Bike Lessons & Guided Tours

Mountain Biking Lessons at West Virginia's Snowshoe Mountain Bike Park & Trails
Whatever your skill level, there’s always something new to learn. Sign up for an introductory group lesson or private lesson with one of our highly-skilled, certified Snowshoe Mountain Bike Coaches. They know this mountain like the back of their hand and can custom-tailor an experience to meet your riding goals and comfort level. Whether you’re an experienced XC rider, a seasoned weekend warrior or new to the bike park, Snowshoe coaches are trained to build your confidence and make you a better rider.

Intro to Biking

Mountain Biking at SNowshoe Mountain Resort

If you’re new to mountain biking, or just need a refresher, our Intro to Biking course is a great place to start. Our certified coaches will take groups on an hour and a half adventure and show you all the skills you’ll need to know to build your confidence in the park. A full- suspension bike, full-face helmet, knee and elbow pads and lift ticket are included for the duration of the program. If you’re still itching for more after an hour and a half, rental and lift ticket upgrades are offered based on availability (cannot be pre-booked). Intro to Mountain Biking sessions are complimentary to adventure pass holders; registration required.

MEETING LOCATION: The Mountain Adventure Center 

PROGRAM DURATION: 1 1/2 hours @ 10:00am, 12pm, 2pm & 4pm

Rental & ticket full day upgrade: $30 

AGES: 10 & older

Call 1.877.441.4386 or stop in to the MAC for more info.
*all lesson/tour times are not offered every day. Advanced reservations highly recommended. 

Cross Country Lesson

Family Clinic

Experience Snowshoe Mountain’s wild and wonderful cross country trails with an hour and a half guided tour. Come pedal along with a group of outdoor enthusiasts and a professional tour guide and enjoy breathtaking scenery. Group Tours include cross country rental bike for the duration of the tour.

MEETING LOCATION: The Mountain Adventure Center 

PROGRAM DURATION: 1 ½ hours @ 10am, 12pm, 2pm or 4:30pm


AGES: all ages & abilities

Call 1.877.441.4386 or stop stop in to the MAC for more info.
*all lesson/tour times are not offered every day. Advanced reservations highly recommended.

Private Lesson / Guide

Private Lessons

There’s no better way to learn the lay of the land and boost your skills in the Bike Park than with a private lesson. Your lesson includes a private certified coach and complimentary 1-day Bike Park pass. Your professional coach will help you define your goals, and then develop a session tailored to help you achieve them. A full-suspension bike, full-face helmet and knee and elbow pads are required for all lessons. Rentals not included.

Meeting Location: The Mountain Adventure Center

Duration: 1 - 3 hours @ 10am or 2pm; additional 1 hour times available on walk up basis as space allows.

Ages: 6 and older

1 hr $59 Thurs-Sun $29 additional student (walk up only)

2 hr $99 Thurs-Sun $39 additional student

3 hr $149 Thurs-Sun $49 additional student

Call 1.877.441.4386 or stop in to the MAC for more info.

*all lesson/tour times are not offered every day. Advanced reservations highly recommended. 1 hour Private Lessons are walk up only, based on availability.

Meeting Location - Mountain Adventure Center (MAC). Located at the top of Ballhooter Lift across from Junction Restaurant in the Village.

Dress & Rentals:

The MAC rents full-face helmets, chest and arm protectors, knee and shin protectors and these items are included with a bike rental or can be rented separately. Full suspension downhill or freeride bikes are required for all lessons. The MAC is also the main mountain bike retailer and many items listed below are available for purchase at this location.

Gloves - full fingered, flexible. Non-padded palms. Gardening gloves could work well. Unlike road riding gloves, where the point is to pad the palms, DH and FR gloves have thin palms to ensure a good grip on the handlebars, and full fingers to protect the skin from potential impacts.

Pants - the style is baggie shorts or moto pants, but jeans would also work as long as they allow free movement. Many riders like to wear padded cycling shorts under their baggies/motos. Shorts or pants made of thin fabric (i.e., basketball style shorts) don’t hold up well to impact and provide little protection... this also applies to cycling shorts worn without an additional layer on top.

Shirt - jersey or tee shirt. Most people don’t like the feel of body armor next to their skin (it’s plastic and can be uncomfortable), so a tee-shirt or tank top underneath is recommended.

Shoes – Light hiking shoes or boots will work best if you do not have your own downhill or freeride shoes. Skate shoes or running shoes may also work but aren’t usually as sturdy. DH specific shoes are usually “skate” style but are made of sturdy materials and have stiff soles with a fairly tacky surface for gripping the pedals. No sandals.

Socks - whatever works with your shoes. Shin guards can be uncomfortable on the skin, especially just above the ankle... some people wear taller socks for that reason. Socks also tend to get wet (from sweat or the environment), so wicking material is great but not critical.

Eye protection - Glasses or goggles with clear lenses (yellow and light amber can also work well) for actual trail riding. It can be dark in the woods.

Miscellaneous/optional - trail snacks, sun screen, rain jacket, hydration pack/water bottle.

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