Mountain Biking in Whistler BC
Whistler is certainly the ski capital of the world. Ever wondered what a ski resort does in summer? The ski trails become Mountain Bike trails and the ski lifts become bike lifts. You may associate mountain biking with trails and and cross country, but in Whistler the true mountain culture takes over biking too. The thrill of hurtling down the slopes and steep mountain sides, after riding up the lifts and gondolas.
At the first station up the Whistler mountain. The ski lifts will take you up here
At the top of the ski run
Past the obstacles, down the rock face
Up in the air
On the way up, waiting for the gondola to take you up the mountain
Age or gender is no bar to this sport. There were many boomers up there negotiating the mountain.
These hills belong to the bike
At the base in the bike park
It is pretty up there, though at the speeds one rushes down the mountain, I am not sure you get much time to take in the view
A quick break to catch up with the messages and post a few on face book
Friends gather at the whistler peak before heading down
All dressed up and waiting the Gondola. The bikers on the moutain have their own culture. from apparel to gear, it speaks volumes
It pays to start young….
Posing for the camera.