Ski Areas..
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*Ride Guide*

The SkiBiker's

***Some News... Beginning with the 2018-2019 season, the Ride Guide will be administered by the American Skibike Association, an organization that I founded back in 2001, and relinquished in 2009. I have maintained this guide for 17 years (since 2001). I hope you all have found it useful over the years. So, I am pleased to pass the baton to the new ASA. This page will remain as a snapshot in time of the 2017-2018 season.


Happy Trails,

~Rod Ratzlaff


>>To view the latest ski area listings:



If you have any information regarding ski area access, please contact:

info[at]americanskibike.com. Your reports are absolutely essential for keeping the list current!




Below you will find a list of ski areas believed to be "SkiBike Friendly". It is not complete and tends to change. Be sure to get a confirmation before traveling any long distances to ride. Call the resort for further details...

~~If your preference is to ride without foot-skis (considered "foot traffic" by the resorts), be sure to confirm access status, as this varies greatly. When known, we will add a policy notation to the ski area listing.

~~A few resorts require certification for skibike access. This is done to ensure that riders have the necessary skills to ride safely. Generally, lessons are required for novices and possibly a "check out" run for experienced riders, at which point a photo certificate will be issued, usually for a fee. This is a one time process, and permits are generally honored at most resorts that have this requirement. A "P" notation in a listing denotes this status.


Legend: OA = Open Access   RA =  Restricted Access   CRA = Chaperoned Restricted Access- (Group Rides)   * = Unconfirmed

R = Rentals   L= Lessons   N = No privately owned bikes allowed  P = Permit required

FOA = Foot Traffic Open Access  FRA = Foot Traffic Restricted Access  FNA = Foot Traffic No Access





• Alaska

Artic Valley: OA / FOA /  Note: Requirements- leash, metal edges, bike inspection. Sundays only.


• Arizona

Arizona Snowbowl: OA / FOA/  Note: Bike inspection & rider skill check required

Ski Valley: OA

• California

Bear Valley: OA/ Note: Leash required

Donner Ski Ranch: OA / FOA /  Note: Leash and signed waiver required

Heavenly Mountain: OA / FOA /  *See addendum at page bottom

Kirkwood: OA / FOA /   *See addendum at page bottom

Mountain High West: OA? / Note: Leash and bike inspection required

Northstar at Tahoe: OA / FOA  *See addendum at page bottom

Sierra at Tahoe: OA / FOA /

Soda Springs: OA / FOA / Note: Leash required

Yosemite: OA /


• Colorado

Arapahoe Basin: OA / FRA / Note: Lift & slope leash required

Aspen Highlands: OA / FOA / Note: Leash required

Aspen Mountain: OA / FOA / Note: Leash required

Beaver Creek: OA / FOA / *See addendum at page bottom

Breckenridge: OA / FOA /  *See addendum at page bottom

Buttermilk: RA / FRA / Note: Lift leash required

Copper Mountain: OA / FNA / Note: Foot-skis required on lift / No bicycle conversions / No Boardbikes

Crested Butte: RA / FRA / R / L / P / Note: Leash required on lift  

Durango Mountain: OA / FRA /  R / L / P /

Eldora: OA / FOA / Note: Lift leash required

Howelsen Hill: OA / FOA / Note: Magic carpet terrain only

Keystone: OA / FOA / R / L / Note: Rentals require a Permit  *See addendum at page bottom

Powderhorn: Expected to allow bikes for the 2014-2015 season

Ski Hesperus: OA / FOA /  Note: Foot-skis required on lift

Snowmass: OA / FOA / Note: Lift leash required

Steamboat: OA / FOA / L /  P / Note: No terrain park access / Rentals available from private vendor(s)

Telluride: OA / FRA /  R / L / P /

Vail: OA / FOA / R / *See addendum at page bottom

Winter Park/Mary Jane: OA / FOA (no boardbikes)  / R / L / Note: No terrain park access / Rentals require a Permit

