• Activities:

    Photography, Mountain Biking

  • Skill Level:

    Intermediate

  • Season:

    Spring, Summer, Autumn

  • Trail Type:

    Point-to-Point

  • RT Distance:

    7 Miles

  • Elevation Gain:

    3000 Feet

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Whistler, British Columbia features one of the premier locations of gravity focused mountain bike riding. World class trails in arguably the epicenter of modern mountain bike culture.

Whistler mountain features multiple lift accessed riding areas  for a wide range of skill levels. From beginner runs such as "EZ does it" all the way up to high speed jump lines "Dirt Merchant" and "A-line" Whistler offers a massive range of terrain to ride for beginners and experts. 

Fitzsimmons zone features the densest number of trails of all skill levels. Here you will find beginner trails such as EZ Does it, Crabapple turns, Golden triangle and other Green rated trails. 

Once you've warmed up on the greens its time to take it to some Blue level trails. Follow the signage to differentiate between technical and flow style trails in each skill level. Some of the most popular Blue trails are Crank It Up, B-Line, Ninja Cougar and Blue Velvet in the Garbanzo zone.

The Garbanzo zone is located above the Fitzsimmons zone, and features exclusively advanced/expert riding only. Trails in the Garbanzo zone feature extremely high rates of speed with much longer uninterrupted descents. Follow the natural progression chart located on the whistler trail map to work your way up to some of the more technical high speed trails in the Black Diamond skill level. Freight train, No Joke, Original Sin are favorites in the Garbanzo zone.

Whistler Bike park is the perfect place to progress your skills and bring your riding to the next level. Be sure to ride "Top of  the World" from the peak zone for the full Whistler bike park experience. When planning a trip it's best to a lot at least 3 days for riding the park. There's a lot of trails to discover and   it's best to pace yourself to avoid fatigue or injury. Ride safe, ride smart and be on the lookout for pro riders all around you!

For more information visit: http://bike.whistlerblackcomb....

Pack List

  • Full face helmet, Full body protection, Repair kit, Trail map, bike lock, cell phone.
  • Water and food are easily available in the village, as well as on the fly bike repair at a number of bike shops. However if riding garbanzo or the peak zone, you may find yourself a far hike from food, water or tools in the event of an emergency. Consider carrying a small repair kit with you on the trail, as well as a cell phone in the event that assistance is needed. Ride smart and ride within your skill level. 
  • Be sure to lock your bike in the whistler village.
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This place is legit, the Mecca of downhill free ride MTB. Must visit during Crankworx!

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Isaac Orloff

Professional artist by day, adventurer by night, but sometimes both at once. Originally from the east coast, but in the Bay to Stay. Avid mountain biker, outdoor enthusiast and lover of all things on wheels. Find me @isaacorloff to follow my illustrated adventures

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