The Winter Woolly is back and better than ever! Join us Saturday, February 5th for a day of lift-accessed fat biking and classic Highland Family Fun. Enjoy miles of groomed downhill and XC trails, a DH fat bike race, beer tasting, and plenty of opportunities to become one with the snow.

You’ll find all of the details on this page. Check out last year’s event recap to revisit the chaos and the glory of the 2021 Woolly, and get ready to do it all over again. We’ll see you out there!

Tickets to the Winter Woolly are SOLD OUT. Passes will not be sold at the mountain.
All-Access Season Pass Holders are not required to make reservations for this event, but can still RSVP via the registration link:

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  • 8:00AM | Lodge & Welcome Center Open
  • 8:30AM | Highland Flagship Store Opens
  • 9:00AM | Lift Opens
  • 9:30AM | Guided Ride 
  • 1:00PM | Race Starts
  • 4:00PM | Lift Closes
  • 4:30PM | Race Awards 
  • 4:30PM | Highland Flagship Store Closes
  • 8:00PM | Pub Closes

Weather Date: Sunday, February 6



This is a fat bikes only event. Tires must be 3.8” or wider. We do allow studded tires.

We will not have rentals or demos available onsite.


The main draw of the Winter Woolly is access to groomed DH trails in the winter. As for which trails will be open? That’s a decision that Mother Nature gets to make for us. Anticipated trails are as follows:

    • Freedom Trail
    • Meadows End
    • Cat Scratch
    • Cats Paw
    • Upper NE Style
    • Lower Happy Hour
    • Hellion

Our XC network will be free and open to ride. All XC trails are currently groomed and riding great! Be sure to check out the newly extended 820 while you’re out there.


The Highland Pub will be open and serving up your favorites from 8am to 8pm. Visit the Exit 19 bar in the backyard all afternoon for beverages and sampling from our friends at — get this — Fat Tire Brewing.


The Winter Woolly DH Fat Bike Race is a highlight of every winter, and we don’t expect this one to be any different. Race against your friends, against the elements, against mankind’s hubris…just don’t be afraid to hit the snow.

This is an open class race, with the top three finishers taking home prizes and bragging rights. (And probably a little extra snow in their pants.) Race registration is available as a $15 add-on to your event registration. Limited to 80 participants. SOLD OUT

Race trail is TBD (see: Mother Nature) but has traditionally been Upper NE Style to Lower Happy Hour. We’ll keep you posted.


Winter Woolly conditions have always been variable! We recommend coming prepared with multiple layers (and probably a set of dry clothes.)

The Winter Woolly is the first day of riding in 2022, which means everyone participating needs to get a new Highland waiver verified. To help our fabulous Welcome Center staff keep the line moving in the morning, fill out your waiver online in advance and have your photo ID ready when you check in! 

We expect that parking will be tight, so we recommend carpooling if possible.


What’s better than one fat biking event? How about three fat biking events? Keep an eye on MTBVT for all of the details about Uberwintern (Jan 22) and Winterbike (Mar 5), coming soon!


I’m a season pass holder. Do I need to register?

If you are a 2022 All-Access Season Pass Holder, you get free access to the Winter Woolly and are not required to register in advance. (Though you’re certainly welcome to! There is a free registration open for All-Access pass holders to use if you want to RSVP. You can also use that option to purchase an event t-shirt or register to participate in the fat bike race.)

How wide do my tires have to be?

This is a fat bikes only event. Tires must be 3.8″ or wider.