• Idaho

Bogusbasin: OA /

Magic Mountain: OA / Note: Leash required

Pomerelle: OA / Note: Leash & bike inspection required / Factory bikes only

Silver Mountain: OA / Note: 1 rider per chair /  Foot-skis required

Soldier Mountain: OA / FOA /  Note: Leash required / Factory bikes only

Tamarack: OA

• Montana

Big Mountain: OA / R /

Big Sky: OA/  Note: Leash & foot-skis required

Blacktail Mountain: OA

Great Divide: OA / R /

Showdown: OA / R / L /

Turner Mountain: OA /  Note: 22 miles north of Libby

Whitefish:  OA /  Note: foot-skis required

• Nevada

Diamond Peak: OA / Note: Leash Required

LasVegas Ski Resort: OA

• New Mexico

Angel Fire: OA /

Pajarito: OA / FOA / Note: Leash required on lift

Sipapu: OA / FOA / R / L/  Note: Leash required

Ski Apache:  RA / FRA / R /


Anthony Lakes: OA / FOA / Note: Leash required on lift & slope

Hoodoo: OA / R / L /

Mount Ashland:  OA / FNA

• Utah

Beaver Mountain: OA / FNA /

Brighton: OA / Note: Leash required

Canyons: OA / FOA / Note: Leash required, no 3-ski

Cherry Peak: OA/

Eagle Point: OA / Note: Leash required, lifts will not slow, must ride bike off lift

Park City: RA / FRA / Note: Detachable lifts only *See addendum at page bottom

Snowbasin: OA

Sundance: OA? / Note: Leash required

• Washington

Crystal Mountain: OA

Mission Ridge: OA / FOA

Mt. Baker: RA /  Note: Foot-skis required

Stevens Pass: OA / FOA / Note: Leash required

The Summit at Snoqualmie: OA  / FOA /

White Pass: OA / Note: Leg leash required



• Connecticut

Woodbury: OA / Note: Foot-skis required

Powder Ridge Park: OA / R / L /  Note: Allows bikes, trikes (leash), boardbikes (leash) / Rentals: permit or clinic.

• District of Columbia

Rock Creek Park: OA / FOA / Note: Skibikes are not allowed near river

• Illinois

Snowstar: OA/ R /  


Sundown Mountain: OA / FOA /

• Maine

Camden Snow Bowl: RA /

Eaton Mountain: OA / FOA

Powderhouse Hill:  OA / FRA / Note: foot-skis and Leash required

Shawnee Peak: RA /

• Maryland

Ski Wisp: OA / R / L /

• Massachusetts

Otis Ridge:

• Minnesota

Andes Tower Hills: OA /

Mount Ski Gull: OA / Note: Leash required

Giants Ridge: OA / Note: Leash required

Spirit Mountain: OA /  Note: Leash required

• New Hampshire

Arrowhead: OA / FOA

Crotched Mountain: OA / FOA / Note: Leash required

Loon Mountain: OA / FOA /

McIntyre: OA / Note: Foot-skis & Leash required

Pats Peak: OA / FNA / R / L / N /

Ragged Mountain: OA / FRA / Note: foot-skis and Leash required

Whaleback: OA / FOA / Note: Leash required

• New York

Swain Resort: OA / FOA /  Note: Leash required

• North Carolina

Sugar Mountain: OA?

• Rhode Island

Yawgoo Valley: OA /

• Vermont

Jay Peak: OA / FOA  Note: Use restraint bar, chair loading restrictions, bikes require individual approval.

Killington: RA / FNA / N / R / L / Note: Foot-skis required


*A report (Dec 2012) suggests that Sugarbush allows bikes (OA after safety check).





See the Canada section







VAIL RESORTS: Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Vail (CO)  |  Heavenly, Kirkwood, Northstar (CA)  |

Park City (UT)  |


- Bike Must have no more than 2 skis
- Must have metal edges on skis
- Must have seat
- Only 1 rider per bike
- Must be designed to load lift w/o slowing or stopping
- Must be loaded within envelope of chair; bike counts as rider on
chair lift
- No homemade bikes permitted
- NOT allowed in Terrain Parks
- MUST wear leash at all times (on lift & on slope)
- May be restricted in certain areas & lifts for safety concerns


Note: The Vail Resorts Group is attempting to standardize policy for the 2012-2013 season. There still seems to be some variance: Keystone, Heavenly, and Northstar appear to have have more liberal interpretations of these rules.