Whistler: An Olympic Resort Town With The Best Bike Park Around

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Whistler is a famous ski resort town just north of Vancouver, Canada. It was made even more famous when the Olympic Winter Games took place here in 2010. With world-class skiing in the winter and hiking and biking in the beautiful mountains in the summer, the town of Whistler is packed year-round.

When the snow melts in the spring, one activity dominates Mountain Biking. People, young and old, come from all over to experience this adrenaline-filled activity, commonly known as the best downhill bike park in the world. Enthusiasts live and breathe biking, and talk about it at the bars, at work, and on the ski slope on the way up.

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The thought to combine the lift and the bike park started in the early 1990s and while most people thought the idea of a ski lift for mountain biking wouldn’t work, more than 500 people showed up for the opening day and it hasn’t slowed down since.

With 70 well-kept trails, and bike rentals and lessons all located in the village, this is the perfect activity for any adrenaline lover. Whether you can keep up with the big ramps and the bikers doing 360’s or want to start off on the smaller technical trails, or just want to watch the many competitions held here every summer, there is something for everyone at the most famous downhill bike park in the world!