Mountain Bike Lessons

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First Time

Ages 6-8

Ages 9-11

Ages 13+

Level 1
This program is a fun introduction to all aspects of cycling. Children practice in a progressive learners area where they explore and learn with a friendly  group of like-minded kids.
Key Goals
  • General introduction to biking
  • Learn correct body position and braking technique to improve control while riding

Prerequisites
  • None
Cost
  • 5 day - $150
  • 4 day - $120
  • PD Day - $99

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PA/PD day camps run 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. with before care starting at 7:30 a.m. and after care until 5:00 p.m.
All programs include lunch.

4 and 5 day lessons are 2 hours.
  Equipment Required
  • Helmet
  • Water bottle
  • Suitable mountain bike that you are comfortable pedaling up and down hill for 2+ hrs.
    This does not need to be a full suspension and rentals are available
    • Ex. Norco Sight, Fluid, Charger, Range
  Optional Equipment
  • Knee pads
  • Gloves
  • Full face helmet
  • Bike repair kit
Level 1
This program is a fun introduction to all aspects of cycling. Children practice in a progressive learners area where they explore and learn with a friendly  group of like-minded kids.
Key Goals
  • General introduction to biking
  • Learn correct body position and braking technique to improve control while riding

Prerequisites
  • None
Cost
  • 5 day - $150
  • 4 day - $120
  • PD Day - $99

View dates & book »

PA/PD day camps run 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. with before care starting at 7:30 a.m. and after care until 5:00 p.m.
All programs include lunch.

4 and 5 day lessons are 2 hours.
  Equipment Required
  • Helmet
  • Water bottle
  • Suitable mountain bike that you are comfortable pedaling up and down hill for 2+ hrs.
    This does not need to be a full suspension and rentals are available
    • Ex. Norco Sight, Fluid, Charger, Range
  Optional Equipment
  • Knee pads
  • Gloves
  • Full face helmet
  • Bike repair kit
Discover Mountain Bike
It's never too late to learn a new activity! This introductory mountain bike lesson is designed for those people who are ready to move from the paved pathways to off road single track terrain. Our instructors will teach you the skills needed to tackle the trails with confidence. This lesson focuses on the basics - setting up and using your equipment, the available terrain and the sport, and will increase your confidence as a "first timer". Discover Mountain Bike is undoubtedly an easier and more affordable way to learn a new sport. This program includes lesson & rentals.
Prerequisites
  • None
Cost
  • $50

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Discover Downhill
This lesson is an introduction to downhill mountain biking using the lift accessible trails here at WinSport. Riders must be comfortable on off road single track trails and be looking to develop their skills. This lesson focuses on developing the basic skills of off-road riding and applying them to downhill biking. This program includes lesson & rentals.
Prerequisites
  • None
Cost
  • $65

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All lessons are 2 hours.
  Equipment Required
  • Helmet
  • Water bottle
  • Suitable mountain bike that you are comfortable pedaling up and down hill for 2+ hrs.
    This does not need to be a full suspension and rentals are available
    • Ex. Norco Sight, Fluid, Charger, Range
  Optional Equipment
  • Knee pads
  • Gloves
  • Full face helmet
  • Bike repair kit
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Ages 6-8

Ages 9-11

Ages 18+

18+ Women Only

Level 2
This program is for kids who are comfortable riding on pavement and roads and are now looking to be challenged on grass and dirt! Kids will be introduced to all aspects of mountain biking including cross-country, enduro and downhill.
Key Goals
  • Begin learning to ride on grass and dirt
  • Understand how to change gears
  • Introduction to cross-country, enduro and downhill mountain biking

Prerequisites
Successful completion of Level 1 and / or is capable of the following:
  • Comfortable riding on pavement and roads
  • Able to ride straight down a gentle hill while controlling speed with hand brakes
Cost
  • 5 day - $150
  • 4 day - $120
  • PD Day - $99

View dates & book »

Level 3
This program is for kids who are able to control their speed and are ready for a new challenge on green terrain.
Key Goals
  • Continue developing skills in cross country, enduro and downhill mountain biking

Prerequisites
Successful completion of Level 2 and / or is capable of the following:
  • Comfortable riding in gentle, off-road conditions
  • Able to handle small obstacles such as rocks, roots and bridges
  • Able to fully control speed
Cost
  • 5 day - $150
  • 4 day - $120
  • PD Day - $99

