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Level: Intermediate
Length: 2 mi (3.2 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +557/ -916 ft
Total: 86 riders

Mountain Biking Whistler Bike Park Garbanzo Zone

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#7 of 1,379 mountain bike trails in British Columbia
#1,249 in the world

Higher, steeper and more rugged than the original Fitz zone. It may well be the perfect height - not too high to hit the thin air of the high alpine but high enough to keep summer temperatures cool and comfortable.. From the tangled roots of single track on In Deep or Goat's Gully to the berms and jumps of Freight Train this zone is sure to thrill every intermediate to advanced rider.

Vertical: 816 m / 2,723 ft
Lift Access: Garbanzo

Easy 0% (0 trails)
Intermediate 18% (4 Trails)
Advanced 59% (13 Trails)
Expert 18% (4 Trails)
Pro Line 5% (1 Trails)

Original text from czb:
This is collarbone breaking, shoulder-separating downhill. I can attest to that. So, when the sign at the fork points left to intermediate and right to expert, at least on your first run, take the left turn. Otherwise you will discover how the clinics in town get gravel out of your shoulders and pop your collarbone back into place.

First added by czb on Oct 30, 2004. Last updated Jan 7, 2022. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: yes
  • Lift service: yes
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: yes
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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The ride starts at the top of the Garbanzo gondola.
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  • Josh L

    An amazing portion of Whistler downhill. Can't wait to go back. Garbanzo provides huge flowy trails with big jumps and awesome birms.

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  • ducklover3

    High speed thrills on upper whistler mountain

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  • BZ202

    One of my all time favorite places to ride, blue velvet takes the cake because of its epic flow, berms, and jumps.

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  • Tall

    This is the upper zone of the Whistler Bike Park. There are numerous trails in this zone. The majority are very technical downhill trails with crazy roots, rocks, drops, rock faces and wooden features.* Review edited 4/15/2008

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  • prana425

    I sure hope you have some long travel and strong forearms! Cause you're gonna' need it here. This some of the gnarliest trail I've ever ridden! Be prepared for some drops, steep descents, and a little loose gravel. I like "No Joke" as my favorite way down the mountain. Make sure you have an extra tube its a LONG walk down. Also do yourself a favor and buy a full-face, mine came in very handy.

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