***Some News... Beginning with the 2018-2019 season, the Ride Guide will be administered
by the American Skibike Association, an organization that I founded back in 2001,
and relinquished in 2009. I have maintained this guide for 17 years (since 2001).
I hope you all have found it useful over the years. So, I am pleased to pass the
baton to the new ASA. This page will remain as a snapshot in time of the 2017-2018
Below you will find a list of ski areas believed to be "SkiBike Friendly". It is
not complete and tends to change. Be sure to get a confirmation before traveling
any long distances to ride. Call the resort for further details...
~~If your preference is to ride without foot-skis (considered "foot traffic" by the
resorts), be sure to confirm access status, as this varies greatly. When known, we
will add a policy notation to the ski area listing.
~~A few resorts require certification for skibike access. This is done to ensure
that riders have the necessary skills to ride safely. Generally, lessons are required
for novices and possibly a "check out" run for experienced riders, at which point
a photo certificate will be issued, usually for a fee. This is a one time process,
and permits are generally honored at most resorts that have this requirement. A "P"
notation in a listing denotes this status.
Legend: OA =Open Access RA = Restricted Access CRA = Chaperoned Restricted
Access- (Group Rides) * = Unconfirmed
R = Rentals L= Lessons N = No privately owned bikes allowed P = Permit required
FOA = Foot Traffic Open Access FRA = Foot Traffic Restricted Access FNA = Foot
Traffic No Access
Artic Valley: OA / FOA / Note: Requirements- leash, metal edges, bike inspection.
- Bike Must have no more than 2 skis - Must have metal edges on skis - Must have
seat - Only 1 rider per bike - Must be designed to load lift w/o slowing or stopping
- Must be loaded within envelope of chair; bike counts as rider on chair lift - No
homemade bikes permitted - NOT allowed in Terrain Parks - MUST wear leash at all
times (on lift & on slope) - May be restricted in certain areas & lifts for safety
Note: The Vail Resorts Group is attempting to standardize policy for the 2012-2013
season. There still seems to be some variance: Keystone, Heavenly, and Northstar
appear to have have more liberal interpretations of these rules.