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  • Tranberg Hanson posted an update 3 weeks, 6 days ago

    After 40 years of skibobbing, I have learned many things about the sport. In this article, I will share the Rules of the sport, Equipment needed, and Cost of participating in ski biking. Read on for the most important tips! You will be amazed by the amazing benefits of this sport! And, hopefully, you will have fun while doing it too. And, if you are a first-timer, you can even get free skibobbing lessons!

    Lessons learned from 40 years of skibobbing

    A new sport on the ski slopes of the United States is ski biking. While it’s still a young sport, ski biking has already caused some serious injuries. According to Sugarloaf’s website, two people were injured in ski biking lessons there. That’s out of 55 lessons, and some were group lessons. Some skiers have converted to ski biking in recent years. They find it easier on their knees and legs than skiing.

    Monte Ross was not the first to try snow biking. Many people regarded it as an extreme sport, and he wanted an easier way to experience the snow. After hearing about ski biking, he hounds Jeff Butcher for demo rides. Finally, during the 2017-2018 season, he gets a demo ride and collaborates with friends to create ski bike accessories. In his day job, he works as a systems analyst for the state of California. He supports the state’s integrated financial management system.

    Rules of the sport

    The rules of ski biking vary from ski area to ski area, so you may want to check with the resort before you head out on your bike. Copper Mountain, Arapahoe Basin, Breck, and Heavenly have different policies. Copper Mountain does not allow ski bikes in the terrain parks, while Breck allows bikes with metal edges. You must use a helmet and foot-skis when riding a chairlift. Many ski areas also ban ski biking altogether, and freestyle bikers are allowed to use foot-skis on ski lifts. However, ski areas have various policies regarding the use of bikes, as well as other risk management issues.

    After a collision, skiers should remain in the area until rescue personnel arrive. If they cannot, they should immediately give their name and current address to the ski area’s bike patrol and operator. They must also yield to skiers and other bicyclists entering and exiting the trail. These people are also responsible for any medical bills and legal fees related to the collision. Before you start riding, always be aware of your surroundings and stay within the posted speed limits.

    Equipment needed to participate

    Ski biking requires specialized equipment. This equipment is not motorized, and it must meet NSAA responsibility codes, including a maximum speed limit of 30 mph when loaded and unloaded and slowing the speed on fixed grip lifts. The following Sunday River ski areas allow the use of ski bikes on their conveyors and aerial lifts, except the Locke Mountain Triple and Spruce Mountain Triple. First-time ski bike users must take lessons and contact the Sno-Go page for instructions.

    Cost

    If you’ve never tried snow biking before, you may be interested in learning more about the costs of buying a ski bike. Quality dedicated ski bikes can cost up to $1,500 and more. A conversion kit can cost as little as $130 and allow you to use your existing bike for skiing, snowboarding, or cross-country skiing. You can add the skis and ski gear, which can easily be removed when the snow disappears.

    Several resorts offer ski biking rentals and tours. In Europe, the sport is popular and has clubs and instructional days, but is relatively new in the United States. The sport only appeared on North American ski slopes within the last eight years. Whistler, Keystone, and Winter Park all have bike rental facilities, and Durango and Vail have bike tours at nighttime. To learn more, read on to learn more about ski biking in the U.S.