Bike Programs

FREERIDE KIDS 7 - 12

Program Overview

Our FreeRide Program is a great way for kids to develop their riding skills, meet new friends and explore the Mt. Washington Bike Park all in a fun, organized environment! Our awesome coaches provide a safe, fun, and exciting learning experience that helps progress kids to the next stage in their biking development. This is a 4-week group ride program designed for riders aged 7 to 12 who range from beginner to intermediate riding levels.

Starting August 7th and continues each week (Aug. 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th), kids will work with the same coach every week learning basic and technical riding skills as well as playing games and learning about the bike and Bike Park safety and etiquette. FreeRide group sizes are a maximum of 5 students, providing a perfect balance of learning and socializing.

Includes:
  • 4 sessions of 5-hour supervised rides from 10 am to 3 pm (includes 1-hour for lunch)
4-Week FreeRide Kids Camp$159.00
 
ADD 4-week armour rental package$129.00
ADD 4-week FreeRide pass$119.00
*child early bird seasons pass
ADD 4-week bagged lunch$52.00

Ability Levels

Beginner Rider:

  • I am still getting used to my bike and I ride on pavement or wide gravel trails.
  • I can ride comfortably on a two wheel pedal bike and know how to use my hand brakes.
  • I am still working at my stamina for longer distances and I haven't ridden much on dirt trails.

Novice Rider:

  • I am comfortable on green and easy blue single track trails, I can confidently use my hand brakes and change gears.
  • I can ride and carry momentum through bumpy, rooty sections without putting my feet down.
  • I can ride down some stairs, wide ladder bridges and skinnys on the ground.
  • I am comfortable riding longer distances and I don't complain when pedaling uphill.

Intermediate Rider:

  • I am comfortable on all blue single track trails.
  • I can maintain my momentum and ride through rocky, rooty sections both up and down.
  • I have good stamina both up and down trails and can pedal long distances.
  • I can comfortably ride raised ladder bridges and small rock faces.
  • I know how to do a front wheel lift.

Jump & Drop Clinic

Program Overview

Are you looking to step your bike park skills up to the next level and learn how to safely gain airtime over those jumps and drops that have intimidated you in the past? This full-day clinic* will have you approaching and executing jumps and drops safely, with confidence and speed.

Join us for a 1-day jump and drop clinic where one of our expert guides will teach you how to safely go fast and pull up, learning the fundamental skills required to effectively ride those trickier lines in the bike park.

1-Day Clinic Adults 13+, July 24th$89.00

ADD 1-day Adult lift ticket - $59.00
ADD 1-day Adult bike rental** - $119.00
ADD 1 day Adult armour package*** - $59.00

Information

Please Note:

Participants should be comfortable riding all blue trails in the Mount Washington Bike Park and ready to step up to hitting those entry level drops and jumps.

Where you will ride: Skills area, Blue level trails

*Clinic runs from 10am-3pm, with an hour break for lunch
1-Day Clinic Child 7-12, July 31st$69.00

ADD 1-day Adult lift ticket - $39.00
ADD 1-day Adult bike rental** - $84.00
ADD 1 day Adult armour package*** - $39.00

Mount Washington Bike Park

Gravity Feed Riding All Summer Long!

4-Day Alpine Adventure Camp

Program Overview

Mt. Washington’s Alpine Adventure Camps are 4-day camps for kids aged 7 to 12 years old. Activities include trips to Lake Helen Mackenzie, scenic chairlift rides, mountain biking, games, scavenger hunts, disc golf and so much more! Our experienced leaders and guest educators will ensure all camp “adventurers” have the time of their lives while in a safe and controlled environment.

Dates:
  • July 26 to 29
  • August 9 to 12
  • Aug 30 - Sept 2
Times: 10 am to 3 pm

Camp Breakdown:

Day 1 – Exploration:

What better way to start camp than a hike to Lake Helen Mackenzie? After check-in, you will spend some time getting to know your leaders and fellow adventurers before taking a quick van ride to the Strathcona Park trailhead. The group will then embark on a hike out to the lake where they will have lunch and play games along the way. Upon returning to the Alpine Lodge, the group will have some fun on the mini-golf course and even get in a round of disc golf!

Day 2 – Outdoor Ed:

Get up and close with the local flora and fauna by getting to know all about the little creatures with who we share the mountain with. The group will spend the day at the Vancouver Island Marmot Recovery centre where local researchers will teach us all about the species and what they are doing to save the Marmots from extinction. Later in the day, the group will participate in various games with the camp leaders that promote conservation and connection with their natural surroundings.

