mountain bikeA bill signed into law by President Obama yesterday clears the way for ski areas located in national forests in Vermont and New Hampshire to expand other recreational opportunities including mountain biking, according to an article on

The law allows ski resorts in 12 states, including Vermont and New Hampshire, to offer a wider array of activities in the summer. It amends the National Forest Ski Area Permit Act of 1986 to permit activities beyond the alpine and Nordic skiing already allowed in ski areas on public lands. Such uses would include zip lines, mountain coasters and alpine slides as well as mountain biking and concerts.

Read about the bill to expand recreational opportunities at ski areas.