View dates & book »

Level 4
This program is for kids ready to develop a more aggressive riding technique on blue terrain.
Key Goals
  • Develop aggressive riding technique
  • Develop skill-based manoeuvres including front/rear wheel lifts, bunny hops, drops and jumps
  • Continue developing skills in cross-country, enduro and downhill mountain biking


Prerequisites
Successful completion of Level 3 and / or is capable of the following:
  • Confident riding on challenging off-road terrain at higher speeds
  • Able to remain in full control of speed
  • Open to new challenges on blue terrain
Cost
  • 5 day - $150
  • 4 day - $120
  • PD Day - $99

View dates & book »

Interested in mountain biking all season?
Check out our club programs!
Click here for more information »

PA/PD day camps run 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. with before care starting at 7:30 a.m. and after care until 5:00 p.m.
All programs include lunch.

4 and 5 day lessons are 2 hours.
  Equipment Required
  • Helmet
  • Water bottle
  • Suitable mountain bike that you are comfortable pedaling up and down hill for 2+ hrs.
    This does not need to be a full suspension and rentals are available
    • Ex. Norco Sight, Fluid, Charger, Range
  Optional Equipment
  • Knee pads
  • Gloves
  • Full face helmet
  • Bike repair kit
Level 2
This program is for kids who are comfortable riding on pavement and roads and are now looking to be challenged on grass and dirt! Kids will be introduced to all aspects of mountain biking including cross-country, enduro and downhill.
Key Goals
  • Begin learning to ride on grass and dirt
  • Understand how to change gears
  • Introduction to cross-country, enduro and downhill mountain biking

Prerequisites
Successful completion of Level 1 and / or is capable of the following:
  • Comfortable riding on pavement and roads
  • Able to ride straight down a gentle hill while controlling speed with hand brakes
Cost
  • 5 day - $150
  • 4 day - $120
  • PD Day - $99

View dates & book »

Level 3
This program is for kids who are able to control their speed and are ready for a new challenge on green terrain. 
Key Goals
  • Continue developing skills in cross country, enduro and downhill mountain biking

Prerequisites
Successful completion of Level 2 and / or is capable of the following:
  • Comfortable riding in gentle, off-road conditions
  • Able to handle small obstacles such as rocks, roots and bridges
  • Able to fully control speed
Cost
  • 5 day - $150
  • 4 day - $120
  • PD Day - $99

View dates & book »

Level 4
This program is for kids ready to develop a more aggressive riding technique on blue terrain.
Key Goals
  • Develop aggressive riding technique
  • Develop skill-based manoeuvres including front/rear wheel lifts, bunny hops, drops and jumps
  • Continue developing skills in cross-country, enduro and downhill mountain biking


Prerequisites
Successful completion of Level 3 and / or is capable of the following:
  • Confident riding on challenging off-road terrain at higher speeds
  • Able to remain in full control of speed
  • Open to new challenges on blue terrain
Cost
  • 5 day - $150
  • 4 day - $120
  • PD Day - $99

View dates & book »

Interested in mountain biking all season?
Check out our club programs!
Click here for more information »

PA/PD day camps run 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. with before care starting at 7:30 a.m. and after care until 5:00 p.m.
All programs include lunch.

4 and 5 day lessons are 2 hours.
  Equipment Required
  • Helmet
  • Water bottle
  • Suitable mountain bike that you are comfortable pedaling up and down hill for 2+ hrs.
    This does not need to be a full suspension and rentals are available
    • Ex. Norco Sight, Fluid, Charger, Range
  Optional Equipment
  • Knee pads
  • Gloves
  • Full face helmet
  • Bike repair kit
Cross Country Level 2
This program is for adults who are looking to be challenged on grass and dirt! Participants use our extensive cross country trails to the east of the facility as well as our progressive learning area.
Key Goals
  • Develop an understanding of gears
  • Where skills allow, introduce more challenging features such as wooden bridges and small jumps

Prerequisites
  • Comfortable riding on pavement
  • Able to control speed and use hand brakes
Cost
  • $250

View dates & book »

Cross Country Level 3
This program is for adults who are comfortable riding some gentle, off-road conditions. Participants use our extensive cross country trails to the east of the facility as well as our progressive learning area.
Key Goals
  • Introduce wooden bridges and small jumps
  • Introduce new challenges on green terrain

