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 23, 2018.

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 Excalibur Gondola patio. 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 20-21
May 27-28
June 3-4
June 10-11
June 17-18
June 24–Sept 3 
Sept 9-10
Sept 16-17
Sept 23-24
  • 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 am still getting used to my bike and I ride on pavement or wide gravel trails.
  • I can ride comfortably on a two wheel pedal bike and know how to use my hand brakes.
  • I am still working at my stamina for longer distances and I haven't ridden much on dirt trails.
  • I am comfortable on green and easy blue single track trails, I can confidently use my hand brakes and change gears.
  • I can ride and carry momentum through bumpy, rooty sections of trail without putting my feet down.
  • I can ride down some stairs, wide ladder bridges and skinnys on the ground.
  • I am comfortable riding longer distances (8-10 km with breaks) and I don't complain when pedaling uphill.
  • I am comfortable on all blue single track trails.
  • I can maintain my momentum and ride through rocky, rooty sections both up and down.
  • I have good stamina both up and down trails and can pedal long distances (10-15 km with breaks).
  • I can comfortably ride raised ladder bridges and small rock faces.
  • I know how to do a front wheel lift.
  • 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 and drops.
  • I am excited to ride long difficult trails and have good stamina for long climbs (15-20 km rides with breaks).
  • I am prepared to be out on the trail or riding in the Bike Park all day.
  • I am confident at high speeds on all trails, I can climb easily up technical trails and 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 with correct technique.
  • I love to ride and really want to push myself to be better and stronger on my bike.

Need assistance?

Hours
Apr 22 - through Summer
8:30am - 5:30pm

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

 

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