Ninja Cougar - Whistler's Newest Trail Addition!

Jul 28, 2008
by Tyler Maine  
Ninja Cougar is Whistler's newest trail addition and we at Pinkbike.com along with a few Norco Factory team riders got a first hand experience of this new creation. This amazingly well hand crafted trail will take riders from just above the mid station gondola (think B-Line entrance) and will tie in to Karate Monkey.

Have a look at the Pinkbike.com exclusive pics, the three videos and the crew that has made it happen:Ninja Cougar will be a blue level run that will teach users the proper way to ride corners and to really pump the back sides of rollers. If ridden correctly a rider shouldn't have to use their brakes on this trail and simply flow its smooth line through the woods. 9 months in the making results in one carefully laid out piece of art work.



Gotta earn the run down the trail with these guys:


But the little hike was oh so worth the reward of the rip down:

Check out our footage of the trail and a helmet camera run that Chris and Andrew did down the section that everyone was sessioning:
Ninja Cougar Footage:
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Ninja Cougar Helmet Camera Run:
Views: 10,805    Faves: 31    Comments: 14

Ninja Cougar Trail Builders Interview:
Views: 5,371    Faves: 8    Comments: 2

Like we said this trail has been in the works for 9 months now and has literally become a baby to this hard working crew. Trails don't build themselves and those that do the hard work are often over looked by the ones that enjoy the end result. So we want to take a moment to say hi and thanks to the crew that's hard at work in Whistler working on trails like Ninja Cougar and the rest of the bike park. Next time you see any of these guys stop and say thanks for all their hard work. Actually any time you are on a trail think about those that built it and offer to help out sometime-it'll do a lot for your trail karma.

Ninja cougar builders:
Chris Lamb:
Dave Murphy:
John Blair:
Andrew Gunn:
Jonny Fairfull:
Adam King:
Chris Martin:
Vit Kopriva:
Tino Kaltoten:
Jordan Hammond:

Ninja Cougar is slated to open August 1st, 2008.

Please visit www.whistlerbike.com to learn more about the whole Whistler bike park and the trails within it's boundaries.

Ok now get off of the computer and go for a ride, I am!

-Tyler "Brule" Maine


56 Comments

  • + 25
 They named the trail after what Darcy will be in 10 years haha.
  • + 1
 HAHA !!!!!
  • + 12
 more shots of Darcy please! WOW
  • + 9
 i can't f&^K'in wait to rip that trail. nice work crew. you guys make it soooo good!
  • + 10
 i just wanna get on those berms before the breaking bumps start to show
  • + 2
 yeah me to ! iom going ot rip it all day wehn it opens
  • + 1
 sick can't wait to shred it the day it opens, It'll be nice riding a freshly built trail. Definitely taking the hardtail up that day!
  • - 1
 can't wait to shred it on Aug 17th - 20th!
  • + 5
 if you look at the last picture at the top his pike looks invisible but wicked trail i would love to take a trip up there i guess ill have to stick to c.o.p
  • + 2
 Shaggy hair and scruffy chins seem to be the theme amongst trail builders, nowadays. Anyways, amazing construction. I give you whistler guys props for keeping the whole bikepark in order with only 10 guys.
  • + 0
 cause they have been camping in the woods for nine months while they build
no time to shave or shower while building mighty trails at whistler:P
  • + 4
 damn i just got back from whistler! trail looks svelt!
  • + 0
 this trail looks so sick, i that video makes me want to go ride, wich im going to go do now
  • + 5
 THANK YOU!
  • + 2
 I find nothing wrong with the trail names... to each their own though.
I meant to say i'm in LOVE with that girl who's interviewing the guys. KEEP IT UP BOYS!!!!! \m/
  • + 2
 WOW, I didn't know Whistler had room for another trail Wink BUT, that trail looks killer to pump.
  • + 1
 As far as I'm concerned, those guys have the best job EVER.

Nice work tup
  • + 0
 Whey to go Chicken its good to see you hard at work, Im hoping to come out there in august if I can get some time off so we will have to go for a rip. Peace Neville
  • + 1
 I got kind of pump track-ish feel from those nice tight berms and bumps. Man, someday I'll come and visit the Whistler!
  • + 0
 they should put a drop in like at the beginning of a-line, and that is a sweet trail to, i wish i planned my whislter trip a bit later.
  • + 0
 that looks sweet cant wait to shred the berms before the brake bumps show up its great theres a new trail it looks like you guys did a great job
  • + 0
 I rode Whistler on the 25th. You can see part of the new trail from the chain lift. It looked so smooth and flow! I wish I could have stayed another day or two!!!!!!!
  • + 2
 thats a good warm up trail
  • + 0
 yes this is a good idee to ride trail like that to warm-hup
  • + 2
 props dudes i'm stoked to come out next week and ride
  • + 1
 Trail looks decent, but my favorite trail at Whistler would have to be Frieght Train!
  • + 0
 yea... I agree. Freight train - side track - dirt merchant - and A Line all the way!
  • + 0
 this looks so flowy and fun! i wish i had something like that in the local forest
  • + 1
 then go build it!
  • + 0
 oeh what brand and model is the blue bike with the pike fork?
ps nice trail; bikin is fo everyone!
  • + 0
 Going up this weekend, cant wait to ride this trail. Hopefully its opened for August 1st.
  • + 1
 ive been watchin them build it from the lifts and aline
  • + 0
 how long till its littered with the craters weve come to love in whistlers corners
  • + 1
 dope, im going up in 3 days w00t cant wait........
  • + 1
 It opens just as I leave D:

=_
  • + 0
 Congrats on creating such a killer new addition... I look forward to hitting next time I'm up there.
  • + 0
 i just got here today (28th) when does it open? and yeah that chick is hot
  • + 0
 I would Kill for a bike trip to whistler
  • + 0
 nice trail !! ...Vit Kopriva are from Czech republic ???
  • + 0
 BTW, wicked trail. Pretty much ultimate.
  • + 0
 im so mad!!! i had to left whistler on sat
  • + 1
 pretty cool trail.
  • + 0
 yo i was just ther 3 days ago and it isnt opend yet but it looks good
  • + 0
 ditto.
  • + 0
 nice tracks
  • + 0
 looks like monster fun!
  • + 0
 hooray for whistler
  • + 0
 nice trail
  • - 3
 is it an expert trail?
  • + 2
 Did you read the whole story or watch the videos? It's an intermediate trail.
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