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Whistler: The King of Downhill Mountain Bike Parks

Whistler Mountain Bike Park reigns as the undisputed king of downhill mountain biking. Come see what all the hype's about!

Description

The Whistler Mountain Bike Park reigns as the undisputed king of downhill mountain biking. In many ways, this dominance began in the early days of mountain biking. While the trails in the park began as gnarly tech lines, along the way Whistler essentially invented the purpose-built flow trail—a trail building technique that has since spread around the world.

Part of Whistler's dominance can be credited to the never-ending series of races and competitions that the mountain has played host to over the decades—most notably Crankworx, which has since turned into a global phenomenon. Now, the massive crowds that flood Whistler ever year to attend Crankworx make that week in August the single busiest week of the calendar year—an impressive feat for a long-standing winter destination.

Unwilling to rest on their laurels, Whistler has continued to expand the trail offerings in the bike park. Top of the World—an epic, half-day descent from the very top of the Peak Zone—made headlines several years ago when it opened. Most recently, Whistler began construction of a series of lengthy descents in the deep, dark forests of the Creek Zone in 2018, continuing the new trail openings on that side of the mountain in 2019.

Whether you want to run massive jump lines on A-Line, Dirt Merchant, and the like, or you want to challenge yourself on gnarly tech descents like Schleyer, or if you just prefer to rip a never-ending series of berms on Elixir and Insomnia, the Whistler Bike Park has something for you!

A-Line
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

A-Line

Whistler Blackcomb
2.8 km
0 m
341 m
The most famous mountain bike trail in the world!
Severe
Private
Top of the World
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Top of the World

Whistler Blackcomb
5.9 km
7 m
747 m
One of the best high alpine rides in the world, and served by a lift!
Severe
Private
Angry Pirate
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Angry Pirate

Whistler Blackcomb
2.3 km
0 m
341 m
If you’re tired of going big on the tabletop jumps and want to introduce a little gnar into your life, head for Angry Pirate!
Severe
Private
Crank It Up
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Crank It Up

Whistler Blackcomb
3.4 km
3 m
338 m
The everyman jump line in the Whistler Bike Park that will keep riders coming back for more!
Difficult
Private
C-More Butts
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C-More Butts

Whistler
1.3 km
1 m
115 m
A natural option while riding Crank It Up, the jumps on C-More are a bit bigger and a bit lippier.
Difficult
Private
B-Line
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

B-Line

Whistler Blackcomb
2.8 km
2 m
336 m
A great warmup run, or a run for training flow trail skills.
Moderate
Private
Delayed Fuse -> BC's Trail
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Delayed Fuse -> BC's Trail

Whistler Blackcomb
4.2 km
0 m
641 m
The Creek Zone's obligatory tech line.
Severe
Private
No Joke
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No Joke

Whistler Blackcomb
3.5 km
0 m
469 m
A steep black diamond romp through the Garbanzo Zone, that also accesses the top of the Creekside Gondola.
Severe
Private
Una Moss
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Una Moss

Whistler Blackcomb
4.4 km
5 m
549 m
An easy trail that functions as a critical conduit to access the Creek Zone.
Moderate
Private
Freight Train
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Freight Train

Whistler Blackcomb
5.6 km
1 m
652 m
A demanding expert-level jump line in the Garbanzo Zone.
Severe
Private
Blue Velvet
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Blue Velvet

Whistler Blackcomb
5.2 km
4 m
663 m
One of the best all-around trails in the Whistler Bike Park.
Difficult
Private
Original Sin
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Original Sin

Whistler Blackcomb
1.4 km
0 m
230 m
A varied tech trail with eroded fall line singletrack and massive rock rolls.
Severe
Private
Duffman
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Duffman

Whistler Blackcomb
3.1 km
0 m
400 m
A long, varied tech run with a few big features.
Severe
Private
Dirt Merchant

Dirt Merchant

Whistler Blackcomb
1.1 km
0 m
124 m
Fast and flowing big hits
Extreme
Private
Elixir -> Insomnia
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Elixir -> Insomnia

