Whistler in Canada is an exhilarating playground for mountain bikers, and now you could get to ride it too
Think of Whistler in British Columbia, Canada and a skier’s powder paradise may come to mind – after all, it is the largest ski resort in North America – but that’s not where the story ends. Mother Earth also blessed this area, just north of Vancouver, with massive amounts of trail goodness, rock slabs and ancient rainforest creating the perfect playground for mountain bikers of all levels.
If this sounds right up your trail, then it’s time to start planning your adventure, and autumn is one of the best times to visit Whistler. The village vibe is still very much alive and kicking, plus riding at the end of the season means you can leverage your peak fitness and take on all the challenges head first.
Here’s a snapshot of what Whistler has in store. Prepare to be amazed – it’s no coincidence that this town is the birthplace of Crankworx. Yes, that’s right, Crankworx. Whistler folks are crazy like that.
If you’re looking for the ultimate gravity-fed downhill biking experience, Whistler Mountain Bike Park is the place to be. It draws mountain bikers from around the world, thanks to its extensive trail network offering something for all abilities.
Cross-country, all-mountain, enduro, trail riding – if you love to pedal, Whistler’s got the terrain for you. Riders can take on everything from easy greens to endless technical ascents and descents through awe-inspiring rainforest and serene alpine meadows.
Car-free and carefree, Whistler Village is located smack bang between Whistler and Blackcomb. This hub of action connects both mountains to four public squares, with more than 100 shops and eateries. It’s the perfect place to start your two-wheeled adventure.
Whistlerites don’t just après-ski, they après all year round. With multiple bars, lounges and patios around every corner, there’s no shortage of locations to indulge in the three R’s: refresh, refuel and relive.
Get muddy, go exploring – the change in seasons is a chance to switch up your adventures. Tucked in between summer and snow, autumn in Whistler is a great time to find crowd-free trails, tacky dirt and great value, leaving more dollars in your pocket for those biking essentials and post-ride beers.