Track status winter

After five months of skiing, we can finally open the MTB Arena again. A lot of snow has melted, giving a varied surface. At present, none of the courses are fully accessible. Temporary spring course of 7.4 km is snowless and relatively dry. Part of the 20 km course is not accessible due to water. The Vasabanan has long portions of snow and ice. The tracks that go on parts of the ski slopes have some ice and packed snow, but it is relatively alright to ride there. Now it is allowed to bike on the ski slopes.

 

Summer tracks  Status  Comments
 All summer tracks  All tracks are open with varied ground  
     
     
     

Winter tracks

 

 

All winter tracks are closed




Here are some recommendations and suggestions on choosing equipment, depending on the weather and the weather:

Packed snow, solid foundation: Primarily choose a Fatbike. If you sink through, try lowering the tire pressure slightly. If it does not work either, go for Plogas track.

Packed snow, hard foundation: Works for Fatbike and usually also for regular MTB. If you often sink through with a regular MTB, we suggest you don't ride our packed tracks.

Packed icy snow: It is of utmost importance that you are using a bike with studded tires because of the icy track

Plenty and loose snow: Difficult cycling, we recommend Plogasbanan as we keep it snow free or try snow shoe running as a fun alternative. A little snow: Up to about 5-10 snow, depending on how "fluffy" it is, both Fatbike and regular MTB works. Be sure to use studded tires, under the snow there may be ice stains.

Closed: Paths may be closed for various reasons, for example, if for security reasons it is closed due to being too icy and slippery. The tracks Packas and Trampas go over marshes and require some snow to be available. If it is a snow-free ground, they are also closed.

Something else to think about: Cold and wind affects how much clothes you should wear. In general, it is possible to equate winter cycling with cross-country skiing when it comes to choosing clothes. Feel free to use warmer gloves and shoes. Keep in mind that on hard surfaces, it's faster with less work effort and you usually get more wind on you. On looser surfaces, you'll struggle more and thus you keep yourself warm easily. Be careful at the beginning and figure out how the ground that day affects your cycling. Try to brake a couple of times extra and see how the bike responds. Also, keep in mind that during spring the surface will soften quickly as the sun sets on. Cycling in the ski slopes or in our summer courses for MTB is not allowed, but we refer you to use the winter tracks. The snowmobile tracks crossing through Högbo Bruk allows cycling and there are many miles to explore if you wish. But keep in mind that we call for caution and that the snowmobiles have precedence.