Whistler Blackcomb
4.6 km
0 m
641 m
New for 2019, this flow line is fresh and fast!
Difficult
Private
Southpark -> Earth Circus
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Southpark -> Earth Circus

Whistler Blackcomb
5.8 km
9 m
650 m
A beautiful flow line that crosses rushing mountain streams.
Difficult
Private
Peak Connector

Peak Connector

Whistler Blackcomb
0.6 km
0 m
33 m
All flow connecting trail
Severe
Private
Goat's Gully

Goat's Gully

Whistler Blackcomb
0.4 km
0 m
100 m
A steep intimidating rowdy tech trail!
Extreme
Private
Expressway

Expressway

Whistler Blackcomb
2.1 km
0 m
261 m
Wide summer access road.
Moderate
Private
In Deep

In Deep

Whistler Blackcomb
1.0 km
1 m
167 m
Technical, full on, steep rock lines!
Extreme
Private
Captain Safety

Captain Safety

Whistler Blackcomb
0.2 km
0 m
46 m
Technical burly, steep route that takes you down a ridge
Extreme
Private
Fatcrobat

Fatcrobat

Whistler Blackcomb
0.8 km
0 m
143 m
Fatrobat is a technical trail with plenty of woodwork to tackle.
Severe
Private
Little Alder

Little Alder

Whistler Blackcomb
0.2 km
0 m
33 m
A short connecting trail
Severe
Private
Blueberry Bathtub

Blueberry Bathtub

Whistler Blackcomb
1.1 km
0 m
123 m
Moderate
Private
D1

D1

Whistler Blackcomb
0.4 km
0 m
64 m
A short crazy jump trail
Extreme
Private
Too Tight

Too Tight

Whistler Blackcomb
0.3 km
0 m
64 m
Fun, fast singletrack through trees
Severe
Private
Super Fantastic

Super Fantastic

Whistler Blackcomb
0.8 km
0 m
117 m
A plesent singletrack
Moderate
Private
Side Track

Side Track

Whistler
0.6 km
0 m
66 m
Technical/flowy with plenty of jumps and berms
Severe
Private
Mackenzie River

Mackenzie River

Whistler
0.3 km
0 m
60 m
Technical trail with a mix of rock slabs and woodwork.
Severe
Private
No Duff

No Duff

Whistler
0.2 km
0 m
40 m
Tight, technical and steep!
Extreme
Private
Golden Triangle

Golden Triangle

Whistler
1.1 km
0 m
97 m
A fun flowy intermediate trail.
Moderate
Private
After Atlantis (Connector Trail)

After Atlantis (Connector Trail)

Whistler Blackcomb
0.6 km
10 m
8 m
Flowy narrow single track
Easy
Private
Crabapple Hits

Crabapple Hits

Whistler Blackcomb
0.4 km
0 m
66 m
A sequence of huge jumps!
Extreme
Private
Crabapple

Crabapple

Whistler Blackcomb
0.4 km
0 m
53 m
A short cruisy trail paralleling the pro line
Easy
Private
Shady Acres

Shady Acres

Whistler Blackcomb
0.1 km
0 m
15 m
A short technical trail
Easy
Private
Del Bocca Vista

Del Bocca Vista

Whistler Blackcomb
0.3 km
0 m
66 m
A nice intro into technical riding
Easy
Private
A-Line Drop

A-Line Drop

Whistler Blackcomb
0.0 km
7 m
0 m
A one hit drop!
Severe
Private
Hornet

Hornet

Whistler
0.1 km
0 m
21 m
A short technical connecting route.
Severe
Private
World Cup Single Track

World Cup Single Track

Whistler Blackcomb
0.3 km
0 m
21 m
Fast and flowy!
Easy
Private
Ho Chi Min

Ho Chi Min

Whistler Blackcomb
0.4 km
0 m
51 m
A fast and flowy singletrack blended with some fun tech riding!
Moderate
Private
Polp Fiction (Crack Addict)

