Video: Whistler's Peak Zone - Top of the World

Aug 6, 2014 at 15:26
by WhistlerMountain BikePark  
In the Zone – Peak Zone

The elusive zone. It waits for no one. You are either one with it—in sync at every stroke, every angle, every apex, every compression; or in pursuit of it—seeking that magical place where physical and mental states meld effortlessly into the perfect ride.


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You’ll find it in Peak Zone. Where some of the world’s best riding is set against the granite spires of the Coast Mountain range. You’ll find it in the insane alpine environment on tacky smooth single track filled with built up berms, switchback corners and fun flowy descents. And you’ll find it in the spectacular views as you experience life at the top of the world.

Filming for Into The Zone PEAK Zone
  Spectacular views of Black Tusk and the Coast Mountain Range, oh and did we mention the alpine riding.

This is Peak Zone. A mind blowing experience which takes the flow that Whistler Mountain Bike Park is famous for and drops it on the Peak of Whistler Mountain. Prepare yourself for 5,000 vertical feet of the most spectacular lift accessed single track in the world. DH bike or XC bike, the choice is yours.

Find your zone. Go, chase it down.

More zones are ready to be explored. Find it whistlerblackcomb.com/bike #PeakZone #InTheZone

Filming for Into The Zone PEAK Zone
  Lula Darquier making the most of the evening light.

Filming for Into The Zone PEAK Zone
  Katie Holden chasing down Lula Darquier on Top of the World.

Filming for Into The Zone PEAK Zone
  James McSkimming leaving nothing but dust in his trail.

Filming for Into The Zone PEAK Zone
  Snow capped mountains surrounding alpine single track.

Filming for Into The Zone PEAK Zone
  Katie Holden capturing the compulsory sunset instagram photo.

Credits:
Video by Goldstein Productions
Photos by Mark Mackay Photography
Riders: Katie Holden and the Whistler Mountain Bike Park Team Riders – Tristan Merrick, Lula Darquier, and James McSkimming.
Music by Factor Eight
Thanks to our partners: Giant, SRAM, Rock Shox, Avid, Truvativ, Kokanee, Power Bar, Go Pro, Maxxis,DT Swiss, Kali, Monster, Dakine & iXS.

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54 Comments

  • + 24
 Top of the World trail looks like what the definition of mountain biking is. Having all these peaks around, it's easy to imagine yourself being in Heaven. I wanna ride it so bad. One day...
  • + 2
 Top of the World was alright. Something everyone has to do once, but I will not pay $15 for 1 run on it again.
  • - 8
flag miff (Aug 7, 2014 at 10:43) (Below Threshold)
 It's just a WB tourist trap. I wouldn't recommend it unless you're here for a power holiday and have cash to burn.
  • + 28
 @Craig7, think about all the other crap you spend $15 on and compare that to the TOTW trail - still not worth it?
  • + 3
 In Slovakia there is Rocky Mountain Bike Park, one route is from the top of Hopok, there is 996m of vertical drop, so bigger than "Top of the world" - and this is way nearer from Bulgaria :-)
www.jasna.sk/en/rocky-mountain-bike-world-jasna/trails
  • + 3
 ziolek, European tour is on the map for sure. Alps are so maginificent and it's much more feasible trip, but I would never ever miss a chance if I can go to Canada one day or go to New Zealand. This is something we definitely need to do in our lives. Besides that I'm more than happy of what we got in Bulgaria - not many bike parks, only a few, but there are a lot of places to ride, and with Europe in a hand you literally have no limits of trails.
  • + 3
 seems like a cheap shuttle to an alpine ride to me!
  • + 1
 I've Just did it two days ago, and it's one of most memorable things in my life. Glad i did it. If you're not used to "alpine" trail like me, you're in for a shock Smile
  • + 4
 You're bitching about spending $15 to ride Top of the World? A cheeseburger is $15 these days.
  • + 2
 I think it should be included in your day pass. You don't spend extra to get up there in the winter. Seems a bit unfair.
  • + 14
 It is cruel to watch this at 6:30 in the morning just before going for an other day at work... It is fresh and sunny outside and I just want to ride my bike..... Please let me ride.....
Have a good day...
  • + 2
 I´m feeling the same as you.... my bike is here... sun is shining and I´m going to work.... But I´m a little bit further from this trail.... about 16 hours of flight..... =) but.........Tuesday I´m coming!!!!!
  • + 2
 Quit your job ya puss. Wink
  • + 11
 Just arrived in Whistler for the first time and have a private lesson this morning. Watching this at 7a.m. and will be booking top of the world for early next week. So stoked to be here and so excited to be hitting the trails today.......like a little boy on Christmas morning!!
  • + 8
 Man your going to have the best time of your life
  • + 8
 I'd love to see how they manage to do those epic panning shots. So sick!
  • + 1
 check out the demo reel of Freefly Systems: www.freeflysystems.com/media/videos.php
They either used this or a similar system
  • + 1
 serious props to the camera operator.
  • + 1
 Once again. Thanks for the inspiration
  • + 1
 I was thinking the same thing. Imagining some dude just running with a steadycam jumping over boulders and sh**
  • + 1
 thought it was a drone for sure but you can see the filmer's shadow in one of the last shots. Amazing work never seen anything like it!
  • + 1
 Amazing. A drone that can carry a person.....
  • + 7
 @ work, sunny. Tomorrow, sunny. This weekend...
Rain...
  • + 1
 Rode this for the first time 2 weeks ago. Breathtaking views, fresh air, techy sections followed by smooth flowly berms and tables. A stream that flows down from the top of the mountain (yes, you must drink the water so cold and fresh). Whistler was def. amazing all around cant wait to go back next year - definitly addicted.
  • + 1
 same here,rode it last Sat,and it was awsome.
  • + 2
 Hey Goldstein productions, when are you putting out a full length Mtb film! looks like you guys know what your doing. Nice vidz cheers
  • + 3
 been there, done that.... and miss it like hell... one of the best rides there is.
  • + 0
 There is no way they were gettin down off the hill in time from those last shots before dark, it looked like sunset, not dawn. Shame they can't show the absolute splendour of the place in a situation we can experience. small aggro I admitt, but as most us dream / save and pray to ride there the video IMHO should portray what you experience.
  • + 2
 Sadly, you can't ride the peak at the epic sunset time depicted in this video. Chair closes around 4pm, and the trail gets swept and closed by patrol shortly thereafter...
  • - 1
 Actually the chairs run until 8pm leading up to September 1st.
  • + 1
 The Fitz lift does. Garbo closes at 7pm. Last Peak Chair upload is at 4pm. And TOTW is accessed from the peak. www.whistlerblackcomb.com/the-mountain/hours-of-operation.aspx
  • + 1
 Woops! My bad
  • + 0
 My shoulder isn´t 100% but I´m going to meltdown this first time in Whistler! And I can´t wait to meet this trail!
It´s my dream since I watched NWD for the first time years and years ago....
  • + 1
 that is one sick ass video...Will be in Vancouver for work the week after next. As always my friday "travel day" will be spent at whistler. Can't wait
  • + 1
 Great Shooting following that guy around the corners, great use of a boom!!! and that's why they charge for that xtra lift! ....to pay for the advertisement!
  • + 1
 One of my favorite trails at WB - gorgeous photos! The views from up there are surreal.
  • + 2
 How did Pinkbike get a video of my dream?
  • + 2
 they should give you a free tube with a TOTW ticket...
  • + 1
 to bad they charge 18 for a tube ahah
  • + 2
 jesus christ that camera work was unreal
  • + 2
 Someone ran their ass of for that footage.
  • + 2
 Incredible camera work!
  • + 1
 It was my first run of the day..while it rained.
  • + 1
 The guy with the gimbal risk his life running through those rock's !!!
  • + 1
 I need to get there soon!
  • + 1
 I wanna go to whistler soooo bad, next year hopefully
  • + 2
 Epic.
  • + 1
 Gotta get that Instabanger
  • + 1
 Lord jahova
  • + 1
 one day... one day...
  • + 0
 Meow!!!!!!
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