two-day pass
$46 — One day pass
$10 — Race Entry

Talk to us on the Winter Woolly Facebook Page


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