Snowbiking at Adventure Point
Snowbiking is a blend of skiing and downhill mountain biking. It’s easy to learn and considered by some to be the ultimate snow toy. Take a lesson from one of our great coaches and become certified to use a Snowbike at Keystone. After certification, guests can rent Snowbikes for $40 a day. Guest must provide their own ski or snowboard boots. Everyone must be 13 years of age or older to participate Two-hour tours available. Lesson required prior to rentals.
Dates: Open December 18, 2015- April 1, 2016 (weather permitting)
Location: Adventure Point - top of the River Run Gondola
Hours of Operation: - Tours available at: 10am, 12:30pm and 3:00pm.
Cost: $60 includes lesson, rental and lift ticket (lift ticket valid for duration of lesson)
$49 includes lesson and rental
Rentals: $40 (must be certified to rent). A valid lift ticket is required when renting a snowbike and is not included in the rental rate.
Rentals of Ski or Snowboard boots also NOT included in snowbike rental.
Reservations: Reservations Required. Must wear ski or snowboard boots. Ski Bikers have to be 12+ to participate. Call 970-496-3000 for reservations.
Check-in: You will check in at the Adventure Point Tubing Hut by the base of the Gondola. From there you take the gondola to the top and meet your guest at the Outpost Gondola 15 minutes before your reservation.
Parking: Free parking will be available in the River Run Parking Lot.
Q&A with a Snow Biker
What Is A Snow Bike?
Snow Biking. It isn’t exactly skiing and it sure isn’t biking. But you are certainly straddling something similar to an old-school-style, squishy, banana bike seat and sliding downhill…fast.
Get Ready to Ride
To clarify, you do not need to be a skier - snowboarders are accepted too. You’ll get mini ski blades that you strap to your boots, which you’ll use to turn and maneuver on the hill. The bike has two blades instead of wheels with a front handle bar that turns and responds to weight-shifts that allow you to carve down the hill. It is a sport unto itself, so as long as you are somewhat athletic or up for an outdoor activity, no other skills are required.
Where You'll Go, What You'll Do
If you and your friends or family are looking for a new adventure and a ridiculously fun time on the slopes, and maybe willing to feel a bit ridiculous-looking on the slopes, snow biking is for you. Seriously it is really fun. You’ll gather with your friends and check in at River Run Village’s Mountain Service Center to pick up your tickets. Then you’ll head up the Gondola and over to the Adventure Center Yurt. The friendly staff will get you set up and even ride with you to give you some pointers and help you feel comfortable out on the wide open ski trails. Then it is time to let ‘er rip down Frenchman, or Jackwhacker, Wild Irishman, or if you are comfortable, something right under one of our ski lifts.