- Can you take a fat bike to a ski resort?
Nobody I know of will tolerate a bike in the winter season. We made enquiries lastyear in austria ans Switzerland.Posted 4 years ago
If your knees aren’t up for skiing why go to a ski resort?
If you do end up going what will you do?
Go for walks, drink some beer at overinflalted prices. Enjoy.andypaul99Member
At the very best you will get told to get lost, at the worst you will get thumped.
Ive never seen a Fat bike on the slopes but i did witness a guy riding his downhill bike down, on a night ski session. I guess he thought nobody would see him or something.
Theres no way you you be allowed on a ski lift with a bike in season, and rightly so.Posted 4 years agosweaman2Subscriber
I’m going for no in Canada. There are moves afoot to get fat bikes allowed on Nordic ski trails in North America but even that is not gaining a huge amount of traction currently. Also ski hills are actually pretty steep for bikes and I’m not sure I’d like to ride up the runs.
I’ve ski toured up a run at Sunshine resort by Banff and it was a bit like being in a shooting gallery watching these people come at you and not recognizing initially that unlike the other 99.9% of people your travelling towards them and not away…Posted 4 years agojambalayaSubscriber
@gee if you do start careering down a ski slope on a bike some grumpy git like me is going to make a fuss. Getting up on a lift is a possibility (cable car type as no bike racks in winter) and then riding down a walking path I think you’d get away with. I don’t see why you couldn’t ride the lift up from Bourg to Les Arcs then ride down. You may die, really !
Why not try some xc skiing or snow shoeing. I did my knee last year and I’m going to try a bit of that this season.Posted 4 years ago
Sensations inoubliables 🙂Posted 4 years agosweaman2Subscriber
They are incredibly well groomed, so anything other than skinny skis would make a right mess.
That depends – in soft snow 100% agree but some places seem to be thinking that once the snow has hardened and if there is a skating lane it might be okay.
Personally I’m hoping this spreads to Canada but I’m not sure the National Nordic Center at Canmore (my local area) is going to be top of the list…..Posted 4 years agoJoeGSubscriber
I don’t think that the ride would be like what the OP is thinking it would. He wouldn’t be able to carve turns like a alpine skier does; the bike’s front tire would slide out if pushed hard because the ski slope would really just be an off camber turn. And deep powder, drifts, or soft areas would be unrideable.
The tire’s tread contact area that bites the snow (even with the most aggressive Nates) is tiny compared to two long edges of a set of turning skis. So you wouldn’t have anywhere near the directional control of a decent skier.Posted 4 years agoSchweizSubscriber
I’ve ridden in a few resort areas in CH/AT. The winter walking paths are the place to be. Sledge runs are also ok. Pistes are too dangerous and depending on conditions, there is surprisingly little grip available.
Only ever encountered positive attitudes and (a lot of ) attention.Posted 4 years agocr500domSubscriber
gee – Member
My knees won’t take skiing any more
I very much doubt it.
If your knees wont take skiing anymore, have you thought about boarding ?
Seriously, I taught 2 guys in their mid sixties to Snowboard as they saw it as a way of prolonging their winter fun with knees that would cry enough after 2-3 days skiing.
Eddie was 65 at the time and was convinced that was going to be his last ski trip as the recovery time after each trip was getting longer and longer, and he just couldn’t face it any more.
I spent 2 days with them and got them going quite well, linking turns confidently etc
They carried on and last I heard they were still boarding quite happily on and off piste 5+ years later 😀
Might be worth looking atPosted 4 years agoSteelsrealSubscriber
i reckon this is a great idea, i can;t board anymnore due to a fused spine, so getting to the snow and having a bimble about the footpaths on an FB whilst mates board means i can still go and enjoy it…
Morzine got any decent footpaths i could try?? (next years group boarding destination)..Posted 4 years ago
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