Day 3 – All Things Alpine:

We kick things off with a bang on day three, starting with a Basic Bike Maintenance Clinic which is led by one of our resident bike experts. Adventurers will learn about checking their safety gear before a ride, different bike components, tools used and basic trail-side fixes. After a quick lunch, the group will head out on a cross-country ride on our Finger Trail, following by a scenic chairlift ride and games back at the Alpine Lodge.

Day 4 – Bike Park:

Hip hip hooray, it’s Bike Park day! Adventurers will begin the day learning from one of our Trail Crew Pros on how to properly build and maintain mountain bike trails. Proper drainage, various tools used, raking, and shoveling techniques will all be covered. After learning how to build the trails, the group will try them out starting with an intro session in our Skills Park. Once everyone is comfortable with basic biking knowledge, they will head out to the Bike Park for the rest of the day, building on skills such as body position, braking, climbing, and cornering.

4-Day Adventure Camp$219.00
4-Day Adv.Camp for Bike Park Season Passholder$159.00

Information

What to Bring:

  • Hiking boots or good quality runners (daily)
  • Proper clothing for daily weather (daily)
  • Backpack with sunscreen, water bottle, sun hat, medication, and a snack if necessary (daily)
  • Please come sun screened (leaders will help to re-apply throughout the day)
  • Bike and helmet (days 3 & 4 only - bikes can be left overnight on day 3)

Please Note:

  • Washington Alpine Adventure Camps will meet their leaders outside the ticket kiosk near the Alpine Lodge daily. This is also where parents/guardians will pick children up at the end of the day.
  • To avoid disappointment, we strongly recommend advanced reservations for all children's programs.
  • On the first day of participation, a parent/guardian will be required to complete waivers for each child as well as provide any outstanding information for emergency purposes. Please ensure the camp leaders are made aware of any health concerns and/or allergies for the child.
  • To effectively participate in the Alpine Adventure Camp, children must have basic bike skills.
Add-Ons
2-day bike rental - $129.00
1-day Body Armour Package - $39.00
4-day bagged lunch - $52.00
*Includes one child Scenic Chairlift Ride ticket for day two, and one child bike park ticket for day four.

Mount Washington Bike Park

Gravity Feed Riding All Summer Long!

Learn To Ride

Program Overview

Learn to Ride is an introductory group lesson package tailored to first-time downhill mountain bike riders looking to get a taste of the Bike Park. If you’re comfortable riding a bike on pavement, we’ll have you loving our easy cruising trails and learning areas in no time!

Adult (13+)$99.00
Upgrade to full-day Adult Bike/Armour available
Child (7-12)$64.00
Upgrade to full-day Child Bike/Armour available
Family (up to 4 people)$269.00
ADD person to Family LTR - $59.00
Adult (13+) Evening$74.00
Lessons: Saturday & Sunday at 5:30 pm
Child (7-12) Evening$32.00
Lessons: Saturday & Sunday at 5:30 pm
Family Evening (up to 4 people)$134.50
Lessons: Saturday & Sunday at 5:30 pm
ADD person to Family Evening  LTR - $29.50
Add-Ons
2-day bike rental - $139.00
1-day Body Armour Package - $29.75
3-day bagged lunch - $33.00
*Includes one child Scenic Chairlift Ride ticket for day two, and one child bike park ticket for day three.

Information

What You'll Learn
  • Introduction to Position & Balance skills through ‘Climbing”, “Neutral” and “Ready” positions as well as how to achieve good range of movement.
  • Proper braking techniques using both brakes.
  • Effective trail scanning for smooth, efficient riding.
Where You'll Ride
  • Mt. Washington Skills Park
  • Greenline trail
  • Panda Garden trail
Includes:
  • Lift Ticket
  • 2-hour lesson
  • 2-hour bike rental*
  • 2-hour armour rental*
Lesson Times:
  • DAILY at 12:00 pm and 2:30 pm
  • MONDAY to FRIDAY 12:00 pm & 2:30 pm only
  • SATURDAY and SUNDAY 10:00 am, 12:00 pm, 2:30 pm & 5:30 pm
  • Recommend booking at least 48 hours in advance to ensure lesson and Guide availability

*Bike/Armour returned at lesson end, upgrade options available. Evening lessons start at 5:30pm

Step Up

Program Overview

Step Up is our follow-up session catered to guests who have completed our Learn to Ride lesson or have minimal experience in downhill mountain biking and are looking to improve their basic skills. Our patient, professional guides will introduce participants to braking skills, cornering, and riding graduated drops and jumps.

