Bernd Brenter, (grandson) of the founder of Brenter Snowbike® (Oberndorf, Austria) and its current CEO will be in the U.S. on December 18th and for the first time (east of the Mississippi). Dr Brenter will personally provide a day long training session to Pats Peak resort personal and upon completion Dr. Brenter will leave behind certified Snowbike® Trainers that will spread the “Reflex Based Learning Method” to other surrounding New England Ski Resorts and their patrons.
What is Snowbiking?
In a nutshell: You sit on the Snowbike® (one ski in front, one ski in the back, and small ski’s on each foot) and use steering and your body weight to “drive” the Snowbike® down the ski slopes. The Brenter Snowbike® incorporates two very small foot skis on purpose allowing outstanding control and “stopping ability”. Between your ski in the front and ski in the back plus your two small foot ski’s riders experience exceptional “control” and you are able to ride where you never road before—Brenter guarantees a fun run with each and every ride. It’s like riding a bike, once you learn how you never forget.
Snowbiking began in Europe in 1949 when Austrian engineer Engelbert Brenter invented what was then called the ‘Sit Ski’ – a way to enjoy the slopes while sitting on a bike-like invention that used ski’s instead of tires. Since that time the technology has advanced dramatically, with sophisticated, strong Snowbikes that weigh in at about 20 pounds in a wide variety of new styles including a modern active suspension system – just one of the components covered by 50 patents and trademarks held by the Brenter company.
As the Snowbike® itself improved over the years, the Brenter team, led by CEO Dr. Bernd-Erich Brenter developed a new and unique teaching method for how to ride a Snowbike®, using a reflex based “fun to learn” technique with a 60-minutes learning curve.
A winter sport for baby boomers with aging joints
A common issue among boomers who enjoy winter sports is joint problems. A substantial number of former skiers have basically worn-out their joints from 30 + years on the slopes and now find themselves sitting in the lodge watching their child and their children’s child enjoying a sport which they have fond memories of. Some go for joint surgery – others look for winter sports like Snowbiking that have far less impact on their joints and get them back on the slopes with their families.