Winter Woolly Fat Bike Festival 

February 11th, 2017

Weather date – February 18th

Come join us for a day-long event encompassing the best the fat bike world has to offer. Working in conjunction with neighboring fat bike party starters MTBVT (you may know them from events such as Winterbike and Überwintern) the Highland event will be based largely on the MTBVT format with organized group rides, a demo loop, but with an H-land twist… DH laps, and a DH fat bike race!

Fatbike riding downhill

The event will include an onsite demo garden with several vendors, rentals through the bike shop, cafe, refreshments in the Highland pub, remote aid station with multiple campfires and apres entertainment at the base lodge.

Fat Bikes Only – 3.8″ tires and up

Don’t Own a Fat Bike?

We have rentals available to reserve online, a limited number so don’t wait!


Demos, there will be multiple vendors attending with demo bike fleets. Limited bikes and based on first come first serve.


  • The chairlift will be spinning for DH fat bike runs
  • DH Trails
    • Freedom Trail
    • Easy Rider
    • Cat Scratch Fever
    • Happy Hour
    • Hellion
    • More dependant on weather
  • XC Trails, head out from Highland lot onto miles of groomed trail
  • Clif Haus at mid-mountain, hot beverages, Clif bar samples, and campfire

XC Map – coming soon

Trail Grooming


7:00 am  Demo area setup
8:00am  Lodge & Registration Open
9:00 am Lifts start swinging
9:00 am Vendor Garden opens
9:00 am Race practice
9:30 am Guided Rides, short & long
12:00 pm  Race start
4:00 pm  Lifts close
4:30 pm Awards
5:00 pm  Apres Party

Event Registration – Fat Bikes ONLY 3.8″ tires and up

Day of Registration in Highland Lodge* – $48
Junior Day of Registration* (12 and under) – $27

Registration includes guided rides and lift/trail pass for all groomed trails
*2017 Season Passes are not valid for the Winter Woolly Event 



How can I contact the organizer with any questions?


What’s the refund policy?

Refunds*: Registration refunds are available until Friday, January, 27th @ 5 pm EST. Email

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

There is no paper ticket to this event. Your name will be on the attendance list at registration. Please bring a photo ID.

What kind of Bikes can I use at the event?

Fat Bikes Only 3.8″ tires and above

Why can’t I ride my DH Bike?

This is a Fat Bike Event- narrow tire bikes will chew up the grooming very quickly and ruin the trails.

What if I don’t own a Fat Bike?

There will be several vendors and bike shops set up that will have bikes to demo for 1 hour each — first come, first serve. You may demo as many times as you wish based on availability.
If you would like to rent a bike for the full day, please reach out to your local bike shops.

Do I need a waiver to ride?

Yes, all riders must fill out a 2017 Highland Mountain Bike Park waiver available at the park.
If you are under the age of 18, please read our waiver policy and bring your waiver with you to registration.

*If the Winter Woolly event is canceled, all registered participants will receive a full refund.

Under 18? - Get the Waiver
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