Whistler is our home base and, understandably, among our favorite places to ride and teach. Not only is it wonderful to know an area inside and out, but it's fantastic to have so much to know. Between the world-renowned mountain bike park, technically challenging valley climbs and descents, and the same friendly entry-level trails many of us learned on ourselves, Whistler has it dialed.
All of our Whistler camps allow each participant to select their specific riding focus. You can choose to spend all your time in the bike park, focus on the pedaling oriented trails in the valley, or split your weekend between the two and experience them both.
The Whistler camps serve all rider levels, and all discipline interests, amazingly well. There is fantastic terrain on which to start in the sport, trails designed to develop intermediate technical skills, the ideal set up for learning jumps and drops, and then countless opportunities to develop far beyond the single blacks and the standard features. Three of our camps here are women's only and three are co-ed.
Thanks to our partnership with Whistler Blackcomb, those interested in riding the lift-accessed trails in the bike park for either one or both camp days will be able to purchase significantly discounted lift tickets through us when we meet each morning.
Whatever your level, whatever your bike, whatever your interest, and whatever you want to learn, you can do it, and put it into immediate practice, here.
Garbanzo Bike & Bean is offering participants 10% off parts, accessories, and service costs all season long. For camp weekend rentals, please book through Summit Sport.
Summit Sport is offering camp participants 10% off bikes, parts, and accessories, 20% off service costs, 10% off bike and equipment rentals booked in store, and 33% off in-store rental rates when equipment is booked in advance online. All Summit Sport benefits will be available to participants all season long.
Note on rentals: Premium trail bikes are Trek Slash 9.7, and are allowed to be taken into the bike park. Fleet trail bikes and premium downhill bikes are Rocky Mountain, and fleet downhill bikes are GT. Select Summit Sport as your rental location. If rentals are sold out there, select G1 as your rental location, and Summit will organize to have the additional G1 bikes brought over for you.
Lunch Sponsor: Lift Coffee Company
Beer Sponsor: Red Truck Beer
We are proud to have the Aava Whistler Hotel as our local accommodation sponsor for the ninth year running. The hotel has a great location and amazing facilities, treats mountain bikers like gold, and offers a VIP discount of 30% to Trek Dirt Series participants.
The VIP rate is available on Whistler camp weekends, as well as four days pre and post, all subject to availability. Some of our camps share dates with large resort-wide events, so definitely book early, as space often sells out.
Should you wish to stay at the Aava at other times, you’ll be entitled to a Trek Dirt Series affiliated discount then too. In this case it will be 10% off their lowest sell rate, provided you book at least seven days in advance.
A two-night minimum stay is always required for all Saturday stays. Please also note that on September 9, 2018 the hotel will be completely booked out for a business conference.
Room options include two queen beds, a queen bed and a sofa bed, or a king bed. The hotel features a dry sauna, hot tub, outdoor heated pool, complimentary locked valet bike storage, and the nicest staff around. It’s located right in the village and less than a five-minute pedal from our host shops.
To book, call the Aava at 1-800-663-5644 x 4004 and mention the Trek Dirt Series, email them and include Trek Dirt Series in the subject line, or book online and enter DIRT in the rate access / corporate code drop down field.
The Scandinave Spa is an outdoor spa focused on hydrotherapy and massage, and includes eucalyptus steam baths, wood burning Finnish saunas, Nordic waterfalls, hammocks and solariums. It's the epitome of relaxation and rejuvenation, and offers Trek Dirt Series participants 15% off the price of the baths and 15% off the price of massage.
To take advantage of this offer, you can pick up a printed discount certificate at camp or download one here. The coaching staff goes to the spa throughout the season and absolutely loves it.