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Mountain Bike Programs and Rentals

Enjoy skills parks and trails conveniently on property!

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Mountain Bike(MTB) Center & Bike Shop
Daily 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Our MTB Center has it all! Spread over three acres, the park features a flat ground skills park, a pump track, and a downhill skills park. The downhill skills park is accessed by a Wonder Carpet conveyor lift, which runs daily 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. In addition, The Bike Shop offers an array of over 40 bikes for rent and features great gift options, including Smuggs branded merchandise and apparel. All program offerings run by our Mountain Bike School meet at the MTB Center & The Bike Shop.

Mountain Bike Trail Network
Starting from The Bike Shop, our mountain bike trail network features over 7 miles of single track and 8 miles of double track mountain biking! Just like our ski trails, you can ride green, blue, or black trails to access easy, intermediate, or advanced terrain. Our trails have something for everyone! Stop in the bike shop to grab a trail map! View up-to-date trail conditions.

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Mountain Bike (MTB) Center & Bike Shop

Daily 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Stop by The Bike Shop to pick up maps and learn more details about our Mountain Bike Programs. Daily access available for $15/Full-Day & $10/Half-Day

Call 802-644-8523

Modeled on the learning experience provided by our successful ski school, the mountain biking school at Smugglers' offers camps, clinics and special sessions for all ages and abilities.

Our professionally trained mountain bike coaches and guides will help you to get the most out of your experience, whether you're just learning to ride, want to further develop your skills or want a guide to explore the Green Mountains.

In addition, The Bike Shop offers an array of over 60 bikes for rent and features great gift options, including Smuggs branded merchandise and apparel. All program offerings run by our Mountain Bike School meet at the MTB Center & The Bike Shop. The Smuggs Bike Shop is open daily, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Mountain Bike Camp

Mountain Bike Camp

Ages 7 - 17
Monday - Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Check-in time: 9:15 am - 9:45 am

Smuggs MTB Camp is a day full of fun and adventure on two wheels! Campers ride and play in our flatland and downhill skills parks, as well as on our ever expanding network of double and single track trails. Fun group games, challenges, and activities along with feedback from professional coaches build confidence and better biking skills.

Groups are split based on age and ability. Join for a day or come for the week and save! Whether taking a first step into the sport, or riding the upper end features of our park and trail network, MTB Camp is for everyone looking to ride! Lunch and a daily swim are included.$425 per person for 5-day program, $99 per person for single day program. Includes instruction, lunch and 50% off bike rental. FamilyFest Package guests take 25% OFF.
Balance Bike

Balance Bike Session

Ages 3 - 6
By appointment.

Call 802-644-8523

Let your little ones ride too! Our balance bike park is the perfect place to introduce your child to the joys of biking. Balance bikes are pedal-less and allow children to use their feet to propel themselves, keep their balance on small rollers and banks, and get the sensation of biking. $39 per person, per hour. Includes 50% off bike rental. Meet at The Bike Shop.
MTB Skills Clinic

Mountain Bike Skills Clinics

Ages 7 & older
Monday - Friday, 11:00 am - 12:00 noon or 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Levels: First Timer, Beginner, Intermediate

Whether you are new to mountain biking, or just looking for a quick refresher, our daily skills clinics are just the ticket! Learn the basics with one of our expert coaches, and then play on the features in our flatland and downhill skills parks. These clinics are a quick, fun introduction to the sport, with tips and advice to make your mountain biking experience more enjoyable! $39 per person. Includes 50% off bike rental. Meets at The Bike Shop
Mountain Bike Trail Ride

Guided Mountain Bike Trail Ride

Ages 7 & older
Monday - Friday, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced

Go with a pro! Let one of our experienced MTB guides lead you on a tour of our fun and scenic MTB trail network. Miles of rolling double-track and twisty single-track trails provide lots of opportunity for adventure and challenge, tailored to the preferences of your group. We’ll show you all the best spots, and provide tips and advice for better, more enjoyable riding! $49 per person. Includes 50% off bike rental. Meets at The Bike Shop. 3 person minimum needed for program to run.

MTB Open Park

Ages 3 & older
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Come play with us in the park! A perfect opportunity to try a mountain bike if you never have before or to play in the skills parks if you have. Test your balance and bike handling in the flatland park, then pump the rollers and ride the berms in the downhill skills park. The Smuggs MTB coaching staff will be on hand to teach and demo skills for every level rider. Complimentary with SmuggsPass or Daycation Ticket. Bike rental included for 20 minute sessions. First come, first served, based on availability. Meet at The Bike Shop.

Mountain Bike Private Lessons & Guide Service

Mountain Bike Private Lessons & Guide Service

All ages
Build your own program - sessions can range from an hour to a full day.

Book a guide to explore Smugglers' growing trail network or get specific lessons on how to improve! You will have access to all the features in our Mountain Bike Park. For an additional $15/hour, you can request a shuttle to one of the nearby trail networks, such as Stowe Mountain Bike Club's Cady Hill. $50 per person, per hour. $80 for 2 people, per hour. $120 per family (3-5 people), per hour. Includes 50% off bike rental. Meet at The Bike Shop.
Click on the image below to download a PDF of the map.
Mountain Biking Trail Map

Lamoille Valley Rail Trail
The newly built Lamoille Valley Rail Trail is a perfect recreation opportunity for families. A nearby 17-mile section starts in the town of Jeffersonville and runs through Johnson all the way to Morrisville. Running along an old rail bed, the LVRT never exceeds a 3% grade, making it accessible for all abilities. A great option for bikers looking for a relaxing bike experience. For more information stop by The Bike Shop. The Lamoille Valley Rail Trail map will help you find parking along the trail.
Stowe Bike & Recreational Path
The Stowe Recreation Path is an internationally recognized greenway stretching from Stowe Village to Top Notch Resort on the Mountain Road. Residents and guests alike enjoy the 5.3 mile paved trail as it criss-crosses the West Branch of Little River. Breath-taking mountain views and access to restaurants, lodges and local businesses make the bike path one of the most popular recreation assets in Stowe.

For all Mountain Bike activities and programs:
Participants should wear appropriate clothing
A helmet is required
Water bottle, gloves and eye protection recommended

Smuggs Bike Shop Rental ProductsOne HourHalf Day
4 Hours
Full Day
24 Hours
5 Days
Youth Mountain Bikes (Ages 3-6) $8 $15 $20 $80
Youth Mountain Bikes (Ages 7-11) $12 $25 $30 $120
Adult Hybrid $15 $30 $35 $140
Adult Hardtail MTB $18 $35 $45 $180
Adult Hardtail+ MTB $20 $40 $50 $200
Adult Full Suspension Trail Bike $25 $45 $60 $240
Helmet Rental $5 Flat Rate
Prices subject to change. Additional days after the first day receive a 10% discount.
Ages are approximate - bike size is determined by height.

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