Our Whistler Ride Guide is your go-to resource for all the information you need to make the most out of your Whistler riding trip. Whether you’re looking for details on our rental bikes, guided tours, or recommended trails and gear, we’ve got you covered. With our Ride Guide, you can feel confident that you have all the information you need to plan your ride.
We also have a FAQ page that offers comprehensive answers to common queries, along with helpful tips and tricks for making the most of your time in Whistler.
The Whistler Bike Park is utilizes the gondola/chairlifts to bring you up on Whistler Mountain. Once up top you can choose your trails for your descent back down to the Village.
The Bike Park is set up for a wide range of abilities as the trails are marked much the same as a ski run, covering Green (Beginner), Blue (Intermediate), Black (Advanced) and Double Black (Expert). There are also some Pro-Lines that are designed for professional level riders. There are Bike Park maps available on the mountain to show you the rating and style of each trail.
Our staff will be able to help you with a recommended progression of trails to match your ability and interest. Be sure to warm up, ride within your ability and have a great time out there. You may also want to consider one of our Bike Park coaching sessions to help you navigate the Bike Park safely and to develop your skills to enjoy your ride further.
Whistler is home to an incredible network of trails and most of them are beyond the boundary of the Bike Park. The lift accessed Bike Park is amazing, but so are the trails outside the Bike Park. You can see the huge range of trails in the Whistler Valley on Trail Forks and we have some great recommended routes that you can check out here.
Benefits of the trails that are outside the Bike Park include: No lift ticket cost, no line-ups, the ability to explore a wider network of trails and exploring some of the absolute best trails around.
The trails outside the Bike Park are pedal accessed and can be very quickly reached from our Bike Shop as a number of trailheads are a very short ride away. We also have a large map in store to show you the whole area and help you plan your ride for the absolute best experience. You may also want to consider one of our guided singletrack rides where our guides will customize a ride to match your ability and interest and provide some very helpful coaching tips along the way.
Proper attire is key to an enjoyable and safe mountain biking experience. We recommend wearing comfortable, moisture-wicking clothing that allows for a full range of motion. It’s best to dress in layers as temperatures can vary throughout the day. Closed-toe shoes with a sturdy sole are also essential
When Mountain Biking, dress for the conditions, taking into account temperature, weather conditions, and the duration of your ride.
Here are some things you should pack before going for a mountain bike ride:
Included with all our Rentals and Tours:
Our riding season in Whistler runs from mid April to mid November as a general rule. The higher alpine trails like Lord of the Squirrels and Top of the World are typically open between late July to late September due to snow/weather.
July and August are the peak riding months of the year as it’s the most consistent weather with basically all trails open. These two months are also the busiest riding months of the year as a result.
The Spring and Fall are also amazing times to ride in Whistler and much better in terms of avoiding the crowds. We typically get more rain in the Spring and Fall and this can lead to better trail conditions as the trails are quite dry in July and August. Overall there are benefits to each period of the season to ride and we are here to help with your planning and lining up the best possible experience for you.
We recommend looking on Whistler.com for any accommodation deals. There are some great options that are walking distance to our shop including the ones below:
All of our tours and coaching sessions are private in that it is just you and the group you are riding with. We don’t combine different groups of riders into one tour as we want to ensure the group is of similar ability and the ride can be customized to the specific needs and interests of that group.
As a result of small group private offerings we can tailor the ride to your fitness and technical ability. Each tour ends of being unique due to the customization that we do and your guide will work directly with you to find the ideal fit of trails. We believe this is the best way to experience the trails and the way to get the most from your ride.
Mountain bike coaching is geared toward enhancing the rider’s technical skills. Our coaches will work with your goals to give you the confidence to ride that specific feature on the trail that really challenges you or develop fundamental skills such as braking or cornering.
We offer both Bike Park Coaching sessions utilizing the lift-accessed trails as well as trail coaching using all the trails that are pedal accessed.
Mountain biking tours are focused on exploring our amazing single-track trails. Our guides will craft an epic day of riding, picking trails to suit your skills and energy levels.
Head out on the world-class singletrack trails with our local guides to show you the goods in Whistler, Pemberton, and Squamish.