Mountain Bike Lessons

With the lift-serviced Grand Targhee Bike Park and our miles of epic single-track, there is great riding for every type of rider. All Mountain Bike Lessons are designed to maximize your enjoyment on the bike while building your skills and confidence, all within a safe and progressive learning environment.

Bike Lessons are only available as private group lessons. If you are new to the sport or want a quick tune-up, instructors can introduce the fundamental skills to ride effectively while having fun, staying safe, and gaining confidence. Experienced riders can elevate skills on our downhill or XC trails. Lessons help teach and improve fundamental & technical skills including 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.

Our instructors are also available to guide groups through our downhill and cross-country trails. Please contact our Central Reservations Department for more information at 307-353-2300 ext. 1800.

Mountain Bike Lessons
Price
Purchase
Waiver
2-Hour Mountain Bike Lesson: Up to 2 guests included$125CLOSEDWAIVER
Additional Hour Add On$75 per hourCLOSEDWAIVER
Additional Guest Add On $75 per personCLOSEDWAIVER

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.