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Garbanzo Zone


Garbanzo zone was brought on board in 2004 to complement the original Fitz zone, it raised the bar, literally to 2,700 feet of new vertical. From the tangled roots of single track on In Deep or Goat’s Gully to the berms and jumps of Freight Train this zone is sure to thrill every intermediate to advanced rider.

In The Zone


BIG BROTHER OF FITZ

This is Garbanzo Zone. The big brother of Fitz zone. Higher, steeper and more rugged than its predecessor. It may well be the perfect height -- not too high to hit the thin air of the high alpine but high enough to keep summer temperatures cool and comfortable. The sweet spot on a summer's day. It's all here in Garbo.

Find your zone. Go, chase it down.

Recommended Trails

With an extensive network of trail in the Garbo Zone here is some suggested trail combinations:

  • Intermediate: Blue Velvet is your ticket to start exploring the Garbo Zone
  • Advanced: Looking to perfect your jumps and rail some berms then head to Freight Train.
  • Advanced - Expert: To challenge your technical skills on roots and rocks head to Original Sin - Goat’s Gully – In Deep – Fatcrobat – Too Tight

Trail Breakdown

  • 0% Easy (0 Trails)
  • 18% Intermediate (4 Trails)
  • 59% Advanced (13 Trails)
  • 18% Expert (4 Trails)
  • 5% Pro Line (1 Trails)

Garbanzo Zone


Access via Garbanzo Express & Whistler Village Gondola

2017 OPERATING DATES OPEN CLOSE
June 17 - Aug 20 11am 7pm
Aug 21 - Sept 4 11am 6:45pm
Sept 5 - Oct 9 
Weather Permitting

11am

4pm

All lift and operation times are weather dependent and subject to change.

Stats and Facts


ACCESS
  • Garbanzo / Whistler Village Gondola
FIRST OPENED
  • 2004
VERTICAL
  • 816m / 2,723ft

A Riders Take on Garbo


A BRIEF HISTORY

Tristan Merrick from the Whistler Mountain Bike Team and his idea of the Garbo Zone. Adventure, solo misty laps and terrain for intermediate to advanced riders.

I do one lap up here and it totally changes your idea of what the bike park is and what it should be Tristan Merrick, Bike Park Team Rider

DUFFMAN


GOPRO TRAIL VIEW

A classic technical lower Garbo Zone trail, Duffman is a fun mix of advanced technical riding with a few freeride features mixed in.

Follow team rider Tristan Merrick as he gives a preview.