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adamrodkey

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Why isn't Ski World a MTB park?
« on: December 26, 2017, 11:20:25 AM »
Surely I'm not the only person who drools every time I drive past ski world...
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Re: Why isn't Ski World a MTB park?
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2017, 01:25:33 PM »
I always think of that when I drive by also.  Many years ago there were rumors of someone making a downhill course using the lifts but I think lifts are gone now. 

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Re: Why isn't Ski World a MTB park?
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2017, 06:51:27 PM »
I thought the same thing for years.  Used to ski there a lot when my dad was on the Ski Patrol.
Years ago, Perfect North looked to buy the property, but the current owner wanted to retain to much control, so it never sold.  Not sure who owns it now.
It could be made into a shuttle park very easily.
Someone hit the lottery and buy it!!
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Re: Why isn't Ski World a MTB park?
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2017, 07:16:06 PM »
Last news I heard was a plan to build a 200 million dollar residential community.  I think the price the current land owner is hoping to get makes a mountain bike park financially impossible.

So yes, win the lottery!  Then instead of moving out West, stay and build a bike park.

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Re: Why isn't Ski World a MTB park?
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2017, 12:36:15 AM »
Wasn’t there ski slopes in Brown County years ago?


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Re: Why isn't Ski World a MTB park?
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2017, 09:21:40 AM »
Wasn’t there ski slopes in Brown County years ago?


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That was Ski World, just west of Nashville on SR46.  Prior to that I've heard there was also one across from the Little Nashville Opry.
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Re: Why isn't Ski World a MTB park?
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2017, 10:39:00 AM »

Check out these old trail maps...


Ski World (aka Nashville Alps): https://skimap.org/skiAreas/view/4682


Long Mountain (across from the Opry): https://skimap.org/SkiAreas/view/4657


I used to ski Ski World but Long Mountain was before my time.

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Re: Why isn't Ski World a MTB park?
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2017, 11:16:00 AM »
I remember the one across from the opry  I wonder if one of those locations is suitable for downhill


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Re: Why isn't Ski World a MTB park?
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2018, 02:53:08 PM »
It is no more elevation than we already have at BCSP. It is just more visible from 46.  It is not that large of an area to have a good trail network.
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Re: Why isn't Ski World a MTB park?
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2018, 04:14:11 PM »
The thought would be to make it a Bike Park with berms, drops, jumps and whatever crazy stuff people could think of.  It wouldn't be a place to ride for distance.
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Re: Why isn't Ski World a MTB park?
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2018, 09:24:04 AM »
DINO held races at Ski World a few times in the 1990s and a DH & DS event once under my management in 2002 when the lifts were still working.
Most notably, in 2003 NORBA National Championship was at Ski World (NORBA was absorbed into USA Cycling in the early 00's.) Here is a race report... https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/rec.bicycles.racing/w_IbrUYaXYY

The XC result list is pretty much a who's who of US MTB racers of the early 90's.

If there were still functional lifts it would be a great place for a bike park. Without lifts, seems hard to justify it with all that BCSP now has to offer. <font size corrected>
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Re: Why isn't Ski World a MTB park?
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2018, 06:21:35 PM »
Eagle has made lifts for bike parks obsolete!


SKi World could be awesome. DH runs, XC trails, CX course(s) on the lower area, access to BCSP and Yellowwood, gravel rides all around.
Man, that wold be so sweet. 
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Re: Why isn't Ski World a MTB park?
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2018, 01:20:16 PM »
As soon as I get that winning lottery ticket....


Also planning on buying Valley Branch and Gnawbone.

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Re: Why isn't Ski World a MTB park?
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2018, 02:23:56 PM »
As soon as I get that winning lottery ticket....


Also planning on buying Valley Branch and Gnawbone.


Does land in those three locations all touch that the trails could all be combined, maybe even with BCSP/YWW/HNF?  WOW if so....think of the 100's of miles of trails that could exist/link if that were to happen!  I know, I know....wishful thinking/dreaming at best, but hey, you never know!
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Re: Why isn't Ski World a MTB park?
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2018, 04:40:50 PM »
Google maps shows Hoosier National Forest running parallel to SR46 behind Ski  World, about 1500 ft back from the road.  That would be close to the top of the Billy Kidd run (the tallest run that directly faces the road).  So, there's a good chance it abuts HNF.


 

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