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Specialized Academy
Specialized Academy
So “specialized” that it’s the only of its kind

Specialized Academy

Become the rider you’ve always wanted to be, while conquering the mountain on top-of-the-line equipment and world-class trails, with instruction from professional coaches.
Check in is at 9:30 a.m. for both of the above lessons, which go from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Women Specific Programs

Her Mountain

Learn with like-minded ladies while fine-tuning your mountain biking skills as a part of our Her Mountain program – designed for women, by women, and taught by women.
July 16-20, 2018

Camps Dates & TImes


9:30-10 a.m.
Meet up at the Specialized Bike Academy (next to the Season Pass Office)

10 a.m. Bike Park Opens

10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Warm-up laps, making sure all riders are appropriately grouped to maximize fun and learning potential. Kids are placed in small groups to maximize opportunities for coaching, and all Bike Academy riders get lift priority over all other guests on the mountain.

12:30-1:30 p.m. Supervised lunch in Big Springs Day Lodge at Mid-Mountain.

1:30-4 p.m. Afternoon riding. We’ll take this time to start pushing ourselves on familiar trails and exploring new ones.

4-4:30 p.m. Village meet-up. Recap the day and lay out the plan for the next day. If riders still have energy, there is also time for roller skating or mini golf. If not, riders can kick their feet up and relax while planning for another day of adventure.


*This is not an overnight camp.


Trailblazer Camp Cost

Cost Includes:

  • 5-days of instructor-led sessions. Four hours of coaching each day
  • 5-day lift ticket for participant
  • Supervised lunch break each day at the Big Springs Day Lodge (lunch not included)

*Mountain bikes must be suitable for the Northstar Mountain Bike Park. Mountain bikes should at the very minimum have front suspension and disc brakes, although full-suspension is highly recommended. Knee pads, elbow pads, gloves and full-face helmets are required. Mountain bikes and/or rentals are not included.

**Northstar's mountain bike lessons are offered to all levels of riders, ages 9+. Groups (typically 4-6 people) are formed based on level and ability. Advanced reservations are strongly recommended for riders requiring a bike rental. A limited number of bikes are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Riders under the age of 18 require a parent/guardian liability release signature.