Ride Definitions

TRAIL RIDE: These rides will accommodate riders of all skill levels. The ride will stay on groomed trails and cover 40 to 70+ miles.Trail Thumb

TRAIL/OFF-TRAIL: These rides will accommodate riders of all skill levels. They will use the groomed trail system and stop at play areas, like meadows & clear cuts, for riders in the group that would like to test their off-trail skills. Off-trail skills instruction will be available for anyone interested in improving their riding abilities.

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MOUNTAIN RIDE: These rides are for riders wishing to better their skills, and for those with intermediate or advanced off-trail skills. Groomed trails will be used to access open mountain faces & large steep clear-cut areas. Beacon, probe and shovel are a necessity, and basic avalanche training is strongly suggested. Skills clinic will be available at these rides.

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BACK COUNTRY RIDE: Expert-level mountain riding skills are required for these rides. Avalanche rescue gear and avalanche training are mandatory. Expect tree riding on steep slopes, big climbs with some vertical lips, deep snow, water crossings and long days.


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