31.0 miles
Distance
11,047 ft
Climb
-11,047 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

This years much anticipated Big Sky BME season opener will showcase some of the best enduro tracks in the Northwest, and arguably some of the gnarliest trails in the US. Over the course of the 2-day event in August, racers can expect 4 stages per day and over 9,000 feet of descending. True to any BME event, there will be a solid mix of lift access stages combined with pedal transitions each race day.

Practice & Race Logistics:

Official practice will run from 10am-5pm on Thursday and Friday. For Thursday’s practice, only the Ramcharger Lift will be running during normal bike park hours, along with pre-assigned race stages that will be open to racers. No riding is allowed on the Swift Current side of the mountain on Thursday due to major construction taking place. This is a resort mandate and will be strictly enforced. For Friday’s practice, both the Ramcharger and Swift Current lifts will be open during operating hours and ALL stages will be open for practice. Courses will be released Wednesday evening, prior to the race weekend and available only on the Trailforks app.

Per COVID regulations, there will be no aid stations (hydration or food) available on course or in the sponsor village over the course of the weekend. Racers must be prepared for a full day on the bike and bring appropriate snacks and hydration to get through the day. There will also be no post-race lunch due to the same COVID protocols in place.

COVID-19 Protocols:

In alignment with CDC recommendations and industry best practices, Big Sky Resort will be requiring face coverings in all public areas, effective July 11th. Because this may require additional pre-planning and attendee communication before your arrival, we wanted to share this information as soon as possible.

BME will require face coverings in all public areas, including the sponsor village, at registration check in, while loading/unloading chair lifts and throughout the base area of each host resort. Racers can remove face coverings once on the lifts, during pedal transitions and while racing. Otherwise face coverings must be worn at all times. Additionally, BME will be conducting temperature checks on all racers at registration and packet pick up, along with a symptoms checklist to ensure all racers do not have signs of the virus. Our staff will also be conducting the same tests on all BME employees, volunteers and resort operations crew. If a racer does have a fever (over 100.4 degrees) or COVID related symptoms, they will not be allowed to race and will be offered a refund for their entry. If anyone is showing any signs or symptoms of COVID before heading to each respective event, we ask you to stay home and quarantine yourself, and we will work with you on your registration.

The word is out after last year’s event, that the terrain at Big Sky is steep, big and technical. Not to mention some of the best scenery and natural beauty on the BME tour. Each stage will feature a unique mix of black loamy dirt, roots, rocks, high-speed singletrack, natural features, tight switchbacks, and enough challenging terrain that will leave you grinning ear to ear. Big Sky Resort has more than 50 miles of hiking and biking trails, with more than 40 miles dedicated to mountain biking. Enjoy lift serviced downhill mountain biking for all levels and abilities, with connector trails that allow bikers to ride all the way down to the Big Sky town center. Each year, Big Sky Resort adds to and improves its network of downhill and flow trails. Big Sky Resort is always ranked in the top five bike parks in the Northwest by MTBParks.com. The multitude of hiking trails connect to U.S. Forest Service lands, which allow for full day treks into Montana’s beautiful backcountry.

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Route Sections

1 Transfer Stage 1 (North Service Road)
  • 3 miles distance
  • 1,617 ft climb
  • -95 ft descent
2 Stage 1 (Soul Hole)
  • 1 mile distance
  • 0 ft climb
  • -1,085 ft descent
3 Transfer Stage 2 (Chair lift transition up Ramcharger Lift)
  • 1 mile distance
  • 254 ft climb
  • -373 ft descent
4 Stage 2 (Joker Lips)
  • 1 mile distance
  • 0 ft climb
  • -1,117 ft descent
5 Transfer Stage 3 (Chair lift transition up Swift Current Lift)
  • 2 miles distance
  • 1,599 ft climb
  • -236 ft descent
6 Stage 3 (Soul Hole to Lobo)
  • 1 mile distance
  • 0 ft climb
  • -1,070 ft descent
7 Transfer Stage 4 (North Service Road)
  • 4 miles distance
  • 1,486 ft climb
  • -511 ft descent
8 Stage 4 (Hollywood to Lower Buffalo Jump to Lower Soul Hole)
  • 1 mile distance
  • 0 ft climb
  • -1,055 ft descent
9 Transfer Stage 5 (Ramcharger Road)
  • 2 miles distance
  • 1,082 ft climb
  • -39 ft descent
10 Stage 5 (Blue Room to Tippy´s to Lower Blue Room)
  • 1 mile distance
  • 0 ft climb
  • -871 ft descent
11 Transfer Stage 6 (Ramcharger Road)
  • 2 miles distance
  • 1,021 ft climb
  • 0 ft descent
12 Stage 6 (Revenge)
  • 5,157 ft distance
  • 0 ft climb
  • -1,101 ft descent
13 Transfer Stage 7 (Chair lift transition up Swift Current)
  • 2 miles distance
  • 823 ft climb
  • 0 ft descent
14 Stage 7 (Buffalo Jump to Lower Soul Hole)
  • 1 mile distance
  • 0 ft climb
  • -1,093 ft descent
15 Transfer Stage 8 "Non Pedal Transfer" (Chair lift up to Swift Current)
  • 3 miles distance
  • 1,487 ft climb
  • -6 ft descent
16 Stage 8 (Nameless)
  • 2 miles distance
  • 9 ft climb
  • -1,496 ft descent

Details

  • Race Course
  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • AKA
    BME Big Sky 2020
  • Difficulty rating
    Double Black Diamond
  • Bike type
    AM
More Stats for Big Mountain Enduro - Big Sky Montana 2020 mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -2 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,538 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,548 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,546 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -335.4%
  • Grade min
    788.2%
  • Distance climb
    16 miles
  • Distance down
    14 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,831 ft
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MES Practice Day 1
MES Practice Day 1
trail: Lobo
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Oct 18, 2021
Lobo chute practice run. Walked the B-line on race day, lol. Somehow walked away from this with only a few scratches on my back.
Big Sky is an Absolute Big Blast!
Big Sky is an Absolute Big Blast!
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Aug 19, 2021
Big Sky is an Absolute Big Blast!
Big Sky is an Absolute Big Blast!
trail: Joker Lips
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Aug 19, 2021

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Joker Lips
Jul 6, 2021 @ 10:47am
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Gambler
Jun 30, 2021 @ 5:56pm
Jun 30, 2021
Swift Current closed for 2021
Blue Room (Lower)
Jun 19, 2021 @ 8:35am
Jun 19, 2021
Tango
Sep 13, 2020 @ 7:00pm
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Sep 13, 2020 @ 7:00pm
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