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Park City’s Haley Batten had the best finish for Team USA finishing 9th in the Olympic Mountain bike competition held today in Tokyo. 

In a difficult 5 lap course, made even more challenging by the rain, Haley Batten finished the 20.5 kilometer race in 1:20:13. Her teammates Kate Cortney finished 15th and Erin Huck finished 31st.  The race was swept by the Swiss who won the gold, silver, and bronze medals.

Mother Shares Daughter's Path to the Summer Olympics in Tokyo

Jul 21, 2021

On The Mountain Life, Lynn and Pete speak with Cathy Batten, who is the mom of Haley Batten, a 23-year old Park City local who just landed in Tokyo for her first Olympic games.

Haley will be representing the US in women's mountain biking.

Cathy will be joining the show to talk about parenting a high-achieving child, what Haley's path was like leading up to the Olympics, and how to watch this hometown hero when she races in the Summer Olympics on Tuesday, July 27.

Creative Trails, LLC

The five-mile Slate Creek trail loop, the first dedicated mountain bike trail in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, opens on Saturday with a celebration.


The Slate Creek Trail Grand Opening event, featuring a food truck and the South Summit Trails Foundation trail-builders responsible for the track, runs from noon to 4 p.m. at the Yellow Pine parking area east of Kamas.


On The Mountain Life, Brent Wursten, Emergency Room RN at Intermountain Healthcare, joins the show to provide some safety precautions when it comes to recreating in the mountains, including important mountain biking safety tips that could keep you out of the emergency room this summer.


Park City Mountain Resort

Park City Mountain Resort is reopening for a summer season on Thursday, July 2 — about three and a half months after it closed down on March 15 due to the coronavirus outbreak.


The resort’s chief operating officer, Mike Goar, said it will be offering a resort experience—but also focusing on safety for their staff and guests.


Goar told KPCW that opening for the summer and preparing for the winter to come in the face of a pandemic is something he’s never experienced in his career.


Deer Valley

Deer Valley Resort’s 2019-2020 winter ski season may have been cut short in March due to COVID-19, but the resort is looking forward to continuing its summer operations as it’s set to reopen for business on Friday, June 26 with its usual lift-served mountain biking, hiking, and scenic chairlift rides available to guests.

Deer Valley Marketing Director Coleen Reardon says the resort is taking special measures to ensure guest and employee safety.

Wasatch County Search and Rescue

An injured mountain biker was rescued Sunday by Wasatch County emergency medical personnel and search and rescue crews. 

Dispatch received the 911 call just before 1 o’clock Sunday afternoon. Rescuers responded to an area above Wasatch Mountain State Park - on the WOW Trail - where the 49-year-old woman had crashed on her bike.

Wasatch Trails Foundation

For the past decade the Wasatch Trails Foundation has been creating and sustaining backcountry trails in Wasatch County. Trails in the area may have some more comprehensive planning with the creation of a new part-time position to serve the Heber Valley.

Mountain Biking Icon, Cyndi Schwandt Remembered

Jun 12, 2019
Team Sugar-Cyndi Schwandt

Park City resident, Cynthia Schwandt was found on Monday evening on a mountain bike trail in the Prospector area of Park City. She was unresponsive and had no pulse. She was 68 years old, an avid cyclist and Nordic skier who has been a local mountain biking  icon and proponent for  Park City’s trails for decades.

Park City Nordic Alliance

Sixty-eight-year old Cynthia Schwandt was found unresponsive on a mountain bike trail in the Prospector/Solamere area of Park City at about 7:15 on Monday evening. She was a long-time resident of Park City and well known in the mountain biking and Nordic skiing community. She was wearing her Team Sugar jersey, a helmet and was found near her bike but had sustained a fatal injury.

Snow Bikes Not Welcome On Basin Trail

Dec 3, 2018

 The popular Rob’s Trial near the top of the Sun Peak neighborhood has a sign stating snow bike use will not be allowed this year. Snyderville Basin Recreation received complaints from hikers that the trail has become dangerous because bikes travel too fast on the downhill. The decision is being challenged by users in favor of allowing bike use in the winter months. Basin Recreation will hold a public input meeting Tuesday at 3:30 to talk about Basin Rec’s decision.  Carolyn Murray has this:

Empire Lodge Parking Lot Closes Next week

Jul 28, 2017
Empire Lodge Web site

Parking at the Empire Lodge parking lot closes down next week.  Kpcw’s Carolyn Murray has more.

The Park City Transit Department several weeks ago put a new limit on the number of bikes that are allowed on the Empire Pass and  Silver Lake Village buses.   The city says it's partly for safety reasons, but the community says if you want people to ride buses, why are you now limiting them?   Lynn Ware Peek has more: 

Hosts Lynn Ware Peek and Tim Henney are joined by local trail gurus, Charlie Sturgis of the Mountain Trails Foundation and Bob Radke of Snyderville Basin Recreation District, national trail guru Rich Cook, development director for IMBA, (International Mountain Biking Association) who hails from Boulder, Colorado on a special call-in show.  The Mountain Life invites the community to talk all things trails - from etiquette to sustainable trails to user groups and trail directions - plus listener questions.

The Park City High School Miners Mountain Biking will head to St. George on Oct. 25 to compete in the state championships. The team has already experienced great success, typically placing first at each of the races. But, they say, it's not all about winning - the team and social aspect along with volunteerism is of equal importance. Lynn Ware Peek has more.