Keystone is the one Vail Resorts ski area that has allowed skibiking for some time. I contacted staff there last week for clarification on some of their current rules and regulations. They got back to me today with the answers.
Some of them I was not aware of. The basic rundown:
- Leashes are required on the lift and on the slopes
- Homebuilt and conversion are not allowed.
- Bikes must have no more than two (2) skis.
- Bikes are no longer permitted in the terrain parks at Keystone.
- Must have metal edges on skis.
- Must have seat.
- Only one (1) rider per bike.
- Must be designed to load lift without slowing or stopping. (Peggers don't need foot skis.)
- Must be loaded within envelope of chair (no carrying the bike under the chair).
- The bike counts as a rider on chair lift.
- No prohibited lifts or terrain at Keystone.
- If you have your own skibike, a skibike license is not required. No checkout ride required with ski patrol.
Bike must have no more than two (2) skis.
· Must have metal edges on skis.
· Must have seat.
· Only one (1) rider per bike.
· Must be designed to load lift without slowing or stopping.
· Must be loaded within envelope of chair; bike counts as rider on chair lift.
· No homemade bikes.
· NOT allowed in Terrain Parks
· MUST wear leash at all times (on lift & on slope)
· May be restricted in certain areas and lifts for safety concerns.
I'll have to get the rules from each resort individually. I'll be seeing you around the state.
EDIT: I talked to a VR skibike policy expert on Sunday evening 12/ 9/2012. He informed me of the decision to prohibit skibikes at Keystone's terrain parks.
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