Free shuttles from town to a ski resort and a trail all the way back? That’s exactly what Big Sky’s got going with the Snake Charmer to Mountain to Meadow mix! Starting at the resort riders can either pedal up to the high point of Mountain to Meadow and rip 5 miles and 2000 vertical feet of singletrack all the way to town, or ride a chair to tack on an extra couple miles and 1000 vert of berms and jumps.
“Snake Charmer is another Terraflow masterpiece… the trail flows off of Andesite Mountain and into a series of large arcing berms.”
Terraflow was hired by Lone Mountain Land Company to help modernize the mountain bike scene in Big Sky and this big project was one of our first. The design and layout was genuinely epic, as most of the trail traverses seldom traveled rugged terrain between town and the resort. This trail truly encompasses mountain biking in all its elements, offering up perfectly sculpted berms, rollers, rocky singletrack, traditional switchbacks, the occasional opportunity for airtime and above all, continually mind blowing views. Local publisher Outlaw Partners calls it “an iconic part of the Big Sky experience”.
Big Sky Resort hired Terraflow to design and build a modern descent off of Andesite Mtn to complement their existing network of technical trails, and the ideal route just happened to intersect with Mountain to Meadow. Snake Charmer is much closer to a freeride trail, and provides the perfect start to what ends up being a pretty big descent back to town. Snake Charmer’s entrance may be its highlight as a long series of sculpted berms weaves through a stand of towering lodgepole trees, Of course, riders can also opt to spin back to the resort and simply lap Snake Charmer before dropping all the way back into town.