The Whistler Thread

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Posted: Jun 11, 2019 at 8:13 Quote
kevin267 wrote:
Frontrange wrote:
kingtut87 wrote:


Show up when the plates go on sale and you'll be fine. Entries are capped but it doesn't sell out too often. You will need a WORCA membership which is $60 plus $5 for the Phat Wednesday. The schedule should be on the WORCA website. I think you can also get a one off $25 day licence, but you'd best check with WORCA about that.

The BC Cup DH course changes every year. Usually some variation/combination of Schleyer/Upper Joyride/Upper Whis DH into Lower Whis DH/Detroit Rock/Canadian Open.

Sweet thanks man. I'm probably going to skip the BC Cup, I don't want to have to practice that much on vacation. Wednesday night race sounds perfect though.

Not sure when you're here but the phat Wednesday races aren't every single Wednesday there's a couple breaks and the bc cup week might be one of the weeks there's no phat Wednesday race, should double check


Thanks for the heads up! I just checked WORCA and it looks like it's on for the 26th but skips the week before.

Posted: Jun 11, 2019 at 10:19 Quote
Frontrange wrote:
kevin267 wrote:
Frontrange wrote:


Sweet thanks man. I'm probably going to skip the BC Cup, I don't want to have to practice that much on vacation. Wednesday night race sounds perfect though.

Not sure when you're here but the phat Wednesday races aren't every single Wednesday there's a couple breaks and the bc cup week might be one of the weeks there's no phat Wednesday race, should double check


Thanks for the heads up! I just checked WORCA and it looks like it's on for the 26th but skips the week before.

Tends to happen before bigger events so the crew can get ready and not have to work two races the same week. Shout out to all those the make the Beer League World Cup the best series in the world. I miss you all. I haven’t raced consistently in over three years (got kids now).

Posted: Jun 11, 2019 at 10:51 Quote
If you want to race but there's not Phat Wednesday the Thursday Toonies are a lot of fun. Same deal, you need a membership and $5 on the day, but it's usually a mass start 'xc' 'race'. 'xc' because it's whistler and more often than not not your traditional XC course and 'race' because it's race for those at the front and a ride for everyone else. Free food and beer at the end too. Perfect for your 29er enduro/all mountain bike.

Posted: Jun 13, 2019 at 12:29 Quote
Looking to check out Whistler valley trails for the first time on July 4th weekend. Hoping that it won't be too busy there.

I live in Seattle and usually ride Tiger and sometimes Chuckanut. Any recommendation on similar trails at Whistler that I should check out? I am pretty comfortable with single blacks around here but I usually approach double blacks with caution, although Predator and Mega at Tiger are fine.

I usually prefer the long climb up then down but also up to check out anything new.

Thank you!

Posted: Jun 13, 2019 at 13:30 Quote
if anyone wants to check out Trespasser in the next couple weeks hit me up.

Posted: Jun 13, 2019 at 17:05 Quote
Anyone know if the 3 lap sampler ticket lets you upload any lift? I.e. can I upload Creekside + 2x Garbos or Village Gondola then 2 Garbos? Tried customer service but got someone new that didn't have a clue.

Thanks

Posted: Jun 13, 2019 at 20:00 Quote
gramboh wrote:
Anyone know if the 3 lap sampler ticket lets you upload any lift? I.e. can I upload Creekside + 2x Garbos or Village Gondola then 2 Garbos? Tried customer service but got someone new that didn't have a clue.

Thanks

Im not sure, you used to be able to do that.

Posted: Jun 13, 2019 at 20:07 Quote
gramboh wrote:
Anyone know if the 3 lap sampler ticket lets you upload any lift? I.e. can I upload Creekside + 2x Garbos or Village Gondola then 2 Garbos? Tried customer service but got someone new that didn't have a clue.

Thanks

I believe it’s fitz and Gondi only no Garbo

Posted: Jun 13, 2019 at 21:03 Quote
gramboh wrote:
Anyone know if the 3 lap sampler ticket lets you upload any lift? I.e. can I upload Creekside + 2x Garbos or Village Gondola then 2 Garbos? Tried customer service but got someone new that didn't have a clue.

Thanks

My wife gets the 3 lap and yes it's 3 laps on any lift. So you could do 1 fitz and 2 Garbo if you like. However, in the past opening weekend for Garbo they didn't even have the scanner setup. You could lap it all day on the 3 lap pass.

Posted: Jun 14, 2019 at 7:41 Quote
passaree wrote:
Looking to check out Whistler valley trails for the first time on July 4th weekend. Hoping that it won't be too busy there.

I live in Seattle and usually ride Tiger and sometimes Chuckanut. Any recommendation on similar trails at Whistler that I should check out? I am pretty comfortable with single blacks around here but I usually approach double blacks with caution, although Predator and Mega at Tiger are fine.

I usually prefer the long climb up then down but also up to check out anything new.

Thank you!

Tiger comparables would be harder blues. The blacks will be more technical in the sense that there are no easier rest spots between the hard sections. Whis trails usually have roots rocks ups and downs coming at you constantly.

For a longish climb up then a harder than Tiger down go to the Blackcomb side. Do Microclimate and Hey Bud. They'll be harder than Tiger but are easiest on that side.

Alternative is Howler which is also harder than Tiger.

Tiger comparable trails would be HiHi, HiSide, Tunnel Vision, Danimal for eg

Posted: Jun 14, 2019 at 13:57 Quote
Cheapest way to get from Vancouver airport to Whistler? Anyone? Much appreciated!

Posted: Jun 14, 2019 at 17:31 Quote
[Quote="BornOnTwo"]Cheapest way to get from Vancouver airport to Whistler? Anyone? Much appreciated!
Pop a ride would be the cheapest if anyone is doing the same trip.

Posted: Jun 14, 2019 at 18:58 Quote
Garbo opening. Can't sleep!

Posted: Jun 14, 2019 at 19:56 Quote
ThunderChunk wrote:
Garbo opening. Can't sleep!

Yep I hear ya!!

Posted: Jun 14, 2019 at 22:02 Quote
[Quote="Haddow-B"]
BornOnTwo wrote:
Cheapest way to get from Vancouver airport to Whistler? Anyone? Much appreciated!
Pop a ride would be the cheapest if anyone is doing the same trip.

Epic rides! You have to take a Skytrain to Burrard station but makes the ride like $35 in total.


 
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