AGES 13-16 YEARS OLD

Teen Daily Group Lessons

Building on the success of DFX we are pleased to introduce a new teen program for riders aged 13 -16. This will be an extension of the DFX program and will use the same format and coaches but form groups with an older age group. From Bike Park first timers, to experienced riders, our Teen Daily Lessons are the perfect environment for your teens to develop the fundamental foundations to the sport. Under the guidance of our esteemed and professionally certified coaches, there is no better way for your teen to experience the thrill of mountain biking in a supervised and controlled environment.

REQUIRED AGE
  • 13-16 YRS

REQUIRED ABILITY

  • Beginner, Novice, Intermediate, Strong Intermediate, Advanced, or Expert Riders.

Offer

BUY 2 DAYS AND GET YOUR 3RD DAY FREE*!
 
To book call 1-800-766-0449
 
*Book 2 days and get the 3rd day free! Must be consecutive days. Consecutive days start from June 22, 2019.

Plan For The Day

Schedule
8:30am - 9:15am
  • Pick up vouchers, collect safety information, sign waivers at Village Guest Relations, pick up Bike Rentals and Equipment.
9:15am - 9:45am
  • Meet the coaches at Garbanzo Kids. Coaches will assess your teen's level and form groups on ability and past experience.
  • Groups will start uploading to the CLC learning area at 9:30am 
10:00am - 12:00pm
  • Lesson starts. Skill development and riding trails.
12:00pm - 12:20pm
  • Lunch at CLC (Children's Learning Centre) at mid station on Whistler Mountain - Lunch time may vary.
12:30pm - 3:15pm
  • More riding and having fun.
3:15pm - 3:30pm
  • Pick up time back at Excalibur Gondola.
Lessons Details
IS LUNCH PROVIDED?
Yes. Lunch is provided. Lunch is eaten at CLC (Children's Learning Centre) at mid station on Whistler Mountain, which provides an indoor seating area to keep out of the sun/rain. Lunch choices include a daily special or a variety of sandwiches/wraps plus soup and salad, fruit and dessert. If your child has allergies or dietary requirements please inform the instructor.
 
A Hydration Pack is highly recommended for use on the trails. Water fountains are only available at the top and bottom of the Bike Park.
 
WHAT CLOTHING SHOULD I BRING?
Please dress appropriately for the weather/temperature. Shorts and T-shirt are fine with a sweater or track pants for colder days. Closed toes shoes are required, no sandals or flip flops. We will be riding in all weather, so please be prepared with rain gear and sunscreen!

Guests are required to present the credit card used for purchase upon activity check-in.

RENTAL BIKES INCLUDE:
  • Rental bikes are Standard Fleet, full suspension.
  • Rental package includes basic armour package (arm & leg pads, gloves and full-face helmet).
Please see the rental staff for advice on the best size bike for your teen.

Dates

Lessons are offered WEEKENDS only during Spring & Fall, and DAILY during Summer. Lessons go from 9:30am - 3:30pm.
 
Please meet at Garbanzo Kids located beside the Whistler Gondola entrance, at the base of Whistler Mountain.

 

SPRING SUMMER FALL
Weekends Only Daily Weekends Only
May 18-19
May 25-26
June 1-2
June 8-9
June 15-16
June 23–Sept 2 
Sept 7-8
Sept 14-15
Sept 21-22
  • Book 2 days get the second half price available for consecutive days. 
  • 3 for 2 deal available for consecutive days.
  • 5 day price package available Mon-Fri. 
  • Book 2 days get the second half price available for consecutive days. 

 

Ability Levels

  • I can comfortably ride on pavement or wide gravel trails, maintain balance and can use hand brakes.
  • Little or no experience in a DH Mountain Bike Park.
  • I can comfortably ride on green and easy blue single track and freeride trails in the Bike Park or cross country.
  • I am confident to ride and carry momentum through bumpy, rooty sections of trail without putting a foot down and have good brake control.
  • I have a little experience riding Bike Parks.
  • I am comfortable on all blue technical trails and can ride all green and easy blue freeride trails in the park. My wheels rarely leave the ground.
  • I can maintain my momentum and ride through rocky, rooty sections and am starting to look at increasing speed.
  • I can comfortably ride raised ladder bridges and small rock faces.
  • I have some experience riding in a Bike Park.
  • I am a strong rider on all blues and easy blacks and I can ride all or most of the features.
  • I am confident on this level of trail in the Bike Park and cross country.
  • I ride at a moderate but safe speed and carry my momentum.
  • I can do a rear wheel lift, bunny hops, a track stand, and small jumps and drops with correct technique.
  • I am excited to ride steep roll downs, raised ladder bridges and technical trails.
  • I am comfortable at fast speeds on all black trails both cross country and in the Bike Park.
  • I can pick a line through difficult technical sections, ride steep rock faces and raised skinnys.
  • I have good technique and can carry and judge my speed to do medium jumps (12ft +/- table tops) and drops. 
  • I am confident at high speeds on all trails, I can ride all the features on black and some double black trails both cross country and in the Bike Park.
  • I can clear large drops and jumps (20ft +/- table tops) with correct technique.

Need assistance?

CALL CENTRE HOURS
April 27 - May 12
10:00am - 5:00pm PST
May 13 - Summer
10:00am - 5:00pm PST

1-800-766-0449      604-967-8950 (LOCAL)
wbreservations@vailresorts.com

 

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