Rider Description:You are an avid Cross Country or All Mountain rider. You own a good mountain bike and may or may not have it with you in Whistler. You may or may not have experience riding lift accessed terrain, and you want to work on your downhill skills. You have some experience getting airborne although are not comfortable beyond 2 or 3 feet, you may not be keen on gaps or on bridges narrower than one foot or more than two feet high. You are comfortable on steep root and rock sections.
You already know how to ride, but taking a lesson or a guided tour will greatly enhance your experience. Besides, there is always room for improvement! Here are a few of the programs we recommend for you:
The ultimate day of learning can be achieved with a private lesson. Whether it's with a group of your best friends, or you want to tackle the world of mountain biking one on one, your private coach can tailor a program specifically to meet your learning needs, personalizing your progression on your bike to maximize your skill development.More Info
You can use your all mountain bike on green trails and blue singletrack trails, but should seriously consider renting a downhill bike if you wish to venture further. It will make a huge difference. A suitable helmet is required and knee, elbow and body armour is highly recommended and available for rental.
The Garbanzo chair truly brings you into a new world. The temperature changes, the vegetation changes and the laps triple in vertical compared with the Fitzsimmons Zone. Here you will find advanced singletrack trails like No Joke and Original Sin which will push the limits of any all mountain bike. And then there are trails like In Deep and Captain Safety on which full DH bikes are practically requisite equipment. Make sure you walk any sections you are unsure of before attempting to ride them.
If you have some experience jumping, check out Blue Velvet and Crank It Up, which are both intermediate machine width trails with medium sized jumps and berms. If not, we highly recommend that you take a lesson first.