THINGS TO KNOW
Thunder Mountain Bike Park is a downhill mountain bike park. Riders take the lift up and ride down purpose-built trails that range from introductory green trails to Pro-Line jump trails. This style of riding is best suited for very specific bicycles and gear. If you don’t own DH MTB gear, we offer a full selection of rental bikes and gear in our rental shop + retail shop in the main lodge.
All riders must wear a helmet while riding TMBP, and mountain bikes must have functioning front and rear brakes. We recommend a minimum wheel diameter of 26″, disc brakes, protective body armor, a minimum of 100mm of travel, as well as putting the seat in its lowest position. Bikes must have all necessary/essential components installed and in good working order. Riding a purpose-built downhill or enduro mountain bike with 160mm+ suspension travel and big brakes will give you a more enjoyable riding experience.
Lessons are available while visiting Thunder Mountain Bike Park, and it is recommended that riders take a lesson to learn the best techniques to use while descending our trails.
Whether you are a beginner or an expert, our staff and instructors will gladly answer any questions or concerns about the specifics of riding in a DH bike park. If it is your first time coming to a bike park, we strongly suggest that you consider an introductory lesson with one of our certified instructors in our bike school. Check out our Thunder Mountain 101 package to get up and running.
And finally, as a rider of the park, you assume all risk by visiting Thunder Mountain Bike Park.
Stay a While
Berkshire East Mountain Resort offers basic camping for those guests looking to stay onsite during their visit. We currently offer 12 camping unit sites as well as oversized camping in designated areas of our main parking lot. Additional camping unit sites will be added throughout the summer. Most sites are open-field style with fire pits. Please note that sites do not have chairs or picnic tables.
Each fall, we sell off some of our rental and demo fleet. Email