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Mountain Biking in Whistler

Posted: Friday, May 04, 2012

Mountain Biking in Whistler

Whistler is gearing up for the biking season! The Whistler Mountain Bike Park will be opening on May 18.  The cross country trails are starting to open up and riders are reporting good conditions on the open trails including Kill Me Thrill Me.  

Whistler has biking trails to suit all ability levels and ages.  Families can enjoy riding the beautiful Valley Trail and there are endless cross country trails to discover.  Downhill mountain bikers will find trails to suit all ability levels in the Whistler Bike Park.  The Whistler Holiday Inn offers the perfect Village location for your Whistler mountain bike vacation.

Whistler Mountain Bike Park

The Whistler Mountain Bike Park is considered to be the top downhill bike park in the world.  It attracts riders from around the world.  The park was first established in 1998 and now offers more than 250 km of lift-serviced trails.  There is also a skills centre designed for all abilities, two jump park areas, a dual slalom and giant slalom course and an all new pump track. For more information, visit Whistler Mountain Bike Park.

Cross Country Trails in Whistler

Experienced riders can choose from over 200 kilometres of cross-country trails and technical single tracks.  Local favourites include River Runs through It and the challenging Comfortably Numb trail.  This trail helped establish Whistler's reputation as a mountain biking Mecca. Comfortably Numb was named by the IMBA (International Mountain Bicycling Association) as an "Epic" ride.  You can now view an interactive cross country map on the Mountain Bike Trails Database.

Family Fun on the Valley Trail

The Whistler Valley Trail system is perfect for families, stretching for 40 paved kilometres around Whistler.  The Valley Trail meanders past five stunning lakes, numerous beaches, and through forested areas.  This is a great way to explore the Whistler Valley by bike.  Pack a picnic and make a day of it.  The kids will love playing at the lakes.

Bike and Equipment Rentals

Whistler Village is home to many bike retail and rental stores that carry cruiser, cross-country and downhill mountain bikes. You can also rent helmets and full protection packages for the park.  For people seeking an option that is a little easier on the legs, electric bikes are also available to rent. Ask at the front desk for more information on bike and equipment rentals.

Guided Tours

Guided bike tours are available and cater for all ages and levels of ability. Whistler Eco Tours provides tours of the Valley Trail and the cross country trails. Complimentary mountain bike trail maps detailing the trails around Whistler are available - just ask at the front desk!

Photo credit: Sterling Lorence

Are you looking for a Whistler Village hotel for you mountain bike vacation?

Deluxe StudioThe Whistler Holiday Inn offers a great location in the heart of Whistler Village.  Amenities include fireplaces, kitchen facilities, cable, hairdryers, clock radios, complimentary in-room tea/coffee and free wired high-speed Internet access.  

Please contact our reservation staff for more information or to make a reservation.

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