Following is our experience when we rode in this area September 2003.
Whistler Village is an enchanting alpine style, pedestrian-only village
surrounded by beautiful mountains. It is truly an international resort
with 200 shops in the area along with art galleries, souvenir and gift
shops, more than 90 restaurants, etc.
The Village is most famous as a ski resort and is now preparing to
host the 2010 Winter Olympics.
It is also famous for its Mountain Bike Park and trails. Whistler
Mountain Bike Park is home to the Village Gondola that carries bikers
by the thousands to the top for thrilling rides down. Those who want
an extreme challenge can take a trail with huge drops, obstacles,
ramps, teeter totters and all sorts of ways to do stunts on two wheels.
Other trails are not quite as challenging. Trails are rated:
Green Circle - Beginner, Blue Square - Intermediate, and Black
Diamond - Expert. Visitors who would rather watch can sit on
bleachers at the bottom and be amazed!
But for those of us who are not interested in mountain single-track
riding there are miles of paved walking/biking trails around many
golf courses, through residential areas and around lakes. So
there's something for everyone. It's a beautiful interesting place to visit.