Polp Fiction (Crack Addict)

Whistler Blackcomb
0.2 km
0 m
46 m
A very committing blend of wooden features, drops and bridges
Extreme
Private
Afternoon Delight

Afternoon Delight

Whistler Blackcomb
0.3 km
0 m
48 m
A technical little number
Severe
Private
Tech Noir

Tech Noir

Whistler Blackcomb
0.1 km
0 m
25 m
A very spicy, technical trail
Extreme
Private
Boneyard

Boneyard

Whistler Blackcomb
0.4 km
0 m
66 m
Air time special
Extreme
Private
Canadian Open Course Lower

Canadian Open Course Lower

Whistler Blackcomb
0.3 km
0 m
47 m
A tough technical route with varying ingredients
Extreme
Private
Family Cross

Family Cross

Whistler Blackcomb
0.5 km
0 m
59 m
Family Cross is super fun machine groomed jump/pump track.
Moderate
Private
GX Course

GX Course

Whistler Blackcomb
0.4 km
0 m
32 m
Flowy jump line that runs down the main ski run, Lower Olympic.
Moderate
Private
Ninja Cougar

Ninja Cougar

Whistler Blackcomb
0.5 km
0 m
55 m
Super fun, fast flowy trail.
Moderate
Private
Fade to Black

Fade to Black

Whistler Blackcomb
0.2 km
0 m
42 m
Fade of Black is an all out stunt trail with high consequence.
Extreme
Private
Whistler Downhill - Lower

Whistler Downhill - Lower

Whistler Blackcomb
0.6 km
0 m
124 m
Fast and technical will all types of terrain
Extreme
Private
Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson

Whistler Blackcomb
0.2 km
0 m
13 m
A very stout trail for the seasoned pro
Extreme
Private
B-Line Connector

B-Line Connector

Whistler Blackcomb
0.1 km
3 m
0 m
A short connecting trail
Moderate
Private
Funshine Rolly Drops -> Smoke and Mirrors -> Blueseum -> Afternoon Delight
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Funshine Rolly Drops -> Smoke and Mirrors -> Blueseum -> Afternoon Delight

Whistler Blackcomb
2.4 km
1 m
335 m
An excellent "intermediate" tech trail combination.
Difficult
Private
Detroit Rock City

Detroit Rock City

Whistler Blackcomb
0.4 km
0 m
81 m
Rock slab central!
Extreme
Private
Clown Shoes

Clown Shoes

Whistler Blackcomb
0.5 km
0 m
114 m
Steep and scary!
Extreme
Private
Joyride - Lower

Joyride - Lower

Whistler Blackcomb
0.6 km
0 m
141 m
Steep and stout
Extreme
Private
Whistler Downhill - Upper

Whistler Downhill - Upper

Whistler Blackcomb
0.4 km
0 m
85 m
Built for speed!
Extreme
Private
Canadian Open Course Upper

Canadian Open Course Upper

Whistler Blackcomb
0.3 km
0 m
62 m
Extreme
Private
Joyride - Upper

Joyride - Upper

Whistler Blackcomb
0.5 km
0 m
108 m
A committing technical trail with drops, slabs and rock
Extreme
Private
Fantastic

Fantastic

Whistler Blackcomb
0.5 km
0 m
71 m
Fantastic is a flowy trail that snakes its way down a ski run.
Moderate
Private
7 Year War
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7 Year War

Whistler Blackcomb
0.7 km
3 m
103 m
A new tech line in the Whistler Bike Park that is remarkably flowy.
Severe
Private
Easy Does It - Upper

Easy Does It - Upper

Whistler Blackcomb
2.2 km
11 m
135 m
Possibly the best intro to ripping a DH bike and feeling the flow.
Easy
Private
Easy Does It - Lower

Easy Does It - Lower

Whistler Blackcomb
2.8 km
4 m
221 m
Possibly the best intro to ripping a DH bike and feeling the flow.
Easy
Private