Snowmass Bike Park doesn't just boast fantastic terrain, but it's also a working mountain bike center where riders of all abilities can take lessons and improve their abilities.

Step up your skills with a mountain biking clinic or private lesson.


Still image of park ready clinic video
Still image of park ready clinic video

Snowmass Bike Park

Intro to DOWNHILL BIKE CLINIC

Snowmass Bike Park at Elk Camp in Snowmass Colorado
Snowmass Bike Park at Elk Camp in Snowmass Colorado

Riding Snowmass Bike Park may be slightly different than the mountain biking you are used to. There are manmade obstacles and features like jumps, wooden features, and drops. If you are not sure about your ability, go with a Pro and experience the fun of the Snowmass Bike Park during a 3-hour Intro To Downhill Clinic!

Cost:
Intro To Downhill Clinic Only - $99 (Lift access not included)
Intro To Downhill Performance Package - $179 (Lift access, performance bike rental & clinic included)
Intro To Downhill Demo Package - $199 (Lift access, demo bike rental & clinic included)

What to Expect

Taught by our specially trained coaches, this introductory lesson is for first-time downhill mountain bikers looking to learn the basics of the sport. The lesson is taught on fun, beginner-friendly terrain and includes an introduction to the equipment, as well as, the essential components for downhill biking – stance, braking, and bike control.

If you come from a road or a cross-country cycling background, you will want to take this clinic as there are subtle differences and nuances in downhill mountain biking. Our bike coaches will share the skills needed to master the beginner and the intermediate downhill mountain bike trails that Snowmass Bike Park has to offer. The clinic begins in the Snowmass mountain bike skills park and will progress to downhill trails. Riders must be at least 16 years of age and know how to ride a bike.

Time: 10 AM - 1 PM or 1:30 - 4:30 PM
Dates:
Offered daily June 21 - September 7 and weekends through September.
Location: Meet at the Four Mountain Sports in the Snowmass Base Village Plaza 15 minutes prior to your clinic start time.

Note: If renting equipment, plan on arriving at Four Mountain Sports at least ONE HOUR before the clinic to pick up your bike and gear.

Downhill Skills Clinic

Cycling Guide to Aspen Snowmass: Downhill
Cycling Guide to Aspen Snowmass: Downhill

Looking to build your descending skills? Take your riding to the next level and let our certified coaches build your confidence and skill base in an unintimidating environment. Our coaches will teach cornering and jumping technique while continuing to improve your bike handling skills.

Downhill Skills Clinic Only - $99 (Lift access not included)
Downhill Skills Performance Package - $179 (Lift access, performance bike rental & clinic included)
Downhill Skills Demo Package - $199 (Lift access, demo bike rental & clinic included)

WHAT TO EXPECT

Our bike coaches will share the skills needed to master the beginner and the intermediate downhill mountain bike trails that Snowmass Bike Park has to offer. The clinic begins in the Snowmass mountain bike skills park and will progress to downhill trails. Riders must be 16 years or older to participate in the Downhill Skills Clinic and should have previous downhill experience.

Time: Offered Daily, 10 AM - 1 PM, June 21 - September 6 and weekends through October 3
Location: Meet at the Four Mountain Sports in the Snowmass Base Village Plaza 15 minutes prior to the clinic start time.

Note: If renting equipment, plan on arriving at Four Mountain Sports at least ONE HOUR before the clinic to pick up your bike and gear.

Kids & Teens Mountain Bike CLinics

Mountain biking at Snowmass Bike Park in Snowmass Colorado
Mountain biking at Snowmass Bike Park in Snowmass Colorado

With a focus on downhill terrain, kids spend the day on-mountain riding the dirt to develop their mountain bike skills with our specially trained coaches. Skill development will include: safety, trail etiquette, stance, braking, cornering, and bike maintenance. Recommended for ages 8 - 15.

Cost:
Kids & Teens Mountain Bike Clinic - $156
Kids & Teens Mountain Bike Clinic Package (includes bike rental) - $216

Includes instruction, lift access, and full-day supervision.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Time: 10 AM - 4 PM
Dates: Available on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays between June 28 - August 20.
Location: Meet in Snowmass Base Village Plaza outside of the Treehouse Kids' Adventure Center.

