Lessons & Programs

MTB Ability Levels

Beginner - Level 1: You have no experience in a mountain bike park or on a cross country bike, this is your first time. Other cycling: Limited mileage on city streets and paved bike paths while riding a road and/or urban bike, little experience on a mountain bike on terrain such as dirt roads and man-made gravel bike trails.

Novice - Level 2: You have some experience in a mountain bike park or on a cross country bike. You can control bike speed and direction on easy trails, but have trouble keeping the front wheel straight while riding on gravel or rocky terrain. Other cycling: You have some experience on green technical XC trails, i.e. easy gradient with roots and/or rocky terrain. Limited mileage on XC Mountain bikes.

Intermediate - Level 3: You have a modest amount of experience riding off-road terrain, either DH/XC. You are capable of controlling bike speed and direction on gentle to moderate single track trails and over gentle  to moderate DH features. Other cycling: Comfortable at slower speeds on more technical trails with roots and loose rocks and tight single track. More experience on a XC Mountain bike than a DH bike.

Strong Intermediate - Level 4: You have been mountain biking for at least two years. You are capable of controlling bike speed and direction on moderately steep and technical XC single track trails and intermediate DH trails. Other cycling: Can ride flowing Blue trails and some technical single track. You're able to handle small drops, roots, rocks and steeper, descending terrain.

Bike Lessons

 


Contact Us:

Direct: 250-491-6101
Toll Free: 1-866-491-9040

 

Bike Lessons
Bike Lessons
Bike Lessons
Bike Lessons
Bike Lessons
Bike Lessons

 

COVID-19 protocols:

  • Face masks are mandatory and must be worn at all times when not wearing full face biking helmet
  • Limited group size to 4
  • No sharing of bikes or equipment
  • Participants will only touch their own bike (rental or owned)
  • All bikes from the rentals department are cleaned/sanitized at the end of each session
  • Increased spacing beyond the 2m suggestion for both climbing and descending to reduce risk
  • Limiting trail difficulty to ensure all trails are within the skill level of participants
  • Zero tolerance policy for behaviour that puts other participants at risk
  • If a participant is sick or displaying signs/symptoms they will be sent home as a precaution

 

  • Discover DH Package

     

    Discover DH (Adult and Junior)       

    Discover DH is an intro clinic designed for first-time downhill mountain bike park riders looking to get a feel for the park before going out and exploring on their own. If you’re comfortable riding a bike on pavement, we’ll have you loving our beginner terrain with proper stance and body position on the bike, basic downhill bike control, and braking techniques. This package includes everything that you need to get going.

    Includes

    • 2 hour, level1 session
    • Full day downhill bike rental**
    • Full face helmet and armour
    • All-day lift ticket

    Maximum group size of 4 people

    Meeting Place:

    • Outside the Kids Centre

    Times & Cost 2020 Season

    Discover DH Time Cost
    Adult (19+) AM 10:00am, 11:00am
    PM 1:00pm, 2:00pm
    $184
    Youth (13-18) $152
    Child (10-12) $139
    Double Down (2hr afternoon group lesson upgrade) 1:00pm $40

    **Please note: we have limited bike rentals for smaller children and recommend booking in advance to guarantee availability. Please check our Bike Rentals page for more information and sizing. When bringing your own modern well-maintained bike please ensure that it has disk brakes and full suspension. Instructors will inspect bikes prior to sessions for safety.

    *Prices do not include tax and are subject to change without notice.

    *Cancellations made with at least 72 hours’ notice of your reservation will receive a full refund.

    *Cancellations made with at least 24 hours’ notice of your reservation are subject to a $30 administrative fee.

    *Cancellations made with less than 24 hours’ notice of your reservation will not receive a refund, unless made due to a medical condition, in which case you may reschedule or refund your reservation subject to a $50 administrative fee when a doctor’s note is provided.

    *No refunds will be issued for missed sessions due to weather conditions.

     

  • Explore DH Package

     

    Explore DH (Adult and Junior)       

    Once you’ve been introduced to biking on the mountain, it’s time to practice the skills you’ve learned, develop new ones, and explore the mountain! This package helps you accomplish just that. Ride around with one of our bike instructors who can help further your skills, approach new obstacles, and give you tips and tricks that will get you enjoying your experience on mountain even more. This package is designed to take you beyond our introduction to downhill biking (Discover) and let you progress to a point where they can descend from the top of the mountain safely and with confidence.

