Highland Mountain Bike Park is the world's only lift access mountain entirely dedicated to biking. Highland offers lessons and camps for all abilities and is home to the Ayr Academy, a week long, overnight camp taught by the best celebrity pros in the business. Highland Mountain Bike Park is America’s Bike Park.
Highland Mountain Bike Park’s world-class terrain is made up of a vast network of downhill trails for all abilities. Our trail network includes machine built jump lines, flow trails, natural single track trails and a nice mixture of everything for everyone top to bottom. We offer dirt jumps park, pump tracks, skills park, an indoor facility with a foam pit and an airbag.
Highland has hosted many of todays Pro’s to come and train at our facilities and take advantage of the wide variety of skill sharpening tools we have.
World Class Coaches
Highland takes their coaching seriously and hand selects the coaches that understand what Highland really is and stands for. We choose some of the top Professional athletes in the Mountain Biking industry. These Pro’s have many years of experience and love to share their passion with future Pro’s. There is no better way to learn than from the best!
World Class Fun
What is summer camp without some fun? You’ll be riding more in one week than you have in your entire life, not to mention more dodgeball games than you have ever played in gym class.
8:30am – 9:15am – Breakfast at the Tilton School dining hall
9:30am – 9:45am – Bus over to Highland Mountain
10:00am-12:00pm – Ride Mountain
12:00pm-1:00pm – Lunch break at Highland
1:00pm – 5:00pm – Ride Mountain
5:30pm – 5:45 – Bus back to Tilton School
6:00pm – 7:00pm – Dinner at Tilton School dining hall
7:00pm – 9:00pm – Evening activity/HTC or Dirt Jump session/down time
10:00pm – Bed time
AYR ACADEMY — GRADES 8 THROUGH 12
Learn from your heroes at the Ayr Academy! Ayr Academy is a multi-day overnight mountain bike summer camp taught by guest celebrity pro coaches.
Week-long sessions for grades 8 through 12 (in Fall of 2018) riders of all abilities
Exclusive access to all of Highland’s training facilities and trails
Live in the Ayr dormitory and enjoy the local prep school facilities
SUMMER RIDE — GRADES 3 THROUGH 7
Spend those long summer days making fun-filled runs at America’s Bike Park. Learn to ride the mountain from Highland’s pro coaches during one of four week-long sessions this summer.
Multi-day camp for grades 3 through 7 (in Fall of 2018) riders of all abilities
Day and overnight options
Three and Five day sessions
Learn new skills, develop more confidence, make new friendships
Highland Pub is excited to bring a Mug Club to the mountain! These custom mugs will be available for customers to purchase and have for the entire year. Space is limited to the first 75 customers who sign up
Rules and Details:
$100 to join the Mug Club (good for a full calendar year — January 1 to December 31)
No Sharing of your membership with anyone
22oz beers for the price of a pint
1/2 off appetizers every Friday
Wednesday Specials — different special every Wednesday
$10 off birthday gift* to use at the Highland Pub during your birthday month
One free brake bleed for your bike during the year (includes parts and labor)
Admittance to the year-end party for Mug Club members (plus one guest) *Date TBA*
*can only be used for food, not alcohol. May only be used one time.
Interested? Purchase your Mug Club Membership at the Pub! Membership is limited — get yours before space runs out.
The 5th annual Women’s Gravity Weekend at Highland Mountain (May 18–20) brings together a diverse group of enthusiastic women in a supportive riding environment to help you develop essential mountain biking skills and take your park experiences to the next level. Women of all ages and riding abilities are invited to start the season right with a weekend dedicated to learning and reinforcing new skills, building relationships, and having a great time. Whether you’re new to downhill mountain biking or have been riding for years, this program has something for you!
Riders will spend all day Saturday receiving focused instruction from Highland’s coaching staff. Morning activities center on fundamental techniques, balance, and breaking bad habits so you can ride with control and confidence. In the afternoon, riders will have the opportunity to take on jumping, dropping, and cornering on Highland’s dedicated learning features, under the guidance of our excellent coaches. Sunday is an entire day of freeriding where you can take
The Women’s Gravity Weekend package includes park passes and discount rentals for the entire weekend, giving participants plenty of time to reinforce new techniques on the terrain of their choosing.
$225 — for Saturday Instruction Includes: Day passes, Friday Welcome Dinner at Driftwood, and Saturday lunch at Highland Mountain Bike Park
Park Ready™ Rental Bike, additional $50 per day (Saturday and/or Sunday)
One Free Day Pass to be used Sunday, or at your leisure during the 2018 season
This year we’ve partnered with Driftwood Stables of Northfield, NH to provide a true “retreat style” lodging option for participants. Located just five miles from Highland, Driftwood’s unique accommodations are made up of finished yurts which house six to eight people. Each yurt comes equipped with its own bathroom, shower, and electricity. Guests will have access to the facility’s heated outdoor pool and spa. If you are coming as a group or have rooming requests, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Lodging at Driftwood can be added to your package at an extra charge:
Friday Night Only — $65
Saturday Night Only — $75
Friday & Saturday Night — $130
Whether you’re an experienced rider looking to hone your skills, or someone who’s interested in trying out downhill mountain biking for the first time, this program is for you. Come check out the Women’s Gravity weekend and see what the womens freeride scene is all about!