Note: If renting equipment, plan on arriving at Four Mountain Sports at least ONE HOUR before the clinic to pick up your bike and gear.

PRIVATE Bike LESSONS

Snowmass Bike Park at Elk Camp in Snowmass Colorado
Snowmass Bike Park at Elk Camp in Snowmass Colorado

Join our Mountain Bike Pros for some mountain excitement complete with dust, sweat and thrills with your family and friends. Our bike coaches will personalize your experience and challenge you in taking your skills to the next level. Downhill and cross country mountain biking lessons available.

Recommended for ages 8 and above and all participants must know how to ride a bike.

Full Day (6 hours) - $550
Half Day (3 hours) - $380

Includes private instruction and lift access. Bike rentals are not included.

What to Expect

Time: 10 AM - 4 PM (full day), 10 AM - 1PM (morning half day), or 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM (afternoon half day)
Dates:
Offered daily.
Location: Meet at the Four Mountain Sports in the Snowmass Base Village 15 minutes prior to the lesson start time.

We will customize your private lesson to your interests and ability level so that you can make the most out of your time. Rates are for groups of 1 to 5. If renting equipment, plan on arriving at Four Mountain Sports at least ONE HOUR before the clinic to get you bike and gear.

3-DAY KIDS Mountain Bike CampS

Mountain Bike Clinics
Mountain Bike Clinics

With the tremendous growth in youth biking in the Roaring Fork Valley and the growth of the outstanding programs offered by Roaring Fork Cycling, we are excited to announce a new partnership between the Aspen Snowmass Bike School and Roaring Fork Cycling. Beginning this June, we will work together to host 3-day mountain biking camps for grades one through six. Kids will ride on trails throughout Snowmass Village and on Snowmass Mountain while learning skills and growing their love for the sport. All riding will be age and ability appropriate.

Please note: Registration for these programs is currently through Roaring Fork Cycling. Please see links to register below.

What to Expect

3-DAY MOUNTAIN BIKE CAMP GRADES 1 & 2
Grades: 1 & 2
Camp Description: Students will learn basic biking skills, build more comfort and confidence on and off the bike, and explore their surroundings all while having fun on our trails! All skill levels are welcome but no training wheels, please.
Time:
9 AM - 12 PM (morning half day) OR 12:30 - 3:30PM (afternoon half day)
Days:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Dates: June 7, 9, 11; June 14, 16, 18; June 21, 23, 25; June 28, 30, July 2; July 5, 7, 9; July 12, 14, 16; July 19, 21, 23; July 26, 28, 30.
Location: Meeting location TBD.
Rate: $194. Rate is for all three days; riders must register for the entire three-day Camp.
Register here

3-DAY MOUNTAIN BIKE CAMP GRADES 3 & 4
Grades: 3 & 4
Camp Description: The small group ratios will allow these riders to progress with both their skill development and confidence all while exploring their surroundings. We will have fun discovering all the places we can go on our bikes!
Time:
9 AM - 3 PM
Days:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Dates: June 7, 9, 11; June 14, 16, 18; June 21, 23, 25; June 28, 30, July 2; July 5, 7, 9; July 12, 14, 16; July 19, 21, 23; July 26, 28, 30.
Location: Meeting location TBD.
Rate: $324. Rate is for all three days; riders must register for the entire three-day Camp.
Register here

3-DAY MOUNTAIN BIKE CAMP GRADES 5 & 6

Grades: 5 & 6
Camp Description:
Camp is designed for young riders who have shown a passion and skill set to ride adventurous trails. Riders will work on biking skills such as speed control, riding through rocky terrain, proficient braking, adequate shifting technique, as well as ascending and descending technique. These age groups will spend more time on the trail while still keeping it chill enough to appreciate our natural environment.
Time:
9 AM - 3 PM
Days:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Dates:
June 7, 9, 11; June 14, 16, 18; June 21, 23, 25; June 28, 30, July 2; July 5, 7, 9; July 12, 14, 16; July 19, 21, 23; July 26, 28, 30.
Location:
Meeting location TBD.
Rate: $324. Rate is for all three days; riders must register for the entire three-day Camp.
Register here

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