|Multi - Mountain Bike Movements for better Skiing and Snowboarding||Back to Calendar|
Experience Level needed: If you are comfortable riding beginner to intermediate single
track trails with some roots and rocks and moderate climbs you are ready to explore.
A flat to moderate single-track trail along with man-made and natural obstacles will be used for training.
What you need to bring: Helmet, Mountain bike in good mechanical order, water,
snacks and weather-appropriate clothing.
What: This ½ day course brings PSIA-AASI Certified Instructors and NSP Patrollers
together to focus on the identification and transference of skills from sport to sport. We'll
explore the symbiosis between sports, emphasizing terrain management strategies and
movements, and the connection to skiing and snowboarding fundamentals. In this
course, participants will focus on less apparent skill exchanges. For instance, visual
acuity - in relation to how we read and anticipate terrain and the corresponding
movements we might make. This is not an intro to mountain biking course; rather, a
course connecting similar movements and concepts between mountain biking, skiing, and snowboarding.
Why: Mountain Biking on single-track trails offers excellent opportunities to illustrate and
enhance our understanding of movement and performance fundamentals. Mountain
Biking is a sport of dynamic balance, just as it is with skiing and snowboarding. Snow
Sports and Mountain Biking sports both require awareness and management of
surfaces, conditions, and obstacles. Both benefit from skillful anticipation and
application of outside and internal forces, allowing us to safely and confidently move
forward. Similar as these sports are, Mountain Biking brings a more intensive "heads
up," "eyes forward"; experience to the participant while slowing other skill applications
suitably for enhanced body awareness.
How: Using various features of single-track trails to facilitate learning. Participants will
explore similarities and differences between skiing, snowboarding, and mountain bike
fundamentals as well as the movements needed to maintain balance, make turns,
handle changing trail conditions, and manage speed.
The clinic will start with a safety and equipment review. There will be two separate rides
with breaks for discussion in between. Each ride will be 2-1/2 to 5 miles in length on
beginner and intermediate single-track trails with some complex but optional features.
Participation in both rides and clinics will be required to obtain credit. Intensity will vary by
Participants from moderate to vigorous.