The coast of British Columbia has long been regarded as home to some of the best riding on the planet. Starting just north of Vancouver’s hallowed North Shore, the Sea-to-Sky Corridor offers one world-class singletrack destination after another. Check out Sea to Sky Biking’s new website, where you can enter to win a trip to experience the unique coastal terrain of Squamish, Whistler and Pemberton aboard your own brand-new Rocky Mountain Element.
The first stop along the Sea-to-Sky Corridor is Squamish. Characterized by everything from flowing cruises in the estuary and lung-burning cross-country trails in lush forests to hairball descents and adventurous wilderness singletrack, Squamish has terrain to suit any rider. Within day-trip range from Vancouver, Squamish is more than just a stop on the way to the playground of Whistler; the singletrack around the small town at the throat of the Howe Sound is well deserving of multi-day adventures. When trails farther north are snowed in for the season, Squamish’s terrain is kept open by the mild coastal climate. Squamish also offers venues for rock climbing, hiking, whitewater sports and skiing. Events and festivals happen year round, so there’s never a dull moment in this coastal town. More at exploresquamish.com.
Whistler has become synonymous with the words ‘bike park,’ but the valleys and mountains surrounding the resort town 45 minutes north of Squamish offer just as much wilderness singletrack as they do lift-fed downhill runs. When you finally get back to town after a long day of riding, you’ll find a variety of top-notch dining choices and accommodations to get you ready for another day of shredding. If the family is in tow, or if you find yourself wanting more adventure, Whistler is home to more than just incredible riding. Golfing, ziplining, and summer skiing and riding offer an alternative to the terrain that draws the best riders in the world season after season. The Peak 2 Peak Gondola has stunning views of the village and surrounding mountains. Whistler is one location that every rider needs to cross off on their bucket list. whistler.com
As if two singletrack havens weren’t enough, continue 25 minutes north from Whistler on the Sea-to-Sky Corridor to Pemberton. The vast trail networks around Pemberton have been steadily making a name for the small mountain town, earning it a reputation as a budding singletrack destination. There are hundreds of kilometers of trails on a variety of terrain, and advanced riders will find technical challenge on the steep and deep singletrack that Pemberton is increasingly known for. tourismpemberton.com