Summer 2021

Mountain Sports Mountain Bike Team

Summer 2021

Mountain Sports Team Registration

In order for your child to participate in Mountain Sports Team, signed copies of the following forms must be submitted to cbmtnadventures@vailresorts.com

Please download and fill out the forms below:

If your child will receive any type of medication while participating in Mountain Sports Team, whether self-administered or by staff, you are required to download these forms and have them signed by your physician:

Programming Information

Mountain Sports Team is offered June 14 - August 20, 2021, Monday through Friday from 9:00am - 4:00pm.

You are able to sign up for the entire 10 weeks of work, 2+ days of your choice per week or, if you have a busy summer planned, you may sign up for pre-scheduled sessions over the 10 weeks to custom fit your schedule.

gO Girls has partnered with CBMR’s Mountain Sports Team for the past several years, offering two days/week (Mon & Wed) with all female riders and coaches. We aspire to create lasting relationships with other female riders and coaches to improve confidence both on and off the trails. Utilizing all the bike park has to offer, these riders tend to develop skills quickly. If you have a daughter that wants to ride with like-minded, goal-oriented females, this program is for you. 

This chart can be used as a basic guideline to help determine your ability level on a mountain bike.

Level 1

Little or no experience riding a bike, and have trouble keeping the front wheel straight while riding.

Trails: Skills centers, roads and paths only with supervision. No trails at this time.

Level 2

Limited experience on a bike, but are able to control speed and direction on pavement only.   

Trails: Transferring out of skills zones into green trails.

Level 3

Limited experience riding off road terrain on dirt. Capable of controlling speed and direction on gentle single track.

Trails: Green trails transitioning to easiest blues.

Level 4

At least two years of mountain biking experience and capable of controlling speed and direction on moderately steep, technical terrain.

Trails: Green and Blue trails.

Level 5

Confident riding most types of terrain, except large jumps, drops and more technical features.

Trails: greens, blues and single black trails.

Level 6

Confident riding all types of trails and terrain including large jump features and technical trail sections.

Trails: All trails

  • Required: closed-toe footwear.
  • A properly fitted mountain bike in good, tuned condition.
  • A properly fitted bike helmet.
  • Properly fitted eyewear that stays in place while riding.
  • A mountain bike backpack. No string straps permitted. 
  • Lunch and snacks, more than you think you need.
  • A large, refillable water bottle/bladder.
  • Sunscreen/Sun protection.
  • A spare tube.
  • Rain Jacket & thermal layer (not cotton).
  • A positive, can-do attitude!
  • Recommended: gloves, knee & elbow pads, tools. 

We feel that what really sets this program apart is the access to lift-served riding at CBMR and building essential MT bike skills for life through solid coaching and repetition. Stance & Balance, Braking & Cornering in varied situations and terrain are the main focus of our programs. With the proper delivery of skills from our amazing coaches and the repetition that the lift served riding provides, encourages amazing progress and trail mastery!

Balance. Technique. Cornering. The three essentials for mountain biking. Concentrating on body positioning on your bike is probably the single most important part of mountain biking. A solid stance and balance on a bike will only allow for more technical riding in the future. Teaching this early on is essential to avoiding bad habits in the future. With learned balance and technique, cornering comes along very nicely.

For newer riders, speed is the most intimidating factor, especially when you’re learning about balance and how to control your speed. You can’t necessarily learn to go faster until you actually start getting accustomed to speed itself. With lots of trails on CBMR that allow downhill-only traffic, kids can practice their skills and slowly begin to get comfortable with a speed that suits them. Eventually they’ll be confident enough to really enjoy some fast, flowy turns.

Repetition builds muscle memory, even at a young age. When you learn certain skills, one would hope that those skills will last a lifetime. Learning bad habits so young can lead to injury and therefore less time on our bikes. We need to be sure to instill good habits as early as possible. With lift-served riding kids are able to focus on these skills and repeat them over and over, so that the next year they will pick up right where they left off.

Need More Information?

For any questions or concerns, please contact the following:

Woody Lindenmeyr, Director of CBMST

Amanda Bade, Resort Services Administrator