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Durango Snowbike Experience

1 Skier Pl, Durango Mountain Resort, Durango, CO 81301-9627
+1 970-385-2149
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Everyone should try it - skier or not. Ridiculously fun!

You don't even have to know how to ski (one of the instructors says she's never been on skis... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2018
Nancy S
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Durango, Colorado
Best Time EVER!!!!!

I had the best time ever on the Snowbike!!! I will be doing this and only this the rest of my life... read more

Reviewed 15 December 2017
Jayla P
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1 Skier Pl, Durango Mountain Resort, Durango, CO 81301-9627
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Reviewed 8 March 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

Thank Nancy S
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Reviewed 15 December 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

Thank Jayla P
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Reviewed 14 March 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

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Reviewed 10 March 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

1  Thank Tina H
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Reviewed 5 March 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

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Reviewed 2 March 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

Thank SheBGal
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Reviewed 22 February 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

1  Thank Wrightwoodquilter
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Reviewed 13 February 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

1  Thank Durangotange
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

We haven't skied in years, ever since we found snow bikes. Mike handled everything for us, and gave lessons to friends snow biking for the first time. We were intermediate skiers, at best, as we only make one trip a year. In a few hours...More

1  Thank bstreep
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Reviewed 11 January 2017

My husband loved Snowbiking. He had a lesson in the morning and got certified. He then spent rest of day hanging with the other guys he met on the slopes! Love every minute!

Thank Beth M
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Janie I
22 January 2015|
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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
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