I ran out this evening to walk the dog and ran into a neighbor that I see quite a bit in the late spring, summer and fall but it seems during the winter time that everyone disappears into their houses and we don't see each other until the following summer as the weather warms up.
Tonight it was fun to walk with someone and catch up on life. I know boating is a big sport for them in the summertime. I had no idea, however, that they were into skiing, not traditional skiing, bike skiing. I had to ask twice to make sure I heard it right. I had never heard of "bike skiing". It is apparently a bike on a type of ski and some ski resorts in Colorado allow them on the lift and on the mountain. Being a lover of bike riding I am excited and anxious to check this new winter sport out.
In reading about ski biking the first lesson seems to be "learn how to brake". Once this is accomplished the level of fun seems to be intensified with what you want to do on your bike screaming down the mountain on the snow. Apparently bike speed can get absolutely intense and yet this is supposedly safer than skiing. Check out this You Tube video for learning to ski bike.
A local Colorado Company, Lenz Sports from Fort Lupton Colorado perfected and now sells a variety of ski bikes including the Alpine Brawler. As soon as I get permission to post some photos from other web sites or people I will add to this blog post.
Just doing a quick Google search I had no idea there was so much interest on something I personally had never even heard of. Not only is it a fun sport to go try but most resorts in Colorado seem to be ok with it. Most of the big resorts allow ski biking with some having more access than others. For a full list click here.
About the Author: Kelly Conner Young, GRI
Kelly is an Associate Broker with The Platinum Group Realtors. She has over 15 years experience in Real Estate in the Colorado Springs and Front Range region of Colorado. She represents buyers and sellers of real estate buying homes, land for sale and mountain property getaways. Specific areas include: Black Forest, Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Divide, Falcon, Downtown, Manitou Springs, Monument, Old Colorado City, Westside, Woodmen Hills and Woodland Park. You can reach her at 719-226-0126 or by clicking "email the author" above.