Best Ski Areas for Mountain Biking

Get ready for ski season by riding a bike.
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Pre-season training for skiing doesn't have to be just boring weights and running on treadmills. That's why most of the SKI office spend late summer, autumn, and even early winter on two wheels riding dirt trails. Mountain biking can improve cardio, strengthen leg muscles, and hone quick-thinking maneuvers in tight spaces, all of which translates nicely into skiing. Best of all, ski areas are catching on to how much skiers love mountain biking and are building extensive trail networks for both cross country and downhill riding. These are some of our favorites, and definitely some of the best spots to spend time waiting for winter.


Ashley Brasovan running the Discrete Cirque Series

Run a Ski Area

There’s more to ski areas in the summer than mountain coasters and ziplines. Try running up one with friends.

Glissading during the Discrete Cirque Series

Gear for Mountain Running

Whether you've entered a race at a ski area or are ready to step up the climbs on your local trails, this gear is ready to help you get the job done.