No, the chairlift hook was designed to counterbalance the weight of the bike when on the chairlift, while still allowing enough clearance for your knees when riding. However, we do recommend wearing knee guards for extra protection.
The mechanics of riding SNOGO are very similar to skiing. The quickest and easiest way to stop is by hockey stopping. This is easily done by transferring your weight to one side and carving a hard edge. When all else fails, simply turn the bike uphill to slow down. Instructional videos coming soon!
For the most stability and protection, we recommend wearing snowboarding boots. It is important to wear a supportive boot with thick and durable rubber tread for ultimate safety. Additionally, as with any downhill sport, wearing a helmet is crucial!
Getting on and off the chairlift is extremely easy. The chairlift hook is measured according to all standardized lift heights so the seat will scoop the bike right up. SNOGO’s chair lift hook was engineered to counterbalance the bike and prevent it from falling off the lift. Once seated, secure the bike by maintaining both hands on the handlebars at all times. Instructional video coming soon.
Do to the increasing demand, most resorts allow ski bikes, but please check with your local mountain before travelling long distances. For more information on specific resorts, here is a link to the American Ski Bike Association’s most up to date list of resorts that allow ski bikes across the country.