With all this in mind, Rioux is proud to announce the creation of four new trails to the park this year. Two new trails, Fear and Loathing and Fat City, debuted for beta-testing during the Big-Mountain Enduro competition this year and received great feedback. And while these riders are all of the expert level, (Insert Trail Names) are intermediate while two (insert Trail Names) are advanced. So to get a rave review from these guys — of trails that are not as technical and advanced as they might be used to — is high praise indeed.
Tyler Lindsay, the Event Marketing Manager at Aspen Skiing Company, describes the new trails like this: “Gonzo is a roughly ¾ mile double black diamond freeride trail which spurs off of Valhalla near the Government trail intersection. It features large jumps and a number of unique and interesting wood features. Some folks have described it as Valhalla on steroids, which is a pretty accurate description."
"Trail 9 and Trail 8 will both be designated technical trails," he continues. "Mostly singletrack with a handful of machine built turns and installed features. Trail 9 is intended as a black diamond and Trail 8 as a intermediate blue trail. They’re really fun, narrow, and rooted through loamy dark woods. They feel kind of like Expresso or Government trails but with a more sustained downhill pitch. Finally Trail 6 (also yet to be named) will be a blue freeride trail with more mid-sized jumps than Valhalla."