Skibiking may very well be the new craze on the slopes of Winter Park this winter. It’s almost like skiing, with green and gentle blue trails for beginner bikers, and harder trails as you get better.
“As your experience with the bikes increase, you can explore the whole mountain,” Ski School Director Bob Barnes said.
You don’t have to skibike in just the daytime. Nitebiking is offered with rentals at The Village. Hop on the Zephyr Express chairlift to the top of the mountain. You’ll receive a few safety tips and then a tour. A guide will lead participants down a set course for night bikes. The beginner route follows March Hare to Village Way. Intermediates follow Cranmer to Village Way.
Skibiking can be done at night or during the day at Winter Park this season. Photo Courtesy of Winter Park Resort.
Those who have had trouble skiing or snowboarding, or who have had a previous injury that keeps them off the slopes, may find skibiking is a perfect alternative.
“It is an alternative activity that many guests participate in during their vacation when looking for something exciting, outside of traditional skiing and riding, especially at night when activities are limited,” Barnes said.
Daybikes are available just before noon each day, seven days a week. The cost is $139 for rental, lesson and lift ticket. Guests who complete the lessons will receive a certification to skibike anytime they want. Nitebiking is available from 6 to 9 p.m. for $89. That includes the rental, headlamp, reflective gear and lift ticket. The skibiking schedule begins Nov. 16. Reservations are required.