The Highland Pub is now open! Located inside the newly renovated lodge at Highland Mountain Bike Park, the Highland Pub is an exciting and welcoming place for riders and non-riders alike. The Highland Lodge has long been a staple of the Northfield community. Operating as Highlands Ski Area from the 1960s to the 1990s, it reopened its doors in 2006 as the now– world-renowned bike park. The introduction of the Highland Pub creates a new place in Northfield for locals and visitors to enjoy the laid-back, friendly atmosphere Highland is known for.
So how’s the food? Everything you could want in a great pub, including appetizers, entrees, and beverages. Fans of the old Highland Café will still be able to enjoy classic Highland favorites such as the CBR sandwich or Vido Burrito, while others may find a new favorite among the burgers and chicken tenders on the recently expanded menu. If you like bacon and jalapenos, give the Hellion Burger a try! Full Menu on the Highland Pub Page
The Highland Pub currently has twelve draft beers on a rotating tap—including several local brews—as well as a wide selection of bottles and craft brewed cans. Follow @HighlandMTNPub on Facebook and be on the lookout for weekly beer specials throughout April! You can check out the menu ahead of time at www.highlandmountain.com/highland-pub/.
Great reviews are already rolling in! Northfield local Leif Martinson says, “The new Highland Pub is an excellent local dining option, with a great assortment of beer on tap and pub fare that does not disappoint. The fries are excellent.” Stop by the Highland Pub this weekend and get a taste of what Highland is all about!
The Highland Pub is currently open for Spring hours:
Fridays from 4:00pm–9:00pm,
Saturdays & Sundays from 12:00pm–8:00pm.
Having hosted many a fat bike fest, I can tell you it always tends to be nerve-racking over the countdown to an event. I keep a vigilant eye on my favorite weather sites, watch the pre-reg numbers and chew my fingernails. But over time I’ve learned that you can’t compete with Mother Nature, only prepare for whatever she has in store.
Another thing I’ve learned is that human nature, particularly that of fat bikers is a bit more predictable. Rain, sleet, hail, snow, if you build it, they will show!
Despite a manic weather report, Winter Woolly 2018 brought out 250 of us! Upon arrival Saturday morning, we were greeted with a parking lot full of smiling faces. It was apparent who had already taken laps by the snow packed into their helmet vents.
“How is it up there?” we asked. “Deep!” they exclaimed.
On the hill we found the trail crew making laps with their 2017 model custom fab’ drag plow and as the morning progressed the trails started to clean up into pristine packed ribbons… in the middle 18″. Stray from the blue groove and be ready to auger up to your hubs and launch headlong.
The Racecourse was no different barring riders going as fast as they could. Much like 2017, we watched riders descend at full speed on in the narrow packed channel. Only the most adept made it down without rag-dolling in the deep.
By day’s end, rising temps made for a softer and slipperier riding. As the Highland Pub filled up with party people the lift line wained. I’m proud to say that we were having so much fun that we actually caught the last few chairs up the hill for one last hurrah.
Woolly number two is in the history books and I’m already looking forward to next year! Thanks to Highland for being such gracious hosts and to all the pedaling people for the support.
Mark your calendars for the second annual Winter Woolly — February 10th and 11th, 2018! We’re partnering up with winter event veterans — MTBVT, who have brought you Überwintern and WinterBike! This two-day event will be jam-packed with fun — downhill Fat Bikes laps, a traditional downhill race, vendors, backyard campfires, beer garden, and live music from the Dusty Gray Band!
The vendor village will be set-up in the backyard with demo bikes available. The Highland Bike Shop will be open all weekend long. All of our Fat Bikes for Saturday, Feb. 10th have been rented out for the day, however, please reach out to our partner shops here or your local bike shop to see about rentals in your area.
This year we have updated our bike trays on the lift allowing them to hold most tires up to 5″. This will help get more fat bikers to the top quicker. Fat bikes with wider tire/rim combos can still hang their bikes.
Over the last year, Highland’s website has been undergoing a major face-lift. On December 20th, we launched the new and improved Highland Mountain Bike Park website!
The Highland Lodge is undergoing some major renovations during this off-season. We have new flooring going down, New TVs and more beers on tap! The Kitchen is also getting a major overhaul, inside and out. Keep an eye out for the opening of the Highland Pub next month!
The 2018 early bird sale has ended but that doesn’t mean you can’t still save on Highland Summer Camps. Winter sale going on now until February 15th. Enroll now to guarantee a spot in our camp programs!
Highland Camps offers an incredible camp experience full of countless park laps, exclusive dirt jump sessions, private indoor training center sessions, guest pro coaches and unforgettable friendships. Highland Camps welcome riders of ALL riding abilities.
Space may be limited so don’t wait!
Session 1 — July 1st–7th (Ayr Academy, Summer Ride)
Session 2 — July 8th–14th (Ayr Academy, Ayr Academy JR., Summer Ride)
Session 3 — July 15th–21st (Ayr Academy, Ayr Academy JR., Summer Ride)
Session 4 — July 22nd–21st (Ayr Academy, Summer Ride)
Winter Book by Sale:
Summer Ride Camp for grades 3–7 (in the Fall of 2018)
$50 off 3 day or $100 off 5 day base camp price
Ayr Academy Camp for grades 8 –12 (in the Fall of 2018)
$100 off base camp price