Prerequisites
  • Can handle small obstacles such as rocks, roots and bridges
  • Remains in full control of speed
Cost
  • $250

View dates & book »

Cross Country Level 4
This program will push participants to develop a more aggressive riding technique on blue terrain. Participants use our extensive cross country trails to the east of the facility as well as our progressive learning area.
Key Goals
  • Develop skill-based maneouvres such as front/rear wheel lifts, bunny hops, drops and jumps

Prerequisites
  • Confident riding on challenging off-road terrain at higher speeds
  • Remains in full control of speed
Cost
  • $250

View dates & book »

Mountain Biking Level 2
This program is for adults who are comfortable riding on pavement and roads and are looking to be challenged on grass and dirt. Participants will be introduced to all aspects of mountain biking including cross country, enduro and downhill. We will use our progressive learning area and extensive chairlift accessible trails to explore the terrain.
Key Goals
  • Develop an understanding of gears

Prerequisites
Successful completion of Level 1 and / or is capable of the following:
  • Comfortable riding on pavement and roads
  • Able to ride straight down a gentle hill while controlling speed with hand brakes
Cost
  • $300

View dates & book »

Mountain Biking Level 3
This program is for adults who are comfortable riding some gentle off road conditions. Participants will be introduced to all aspects of mountain biking including cross country, enduro and downhill. We will use our progressive learning area and extensive chairlift accessible trails to explore the terrain.
Key Goals
  • Introduce new challenges on green terrain

Prerequisites
Successful completion of Level 2 and / or is capable of the following:
  • Can handle small obstacles such as rocks, roots and bridges
  • Remains in full control of speed
Cost
  • $300

View dates & book »

Mountain Biking Level 4
This program will push participants to develop a more aggressive riding technique on blue terrain. Participants will be introduced to all aspects of mountain biking including cross country, enduro and downhill. We will use our progressive learning area and extensive chairlift accessible trails to explore the terrain.
Key Goals
  • Develop skill-based maneouvres such as front/rear wheel lifts, bunny hops, drops and jumps

Prerequisites
Successful completion of Level 3 and / or is capable of the following:
  • Confident riding on challenging off-road terrain at higher speeds
  • Remains in full control of speed
Cost
  • $300

View dates & book »

Downhill Camp (men only)
This camp is designed to take your downhill riding to the next level! During this camp, you will work with a downhill coach who will develop your skills in more challenging terrain, focusing on becoming more confident at descending with speed and style! Spend the weekend with a likeminded group riding fast and pushing boundaries.

For the women's downhill camp, please click on 18+ women above

Key Goals
  • Develop advanced braking technique to allow you to maintain momentum
  • Take on more challenging features such as large drops and jumps

Prerequisites
  • Physically fit
  • Ability to comfortably ride Safari Planet, Dragon Slayer, and Double Jeopardy (or similar trails)
  • Remains in control of speed and direction on speed and technical trails
Cost
  • $300

View dates & book »

Cross country and mountain biking lessons are 2 hours. Downhill camp is 5 hours.
  Equipment Required
  • Helmet
  • Water bottle
  • Suitable mountain bike that you are comfortable pedaling up and down hill for 2+ hrs.
    This does not need to be a full suspension and rentals are available
    • Ex. Norco Sight, Fluid, Charger, Range
  Optional Equipment
  • Knee pads
  • Gloves
  • Full face helmet
  • Bike repair kit
Cross Country Level 2
This program is for women who are looking to be challenged on grass and dirt! Participants use our extensive cross country trails to the east of the facility as well as our progressive learning area.
Key Goals
  • Develop an understanding of gears
  • Where skills allow, introduce more challenging features such as wooden bridges and small jumps

Prerequisites
  • Comfortable riding on pavement
  • Able to control speed and use hand brakes
Cost
  • $250

View dates & book »

Cross Country Level 3
This program is for women who are comfortable riding some gentle, off-road conditions. Participants use our extensive cross country trails to the east of the facility as well as our progressive learning area.
Key Goals
  • Introduce wooden bridges and small jumps
  • Introduce new challenges on green terrain

Prerequisites
  • Can handle small obstacles such as rocks, roots and bridges
  • Remains in full control of speed
Cost
  • $250

View dates & book »

Cross Country Level 4
This program will push participants to develop a more aggressive riding technique. Participants use our extensive cross country trails to the east of the facility as well as our progressive learning area.
Key Goals
  • Develop skill-based maneouvres such as front/rear wheel lifts, bunny hops, drops and jumps

Prerequisites
  • Confident riding on challenging off-road terrain at higher speeds
  • Remains in full control of speed
Cost
  • $250

View dates & book »

Cross Country Camp
This camp is designed to develop your XC skills in some of the area’s best trails. This camp will be run on the West Bragg Creek trail network and will focus on developing the skills and maneuvers needed to push yourselves on new trails.

