Clinics & Tours

The FIrst Lift Program -
Learn to Downhill

If you are comfortable riding a bicycle and have always wanted to see what it was like to let gravity do most of the work, Mount Snow's First Lift Program is the perfect opportunity to learn the basics of downhill mountain biking. During this 2 hour program, our experienced guides will take you through the ins and outs of operating a downhill mountain bike as well as tips on proper braking, body position and safely riding the chairlift.

Mountain Biker on trailThe Trail

That's right, you will ride the chairlift on your first day of downhill mountain biking thanks to the East's longest lift served introductory downhill trail, Gateway, which made its debut during the summer of 2012. It is 3.0 miles long, at least five feet wide and follows a number of switchbacks with smooth banked turns while traveling through both open field and wooded areas with no more than a comfortable 12 percent grade the entire way down. Perfect for all ability levels, but built with the beginner in mind.

The Experience

A typical First Lift Program experience starts with getting fitted and geared up with your body armor and helmet followed by an overview of how to operate your downhill mountain bike and a brief ride around the base area to get familiar with how it functions. Then, it's up the Canyon Express with your guide for a fun ride down Gateway. Depending on time, you may be able to take multiple runs down Gateway with your guide as long as it falls within the hour time frame.

Mountain Biker in woodsThe Package

Bike Rental, Helmet and Body Armor, Lift and trail pass valid for one hour, and an hour PLUS of instruction and rides with a guide.

Max Ratio: 5 Guests to 1 Guide

  Adult Youth
First Lift - 2 hours $109 $99

Interested? Call 802.464.4041 to book your First Lift Program today!

The First Drop Program -
Learn to corner, jump, and take drops

This is the next step after The First Lift Program. If you are comfortable riding a bicycle down groomed lift served terrain and are interested in taking it to the next level, Mount Snow's First Drop Program is the perfect opportunity to learn the basics of cornering, jumping, and taking drops on your downhill mountain bike. During this 2.5 hour program, our experienced guides will help you progress as quickly as you are comfortable with while taking on progressively more advanced terrain.

Mountain Biker off jumpThe Package

Bike Rental, Helmet and Body Armor, Lift and trail pass for 2.5 hours and ride with a guide

Max Ratio: 5 Guests to 1 Guide

  Adult Youth
First Drop - 2.5 hours $139 $109

Interested? Call 802.464.4041 for additional information.

Private Clinics

Mountain Bikers on liftClinics are ideal for the rider who already has the gear and is looking to advance their skills to the next level of downhill/freeride riding. Clinics are a 1:1 learning situation and available for 2 hours, 4 hours or a full day.

1 Day  $100
2 Hour $40
4 Hour $80
2 Hour Group Clinic $35

Interested? Call 802.464.4041 for more info or to book your clinic