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“VERY DANGEROUS, especially for beginners - HOSPITAL VISIT!” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Whistler Mountain Bike Park

Whistler Mountain Bike Park
Ranked #2 of 99 things to do in Whistler
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Owner description: Whistler Mountain Bike Park has something for every level of rider. Gentle, banked cruisers through the Coastal forest. Tight and twisty single track - perfect for intermediate riders. For the armour clad, full face wearing, 50lb. bike group there are steep rock faces, gnarly, root strewn lines, drop offs of all descriptions and more.
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“VERY DANGEROUS, especially for beginners - HOSPITAL VISIT!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2013

I went with my family, we were 8. We are all comfortable riding bikes, and decided to try beginners course mountain biking. I, 26 year old, very athletic, was trying to get used to the sensitive breaks, as we started going down the mountain. there was very little "training," and as we started down the mountain, my nerves kicked in. As I turned right around the mountain, I wanted to slow down and pushed the breaks just a little two hard, causing the bike to stop and my body to keep going. I took the handle bar to my stomach and fell very hard. This company did NOT provide stomach pads for beginners. No joke, I thought I was dying, and it took what seemed like a long time to be rescued from the mountain to the local hospital. I was later transported by ambulance to Vancouver with a ruptured pancreas, operated on, and sent home after two weeks in the hospital. The worst was that as I was sent to the local hospital, the tour guide for my family was ZERO help in guiding them to the hospital. He peaced out, and never asked about me, or try to learn what happened to avoid in the future. In the Whistler hospital, the local doctors said that mountain biker tourists keep them in business! Be cautious!!

Visited August 2013
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“You might be intimidated, until you realized you waiting to long to go”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2013

Open now for over 10 years the Whistler Mountain Bike Park as grown and evolved to accommodate riders of all levels.

It has trails for users of all levels, and trails that will challenge even the most experienced rider.

If you do go, remember, no rush, you have all day and can easily ride all day but you'll probably only last 10 runs!

Its best to have a downhill bike, or at least big tires. These trails will work your bike, and you.

Best time to visit is June/July and Sept/Oct when it is less busy, the trails are a bit wet and tacky and it cooler. Aug is very busy with Crankworx and the trails are usually very dry and dusty. If its been raining the trail will be more difficult.

Visited June 2013
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“AWESOME”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2013

Some of the best downhill right here ,so many trails with a wide variety of difficulty level ,home of crankworks in Aug ,just a fantastic place to ride ,fast lifts ,fantastic terrain!

Visited September 2013
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“Awesome even for beginners.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2013 via mobile

I've never had more fun on a bike. My first time on a full suspension down hill bike and what a buzz. I couldn't wait to get back on the lift for my next go.

Visited September 2013
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“Nick and Alan down hill”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2013

Our Family had a trip to Canada from Vancouver and ended up at Calagry. Whilst we where in Vancouver we took a tip up to Whistler to have a look around it was a drissly day but warm. Whenwe arrived we had a walk around an then found the begining of the down hill course. Well my son Nick and i could not belive our luck we hired the bikes and a trainer and set off up the mountain. We started on the green run and after the first run i was bushed, not as fit as i thought but what an experience. Nick carried on and had a fantastic afternoon definitely on off the bucket list. All Nick talks about is the ride and going back some day.
Even though we went in September and it was a bit wet it was a great place.

Visited October 2012
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