Killington Resort adds ski bikes to their winter line up

Biking enthusiasts can enjoy a ride in the snow. Photo provided.

KILLINGTON, Vt.– Vermont’s Killington Resort is the only Vermont ski resort to offer ski biking, another adventuresome way to experience the mountain, for experts and beginners alike. Also referred to as snow-bikes, ski bike rentals and instruction are now available at the Killington Snowshed base area.

“Killington partnered with the legendary and locally-based Alpine Bike Works to bring this thrilling combination of skiing, snowboarding, and mountain biking to the resort and we’re excited to offer this given our guests’ growing participation in mountain biking,” says Tracy Taylor, business development manager of Killington Resort and Pico Mountain. “We’ve been investing heavily in our summer mountain bike program over the last five years and have seen tremendous growth since then. Ski biking gives those who love to bike the opportunity to try it out on the snow.”

“A ski bike is a bike frame with skis on the bottom in place of bike wheels, boots with mini-skis on your feet, and an amazing way to experience the exhilaration of sliding down the mountain with the flow of snowboarding and control of mountain biking,” says Anthony Accurso, of Alpine Bike Works. “We’ve put together packages specifically for first timers to include everything they will need from rentals, a ski bike access ticket, and instruction.”

Killington ski bikes operate Friday through Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and rentals are offered at the Snowshed base area. Ski biking is permitted on the Snowshed and Ramshead mountain areas, which provide optimal beginner to intermediate conditions. Killington Ski Bikes will be open every day during holiday weeks. Half-day and full-day rentals are available, both options include an orientation to ski biking. A ski bike access ticket is required, but a valid winter lift ticket or season pass may be used in place of a ski bike access ticket. For more information, call Killington Central Reservations at 888-621-MTNS.

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