Bike School First-Time - Mount Washington Alpine Resort

Bike School First Time

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! 

Click through to pages below for specific information.

First-Time Lessons

Mount Washington First Time and New Riders

First Time & New Riders
Discover Mountain Biking

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!
Lesson Request

FIRST-TIME LESSONS

LEARN TO RIDE: MOUNTAIN BIKING

Welcome to the sport of Mountain Biking! This lesson is designed for those who have never mountain biked in a bike park before. This all-inclusive package includes everything you need to get you out riding the park!

LEARN TO RIDE Lessons

Start Times

Days

Price

Reserve

Child (7-12)
12 pm or 2:30 pm
7 days/week
$74.00
Youth/Adult (13+)
12 pm or 2:30 pm
7 days/week
$109.00
Family* (7+)
12 pm or 2:30 pm
7 days/week
$299.00
Learn to Ride at Mount Washington

Learn to Ride
Group Lesson

Learn to Ride is 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! Class sizes maximum of 6 guests per group.

Youth/Adult
(13+)

Child
(7-12)

Family
(7+ - max 6 ppl**)

$109
$74
$299

What You'll Learn

  • Introduction to Position & Balance skills through “Climbing”, “Neutral” and “Ready” positions as well as how to achieve a good range of movement.
  • Proper braking techniques using both brakes.
  • Effective trail scanning for smooth, efficient riding.

What You'll Ride

  • Washington Skills Park
  • Greenline Trail
  • Panda Trail

Add person to family Learn to Ride lesson - $59 ea additional participant.
UPGRADE to full-Day Adult Bike/Armour - $74.
UPGRADE to full-Day Child Bike/Armour - $52.
**Family lessons can include 2 adults and 2 children under 13, or 1 adult and 3 children under 13 and may add an additional 2 people- max 6. Family lessons are private and will not be combined with other bookings.

Reservations are strongly encouraged. To book, or call 250-338-1386 ext. 384 to speak with a lesson specialist.

Lesson Request
Learn to Ride at Mount Washington

Tuesday & Wednesday Learn to Ride
Group Lesson Special

During the months of July & August every Tuesday and Wednesday our Learn to Ride is 50% Off for all ages.

Learn to Ride is 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! Class sizes maximum of 6 guests per group.

Youth/Adult
(13+)

Child
(7-12)

Family
(7+ - max 4 ppl**)

$52.50
$37
$144.50
Lesson Request
SAFETY Bikers Responsibility Code
Binding Release information

POLICY 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
1-250-338-1386
Toll-Free: 1-888-231-1499
First Aid 1-250-334-5741

STAY INFORMED

Subscribe to receive emails from us to stay in the know!

News is sent early to our valued email community.

Subscribe to be the first notified about mountain product sales, and receive snow reports, newsletters, event information and other special promotions.

Already signed up? Thanks for being part of the MW community! Use our Preference Centre to manage your subscription and customize how you stay informed.

User tip: Add Mount Washington ski@mountwashington.ca to your email contact list to ensure you never miss a message.

All delivered to your inbox:

Events & Accommodation

Events & Accommodation

Learn about upcoming events, holiday celebrations, and other special offers to make your mountain experiences memorable.
Tickets, Passes & Perks

Tickets, Passes & Perks

Get informed of sales for the best deals, receive pass holder perk info, and all the insider scoops so you can ski/ride more.
Snow & Conditions

Snow & Conditions

Early morning snow info when you need it! Sign up for daily reports or receive powder alerts for those days you need to call in sick for work...

Our Sponsors

Rossignol
Helly Hansen
Quality Foods
Coke a Cola
Mosaic Forest Management