An engineered bike-like device with skis instead of wheels designed to be transported up the hill via a Ski Lift and to navigate downhill on the Ski runs.
Due to the exceptional stability and the balanced center of gravity, the learning curve is short and much accelerated compared to skiing or snowboarding. Generally, within a few runs you'll be cruising and having fun with very little, if any, "downtime" The geometry of our SkiByk and the interface with the SkiByk Skis, was specifically designed to make the rider very comfortable with the turning process of our SkiByk. The initiation of a turn and the principle of a carve are identical whether you are on Skis, a Snowboard or a SkiByk
Over 100 resorts allow SkiBikes in North America check out www.americanskibike.com for a current list of SkiBike friendly resorts list. As always it is a best practice to call ahead to confirm.
Ski Bike Friendly resorts in Tahoe
-Donner Ski Ranch
Although Ski Bikes, in one form or another have been around for a few decades in the USA…the sport was limited by a few factors…Acceptance at Ski Areas, lack of available product, high entry cost for the consumer and few manufacturers. This has and continues to change, more Ski Areas are opening their slopes to us and more manufacturers have driven the entry cost for new consumers wanting to get into the sport down!
Yes! The inherent characteristics of the ski bike bike allow you to navigate the mountain with a greater degree of control than with other snow-riding tools. The bikes have been around for 50 years and have an exemplary safety record.
Our SkiByk is designed to emulate the curve of the chairlift seat you just simply pull it up and SkiByk sits on the chairlift. That is our preferred method to load…some Ski Areas have different requirements for the load/unload process…it is a best practice to call your resort in advance if you are unfamiliar with their requirements. Click link below to see video
Just like skiing. Lean the bike sideways and dig the ski edges into the snow or a hockey stop as it is referred to in the snow sports world. Skiers and Snowboarders will find the principles of turning, stopping and carving apply to a SkiBike quite well.
Most of our SkiByk customers are able to ride all day and find themselves not as fatigued as a full day of Skiing or Snowboarding…this is due in part to our natural riding position and the full suspension we provide on our All-Mountain SkiByks. Many of our customers have previous injuries that preclude them from Skiing and/or Snowboarding and have found a Ski Bike is the answer to getting back on the slopes and Enjoying the Ride! As many of our customers have said…”the only thing that hurts after a day of Ski Biking are my cheeks from smiling so much!”.