Adults (13+)$114.00
Upgrade to full-day Adult Bike/Armour - add $74.00
Child (7-12)$89.00
Lesson Times: 10:00 am, 12:00 pm & 2:30 pm
Upgrade to full-day Child Bike/Armour - add $54.00
Family (up to 4 people)$329.00
Lesson Times: 10:00 am, 12:00 pm & 2:30 pm
ADD person to Family LTR - add $59.00

Information

What You'll Learn
  • Introduction to Position & Balance skills through ‘Climbing”, “Neutral” and “Ready” positions as well as how to achieve good range of movement.
  • Proper braking techniques using both brakes.
  • Effective trail scanning for smooth, efficient riding. Can begin to show bike-body separation through some angulation and rotation skills.
Where You'll Ride
  • Mt. Washington Skills Park
  • Greenline trail
  • Panda Garden trail
  • HWY 19 trail
Includes:
  • Full-Day Lift Ticket
  • 2-hour lesson
  • 2-hour bike rental*
  • 2-hour armour rental*
Lesson Times:
  • DAILY at 2:30 pm
  • SATURDAY and SUNDAY 12:00 pm & 2:30 pm
  • Recommend booking at least 48 hours in advance to ensure lesson and Guide availability

*Bike/Armour returned at lesson end, upgrade options available. Evening lessons start at 5:30 pm

Guided Cross Country Ride

Program Overview

If you’re looking for a two wheeled adventure that consists of less gravity and more pedal power, join our Guided Cross Country Mountain Bike Ride!

This cross country two wheeled adventure takes you on a 60-90 minute ride (depending on group ability) along the scenic Finger Trail. Don’t forget your water and a good snack because there will be lots of pedaling and even more #selfie worthy views to take in!

Includes:

  • 60-90 Minutes guided XC tour of the Finger Trail (timing is based on rider/group ability)
  • Cross-Country Trail Pass

Note:

  • Available for riders who are comfortable biking for sustained time, along beginner-intermediate level cross country terrain
  • Rides are based on Guide availability and must be booked in advance.
  • The Cross-Country guided Ride does not use the chair lift
  • Guests may bring their own bikes, recommend at least an XC bike with minimum 20 inch tires- downhill bikes not recommended.
  • All bikes are available on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Fat Bikes do not come in children’s sizing- regular Rocky Mountain rental available at this price for the XC guided ride only- upgrades outside of guided ride for these bikes are charged at regular upgrade rate of $54
Cross Country Fat Bike rental, outside of guided tour is $34 for 2 hours
Adults (13+)$39.00

Available daily at 12 pm, 2:30 pm  & 5:30 pm, as well as Saturdays & Sundays at 10 am.
Fat bike rental to Guided Ride - add $34.00

Child (7-12)$29.00
Available daily at 12 pm, 2:30 pm  & 5:30 pm, as well as Saturdays & Sundays at 10 am.
Fat bike rental to Guided Ride - add $34.00

For The Groms Guided Ride

Program Overview

Grab your pals or make new ones, the groms guided ride is for kids ages 6-9 who would like to join other like-minded riders in a small group, 2-hour session. This is a great way for young riders to learn new trails in the Bike Park and gain some serious trail time with priority lift loading. One of our guides who specializes in working with kids will guide the group on the best trails Mount Washington Bike Park has to offer, focusing heavily on safety, inclusion, and FUN!

Children will be grouped together based on ability levels so please indicate Novice (green and easy blue trails) or intermediate (blue & easier black) when making the booking, so we can put your child in the right group.

Please note, this is not a lesson rather a chance for your child to ride and share the stoke with other young riders in a safe and controlled environment. If your child is a beginner rider, with little to no Bike Park riding experience, we recommend taking our Learn to Ride program or Private lesson prior to joining this guided ride.

Program: 3:30-5:30 Saturday and Sunday during the summer season

Children (ages 6-9)$39.00

Add child lift ticket - $19.00
Add child *bike rental & armour $49.00

*All bikes are available on a first-come, first-served basis
Includes: 2-hour lesson & snack

Private Ride

Program Overview

Spend two hours one-on-one with your guide, learning to tackle the world of downhill mountain biking. Your private guide can tailor a program specifically to meet your needs, personalizing your progression on the bike to maximize skill development. Don’t want to go at it alone? No worries add up to five of your closest buds to make it a semi-private lesson!

