Grand Targhee Bike School

Mountain Bike Lessons

With lift serviced Grand Targhee Bike Park and the miles epic singletrack, there is great riding for every type of rider.  All of the sessions are designed to maximize your enjoyment on the bike while building your skills and confidence with a safe and progressive learning environment. The guide to guest ratio is 1 to 4 ensuring each rider is given plenty of attention and time to address their specific goals. 1.5 hour and 3 hour clinics for ability levels 1-5 (ability guide)

1.5 Hour Intro To Targhee (Cross Country)

This 1.5 hour clinic is a great introduction to Mountain Biking and Grand Targhee’s stellar singletrack. If you are new to the sport or want a quick tune-up, this clinic will introduce the fundamental skills to ride effectively while having fun, staying safe, and gaining confidence.  These clinics are perfect for first-timers, youngsters, or anyone looking to build their confidence. Riders must be comfortable and experienced riding 2-wheeled bikes. Bikes and helmets not included.

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday + Sunday | 9:00am, 11:00am, and 1:00pm

 

LESSON TBA
LESSONS + LIFT TBA
LESSONS + RENTAL TBA
LESSON + LIFT + RENTALS TBA
  • 24-hour advance reservations are required.
  • For information and booking with reservations, call 800.TARGHEE
  • Bike groups larger than 4 need to book rental & demo bikes 24 hours in advance to insure availability by calling 208.354.7669

To expedite the booking process and maximize your time on the hill, please sign waiver prior to arrival. SIGN WAIVER

 

3 HOUR RIDE TARGHEE (CROSS COUNTRY or GRAVITY)

Elevate your skills with our experienced and enthusiastic instructors on our downhill or XC trails. Half-day lessons run 3 hours and are tailored to your ability to improve fundamental & technical skills.  Riders will learn or continue to improve proper body position, braking, shifting, cornering, technical climbing, descending and more, to have your riding more confidently to ensure maximum enjoyment of Targhee’s legendary trails.

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday + Sunday | 10:00am, 1:30pm

 

LESSON TBA
LESSONS + LIFT TBA
LESSONS + RENTAL TBA
LESSON + LIFT + RENTALS TBA
  • 24-hour advance reservations are required.
  • For information and booking with reservations, call 800.TARGHEE
  • Bike groups larger than 4 need to book rental & demo bikes 24 hours in advance to insure availability by calling 208.354.7669

To expedite the booking process and maximize your time on the hill, please sign waiver prior to arrival. SIGN WAIVER

 

MOUNTAIN BIKE ABILITY LEVEL GUIDE

 LEVEL 1: BEGINNER RIDER

XC: Comfortably ride paths & roads (paved & dirt) on a bike.  some experience on mountain bikes riding dirt roads, gravel trails, and 2-track.  can balance & control a bike & brake using hand brakes.

Gravity: All of the above with no experience in a downhill mountain bike park.

LEVEL 2: NOVICE RIDER

XC: Some experience on green (easy) technical xc trails, ie: easy gradient with roots & rocks; limited mileage on xc mountain bikes; can ride wide turns on wide, smooth trails.

Gravity: Limited experience (less than 5 days) in downhill mountain bike parks. Able to ride comfortably at slow speeds on green trails over roots/rocks/logs/loose dirt and through corners.

 LEVEL 3: INTERMEDIATE RIDER

XC: Comfortable at slower speeds on technical blue trails with roots/loose rocks/tight singletrack.  can ride corners safely.  good balance and control in both seated and standing positions.  can ride, balance, change gears, brake without thinking about it.

Gravity: Bike park experience on green and easy blue trails.  5-10 days of experience riding downhill.  able to ride at moderate speeds on blue trails over roots/rocks/loose gravel & dirt/small rollovers & drops.  looking to learn how to drop and jump safely.

LEVEL 4: STRONG INTERMEDIATE RIDER

XC: Can ride blue trails and some black xc technical singletrack trails.  can handle small drops/roots/rocks/corners/loose gravel and steeper, descending terrain.

Gravity: Comfortable on all green and blue technical downhill trails at moderate to higher speeds with rollers/easy jumps/wall rides/elevated wooden features.  working on improving jump/drop/cornering skills to handle harder trails and higher speeds.

LEVEL 5: ADVANCED RIDER

XC: Comfortable & enjoys all blue technical singletrack trails with jumps & drops; has significant mileage on black technical trails & flow trails with jumps & drops with narrower, rougher, steeper & tighter terrain.  able to ride smoothly, retain balance, change gears & brake comfortably at higher speeds and on steeper & rougher terrain.

Gravity: Comfortable & enjoys all blue technical singletrack trails with jumps & drops; has significant mileage on black technical trails & flow trails with jumps & drops with narrower, rougher, steeper & tighter terrain.  working on more advanced braking, cornering, balancing and improving technique on black jump & drop features.