The instructor will guide you through various trail systems, giving instruction along the way to develop your riding. Come and ride with likeminded ladies looking to develop their XC riding skills, and find new friends to take to the trails with.
Key Goals
  • Develop line selection to improve riding flow
  • Work on selective braking for descents
  • Improve upon positioning/gearing

Prerequisites
  • Physically fit
    Ability to comfortably ride a 10-15km cross country trail, such as:
    • West Bragg Creek
      • Ranger Summit – Strange Brew
      • Boundary Ridge – Merlin’s View, Long Distance
    • Canmore Nordic Centre
      • EKG
  • Remains in control of speed and direction on speed and technical trails
Cost
  • $200

View dates & book »

Mountain Biking Level 2
This program is for adults who are comfortable riding on pavement and roads and are looking to be challenged on grass and dirt. Participants will be introduced to all aspects of mountain biking including cross country, enduro and downhill. We will use our progressive learning area and extensive chairlift accessible trails to explore the terrain.
Key Goals
  • Develop an understanding of gears

Prerequisites
Successful completion of Level 1 and / or is capable of the following:
  • Comfortable riding on pavement
  • Able to control speed and use hand brakes
Cost
  • 5 day - $300
  • 4 day - $250

View dates & book »

Mountain Biking Level 3
This program is for women who are comfortable riding some gentle off road conditions. Participants will be introduced to all aspects of mountain biking including cross country, enduro and downhill. We will use our progressive learning area and extensive chairlift accessible trails to explore the terrain.
Key Goals
  • Introduce new challenges on green terrain

Prerequisites
Successful completion of Level 2 and / or is capable of the following:
  • Can handle small obstacles such as rocks, roots and bridges
  • Remains in full control of speed
Cost
  • 5 day - $300
  • 4 day - $250

View dates & book »

Mountain Biking Level 4
This program will push participants to develop a more aggressive riding technique on blue terrain. Participants will be introduced to all aspects of mountain biking including cross country, enduro and downhill. We will use our progressive learning area and extensive chairlift accessible trails to explore the terrain.
Key Goals
  • Develop skill-based maneouvres such as front/rear wheel lifts, bunny hops, drops and jumps

Prerequisites
Successful completion of Level 3 and / or is capable of the following:
  • Confident riding on challenging off-road terrain at higher speeds
  • Remains in full control of speed
Cost
  • 5 day - $300
  • 4 day - $250

View dates & book »

Downhill Camp
This camp is designed to take your downhill riding to the next level! During this camp, you will work with a downhill coach who will develop your skills in more challenging terrain, focusing on becoming more confident at descending with speed and style! Spend the weekend with a likeminded group riding fast and pushing boundaries.

Key Goals
  • Develop advanced braking technique to allow you to maintain momentum
  • Take on more challenging features such as large drops and jumps

Prerequisites
  • Physically fit
  • Ability to comfortably ride Safari Planet, Dragon Slayer, and Double Jeopardy (or similar trails)
  • Remains in control of speed and direction on speed and technical trails
Cost
  • $300

View dates & book »

Cross country and mountain biking lessons are 2 hours. Cross country and downhill camps are 5 hours.   Equipment Required
  • Helmet
  • Water bottle
  • Suitable mountain bike that you are comfortable pedaling up and down hill for 2+ hrs.
    This does not need to be a full suspension and rentals are available
    • Ex. Norco Sight, Fluid, Charger, Range
  Optional Equipment
  • Knee pads
  • Gloves
  • Full face helmet
  • Bike repair kit
Private Lessons
Our private mountain bike lessons can be tailored to any riding style from cross country to downhill, and are suitable for beginner to expert riders. Our experienced instructors will help build your confidence riding on trails so you can achieve your biking goals. We also offer specialty lessons for dirt jumps, racing and more. Participants must be at least 2 years of age. For more information or to register for lessons, contract our Guest Services team at 403-247-5452 or bike@winsport.ca .

Price: $150
All lessons are 120 minutes.