Ability Level Guide

To ensure the safest and most enjoyable experience while in the Whistler Mountain Bike Park, please read the following guidelines carefully.

Feel free consult one of our Mountain Bike Park Guides if you are uncertain of your ability level and/or equipment needs. These guidelines are especially important for parents of children aged 12 years and younger*.

From those picking up mountain biking as a new outdoor sport, to those breaking through barriers after years of experience, the Dirt Series has created a legacy of fun, support, energy, and success.
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Level 1

You have little or no experience on a bike, and have trouble keeping the front wheel straight while riding.

Recommended programs:

Recommended equipment: gloves, elbow, knee and shin pads, helmet (CSA certified), mountain bike with front suspension, minimum V-brakes required, adequate tread on tires
Trails: green trails only (under the supervision of a Bike Park Guide)

Level 2

You have limited experience on a bike. You can control bike speed and direction on paved surfaces, but have little or no experience riding off-road terrain.

Recommended programs:

Recommended equipment: gloves, elbow, knee and shin pads, helmet (CSA certified), mountain bike with front suspension, minimum V-brakes required, adequate tread on tires.
Trails: green trails only

Level 3

You have limited experience riding off-road terrain. You are capable of controlling bike speed and direction on gentle single track trails and slightly uneven surfaces.

Recommended programs:

Recommended equipment: gloves, elbow, knee and shin pads, helmet (CSA certified), mountain bike with front suspension, minimum V-brakes required, adequate tread on tires
Trails: green trails only

Level 4

You have been mountain biking for at least two years. You are capable of controlling bike speed and direction on moderately steep and technical single track trails.

Recommended programs:

Recommended equipment: gloves, elbow, knee and shin pads, mountain bike with front suspension and a minimum of four inches of travel (dual suspension suggested), minimum V-brakes required (disc brakes suggested), adequate tread on tires, full-face helmet, chest and spine protection
Trails: green and blue trails only

Level 5

You are a strong and confident rider who is comfortable on steep and technical terrain and will attempt small to moderate drops and jumps.

Recommended programs:

Recommended equipment: gloves, elbow, knee and shin pads, mountain bike with front suspension and a minimum of four inches of travel (dual suspension suggested), minimum V-brakes required (disc brakes suggested), adequate tread on tires, full-face helmet, chest and spine protection
Trails: all trails except double black diamond

Level 6

You are a downhill or freeride mountain biker who is confident riding all types of terrain including large jumps, drops and narrow elevated trail sections.

Recommended programs:

Recommended equipment: gloves, elbow, knee and shin pads, mountain bike with front suspension and a minimum of four inches of travel (dual suspension suggested), minimum V-brakes required (disc brakes suggested), adequate tread on tires, full-face helmet, chest and spine protection
Trails: all trails

*We strongly recommend that children 12 years and younger be accompanied by an adult at all times while in the Park. Parents wishing their children to ride unsupervised by an adult must sign a form to that effect. Please ask Guest Relations for this form.

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