If you look closely at the cover photo, you can see beige lines streaking horizontally across the ski runs. These are some of the mountain bike trails, with many others cutting through the trees and winding their way down the mountain. Like ski runs, mountain bike trails are rated as "green," "blue," and "black" for their level of difficulty, based mostly on the terrain, the degree of the slope, and the tightness of the turns.
Just as skiing requires proper form and practice, so does mountain biking. It's more than just getting on a bike and pointing the tire downhill - that will actually put you on the fast track to an emergency evac. Before biking, you'll want to learn the correct form and strategy for nativigating the trails safely, such as how to control speed, make tight turns, and brake. We definitely recommend taking a lesson, which you can do right on-site at Steamboat Resort.
[Photos: Will McGough]