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Snowbikes...Try it, You'll like it!!

Always intrigued by these unique contraptions so we gave it a try on our ski trip to Purgatory... read more

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cant take the smile off my face!!! wonderful experience and enjoyed it very much. Fast, fun, easy... read more

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always intrigued by these unique contraptions so we gave it a try on our ski trip to Purgatory. What fun! Super easy to learn if you are already a skier as the methods used are very similar. We all went from "never evers" to snowbike...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

cant take the smile off my face!!! wonderful experience and enjoyed it very much. Fast, fun, easy to ride! I want one!

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed March 8, 2018

You don't even have to know how to ski (one of the instructors says she's never been on skis). You'll be surprised at how easy and fun it is..on groomers OR bumps. Fun to take visitors who've never skied, and you can actually enjoy a...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Nancy S
Reviewed December 14, 2017

I had the best time ever on the Snowbike!!! I will be doing this and only this the rest of my life! I have knee problems and this is the best way to have fun on the slopes without injuring myself further. I would recommend...More

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank Jayla P
Reviewed March 14, 2017

What Sparky and Donna don't tell you: Caution!!!!!!, this can lead to another toy on the roof rack heading up to the mountain! As a ski instructor professional I always seek to find ways for all my clients to enjoy the mountain. For those that...More

Date of experience: December 2016
4  Thank Jill C
Reviewed March 10, 2017

I can count the number of times I've been on skis or a snowboard on one hand and it was all after 20 years of age. For the last 15 years I've been stuck at the bottom of the mountains while my family has skied...More

Date of experience: March 2017
2  Thank TinaH1911
Reviewed March 5, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I are in our 50s and don't ski or snowboard but our kids do. Learning to snow bike and getting certified allowed us to enjoy the slopes with our kids, and is much easier on our old joints and muscles. Make sure...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank MeyFam1
Reviewed March 1, 2017

I am so grateful I have found an alternative to sking. Snowbiking allows me to continue to enjoy the fun and thrills of Everything skiing had offered. I have an injury that now prevents me from sking but snowbiking is just as fun. Any hesitation...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank SheBGal
Reviewed February 22, 2017

I skied for nearly 40 years and quit a few years ago due to bad knees and hips. I decided to take a snow bike lesson at Purgatory and am so glad I did. The learning curve is really short (if you have skiing experience)...More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank Wrightwoodquilter
Reviewed February 13, 2017

We took ski lessons at Purg last year and my husband (after 4 knee surgeries) didn't really fall in love with it! Someone told us about snow biking and we decided to try it. We both took lessons with Mike Sparkman and it was fantastic....More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Janie I
January 21, 2015|
Response from Snowbikers | Property representative |
The lesson cost is 90.00 and this includes the bike/boots if needed/and footskis for the day. The lessons start at 9:30 and last about 2-2.5 hours and a Snowbike license is issued upon successful completion of the lesson... More