The resort of Whisler has become synonimous with the sport of mountain biking.
There are not many magazines that can go an issue without mentioning Whistler, it's for good reason! Not only is the DH bike park the best manicured and biggest mileage in the world, the XC/AM trails straight out of the village in all directions are endless and for every ability.
Don't be fooled by the hype, Whistler is set up for every level and type of rider, no matter what you want from your holiday, it will deliver.
Whistler's media attention has typically been focussed on the Bike Park and Crankworx.
Well before that, Whistler's residents were shaking off the snow, getting out their trail tools and building an incredible network of cross country trails. Its flown well under the radar with only a few journalists able to escape the significant draw of the lifts and venture out into the goodness.
Bike Park - Downhill
For years Whistler's bike park has been the talk of the freeride community, a truly cutting edge facility that encompasses all things bike.
For those of you with an aversion to pedaling, this is what riding in Whistler is all about.
Two express chairlifts whip you and your bike up to start what can only be described as an adrenaline fuelled blast.
Over 200kms of trail are served by the chairs. These trails range from training runs for novice riders through high speed cruisers, technical descending all the way up to 'balls in your mouth' stupidity!
New trails are constantly being built to take the park to yet another level. Expect A-Line style riding from top to bottom, twists, turns, gaps, drops, step-ups...it goes on!
There is a feature for everybody that enables the development of the skills needed for this riding style.
You’ll be rubbing shoulders with the top pros almost all summer long in the lift lines.
The Boneyard is the freeride playground. Take a look at the crankworx video and see what they build each summer.
Huge boxes, Gaps, biker cross, dual slalom, huge tabletops, rhythms, 1/4 pipe, seesaws.....
So, a quick chairlift ride up to midstation, a buzz down A-Line or Dirt Merchant to get the juices flowing and you're at the top of the Boneyard. Unlimited lines through the feature packed damage zone await - express yourself!
The cross country riding in Whistler Valley is simply unparalleled.
You can simply pop out for an hour or two and ride anything from super smooth flowing singletrack, technical North Shore style stunts, charge or cruise around the myriad of trails in Lost Lake, or earn a variety of long descents after putting in the grunt work and climbing up any of the surrounding mountains.
As the unwritten hero of the area, the trails are quiet but stunning. Theres little in the way of European high alpine style riding in Whistlers local area for now, but its on the way.
Whilst Whistler has its progressive trails for new comers and less confident riders, the trend of the trails here is the incorporation of natural trail features to create interesting and challenging terrain.
We can take you to the natural terrain areas, some of which may require a bit of grunt work as the trail heads aren't accessible any other way.
Industrial Disease, Foreplay, Anal Intruder, Shit Happens, Kill Me Thrill Me etc.
Or how about some of the more flamboyant man made trails like River Runs Through It. Whistlers original signature trail. Vast number of bridges, ladders, log rides, see-saws, wooden structures etc. Great fun for hours, or a perfect evening playground!
Heli Biking over recent years has made a big impact in the media. Magazines, whilst still drawn to the park for its obviuos virtues, have been looking to feature even newer and more exciting riding trips in the Whistler area - Enter Heli Biking!
Trips are limited to help preserve the trail so book early if you're looking for an unforgettable riding experience!
An 8 minute scenic flight in an A-star speeds you to the top of an incredible 1200m descent!