Top of the World

Whistler

Whistler Blackcomb

One of the best high alpine rides in the world, and served by a lift!

Mountain Biking Severe

Distance
5.9 km
Ascent
7 m
Descent
747 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
1.4 km
High Point
2.2 km
Gradient
10˚
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Description

Top of the World is the first lift-accessed high alpine trail in North America. It truly is a must do ride for anyone who is comfortable riding black diamond downhill trails. You can expect to see stunning views on a clear day! This trail is a staggering 5km long and takes around 30 minutes to ride!

For those riders who like to charge, there is a doubleblack alternate route to take at the start of this trail. The sheer grandeur adds to the intimidation factor—it really is a ride of a lifetime!

Difficulty

Severe

Widely variable, narrow trail tread with steeper grades and unavoidable obstacles of 15in/38cm tall or less. Obstacles may include unavoidable bridges 24in/61cm wide or less, large rocks, gravel, difficult root sections, and more. Ideal for advanced-level riders.

Extreme Exposure

4 out of 4

Some trail sections are extremely exposed where falling will almost certainly result in serious injury or death.

Remoteness

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

June, July, August, September

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