This is a women specific MTB course open to all levels.
VIDA MTB SERIES Snowmass downhill course is back this summer and presented by VNTRbirds. VIDA literally translates to “life” and the VIDA MTB SERIES celebrates the entire lifestyle of women riders and supports them in all of their endeavors. We'll have tech talks, bike fitting, healthy lunch provided & more for this 2 day immersive bike clinic. This is just 1 of 4 VIDA MTB SERIES this summer. Love the downhill just a little more than the uphill? Ready to focus on your downhill skills? This is the course for you! This is a 2 day course on June 24th & 25th 2023.
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Downhill Basics (Beginner): Are you new to downhill mountain biking or have been a few times, but could use some guidance on proper positioning and techniques? Are you a little timid when it comes to the descent and want more confidence to not walk through sections or ride the brakes as much? Want to find the right balance between endurance and skills? Then the Snowmass Downhill Basics is the right choice for you.
Grow Your Skills (Intermediate): Have you been downhill mountain biking before, but finding it hard to progress on your own? Maybe you just need a few helpful tips and tricks from a professional MTB guide and a crew of other like-minded and determined women to help bring you to the next level. We’ll discuss cornering at high speeds, bunny hops over rollers and how to maintain proper speed through different features. Come check out the Snowmass Downhill Grow Your Skills MTB Clinic.
Advanced Riding (Advanced): Have you been biking for a while and want to work on your downhill, technical skills? Join our Snowmass Downhill Advanced Riding clinic and start to conquer those intimidating steep roll downs, wooden features, technical and tight terrain and getting faster through blind cornering. If you are currently competing or interested in competing in mountain bike downhill or enduro races - this course is for you.
SATURDAY June 24th 8am - Sign in. 830-9am - Birds, coach & client introductions & goodie bags. 915am - 12pm - Morning progression session. 12pm-1pm-ish - Break for lunch. We’ll have a hour-long break back at the base before we head out for the afternoon. Bring your camp chair if you want to hang at the VNTRbirds tent! 1pm - 330pm - Afternoon on-trail skills session. 330pm-4pm - Debrief.
SUNDAY June 25th 9am - Sign in. 930am - Morning Session. Take everything you learned from day 1 and spend the day on-trail with your coach! 12pm - 1pm-ish - Break for lunch. 1pm-330pm - Afternoon Session. 330pm-4pm Debrief
Price includes your lift tickets at Snowmass. Already have a Snowmass lift ticket/season pass? Use code: SEASONPASS to take the cost of lift tickets off the price.
VNTRbirds founder and co-owner, Kelley has been inspiring women to get outside as long as she can remember. Whether it be on your bike, in the snow, camping or lacing up your hiking boots, Kelley is down for the adventure too. She created VNTRbirds to make sure women are educated, confident and self-reliant while recreating in beautiful Colorado! Kelley’s favorite rides are on tacky dirt, ripping up fast berms on the downhill.
Emma Dunn (She/Hers)
Originally from the UK but has called Colorado her home for 24 years. Emma has raced everything from Motocross, Enduro, XC and CX AND even on a single speed! You can say she has a passion for 2 wheels and is always off somewhere on a new adventure. Emma is a BICP level 2 instructor and teaches everything from beginner to advanced MTB courses.
Why take a course with us?
I feel as though I have gained so much confidence and I’m looking forward to utilizing what I’ve learned in future excursions. To top it all off, they actually made learning FUN!
They are bringing together women, inspiring them, creating friendships, teaching and making them feel empowered. They have created an incredible culture for women to be part of!
Every event I have been to has been a great experience, so much to learn, and a very comfortable environment to do so! Guides are VERY knowledgable!
Each participant receives an automatic $25 from VNTRbirds scholarship fund.
HELMETS ARE REQUIRED.
Cancelation policy: · Notice of cancellation more than 14 days in advance will receive a full refund less a 10% administrative fee. · Notice of cancellation less than 14 days in advance will receive no refund. Clients may have the option to transfer to another course or clinic with a $50 transfer fee (if available). There is a processing fee on credit card transactions that is not collected by VNTRbirds. Please note that because this fee is not collected by us, we are unable to refund this fee in the event that a refund is requested.
COVID policy & guidelines: · Employees will conduct daily symptom checks. · We will use the recommendations from the CDC and abide by Colorado state safety orders.
All participants will be required to fill out a waiver and a medical history form before the event. • ALL AGES WELCOME* • LGBTQ+ WELCOME • BIPOC WELCOME •
Must be 18 & older or accompanied by parent or guardian.