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Bike Lessons

Bike instructor teaches lesson on how to corner a berm in the skills park

Our lift-served trails require a certain level of experience to negotiate, and lessons are highly recommended and encouraged. With expert instruction and separate learning terrain areas, you can progress your downhill and/or cross-country mountain bike skills in a fun and low-risk environment, or work on tackling tougher trails and certain features.

Learn the basics, brush up on your skills or take a guided tour with the purgatory bike park team!

Lesson Options

Review our lesson and tour options below. To reserve a lesson or to inquire about your skill level, please fill out the Lesson Request form below. Lessons meet at Purgatory Cycle Works bike shop, located on the 2nd floor of the Village Center building.

  • Ride 100
    Group Lesson Beginner
    Family with young girls rides mountain bikes at Purgatory Resort

    7 students
    Beginner/limited experience
    2 hr sessions
    Daily 10:30am & 1:30pm
    $89/per person (Summer 2023)

  • Ride 200
    Group Lesson Advanced
    Group of advanced mountain bikers ride down the mountain in a line

    5 students
    Experienced riders – skills focus
    2 hr sessions
    Daily 10:30am & 1:30pm
    $89/per person (Summer 2023)

  • One-on-One
    Private Lessons
    Bike instructor guides his student around a berm

    1 – 4 students
    Any level
    2 hr sessions
    Daily 10:30am & 1:30pm
    $120/per person (Summer 2023)

  • Tour the Mountain
    Ride Guide
    Mountain bikers take on the twist and turns of the bike park trails

    1 – 5 students
    Intermediate to advanced downhill riders
    2 hour sessions
    Daily 10:30am & 1:30pm
    $59/per person (Summer 2023) – max 5 participants

  • bike instructor shows student how to drop off a small ledge
  • Bikers ride across the mountain looking down at the base areas
  • Bike instructor leads student down Divinity trail
  • Drone captures the amazing views at the top of 7th heaven blue trail
  • Mountain bikes hang on the mountain bike carrier hooks on the back of a chairlift
  • Instructor and student in an advanced lesson ride over the flyover
  • Mountain biker rides a berm on the Shangri-La trail
  • Mountain bikes loaded on bike carrier trays
  • Mountain bike rides downhill with views of the needles range

The fine print

  • All summer activities at Purgatory Resort are weather permitting.
  • Rates are subject to change at any time without prior notice.
  • All guests are required to complete a Release of Liability.
  • Gratuities for instructors are not a requirement, but an appropriate and appreciated gesture.

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