Lessons

Summer Season is now closed
Learn more about the implemented summer COVID-19 Safety Plan >>

MTB Ability Levels

First Timers - Level 1: You have no experience mountain biking and have never ridden off road. You are able to ride a bike comfortably on paved roads. You need to learn how to brake safely on dirt/gravel, to handle corners on single track trails and learn to balance on your bike standing on level pedals.
Your goal is to learn basic bike control and to have your first taste of downhill mountain biking.

Limited Mileage - Level 2: You are pretty new to mountain biking but are fairly confident with basic body position of level pedals on flat trails with a shallow gradient. You can control bike speed and direction but have trouble keeping the front wheel straight while riding on features such as roots and rocks.
Your goal is to learn how to gradually approach riding on green trails with confidence.

Green Rider - Level 3: You have done at least one season of frequent downhill mountain biking and are looking to increase your capability to ride more features and work towards riding blue trails. You can control bike speed and direction on moderate gradients without needing to put your feet down. You’re comfortable at slower speeds on more technical trails with roots, loose rocks and tight single track but mainly ride green trails.
Your goal is to gain confidence in your downhill biking ability and start trying out easier blue runs.

Blue/Black Rider - Level 4/4+: You have downhill biked for a couple of years and are comfortable on flowing blue trails controlling speed and direction. You’re able to handle small drops, roots, rocks and steeper, descending terrain but you’re looking for improvement on harder features and black trails.
Your goal is to refine your existing downhill skills to tackle more advanced trails and features with confidence.

Bike Lessons

 


Contact Us:

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

 

Bike Lessons
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Bike Lessons

 

COVID-19 protocols:

Face masks are required in all indoor public spaces in the Central Okanagan, including Big White. Masks are encouraged to be worn outdoors if you are unable to physically distance. Masks are not currently required in lift lines, but we ask everyone to be diligent in physically distancing while outdoors in lift lines, in the village and on the trails.

  • 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

Bike School is now closed for the 2021 season. We look forward to seeing you next year!

 

Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds due to weather conditions No refunds due to weather conditions (excluding chairlift closure).
  • Cancellations or rescheduling with more than 24-hour notice will be subject to a $20.00 administrative fee unless due to a medical issue, in which case we will require proof of medical note.
  • Cancellations or rescheduling within 24-hour notice will be subject to a $40.00 administrative fee unless due to a medical issue, in which case we will require proof of medical note.
  • Cancellations and rescheduling up to 15 minutes before the lesson start time will be subject to a $100.00 administrative fee
  • *Please note fees are not including tax, and tax will be added upon payment of fees

 

  • Group Sessions

     

    3-hour Group Lessons

    Our three hour group lessons 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.

    Maximum group size of 5 adults, 4 for children (ages 10+)       

    2021 Lesson Times & Cost

    Group DH Session Time Cost
    Adult (15+) Thursday & Friday: 12:00pm
    Saturday & Sunday (Holiday Mondays): 10:00am, 1:30pm
    $120  per person
    Youth (10-14) $120  per person

    *Prices do not include tax and are subject to change without notice. Lift tickets and rentals NOT included, see Tickets & Rentals for rates etc

     


    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 bike park with a private session. You can go one-on-one with an instructor or grab a couple of family and friends for a tailor-made program to specifically meet your needs, maximize skill development and maximize your fun!

    Ages 6+       

    2021 Lesson Times & Cost

    Private Session Time Cost
    2-hour Lesson Thursday & Friday: 12:00pm
    Saturday & Sunday (Holiday Mondays): 10:00am or 2:00pm
    $110*
    *one participant only
    3-hour Lesson Thursday & Friday: 12:00pm
    Saturday & Sunday (Holiday Mondays): 10:00am or 1:30pm
    $300 (includes two participants)
    *additional participant/s $100 each

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

     


    Contact Bike School to register:

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

 

3-hour Group Lessons

Our three hour group lessons 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.

Maximum group size of 5 adults, 4 for children (ages 10+)       

2021 Lesson Times & Cost

Group DH Session Time Cost
Adult (15+) Thursday & Friday: 12:00pm
Saturday & Sunday (Holiday Mondays): 10:00am, 1:30pm
$120  per person
Youth (10-14) $120  per person

*Prices do not include tax and are subject to change without notice. Lift tickets and rentals NOT included, see Tickets & Rentals for rates etc

 


Contact Bike School or register online:

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

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