What do you call a snowboard without snow? A Mountainboard, of course! Here at The Colorado Mountain Ranch, you don’t need to wait for snow because dirt never melts! Learn to maneuver at different speeds over varying terrain. Master turns and jumps. Balance, confidence and thrills escalate with practice.
Spend half day every day on the slopes at The Colorado Mountain Ranch! Mountainboards are like snowboards with fat tires for summer riding on the terrain park and over forested trails. The course contains starter and intermediate terrain as well as more advanced terrain, jumps, and other features.
Safety...Boarders receive progressive instruction, building skills one upon the other. Each boarder always uses the provided protective safety gear - helmet, leather gloves, and elbow, wrist and kneepads. No previous experience is necessary.
- 3 table tops
- 4 jumps
- 2 rhythm sections
- wall ride
- tree course
- rail ride
- 1/4 pipe
Terrain and Design... The full course line is about a 1/4 mile long from the very top to the bottom. The lower segment includes a smooth gradual incline for beginners as well as the most technical portion with it's rhythm sections, table tops, and jumps. The experienced rider starts at the upper table top which drops into the first rythm section followed by our split-top. This route then breaks off into two lines, intermediate and advanced. The intermediate line starts from the lower side of the split-top and drops into a small kicker (manageable for kids) followed by the last rythm section. The advanced line drops from the upper side of the split-top to our advanced table top followed by a four foot kicker. At the bottom of the main course, there is a wall ride/kicker combo quarter pipe, stabilized with an added rail/coping. There is another ramp with a grind rail. The open course ends at the beggining of the tree course.
Ride!... Learn to maneuver at different speeds over varying terrain and dirt features. Master turns and jumps. Some boarders even get air! Balance and confidence grow with practice. Days round out with ropes course challenges and group choices of all the other activities. The end of each week features a "free-ride," often off-site.
Technical Free-Ride... Mountainboarding in its finest form is called free-ride. Free-riding is all about boarding un-touched terrain on the mountains. During this session, the instructor takes riders off-trail to carve their own paths over rougher terrain.
Beginner to Advanced... Whatever your experience or skill level, the terrain park and instructors at The Colorado Mountain Ranch will help you find your Best Ride!
Performance... Groups of campers often gather around to watch the Mountainboard Focus Campers practice and perform their rides and stunts.