The 10th Annual Durango Skibike Festival starts this Friday at Durango Mountain Resort. It promises to be the largest skibike festival ever held at Durango. It's still the largest skibike festival in the USA.
Winter is the off-season for Durango, Colorado so hotels are really inexpensive. There will be discount lift tickets available for registered skibikers too.
Roy Meiworm of Durango has posted the following festival schedule on the Snow Biking / Ski Biking Facebook Page.
2012 Purgatory Ski-bike Festival Event Calendar
Friday March 2, 2012
8:30AM ~ Registration Table opens. Please come and sign in even if you already have a ski pass so we can keep track of the count.
9:00AM ~ Vendors set up and ready for business
9:30AM ~ Meet at registration table for group ride on Backside. You will need foot skis for back lifts and must be at least an intermediate rider.
11:00AM ~ Registration table closed for lunch
12:00AM ~ Registration table open for business
12:30AM ~ Meet at registration table for group ride on Front side. No foot skis required.
2:00PM ~ Registration table closed.
4:00PM till 5:00PM ~ ASA Meeting with Greg Linder at Hoody’s
Saturday March 3, 2012
8:30AM ~ Registration table opens. Register for Big Air
9:00AM ~ Vendors set up and open for business
10:00PM ~ largest group ride in history. As of now the route will be Paradise to Mercy to Demon. Great photo opportunities. No foot skis required.
10:00AM ~ Registration table closed for lunch and group ride
12:00PM ~ Registration table open for business
1:00PM ~ Big Air Competition
2:00PM ~ Registration table closed
4:30PM till 6:30PM Dinner & ASA Meeting at Hoody’s
Sunday March 4, 2012
9:00AM ~ Registration table open for business.
9:00AM ~ Vendors set up and open for business. Just a heads up that vendors maybe tearing down early today.
10:30AM ~ Registration table closed for day.
All riders will need to have skibike licenses to ride the lifts at Purgatory/Durango Mountain Resort. The ski school will have limited skibike lesson availability so bring your license with you. Other resorts licenses are honored. Skibike rentals will also be limited and are expected to all be reserved.
Durango Mountain skibike rentals 970-385-2182 (skibobs only)
Pedal the Peaks (all their peg skibikes are rented out)
Durango Mountain Resort Ski School (lessons) 970-385-2147
I'll see everyone in Durango this year. This is going to be a historic skibike festival.
Video from last years festival from a local TV station.
And some on hill action from a few years ago...
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