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Track Closures 2017

Tracks can be closed for events and planned maintenance … as well as for unplanned maintenance and bad weather days. Please check the Mountain Report before you travel.

Ongoing Maintenance

World Cup Downhill

  • See daily information on site from Bike Track team

Skills Loops

  • Green trail closed for maintenance [15/3/17]

Cour Loop – trail

  • This route is signposted as a route through the forest, under the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.  It is open and maintained (resurfaced 2016).  Please note this trail is managed by Forestry Commission Scotland, rather than Nevis Range. [Updated 20/5/16]

Closures/info for events 2017 – in date order – PLEASE read to end

Sun 22 Jan – Athletics race
Small athletics race.  Using trails, will be marshalled.

Sat 11 & Sun 12 March – Round of the Scottish Enduro Series
Practice on Sat and Event on Sunday. The Witch’s Trails cross country trails in Leanachan forest are not closed to public. The timed Enduro Sections are marshalled and there’ll be a map of these Sections at the main Nevis Range ticket office during the event. Non-competitor mountain bikers wanting to access these Sections should first speak to the event Marshalls at the particular Section starts, and the Marshals will let the riders through.t the riders through.t the riders through.  [A route with the Sections is not made available before the event.]

Sat 22 April – Mini Downhill race
This event takes place on the lower section of the Downhill track.  World Cup Downhill not open.

Sat 22 April – Aonach Mor Uphill
Uphill race using the Red Giant in the afternoon, last upllift 3pm.

Sat 29 April 2017- NoFuss 10 Under the Ben race
The event will use some sections of the Witch’s Trails.  Trails can be ridden by riders but be aware that the event is taking place.  The route will be marshalled.  The race route will not be made public until just before the event, and an event route map will be made available at NR Ticket Office.  There’s no effect on the gondola accessed Downhill but diversions will be in place on Red Giant.  Pinemarten open late on the Saturday evening.

Mon 1 May, Sat 6 May – Scottish Six Day Trials (SSDT) – features at Nevis Range 
Some trails (and the river at the far end of the carpark) will be used by the SSDT and will be signed and marshalled.

Fri 5 May – Opening Day” of gondola accessed trails
Uplift for Downhill and Red Giant XC opens for the summer season // BBQ // DJ.

Fri 12 May – Sun 14 May 2017 – BDS Downhill Race
In order for track preparation to take place, on Fri 12 the last uplift for the Downhill track will be at 2.45pm – please clear the track promptly, thank you,  The downhill track will be completely closed for the race on Sat 13 and Sun 14 May.  Red Giant remains open, with gondola uplift priority to BDS competitors if required.

Tue 16 May – maintenance taking place on the motorway section of the Downhill track with a signed diversion in place.[15/5/17]

Tue 23 May – Sun 28 May – Preparation for World Cup – 4X CLOSED & work ongoing on Downhill
In preparation for the World Cup, maintenance will be taking place on the Downhill track.  Sections will be closed and diversions will be signed.  Daily updates will be available at the main Ticket Office and on the Whiteboard where bikes are loaded onto the Gondola.  If you need more information at any time then please call the main Nevis Range office.  The 4X track is completely closed for maintenance. [23/5/17]

Mon 29 May – Sun 4 June 2017 – MTB World Cup
Downhill closed Mon 29 May –  Sun 4 June.  Red Giant closed Thurs 1 – Sun 4 June.  Witch’s Trails around the carpark closed Sat 3 – Sun 4 June.  All trails reopen as soon as tracks rideable on Mon 5 June.

Sat 8 July 2017- Endurance Downhill
Last gondola uplift to Downhill 2pm, riders must be cleared from the track by 2.45pm.  Red Giant remains open as normal.

Sat 9 & Sun 10 Sep – SDA Downhill Race
Downhill track – completely closed for the race on Sat 9 and Sun 10 Sep.
Red Giant – remains open, with gondola uplift priority to SDA competitors if required.

Sun 17 Sep 2017 – “No Longer” the Last day of gondola uplift for both Orange Downhill and Red Giant XC
Gondola uplift for bikes for accessing the Downhill and the Nevis Red extended dates include weekends until Sun 29 October (inclusive) and open daily for October Holidays from Mon 9 – Sun 29 October. We’ll have to close the very end of the Downhill for the final weekend (28/29 Oct) as No Fuss Events Relentless is already taking place over that weekend. [Update 8/9/17]

Sat 28 – Sun 29 Oct 2017 – Relentless 24
This 24 hour race event will use the Witch’s Trails, diversions and course details will be released closer to event date.
Cats Eyes – closed during the race.
Downhill track – open with a diversion at the finish area. [Update 8/9/17]

Sun 29 Oct – Last day of Gondola access for Downhill & Red Giant
The Downhill/Red Giant tracks must hibernate for winter. This is the final weekend and your last chance to ride the Downhill this season.
Downhill track – open with a diversion at the finish area. [Update 8/9/17]

Sat 25 Nov – West highland Wheelers Dirt Crit
This children’s XC race takes place between 10am and 4pm. The Cats Eyes (Green),  bottom section of the blue up-track (diversion uses the forest road), and skills loops area (including the jumps). Please obey signage and marshal; thank you. [22/11/17]

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