Whistler Biking at its Best !

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Whistler Biking at its Best ! Tourism Whistler/Justa Jeskova

As the ski season comes to a close, attention turns to mountain biking in Whistler.

Whistler Bike Park – the World’s largest – which is the gem in the crown of an already expansive network of biking trails in the wider Whistler area. We’re sure you’ll want to get involved but if you’re not from the area it can be pretty daunting. Here’s our tips on getting out on two wheels this summer.

How Big Is Whistler Mountain Bike Park?
Whistler Mountain Bike Park is made up of 70 bike trails that span 80 kilometres and 4,900 vertical feet. There are four zones.

Fitzsimmons Zone
The “Fitz” zone is the original bike park zone. It has a mix of trail types and is the best place for beginners to learn as it has the most amount of green trails and some easy blue trails. The Fitzsimmons Zone is accessed by uploading on the Fitzsimmons Chair at the base of Whistler Mountain, or via Whistler Gondola. On your first trip to Whistler Mountain Bike Park, this is where you’ll spend most of your time. It’s the best zone to build confidence and learn how to ride a mountain bike.

Garbanzo Zone
In this zone, you’ll find some more challenging trails. The trails generally have more difficult features, such as drops and jumps, and are much longer than the trails in the Fitzsimmons Zone.

Peak Zone
This is where our Top of The World Trail is. This is a challenging and very long trail. The views are stunning, but this trail is not for first-timers.

Creek Zone
The newest zone in Whistler Mountain Bike Park. These trails are for intermediate and advanced riders only. It’s best to spend time honing your skills in Fitzsimmons Zone before riding this zone.


Great Places To Grab a Drink Afterwards
A great way to round off your day mountain biking in Whistler is to hit one of our many awesome patios. The base of Whistler Mountain is definitely where most of the action happens. Think après but with more mud. Check out Longhorn’s Saloon and Grill for cheap drinks and pumping beats or Garibaldi Lift Co. for a birds-eye view of the action.

 
Open Times

May 17, 2019 - October 2019

Fitzsimmons Zone: Daily from 10am to 8pm (between August 19 - 25 to 7:45pm, August 26 - September 2 to 7:30pm, and September 3 - October 14 to 5pm).

Creek Zone: Daily from 10am to 7pm (between September 3 - 15 to 4pm).

Garbanzo Zone: Daily from 11am to 7pm (to 6:45pm from August 19 - 25, to 6:30pm from August 26 - September 2 to 6:30pm, and September 3 - October 14 from 10am to 4pm).

Peak Zone: Daily from 11am - 4pm (to 3pm from September 3 - 8)

 

For more information take a look here:-  https://www.mountainbikingbc.ca/bike-parks-bc/whistler-mountain-bike-park/


Tourism Whistler/Justa Jeskova

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