Fat Bikes

Fat Bikes

Current Conditions

Giants Ridge Ski Area is closed for the season. The golf courses will open soon, as weather permits. We had an awesome winter, and are looking forward to a fantastic golf season! We've got some great food events coming up - check them out! See April hours for Burnt Onion Kitchen & Brews

Triail day pass or season pass is required. Our Rental Shop rents fat bikes ($75 for 24-hour & $40 for 4-hour or less). Fat bikers are not permitted to carry their bikes up the chairlift.

Fat Bike Etiquette:
Fat bikers are the new users on the trails and should be extra polite and courteous. Here are a few tips to always keep in mind when riding fat.
 
Do not ride on the groomed trail if:
  • There is fresh snow, and you are leaving a tire rut deeper than one inch
  • You are having a hard time riding in a straight line
  • Your bike's tires are narrower than 3.7"
  • Your bike's tire pressure is greater than 10 psi
 
General Fat Biker Nordic Trail Etiquette:
  • Bikes yield to all other users. Skiers don't have brakes, you do!
  • Fat bike lane - Ride on the most firm part of the track.
  • Leave room for skiers to pass.
  • Do NOT ride in the classic ski tracks.
  • Stay to the right side of the trail around corners and look for oncoming traffic.
  • Allow the track time to set-up after grooming and before riding.
  • Don't ride any old mountain bike out there - Purpose built Fat bikes only!
  • Spread the word about Fat biking, make it fun, keep it safe.
  • Be an ambassador for the sport - stay polite, educate other bikers, discourage bad behavior, follow the rules, and we'll all have a good time this winter.