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Crested Butte Snow Bike

The snow bike program at Crested Butte Mountain Resort allows guests the opportunity to enjoy riding and exploring our mountain on a stable and safe yet, extremely fun platform. The licensing program has been set up to ensure snow bike users are properly trained in snow bike riding techniques, chairlift use, and are aware of snow bike restrictions on the mountain.

Licensing Program
Crested Butte Mountain Resort and the United States Forest Service require that all snow bike users take a two hour bike licensing lesson to be approved to snow bike on Crested Butte Mountain Resort. During this time guests will be trained on how to load, ride and unload lifts properly with snow bikes. They will also be evaluated to assure they are able to control the snow bike. Lastly, the snow bike guide will take them on a tour of the mountain, highlighting preferred routes, vending and rest areas, and areas restricted from snow bikes. These lessons are offered from 9 -1 1 am daily. Private lessons available based on instructor/bike availability.

Snow Bikers Licensed From Another Resort
Guests that have already been through a licensing program from another resort are not required to take the two hour licensing program. However, they will be asked to meet with one of our snow bike instructors and review CBMR snow bike techniques, approved terrain and chairlift riding procedures. At this point they will be issued a Crested Butte snow bike license at the season pass office.

Crested Butte Mountain Resort allows Type 1 and Type 2 Snow bikes. Type 1 bikes use snow blades on their feet while riding. Type 2 bikes have pegs which the rider stands on with no sliding device attached to the feet. Snow blades must have integrated brakes or be tethered to the rider’s boot.

For reservations and more information, please call 1-800-444-9236.


Snow Bike Licensing and 2 Hour Group Lesson: $125 / $135 Holiday

Full Day Snow Bike Rental (bike, boots, snowblades): $92 / $98 Holiday 
Half Day Snow Bike Rental (bike, boots, snowblades): $61 / $67 Holiday 

Full Day Rental/License Package: $185 / $200 Holiday
Half Day Rental/License Package: $155 / $170 Holiday

Rates do not include lift tickets.

Holiday Dates: 12/17/16- 1/2/17, 2/18-2/24/17 and 3/11-3/24/17

Approved Lifts for Snow Bikes

Snow bikers have access to all lifts excluding the High Lift T-Bar and North Face T-Bar. Crested Butte does not require a safety lanyard from the bike to any chairlift.

Runs Restricted From Snow Biking

Snow bikers are allowed on all green, blue and black diamond runs but, are not allowed on double black diamond or extreme terrain. In addition, snow bikes are not allowed in terrain parks.