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The snowbike 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 snowbike users are properly trained in snowbike riding techniques, chairlift use, and are aware of snowbike restrictions on the mountain.
Crested Butte Mountain Resort and the United States Forest Service require that all snowbike users take a two hour bike licensing lesson to be approved to snowbike on Crested Butte Mountain Resort. During this time guests will be trained on how to load, ride and unload lifts properly with snowbikes. They will also be evaluated to assure they are able to control the snowbike. Lastly, the snowbike guide will take them on a tour of the mountain, highlighting preferred routes, vending and rest areas, and areas restricted from snowbikes. These lessons are offered from 9 -1 1 am daily. Private lessons available based on instructor/bike availability.
Snowbikers 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 snowbike instructors and review CBMR snowbike techniques, approved terrain and chairlift riding procedures. At this point they will be issued a Crested Butte snowbike license at the season pass office.
Crested Butte Mountain Resort allows Type 1 and Type 2 Snowbikes. 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 (970) 349-2211.
Snowbike Licensing and 2 Hour Group Lesson: $130 / $140 Holiday
Full Day Snowbike Rental (bike, boots, snow blades): $94 / $101 Holiday
Half Day Snowbike Rental (bike, boots, snow blades): $63 / $69 Holiday
Full Day Rental/License Package: $190 / $205 Holiday
Half Day Rental/License Package: $160 / $175 Holiday
Rates do not include lift tickets.
Holiday Dates: December 18, 2017- January 4, 2018, February 18 - 24, 2018 and March 10 - 23, 2018.
Approved Lifts for Snowbikes
Snowbikers 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 Snowbiking
Snowbikers are allowed on all green, blue and black diamond runs but, are not allowed on double black diamond or extreme terrain. In addition, snowbikes are not allowed in terrain parks.