An old European favorite, snow biking is quickly growing in popularity in the United States and especially at Vail, which operates a terrific learning area run by qualified snow-bike guides.
Snow biking (or ski biking) is an exciting way to schuss down the mountain without the leg and knee pain sometimes associated with skiing. Europeans have been using snow bikes to traverse snowy mountains since the 1850s. In the Alps, it's a popular way to fetch the family Christmas tree.
Snow biking is part bike, part skis and all fun!
Where to go Snow Biking
Vail Mountain offers snow biking at Adventure Ridge – Vail's high-alpine adventure center. From Lionshead Village, ride the Eagle Bahn Gondola and then take a right off the lift. The route is well-marked.
- Season/Hours: Ski bike Vail at Adventure Ridge from mid-December through April.
- Cost: $80 for a 1.5 hour tour (tours start at 4:45, 5:15, 6:30 and 7pm)
- Rules: Participants must be at least 10 years old and an intermediate or better skier or snowboarder.
- Contact Info: Make Reservations by calling (970) 754-8245