Develop your skills

Whether riders are just starting out riding trails and have never been in the Bike Park to riders who are riding all levels of trails, jumping, dropping and shredding all over the valley and park. Coaches will choose trails appropriate to your child’s ability level to help them develop their technique, stamina and skills. Programs will work on developing skills on XC trails and DH skills in the Whistler Bike Park for all levels of riders.


NEW this year we will splitting age groups by grade, this will only affect the summer program (Spring and Fall program run from the same location). Children will be able to start in Mini shredders at the same age but will stay with their school year group throughout the DFX program. This will prevent children born in the latter part of the year (July – Dec) being separated from their peer group at age 8. All children who were in Grade 2 during the 2019.20 school year will stay at the Blackcomb Base location. From experience over the last few seasons we feel this a better location to access trails for their ability. The DFX shuttle will be available if groups need to access Creekside trails or trails in the South end of the valley.

If your child does not fit with their age group please let the supervisor know and we will place them in the group that will work best with their ability.

Mini Shredders: Blackcomb Base

Pre K: Ages 3 – 5 for children who have not yet started school.

Club  6 – 8 SUMMER: Blackcomb Base

Kindergarten – Grade 2: If your child was in K – Grade 2 for the last school year.

  • Children born between Jan 1, 2015 and Dec 31, 2012
  • If your child is born at the end of the year, they will still be 5 when they move to club from Mini Shredders
Club 9 – 12 SUMMER: Creekside Base

Grade 3 + If your child was in Grade 3 or higher in the last school year

  • Children born before Jan 1, 2012
  • If your child is born at the end of the year, they will still be 8 when they move to Creekside.

Program Details

  • Drop off 8:45am to 9:15am.
  • Pick up is 3:00pm to 3:30pm.
  • Lunch is not provided, please provide a packed lunch with snacks suitable to be taken on the trails.
  • Bike with hand brakes, no coaster brakes allowed. Disc brakes highly recommended. Bike should have a minimum of front suspension and be suitable to go in the Bike Park regularly for rider's ability level intermediate and above.
  • Arm and leg armour, bike gloves and a hydration pack are required every day. A well-fitting XC helmet for XC days AND a full face for park days (ability level intermediate and above). Full body armour recommended for Park days.
  • Groups for beginner to advanced riders.
  • Minimum biking requirement: Have ridden comfortably on the paved valley trail and wide gravel roads. Must be comfortable pedaling their bike and using hand brakes.


BLACKCOMB KIDS - The lower level of the Whistler Blackcomb Admin Building, 4545 Blackcomb Way. Located at the Base of Blackcomb Mountain in the Upper Village.
  • CLUB 6 - 12 All levels
BLACKCOMB KIDS - The lower level of the Whistler Blackcomb Admin Building, 4545 Blackcomb Way. Located at the Base of Blackcomb Mountain in the Upper Village.
  • CLUB 6 - 8 All levels
CREEKSIDE KIDS – Creekside Courtyard opposite Dusty’s Bar and Grill
  • CLUB 9 -12 all levels Beginner to Expert (please note depending on numbers beginner riders aged 9-12 may be placed in a younger age group and may need to meet at Blackcomb Kids – the supervisor will advise you).

  • Included in price of program for summer programs. Day tickets provided for Bike Park use during Spring and Fall programs

Typical Day

Meet from 8:45 to 9:15am, groups will leave to ride at 9:15am sharp - please be on time and ready to go. We will be riding either on the trails or in the Bike Park for most of the day. Time may be spent at parks and lakes especially on hotter days but as the groups progress the amount of time spent off the trails will decrease.

  • Beginner and Novice groups will mostly be riding XC building up to riding some days in the Bike Park, your child's coach will let you know when their group is ready.

  • Intermediate and up groups will ride XC on Mondays/Tuesdays and in the Bike Park on Wednesdays/Thursdays, unless your child's coach informs you differently, so please come with the appropriate bike and equipment (including a full face helmet). 

Lunch will be at approximately 12:00pm back at Base or on the trails. Sometimes on longer 'expedition days' lunch may be taken with us or dropped off for us at a park or lake. Depending on the groups stamina breaks will be taken in the morning and afternoon as needed but the majority of the day will be on our bikes.

Pickup is from 3:00pm to 3:30pm. Each child must be signed out by a parent. If your child will be picked up by someone else please inform the coach in the morning. If you would like your child to sign out by themselves please ask your child's coach for a sign out permission form (age restrictions do apply).

We will be riding in all weather, so please make sure your child is prepared with rain gear and sunscreen!

Need assistance?

May 13 - Fall
10:00am - 5:00pm PST

1-800-766-0449      604-967-8950 (LOCAL)


Follow Us: