Everyone knows and loves the Whistler Bike Park. But aside from some savvy tourists, and Sea to Sky locals, Whistler's Valley trails can sometimes be forgotten alongside the bike park. However, any local rider worth their salt knows that the best trails in Whistler aren't accessed by a chairlift. Hoping to showcase the lesser known side of Whistler, I linked up with Rocky Mountain - Urge bp Rally Team
rider Jesse Melamed to shoot some Westside favourites. With Jesse knowing these trails like the back of his hand, filming was a breeze, and it was great to see one of Canada's top enduro athletes make rocky gnarl look smooth and fast. Born and raised in Whistler, Jesse has been on a tear since his 6th place at last year's Crankworks EWS race, and is on track to winning the Sea to Sky Enduro Series
this year. This weekend, Jesse is flying out to Scotland to race the 2nd stop of the EWS, at the Tweedlove Festival, and he will be competing in the rest of the Enduro World Series as well.
Video and Photo by Max Berkowitz Visual // @maxberkowitzvisual