Snowbiking is a thrilling sport that you may catch someone enjoying at your local ski resort. Snowbikes are increasing in popularity every year and many Colorado resorts, such as Breckenridge, allow snowbikers to use their chair lifts, just like you would skiing or snowboarding.
Snowbike Rentals in Colorado
Naturally, this is a perfect try-before-you-buy activity. Roger’s Snowbike Rentals operates out of Breckenridge Ski Resort, a great way to mix up the day from your normal skis or snowboard. You can rent there and use at Breck, Keystone, Copper or Vail. Perhaps you have a group of friends at varying abilities, try all renting a snowbike and seeing what happens.
You can also rent snowbikes from the Telluride Adventure Center and ride Telluride! They offer both rentals and lessons on snowbiking.
Guide to Snowbiking in Colorado
Right off the bat, these girls above should probably be wearing a helmet, but it’s a photo opt. Like all downhill snow sports protecting your most valuable piece of equipment is highly recommended. Then after that, it’s all good fun Colorado snowbiking!
Not to be confused with snow biking, two words, which is the kind you see on TV or in the backcountry with motors, a Snowbike® has no motor and is propelled by gravity, same as your skis and snowboard.
It’s something that all levels can try out with minimal risk, so long you stay within your ability. Follow the traditional U.S. ski trail ranking system carefully, so you don’t wind up on top of something with multiple diamonds.: green, blue, black, double black; and stick to the easy ones within your skill (that’s green and blue).
Is there a different name for snowbiking with a motor?
Yes, sort of. When written as 1 word, it means without a motor, as featured on this page; Written as 2 words implies a motor; i.e. snowbiking versus snow biking, respectively.
The US trademark for our activity or sport is Snowbike and is not motorized. The motorized version is not trademarked so that version must put a space between snow and bike. Looks like “snow bike” – Roger Helenbeck of Roger’s Snowbike Rentals
After your fun day snowbiking on the slopes, you’ll be expectedly exhausted. Consider a local hot springs to rejuvenate (an hour to Buena Vista or Hot Sulphur Springs are closest from Breck). Then maybe some evening laps around the ice rink or down the snow tubing hill.