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Bike Lessons & Guided Tours

Mountain Biking Lessons at West Virginia's Snowshoe Mountain Bike Park & Trails

Intro to Biking

Mountain Biking at SNowshoe Mountain Resort

New to biking? Join us for a 30 minute intro to biking to learn about equipment, safety, gear and skills.

MEETING LOCATION: The Mountain Adventure Center 

PROGRAM DURATION: 30 min @ 9:30am, 1:30pm or 3:30pm

PACKAGE PRICE: Thurs-Sun $10 

AGES: all ages

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

Downhill Lesson

Mountain Bike Lesson
$99 Thur - Sun

Group lessons are perfect for first time visitors of a Downhill Bike Park or those looking to explore more terrain. Groups will be split between first time downhillers and those looking to become more comfortable on green/blue terrain. A full suspension bike, full face helmet & knee and elbow pads are required for lessons. Rental equipment comes included with you lesson and can be extended for the remainder of the day for a fee.

MEETING LOCATION: The Mountain Adventure Center 

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

PACKAGE PRICE: Thurs-Sun $99 (includes complimentary bike park pass and bike rental during duration of lesson)

Rental & Ticket full day upgrade: $30

AGES: 12 and older

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


Cross Country Tour

Family Clinic
$49 per person Thurs - Sun

Explore the cross country terrain at Snowshoe with a guided 1 1/2 hour tour. Cross country bike rentals is included for the duration of the tour.

Meeting Location: The Mountain Adventure Center 

Program duration: 1 1/2 hrs Begins at: 10am, 12pm, 2pm, or 4:30pm

Ages: all ages

Private Lesson / Guide

Private Lessons
starting at $59

The fastest way to gain skill and confidence in the Bike Park. You define your goals and your ICP instructor will develop a private teaching session tailored to help you achieve them. Lesson includes instructor and complimentary bike park ticket. For experienced riders, grab a quick 1 hour (or longer) private lesson for a refresher and/or tour of the mountain. We recommend those new to mountain biking sign up for at least a 2 hour lesson to ensure time to get through the basics and hit the trails. We also recommend one on one instruction for younger children.

Full suspension bikes, full face helmet & knee and elbow pads are required for lessons and not included in pricing.

Meeting Location: The Mountain Adventure Center

Duration: 1 - 3 hours

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

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.

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

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