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The SkiBiker's

~~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.
 

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

postman[at]ski-bike.org. Your reports are absolutely essential in order to keep this page current!!

 

 

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

 

USA

 

>WEST

• Alaska

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

Eaglecrest:  

• Arizona

Ski Valley: OA

• California

Bear Valley: OA / Note: Leash may be 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: RA / FRA  /  Note: Leash and bike inspection required

Mt Baldy: OA / FOA /  Note: 1 bike per chair, novices to be supervised, leash required

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

Sierra at Tahoe: OA / FOA /

Soda Springs: OA / FOA / Note: Leash required

• Colorado

Arapahoe Basin: OA / FRA / Note: Lift & slope 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 / No bicycle conversions / No Boardbikes

Crested Butte: RA / FRA / R / L / P /  Note: Lift & slope leash required

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

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 / *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

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 /

Blacktail Mountain: OA

Great Divide: OA / R /

Showdown: OA / R / L /

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

• Nevada

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 /

•Oregon

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

Hoodoo: OA / R / L /

Mount Ashland:  OA / FNA

Mount Hood SkiBowl: RA / FNA / R / L /  

• Utah

Beaver Mountain: OA / FNA /

Brighton: OA / Note: Leash Required

Eagle Point: OA

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

 

>EAST

• Connecticut

Woodbury: OA / Note: Foot-skis required

• District of Columbia

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

• Maine

Camden Snow Bowl: OA / Note: Foot-skis & Leash required

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

Shawnee Peak: RA /

• Maryland

Ski Wisp: OA / R / L /

• Massachusetts

Blue Hills: OA / Note: Foot-skis & Leash required

Otis Ridge:

Wachusett Mountain: OA /  Note: Leash required, weekdays/daytime only

• Minnesota

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

• Rhode Island

Yawgoo Valley: OA /

• Vermont

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

 

*A report (Oct 2012) suggests that skibikes are allowed at all ski areas except Killington

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

 

 

 

Canada

See the Canada section

 

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*Addendum

 

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

SKIBIKING POLICY:

- 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.