OFF ROAD SKIBIKES
Ski areas all across North America now convert their slopes into downhill mountain biking venues in the summer, such as Whistler Mountain Bike Park in Canada and Snow Summit or Mammoth Mountain in the United States.. BANKSKI's new 2-wheel MOUNTAIN SKI design is perfect for downhill dirt-trail riding. Both designs, gravity or electric powered, allow riders to combine the sports of downhill snow skiing and mountain biking almost perfectly.
IMAGES ABOVE ARE FOR CONCEPTUAL PURPOSES ONLY
(Our prototypes take time and we will share them with you a.s.a.p!)
Gravity Sports Goes Electric
Chair-lift serviced bike parks continue to grow in popularity, both with summer ski area tourists and locals who use the parks to hone their skills. While most users prefer the unique geometry and suspension of downhill bikes, a handful of bike parks are welcoming Class 1 electric mountain bikes (eMTBs) to join the mix this season. Mammoth Mountain, Purgatory Resort, Mt. Snow, and Highland Mountain Bike Park will all join Steamboat Springs – who first allowed eMTBs last summer – to accommodate this burgeoning sector of the e-bike market.
BANKSKI's founder, Todd Bank, began promoting gravity and electric powered downhilling at ski resorts in the 1990's. Above left and right are Bank's gravity powered MOUNTAIN SKI. Above middle is the electric powered TRAIL SKI.