AGES 5-14 YEARS OLD

DFX Kids 5-Day Camp

The perfect way for your kids to experience the thrill of both cross-country and downhill mountain biking this summer. For beginner through expert riders, we keep the excitement levels high for a truly unforgettable summer adventure.

Dates


TBD - SEPTEMBER 4, 2020:

All camps run MONDAY - FRIDAY 9:00am - 3:30pm

June 22 - 26
June 29 - July 3
July 6 - 10
July 13 - 17
July 20 - 24
July 27 - 31
August 3 - 7
August 10 - 14
August 17 - 21
August 24 - 28
August 31 - September 4
 

Meet at Garbanzo Kids located beside the Whistler Gondola entrance, at the base of Whistler Mountain. Camp Sign in is located along the Carlton Lodge Hotel between the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and McCoos.


ITINERARY:

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday: XC days riding trails in the Valley

Wednesday & Friday: DH days riding trails in the Whistler Mountain Bike Park

Program Details


IS LUNCH PROVIDED?

Yes. Lunch is provided.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday Bagged lunches are delivered to either Lost Lake, Rainbow Park or Meadow Park depending on what trails groups are riding. On rainy days lunch will be eaten inside at Blackcomb Base. A daily choice of sandwich is provided, plus fruit, veggies, desert item and juice box.

Wednesday and Friday lunch is at CLC at mid station on the 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.


WHAT EQUIPMENT SHOULD I BRING?

Bike with a minimum of 20" wheels, have front suspension* and hand brakes (front and back), no coaster brakes allowed. Disc brakes highly recommended. Bike should be suitable to pedal in the valley and go in the Bike Park on park days, two bikes may be used. DH bikes can be rented for park days.

Bikes need to be in good working order.

We suggest taking the time to take your child's bike to your local bike shop and get it tuned up ready for the summer. Bike shops are very busy at the start of summer so make sure you leave plenty of time to get this done before your child starts riding.

* Bikes will be inspected on the first day of the program to ensure Bike Park suitability or contact the program supervisor in advance.

A Hydration Pack is required to carry water on the trails. Children will be provided with a snack for the trails. If your child gets very hungry while riding we suggest you pack extra snacks in their pack.


BIKE CHECK:

  • Brakes – The brakes are working well, your child should be able to pull the brakes levers easily to bring the bike to a complete stop when travelling at speed. Your child should be able to reach the brake levers easily.
  • Suspension – The suspension is working; not leaking oil and can be moved up and down when weight is applied.
  • Chain – is oiled and is free of rust.
  • Gears – can be changed easily and do not skip.
  • Tires – are not bald, have lots of tread left and are pumped up firmly.
  • Bolts – all bolts and nuts should be tight and secure.

  • XC DAYS

    Bring a well-fitting XC/half lid helmet, arm and leg armour and biking gloves. Hydration pack.

    DH DAYS

    Bring a well-fitting full face helmet, arm and leg armour and biking gloves. Full body armour is highly recommended.

    CLOTHING

    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!

Plan For The Day

Schedule:


7:45am - 9:00am: Drop in and 5 day Early Care available. See details below.


MONDAY MORNING:

8:30am - 9:30am: Pick up vouchers, collect safety information, sign waivers at Garbanzo Kids location, pick up Bike Rentals and Equipment. Meet the coaches at Garbanzo Kids location. Camp sign in is located along the Carlton Lodge Hotel between the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and McCoos. Coaches will assess your child's level and form groups on ability and past experience.


TUESDAY - FRIDAY:

9:00am – 9.30am: Meet your child's coach at Garbanzo Kids location ready to ride. Camp sign in is located along the Carlton Lodge Hotel between the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and McCoos.

9:30am - 12:00pm: Skill development and riding trails.

12:00pm - 12:30pm: Lunch at CLC at mid station on the Whistler Mountain - Lunch time may vary. Bagged lunches (provided by DFX) may be taken on the trails on Mondays, Tuesday and Thursdays. Groups eat at one of the local parks. 

12:30pm - 3:15pm: More riding and having fun. Time may also be spent at the lake or local playgrounds.

3:00pm - 3:30pm: Pick up time back at Garbanzo Kids.

3:30pm - 5:30pm: Drop in and 5 day Aftercare available. See details below.

Please Note:


Groups will be split by ability and age with 5 – 8 year olds and 9 – 14 year olds grouped together whenever possible. Maximum of 6 children per coach. Groups may need to change on Downhill days depending on ability/experience in the bike park.


REQUIRED AGE
  • 5-14 YRS
  • *Children aged 5 and 6 need to be able to fit and be comfortable on our 20" wheel rental bike, unfortunately we don't have 16" wheel rental bikes available.

REQUIRED ABILITY
  • Beginner, Novice, Intermediate, Strong Intermediate, Advanced, or Expert Riders.
  • Beginner riders need to be comfortable riding a two wheel bike without training wheels and confidently be able to use hand brakes.
  • 13 -14 intermediate and above - If you are 13 or 14 years old and a novice or beginner rider we suggest taking some DFX Daily lessons to develop skills before joining a camp group at Intermediate level.

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.

EARLY & After Care at Blackcomb Kids


Drop In and 5 Day package available.

EARLY CARE:

Children are welcome to bring breakfast to Early Care. Children will play games inside until it's time to be ridden over to DFX Camp where they will be set up with their coach.

  • Monday - Friday 7:45 - 9:00 am
  • 5 Day Package $37
  • Drop In $10

Aftercare:

Children will play games, do crafts and play outside. Please pack extra snacks for aftercare. Your child's coach will drop them off at Blackcomb Kids and write a progress card to give you details of their day.

  • Monday - Friday 3:30 - 5:30 pm
  • 5 Day Package $67
  • Drop In $20

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

Rentals


Pricing:


DFX CAMP Regular PRICE
5 - Days $229.99
2-Days - DH days only $109.99

3 for 2 offer not available on rental portion. Rental price is already offered at 50% off regular price.

RENTAL BIKES INCLUDE:


5 Day Rental: All days
  • Junior Dual suspension 20" wheel bike with disc brakes and basic armour package (arm & leg pads, gloves and a cross country helmet on XC days and a full face helmet on DH days)
  • Junior Dual suspension 24" wheel bike with disc brakes and basic armour package (arm & leg pads, gloves and a cross country helmet on XC days and a full face helmet on DH days)
  • Junior Dual suspension 26" wheel bike with disc brakes and basic armour package (arm & leg pads, gloves and a cross country helmet on XC days and a full face helmet on DH days)

2 Day Rental: Downhill Days only - Wednesday and Fridays
  • Junior Dual suspension 20" wheel bike with disc brakes and basic armour package (arm & leg pads, gloves and full-face helmet).
  • Junior Dual suspension 24" wheel bike with disc brakes and basic armour package (arm & leg pads, gloves and full-face helmet).
  • Junior Dual suspension 26" wheel bike with disc brakes and basic armour package (arm & leg pads, gloves and full-face helmet).

Bike rentals need to be returned each evening and collected in the morning. Please leave time each morning to collect your child's bike. It will tagged with your child's name so you will not have to get refitted each day.

Please see the rental staff for advice on the best size bike for your child.

All purchases are transacted in Canadian Dollars and are subject to applicable taxes. Prices and dates are subject to change without notice.

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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