Whistler adds new maps, highest lift-served trail

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      New for this year, Whistler has added new online trail maps for the entire Whistler trail network, which are accessible at their mobile site from your smart phone here: http://mobile.whistler.com/trails/

      Also, with the construction of their new Top of the World trail, Whistler becomes the "highest" lift-served mountain bike park in North America with a vertical drop of 4,946 vertical feet. The elevation at the top of the Peak Chair, where the trail begins, is 7,160 feet, so this [i:psjtjban]probably[/i:psjtjban] isn’t actually the highest-elevation mountain bike trail on the continent… but that doesn’t mean it still isn’t going to be freaking awesome!

      The mountain bike trails database is a new feature available on Whistler.com showcasing the extensive trail network in and around Whistler. This interactive map provides an overview of trails, their locations and degree of difficulty allowing users to click on individual trails to access more detailed GPS information. The mobile site is located here: http://mobile.whistler.com/trails/

      When it comes to mountain biking, Whistler offers an unparalleled variety of cross-country and downhill terrain to explore, from high alpine single-track to the world-renowned Whistler Mountain Bike Park.

      New to the bike park this year is the Top of the World trail. Offering 360 degree views of the surrounding glaciers, lakes and peaks, the trail increases the park’s vertical by more than 330 metres (1,091 feet). With over 60 trails and 1,508 metres (4,946 feet) of vertical, Whistler Mountain Bike Park offers more trails and more vertical feet than any other bike park in North America. The trail begins at the top of Peak Chair, descending through three climate zones: Alpine Tundra, Mountain Hemlock and Temperate Rainforest. A limit of 100 riders per day are permitted on the new trail, opening up new terrain to eager advanced riders ready to test their skills on Whistler’s alpine slopes. Riding the Peak Chair will require a separate lift ticket which will cost riders $15 in addition to their Bike Park pass.

      Read more here: http://www.travelvideo.tv/news/canada/0 … h-whistler’s-extensive-trail-system-with-new-mountain-bike-trails-database

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    • #111329

      Man that’s awesome. 3 climate zones! lol

    • #111330
      "mtbgreg1" wrote

      Also, with the construction of their new Top of the World trail, Whistler becomes the "highest" lift-served mountain bike park in North America with a vertical drop of 4,946 vertical feet. The elevation at the top of the Peak Chair, where the trail begins, is 7,160 feet, so this [i:15fh8hie]probably[/i:15fh8hie] isn’t actually the highest-elevation mountain bike trail on the continent… but that doesn’t mean it still isn’t going to be freaking awesome!

      Hopefully Winter Park (Trestle Bike Park) won’t take this lying down! And their top elevation (for skiing anyway) is 12,700 feet!

    • #111331
      "maddslacker" wrote

      [quote="mtbgreg1":1p2xmpeh]Also, with the construction of their new Top of the World trail, Whistler becomes the "highest" lift-served mountain bike park in North America with a vertical drop of 4,946 vertical feet. The elevation at the top of the Peak Chair, where the trail begins, is 7,160 feet, so this [i:1p2xmpeh]probably[/i:1p2xmpeh] isn’t actually the highest-elevation mountain bike trail on the continent… but that doesn’t mean it still isn’t going to be freaking awesome!

      Hopefully Winter Park (Trestle Bike Park) won’t take this lying down! And their top elevation (for skiing anyway) is 12,700 feet![/quote:1p2xmpeh]

      Yeah I figured winter park would be at a higher elevation, but I don’t think there’s anyway they can squeak out 5,000 vertical feet of DH mountain biking, is there? During the winter they only have a vertical drop of 2,610.

    • #111332

      yeah, you’re right. Looks like the only resort that comes close out here is Aspen/Snowmass with 4,406 vertical.

      It’s hard to get that much vertical when the base is higher than Whistler’s peak. 😆

    • #111333

      Maps are always a good thing!

      I would agree, "highest lift-served trail" is a bit misleading but you can’t argue with 5k of vertical feet!

    • #111334

      Article/experience on the Top of the World Trail: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/tra … le4470006/

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