Highland After School Program (Grades 4 -12)
Highland’s after-school programs are designed to safely introduce and develop skills in the exciting sport of mountain biking. Our trained coaches guide students through fundamental techniques on dedicated learning terrain. Over the course of the five-week program, students continually develop and refine new skills while applying them to a variety of lift-serviced trails.
Each riding session includes small-group coaching and extended park access to all lifts and facilities. Highland Training Center staff will accompany students at all times.
Student check-in is from 3:15pm to 3:30pm on ride days. Instruction and riding will be from 3:30pm to 7pm. Checkout is from 7:00pm to 7:15pm.
2024 Program Dates
Spring Session: Thursdays, May 9th through June 6th
Rain Date: June 13th
Fall Session: Thursdays, September 19th through October 17th
Rain Date: October 24th
5-Week Program Price: $399
The online booking calendar will only show the first session date of each program (spring or fall) as a registration option. This will be the registration for the entire 5-session program.
What skills are covered?
The after-school program will help your student to strengthen their fundamental riding skills and progress in a safe and fun environment. Topics covered include:
- Body positioning and movements
- Effective braking
- Cornering techniques
- Rolling and pumping terrain
- Exposure to Green lift-serviced terrain (riding Blue and Black terrain is optional)
- Wheel-lift techniques (application to jumps and/or drops is optional)
Check-In and Pickup?
Student check-in is from 3:15pm to 3:30pm on Ride Days.
Parents will sign students into the program in front of the Welcome Center. Students will receive their day pass, instructions on where to meet coaching staff, and collect any rental equipment.
Students and coaches will gather at the Find Your Ride Meetinghouse at the base of the mountain. Staff will help outfit students with their gear and assign riding groups.
Parents must sign out their student(s) with a Highland Training staff member at the end of the ride day. Checkout is from 7:00pm to 7:15pm.
Do I need to fill out a waiver for my child?
Yes, we require that all riders fill out one new waiver each calendar year. Waivers for riders under the age of 18 must be completed by a parent or legal guardian.
You can access and complete your student’s waiver online here.
What should I pack for Ride Days?
Consider packing the following:
- Extra layers
- Rain gear
- Change of clothing
- Riding gloves
- Short- and long-sleeve shirt
- Elbow & knee pads
What type of helmet should we bring?
We recommend wearing a full-face helmet but half-shell helmets are also permitted. All helmets must carry a bicycle or motocross certification and be properly fitted and adjusted.
Full-face helmets are available for rent or purchase on site.
What type of bike should we bring?
Your bike should not have coaster brakes, training wheels, or a kickstand.
Your bike must have front and rear hand brakes. Full or front suspension is recommended.
Students must be comfortable riding a two-wheel bike and be able to use hand brakes with confidence.
Full-suspension bikes are available for rent on site.
What if my student has a season pass?
Program pricing is based on our staffing needs and extended park hours over the five-week program. There is no discount for season pass holders.
Can I watch my child during the program?
Parents are welcome to watch their students during ride sessions. Please be mindful that this may have an unintended effect on the learning experience. We ask that you do not distract students while they are riding.
What if I can't make it to all of the Ride Days?
While attending each session will be the most effective for your student’s learning and progression, we realize that absences may happen. Parents are encouraged to notify the Training Center in advance if your student will be absent so that we can plan accordingly.
There are no refunds for missed sessions.