Bike Whistler

Bike Whistler! Nestled in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia just two hours north of Vancouver, Whistler is Canada’s favourite year-round destination for a top mountain biking holiday. As the most consistently ranked number one mountain bike resort in North America, Whistler offers more than a checklist of iconic experiences – it promises everything a person could want from a summer holiday. Its superb network of bike trails offers some of the best singletrack with its varied combination of bike park downhill action to amazing cross-country and alpine trails in the surrounding area – there’s something for everyone from beginners to families, couples and groups.

Overview

Whistler offers two side-by-side mountains and access to endless alpine terrain: wildflowers, rain forest dwelling black bears, volcanic peaks, mountaintop restaurants and kilometers of hiking and mountain biking trails. Add in the Valley Trail, the world-famous Whistler Mountain Bike Park, lakes, perfect golf greens, a plethora of patios and restaurants, and you have a summer holiday destination that checks all the boxes.

Whistler Mountain Bike Park offers 1,507 metres of lift serviced descending mountain bike trails. The park has four designated zones which offer unique rides suitable for all levels.

From leisurely valley rides to the more adrenaline fuelled adventure, Whistler turns up the heat with technical rides loaded with steep downhill, singletrack, challenging climbs, all taking advantage of Whistler’s natural features plus plenty of trails that have been expertly created. From beginner to the expert technical rides, Whistler provides a summer mountain biking holiday that is beyond ordinary.

The 2018/19 season has some sweet new rides at its bike park. The trail crews have added an additional 13km the Creekside with 5 new trails, 644 vertical metres and it’s very own gondola for access. As part of ongoing development the summer of 2018 adds 3 berm-filled intermediate flow trails, a technical intermediate trail and and advanced level hand-built single track.

Crankworx
With a bike culture like no other, you can celebrate with the pros at Whistler’s legendary Mountain Bike festival – Crankworx. This epic mountain bike event takes place every year where some of best riders on the planet battle it out in a week of freestyle MTB events and racing. Talk to us to find out the dates for Crankworx at Whistler, so you can be there to share the experience on your bike holiday!

Mountain Statistics

Whistler Blackcomb Mountain Statistics

Top Elevation 2,182 Metres
Village Elevation 675 Metres
Vertical 1,530 Metres
Jump Park(s) Yes
Slopestyle Course(s) Yes
Alpine Hiking Trails 50km

Whistler Top Rides

Crank it Up
This trail offers the perfect combination of jump/flow components. Offering good sized tabletops, wall rides, a scattering of wood features and big sweeping berms, Crank it Up is sure to get your heart pumping and test your skills ready for the more challenging trails.
Distance: 3.2km | Trail Type: Doubletrack | Trail Grade: Blue

Blue Velvet
Blue Velvet is one of the first true intermediate trails on the upper mountain and as one of the longest trails in the Whistler Bike Park you will experience a vast array of terrain from wood & rock wall rides, a wooden bridge, step ups to large rock drops.  Blue velvet gives you a taste of everything without delving straight into black diamond territory.
Distance: 5.2km | Trail Type: Singletrack | Trail Grade: Blue/Black

AM/PM
AM PM is a short but sweet singletrack trail at the south end of Whistler. Descending through dense forest it offers technical rock features, several log drops, flowing berms and the occasional jump. This trail definitely pushes riders in the wet.
Distance: 0.8km | Trail Type: Singletrack | Trail Grade: Blue

Comfortably Numb
If you are looking for a challenge then Comfortably Numb is for you. The trail is accessible from both ends but typically ridden from North to South. This singletrack takes you on a steady but demanding climb up to around 762m across ladder bridges, man-made obstacles, wood planks and dirt drops.
Distance: 22.3km | Trail Type: Singletrack | Trail Grade: Black

Out There
Starting off with some hard hitting up and downs riders are rewarded with easy movements across the hill before heading down to the bottom. Out There is a sweet free flowing trail with some superb vantage points looking out across the valley and a fun mixture of features including rock slabs and lush moss covered forests.
Distance: 2.0km | Trail Type: Singletrack | Trail Grade: Black

Whistler Valley Trail
This trail features over 40km of paved and boardwalk and can be used to connect to a number of singletrack trails. Bring your swimwear as this trail also passes by the local lakes where you can stop off for a swim! The Valley Trail is shared by everyone from cyclists to dog walkers and skateboarders.
Distance: 40km | Trail Type: paved & boardwalk | Trail Grade: Green

Whistler Trail Map

Whistler on Trailforks.com


Summer Activities

Whistler is the perfect summer destination with an almost endless array of activities available to fill every day. Action packed or laid back, from heart-racing thrills to epic sightseeing, Whistler has it all.

Bear Viewing Tours

Get up close to Whistler’s resident black bear population in their natural habitat with an interpretive tour by Whistler’s expert bear researchers.


Hiking

Whistler’s hiking trail network lets you explore its unique surroundings. Guided tours are available to experience alpine tracks or the lush
rain forest of the valley below.


Peak2Peak Gondola

This world-breaking gondola will take you between the tops of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains and is a transport hub for hiking, sightseeing and mountain top dining.


White Water Rafting

Ride the melt water from the mountains on a fast, fun white water rafting tour on the many rivers around Whistler.


Ziplining

This treetop eco-trek takes you through coastal rain forest with an exhilarating zip through the forest canopy high above the valley. The Sasquatch line between Blackcomb and Whistler Mountains is the longest zipline in North America.


Bungee Jumping

Take the leap at British Columbia’s highest year-round bungee jumping site.


Aerial Tours

Get a bird’s eye view via helicopter or float-plane of Whistler’s mountain ranges, glaciers, valleys, rivers and lakes.


ATV Tours

Set off into the backcountry, or wind your way up Blackcomb Mountain to discover how a guided all-terrain vehicle tour can put a unique
spin on your vacation.


Rock Climbing

With outdoor and indoor rock climbing on offer, Whistler has options for families, groups and expert climbers.


Canoeing, Kayaking, Lakes & Beaches

Paddle and sail the lakes and waterways around Whistler. Take a canoe ride on the River of Golden Dreams or spend a lazy afternoon on a
paddleboard at Lost Lake. Just two of the many options.


Horseback Riding

Enjoy Whistler by horseback on tours through forests and meadows with trails taking you to stunning rivers and lakes.

Getting There

Getting to Whistler

Located on Canada’s West Coast, Whistler is only a two and a half hour drive on the stunningly scenic Sea to Sky Highway from Vancouver International Airport.

Ask our Active Travel Experts to assist you in prearranging transfers or a rental car for your stay.

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Mountain Biking

Whistler Summer Activities