Information

  • Available for rider levels beginner to intermediate
  • Lessons are based on Guide availability and must be booked at least 48 hours in advance
  • Max 6 people total
Day Lesson only (all ages)$119.00
Includes: 2-hour private lesson
Evening Lesson only (all ages)$119.00
Includes: 2-hour private lesson after 3:30 pm
Full Day Add-Ons
Add full day lift ticket to Private Ride:
  • Adult (19-64) - $49.00
  • Senior (65+) - $39.00
  • Youth (13-18) - $39.00
  • Child (6-12) - $29.00
Add full day bike rental to Private Ride:
  •     Adult (13+) - $99.00
  •     Child (7 to 12) - $64.00
Add up to 5 additional riders to evening or day private ride:
  • Each additional rider - $49.00
Add-Ons Afternoon & Evenings
Add 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm lift ticket to Private Ride:
  • Adult (19-64) - $29.00
  • Senior (65+) - $29.00
  • Youth (13-18) - $24.00
  • Child (6-12) - $19.00
Add 3:30 to 7:30 pm lift ticket to Private Ride:
  • Adult (19-64) - $44.00
  • Senior (65+) - $39.00
  • Youth (13-18) - $39.00
  • Child (6-12) - $29.00
Add evening bike rental to Private Ride:
  • Adult (13+) - $79.00
  • Child (7 to 12) - $49.00

Ladies Night

Program Overview

The first Saturday of every month this summer is for the ladies at Mt. Washington! Our Ladies’ Nights are designed to bring like-minded females together for a fun and progressive evening of riding in the Bike Park. Summon your best gal pals and come on up to enjoy discounted 2-hour lift tickets as well as Après specials all in a pressure-free environment among fun and supportive peers. Spend the evening reminiscing with a beer and plan for future rides with new and existing friends while taking in the spectacular views of Strathcona Park.

If you are new to the sport of downhill mountain biking, why not register for our ladies-only Learn to Ride package at 50% off while you’re at it? Pre-booking the lesson is highly recommended as spaces are limited.

*Our Ladies Nights will be offered July 3rd, August 7th & September 4th
Ladies (13+)$19.00
2- hour Ladies Night ticket (5:30pm to 7:30pm)

General

  • Every Saturday starting Saturday, July 3rd and runs weekly until August 28th
  • 2- hour Ladies Night ticket (5:30pm to 7:30pm) - $19.00
  • 2-hour Adult Bike Rental - $99.00
  • Armour Rental Package - $59.00
  • 1-Piece Armour Rental - $15.00

For The Ladies - 2-Day Camp

Program Overview

CALLING ALL FEMALE RIDERS!! Mt. Washington Alpine Resort is proud to once again team up with Gravity MTB to offer a 2-day lift-accessed “Ladies Only” clinic at Vancouver Island’s mountain bike destination resort!
Camps: JULY 17th-18th

The clinic will be geared towards ladies who are new to the sport of mountain biking as well as experienced riders who are looking to improve their skills while experiencing the thrill of riding in a bike park. It will focus on our Green and entry-level Blue trails and teach basic skills such as body position, cornering, braking/accelerating, line choice, trail manoeuvres as well as Bike Park etiquette and safety.

The weekend will be made up of professional instruction by PMBIA-certified coaches as well as a Core Strength and Injury Prevention presentation on day 2. Stunning views and a laid-back atmosphere with like-minded ladies paired with professionally maintained, flowy trails will make for a very memorable weekend.

SATURDAY (Day 1) – Welcome & Intro to the Mt. Washington Bike Park!

Our clinic will kick off Saturday morning with check-in and a light breakfast of coffee, tea and pastries in Ted’s Grill between 8:30 am and 9:30 am.  After breakfast, we’ll have a quick coach and participant “Meet and Greet” as well as group assignments for the weekend. We’ll then split into pre-assigned groups and head out on the trails for some FUN!!

SUNDAY (Day 2) – More biking!

Breakfast is served once again in Ted’s before heading out on the trails, putting our “Day 1” skills to use. Immediately after another successful day of riding and racing, we’ll regroup in the Eagleview Bistro for refreshments and light hors d’oeuvres as well as some awesome giveaways before saying “See you later!”

Ladies (13+)$389.00
Bike Park Season Passholders rate - $295.00
Gravity Bike
Price Includes
  • Two days of professional coaching
  • Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday
  • Appies on Sunday afternoon
  • Gravity MTB and Mt. Washington Bike Park schwag
  • FREE t-shirt!

Add-ons

Add 2-day bike rental:

  • $224.00
  • Bike rentals can be booked by phoning 250-338-1386 or online

Add 2-day armour rental package:

  • $118.00 includes full-face helmet, jacket, and leg armour

LEVEL DESCRIPTIONS

Not sure about what level you're riding at? Please review our LEVEL Description page to get a better idea of where your riding is at and what course or camp is the best fit for you.

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