    Includes

    • 2 hour, level2 session
    • Full day downhill bike rental**
    • Full face helmet and armour
    • Full day lift ticket

    Maximum group size of 4 people

    Meeting Place:

    • Outside the Kids Centre

    Times & Cost 2020 Season

    Explore DH Time Cost
    Adult (19+) AM 10:00am, 11:00am
    PM 1:00pm, 2:00pm
    $197
    Youth (13-18) $167
    Child (10-12) $155
    Double Down (2hr afternoon group lesson upgrade) 1:00pm $40

    **Please note: we have limited bike rentals for smaller children and recommend booking in advance to guarantee availability. Please check our Bike Rentals page for more information and sizing. When bringing your own modern well-maintained bike please ensure that it has disk brakes and full suspension. Instructors will inspect bikes prior to sessions for safety.

    *Prices do not include tax and are subject to change without notice.

    *Cancellations made with at least 72 hours’ notice of your reservation will receive a full refund.

    *Cancellations made with at least 24 hours’ notice of your reservation are subject to a $30 administrative fee.

    *Cancellations made with less than 24 hours’ notice of your reservation will not receive a refund, unless made due to a medical condition, in which case you may reschedule or refund your reservation subject to a $50 administrative fee when a doctor’s note is provided.

    *No refunds will be issued for missed sessions due to weather conditions.

     

  • Group Sessions

     

    Two Hour Group DH Session       

    Our two hour group sessions are a great way to have some fun while learning new things. Whether you’re completely new to the sport or you’ve been doing it for years, one of our knowledgeable and enthusiastic coaches will help you improve your skills, gain confidence, and explore the mountain.

    Includes

    • 2 hour session

    Maximum group size of 4 people

    Meeting Place:

    • Outside the Kids Centre

    Times & Cost 2020 Season

    Group DH Session Time Cost
    Adult (19+) AM 10:00am, 11:00am
    PM 1:00pm, 2:00pm
    $80
    Youth (13-18) $80
    Child (10-12) $80

    *Prices do not include tax or lift pass and are subject to change without notice.

     


    Contact Bike School or register online:

    Direct: 250-491-6101
    Toll Free: 1-866-491-9040
  • Private Sessions

     

    Private Sessions

    Make the most of your day in the park with a private session. You can go one-on-one with an instructor or grab a couple of your family and friends, as each private session is available for up to three riders and caters for all ability levels from beginner to intermediate. Your coach will tailor a program to specifically meet your needs, maximize skill development and maximize your fun!

    Includes

    • 2 hour session

    Meeting Place:

    • Outside the Kids Centre

    Times & Cost 2020 Season

    Private Session Time Cost
    Per Session 10:00am or 1:00pm $108

    *Prices do not include tax and are subject to change without notice. Lift ticket not included - see Tickets for lift ticket rates.

     


    Contact Bike School to register:

    Direct: 250-491-6101
    Toll Free: 1-866-491-9040

 

Discover DH (Adult and Junior)       

Discover DH is an intro clinic designed for first-time downhill mountain bike park riders looking to get a feel for the park before going out and exploring on their own. If you’re comfortable riding a bike on pavement, we’ll have you loving our beginner terrain with proper stance and body position on the bike, basic downhill bike control, and braking techniques. This package includes everything that you need to get going.

Includes

  • 2 hour, level1 session
  • Full day downhill bike rental**
  • Full face helmet and armour
  • All-day lift ticket

Maximum group size of 4 people

Meeting Place:

  • Outside the Kids Centre

Times & Cost 2020 Season

Discover DH Time Cost
Adult (19+) AM 10:00am, 11:00am
PM 1:00pm, 2:00pm
$184
Youth (13-18) $152
Child (10-12) $139
Double Down (2hr afternoon group lesson upgrade) 1:00pm $40

**Please note: we have limited bike rentals for smaller children and recommend booking in advance to guarantee availability. Please check our Bike Rentals page for more information and sizing. When bringing your own modern well-maintained bike please ensure that it has disk brakes and full suspension. Instructors will inspect bikes prior to sessions for safety.

*Prices do not include tax and are subject to change without notice.

*Cancellations made with at least 72 hours’ notice of your reservation will receive a full refund.

*Cancellations made with at least 24 hours’ notice of your reservation are subject to a $30 administrative fee.

*Cancellations made with less than 24 hours’ notice of your reservation will not receive a refund, unless made due to a medical condition, in which case you may reschedule or refund your reservation subject to a $50 administrative fee when a doctor’s note is provided.

*No refunds will be issued for missed sessions due to weather conditions.

 

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