Rider Description:You have some experience riding off road. You may or may not own a cross country or all mountain bike. You want to try lift serviced downhill mountain biking. You are comfortable riding moderately pitched single track trails, negotiating rock and root sections and rolling over obstacles. You would ride elevated features if they are low to the ground and wide enough that you could put a foot down without falling off. You most likely feel uncomfortable taking air off jumps or drops.
Although some may wish to explore the bike park on their own, we highly recommend taking a lesson first, especially if you are trying a different bike than you are used to. Did you know that you can add a lesson to a ticket/rental package for a discounted rate? Here are some of the programs we recommend:
Over two fun days of coaching and guiding you will improve and take your game to the next level. All camps include optional bike set up tech session, access to the Top of the World, Whistler Blackcomb’s best pro coaches, oh and of course après at the GLC on Saturday night.More Info
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 will require a rental bike. We offer the largest and best rental fleet in Whistler and our bikes are serviced daily. All of our downhill rentals are high performance, dual suspension mountain bikes built by Giant and guaranteed by us. We require that all riders wear a suitable helmet and highly recommend knee, elbow and body armour, which are also available for rental.
We offer a large selection of intermediate trails with a variety of styles ranging from singletrack to wide jump trails. Karate Monkey and Angry Pirate are classic singletrack trails with some low-risk technical sections and features, and B-line is wider, faster track. Hire a guide and tackle the more difficult intermediate trails like Blue Velvet (Garbanzo Zone) and Crank It Up (Fitzsimmons). Both are machine-width trails with small jumps and berms.
Riding the bike park provides the most vertical per hour you can get anywhere. Combine that with training from our professional coaches and you have the fastest possible method of advancing your downhill riding skills.