Video: Exploring Whistler's Alpine Trails

Nov 9, 2019
by Matt Staggs  
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Sterling Christenson ventures high up into Whistler's alpine on Lord Of The Squirrels early one morning during the hype of Crankworx.









Produced by Matt Staggs Visuals in association with DHaRCO Clothing and Evolve Bikes


22 Comments

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 Opinions: best big day ride including Lord of the Squirrels? I rode it once in 2017 but haven't make it up again because of bear closures and weather during trips but hopefully can show some friends next autumn if they can join me on their first BC trip. Wasn't sure if it was going to be worth the effort originally as I ride mostly natural alpine trails at home but glad we did. Wouldn't be desperate to repeat Happy Hour but looks like Rush Hour and Last Call are new, so what's the best way up & down from the summit now? And below, I linked into Working Class/Three Birds/ACDC last time, and rode Pigs on a Wing/Unicorn Petting Zoo and something else near there which my friends didn't know the name of as a quick ride another time which might be a good options after LOTS. So, best linkups? Discuss.
  • 3 2
 Do it the way you climbed then up Rush Hour to Last Call then down Happy Hour.

There's really.no best way down. It's all preferences. I start from Alpine as we live there so picking Rainbow Park as an arbitrary start point (as ending at a lake is a blast) then High Society to Bush Doctor then cruise the road back is fun. If you throw in an ending lap of the climb to Sirloin -Rockwork Orange - Korova - Wizard you'll be pretty content and end up with an easy cruise down trails to Rainbow Park
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 Can't remember Happy Hour being great riding, but OK. Was nice to get to the top for a lunch break anyway and would want to get all the way up if I was with someone who hadn't been up there before. Rode Rockwork-Korova-Wizard a couple of times, might be a good one to link into, yeah. Cheers.
  • 2 0
 Thanks Lee, I’ve put that down on the paper. Will do it next year... maybe with y’a!??
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 I've only had 2 days' riding in Whistler, one in the park and the other was pretty much this circuit - felt sooo lucky to be shown it - big respect to the trailbuilders - beautifully built and in such a stunning place. And thanks to Andy and Carlos for guiding!
  • 4 4
 I'm not sure about how I feel about a video that depicts this ride with flow and shred. These trails really aren't like that, and they don't aspire to be, so it's a bit of false advertising. That said, the trails make no apologies: they're awesome as they are.
  • 1 0
 I think at least the top 1/3 is about as flowy as BC gets outside the park. And considering it's like 5k down, that's a lot of trail!
  • 4 0
 Huh? I didn’t see any obligatory sliding. Looks like he was riding the trails the way they were designed. Is he supposed to get all the way up there and walk his bike??

Can’t wait to get up there next summer. Had the opportunity this past Aug but the legs just weren’t ready.
  • 8 0
 I’m super-sensitive and outspoken against the “big-air brown-pow-roost, bro” movement. I feel this was a purposefully tasteful edit.
  • 2 0
 Looks like a slice of heaven!
  • 1 0
 Yes indeed!!!
  • 2 1
 Why does Maxxis do their logo in yellow for the DHR and white for the WHF?
  • 8 0
 white logo maxis tires come on OEM stock tires on complete builds
  • 1 0
 Sick one Sterling and Matt! Wish we were still alpine riding here!
  • 1 0
 Beautiful
  • 1 0
 stuff of dreams rh
  • 1 0
 fuck yeah bud!
  • 1 0
 great looking trails!
  • 1 1
 Too bad the down is endless epic boring side cut, until Bush Doctor.
  • 1 0
 Wow..So wanna ride that!
  • 1 0
 That was sick
  • 1 1
 Certified DOWNCOUNTRY

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