Lessons & Rentals - Mount Washington Alpine Resort


Learn to Mtn Bike, become an instructor or just develop your skills!

Save when you plan ahead and purchase before arriving at the mountain! Many of our Lessons & Programs offer early booking savings. See the Rec Guide for details! 

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Bike School Lessons and Camps

Mount Washington First Time and New Riders

First Time & New Riders
Learn to Ride Program

Looking for an introductory group lesson package tailored to first-time downhill mountain bike riders looking to get a taste of the Bike Park. If you’re comfortable riding a bike on pavement, we’ll have you loving our easy cruising trails and learning areas in no time!
New Riders
Mount Washington Bike Park Group Lessons

Group Lessons
For all Skill Levels

Group rides are a great way to improve your skills and learn to ride the Bike Park, check out a lesson that best suits your skill level. We have a variety of programs, lesson options, rental bikes and equipment to get you started and out on the trails. Contact our reservation agents and get riding!

Group Lessons
Bike Park Private Lessons at  Mount Washington Alpine Resort

Private Lessons
The Best Way to Improve Skills

Your private guide can tailor a program specifically to meet your needs, personalizing your progression on the bike to maximize skill development. Don’t want to go at it alone? No worries add up to four of your closest buds to make it a semi-private lesson!
Private Lessons
Specialty Lessons at Mount Washington Alpine Resort

Specialty Lesson Programs
and Multi Day Camps

Are you looking to step your bike park skills up to the next level? Learn how to safely gain airtime over those jumps and drops that may have intimidated you in the past! Our patient, professional guides will introduce participants to braking skills, cornering, and riding graduated drops and jumps. We have specialty Kids Camps, Ladies Camps and more Jump & Drop Clinics
Programs & Multi-Day Camps
Summer Safety at Mount Washington Alpine Resort

Summer Safety
at Mount Washington Alpine Resort

Mount Washington Alpine Resort is the place to be this summer, enjoy lift accessed riding in the bike park, hike in the alpine, ride our scenic chairlift all summer long with your family and friends safetly. To learn more follow the link to review our safety policies.
Ability Levels for Mtn Biking

Ability Levels
What Rider are You?

Not sure about what level you're riding at? Please review our LEVEL Description page to get a better idea of where your riding is at and what course or camp is the best fit for you.
Ability Levels
SAFETY Binding Release Info
Binding Release information


RESERVE Purchase Your Lesson
IMPORTANT Know Before You Go

Reservations are strongly encouraged. Please go online to mountwashington.ca for more info and call (250) 338-1386 ext 384, to speak with a lesson specialist and book. Class sizes are limited to ensure fun and safety.

Know before you go! Prepare to make the most of your time with us in the bike park.

  • Allow a minimum of 45 mins between your arrival in the resort or departing your condo and the lesson start time (i.e. for a 12 pm lesson, plan to arrive by 11:15 am, especially on weekends).
  • Even if you already have equipment we ask that you please check in with us in the bike shop. If you require a pass please visit the Ticket Windows outside of the Alpine Lodge.
  • You are responsible for supervising your child (6+ years) prior to meeting the instructor under the white bike shop tent.
  • Please be aware that all lessons start promptly at the scheduled start time regardless of weather conditions. There are no refunds for missed lessons.
  • You are responsible for meeting your child under the white tent where you dropped off. Mount Washington is responsible for supervising your child during scheduled lesson times only. children will not be released on their own and you may be charged for additional care.

Knowing your reservation number will speed up the check-in process. If possible, please also have this handy upon arrival. Thanks for choosing to visit us at the Mount Washington Bike School! We look forward to welcoming you to the Bike Park.

Lesson Cancellation Policy

  • All lessons must be paid in full at the time of booking.
  • Lessons can be cancelled or rescheduled more than 48 hours in advance. Please call the Bike School at 250-338-1386 ext. 384 or email bikereservation@mountwashington.ca
  • There are no refunds or changes allowed within 48 hours of the lesson time unless due to a medical issue or illness.
  • No refunds will be issued due to weather conditions.
  • Guests who are late for their lessons will not be able to join. We will do our best to rebook for later that day.

Bike School

We highly recommend booking your lesson in advance to guarantee your spot. Our instructors book up quickly and can't always accommodate last-minute walk-in requests. email us at bikereservation@mountwashington.ca

Bike School Call Centre

1-888-231-1499 or email: bikereservation@mountwashington.ca

Contact Us

Mount Washington Alpine Resort
P.O. Box 3069, STN Main
Courtenay, British Columbia, V9N 5N3
Toll-Free: 1-888-231-1499
First Aid 1-250-334-5741


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