Whistler


What do I need to bring with me on the mountain?

A mechanically sound and operating mountain bike, helmet, backpack, water, snacks, tube, pump, basic tools.

Whats the Whistler Valley trail like?

The Whistler Valley trail is a 40km network of secluded paved trails that are the backbone of Whistlers access to lakes, parks and the neighbourhoods. Bring your swimming gear!

How long is a guiding day?

The typical half day will be 3.5hrs, while the typical full day will be 5hrs,

It doesn’t seem like a long time in the saddle?

The riding here is typically a little more technical than the rest of the world and because you are riding from the valley floor in most cases and pedalling up a mountain it is physically demanding and average ride distances tend to be shorter.

What does a typical AM day consist of?

For our All Mountain days we try to incorporate two rides stopping in between for lunch at a tasty local lunch spot or for the hardcore one long giant adventure with a lunch stop at a scenic lookout. Dont worry two ride crew, there will be plenty of scenic lookouts along the way!

What level of rider or how fit do I need to be?

We suggest the half day ride if your a newer rider the technical skill and pace will be easier. It’s also more cost effective.

Is the half day ride only for newer riders?

The half day ride is for anybody, all skill levels, all fitness levels, because each booking has a its own guide or two! then it will always be tailored to the rider

Two guides?

Yes if your group is large enough, max 3 riders in some cases, we will provide an extra guide, for groups that are different levels or large enough we think its more fun and safer to have a second guide.

What bike do I need for AM, DH?

For AM we advise a around 5 inches of travel or if your a strong rider then whatever bike you’re used to riding will be fine.
For DH we advise full DH bikes but again if your a strong rider and typically descend on a smaller travel bike then thats fine by us.

Do I need armour?

If you typically wear armour for both AM or DH then wear it and use it please. If you don’t normally wear it we advise knee pads at a minimum there are plenty of objects out there that will happily remove some flesh or destroy a knee! For XC/AM riding, a helmet is manadatory, for all DH trips a Full face helmet and knee pads are mandatory.

What’s Squamish DH like?

The DH riding in Squamish is typically non-manicured, non-machine built fast, steep, technical, natural riding. It does however suit most levels. There are jump trails if thats your flavour!

What’s Squamish AM like?

This is probably close to the pinnacle of AM riding, with a more modern trail network for all abilities it incorporates the different styles of each area of the Sea-to-Sky corridor in one vast network!

What’s the North shore like?

This is one of the birth places of mountain biking and although known for its tall, high, skinny wood features most of these have been destroyed by the forest and only the best remain, with its network being updated slowly it definitely has some of the best array of technical riding on offer.

What’s Pemberton like?

With its dry rocky soil and little in the way of rain during the summer months this is where you’ll fine the steep loose fast riding that you’ve always wanted.