Whistler - Pemberton

Get a jump on your riding season! Lots of beginner options to set you up for an awesome summer of riding. Our all female team of coaches is excited to get you rolling with some sweet new skills! Check back in February for 2023 details.

Start your biking career off on the right foot (er wheel) with some professional coaching from the patient and passionate Sweet Skills Coaches. Roll away from our clinics with a new passion for the sport, tons of tips to practice, and way more knowledge about your bike. Our 3 hour clinics gives the group an opportunity for lots of skill review, sessioning, riding and getting to some fun trails!

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

BIKE TECH 101

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Is your bike a bit of a mystery to you? Wish you could be have a bit more knowledge to feel more independant and confident with the basics? We cover a TON in our 2 part series. Learn in a fun and non-intimidating environment and practice on your own bike.
 
BIKE TECH 101 – Looking to gain some more knowledge about your bike and fix some basic problems like a flat tire? All this and so much more in this intro to basic bike mechanics.  We’ll go over different parts of your bike, what you’ll want to take care of, check before rides, and fix small repairs. This is the first of our 2 part maintenance series but can be booked individually.
 
BIKE TECH 102 - Take your bike maintenance skills to the next level!  Learn more about adjusting your shifting, changing your brake pads, and everybody's favourite; suspension set up!  We're hands on and will be working on our own bikes to understand how all this pertains to you. Did you take the 101 course last year and need to top up your skills & knowledge with this course? You can sign up for the 102 just on it's own as well.
 

Bring your bike with you for these hands-on clinic. Any level of rider is welcome!

BEGINNER SERIES

DSC00500Are you new to mountain biking and not sure where to start? Start with us! Learn all the fundamentals to get you going for an awesome summer of riding. You'll learn a ton from Sweet Skills coaches as they talk you through everything you need to know about your bike, your bike set-up and of course how to ride it! 

The first 2 sessions will offer a lot of skill drills to instill good habits right off the bat. Fundamental skills will be taught and practiced such as: body position for different terrain, how to use your gears and brakes, how to negotiate corners and bumps on the trail, and most of all how to relax and have fun! After practicing skills in an open area, we then take it to the trails to put it all together reviewing skills, practicing along the way and cheering everyone along. 

Meet new riding buddies to ride with between our sessions, discover new trails you can ride and watch your confidence and skills soar! Sign up soon to save your spot. This course is great for riders who are comfortable on level pedals and basic corners on the crushed gravel trails as a minimum.

begclimb*If you are brand new to biking and not yet comfortable with standing on level pedals on your bike then the Super Beginner clinic is the one for you or start with a private lesson.

Skill Level: B (Beginner)

PEMBERTON COURSE:

After lots of fundamental skills practice, check out where the easy trails are in Pemberton for the first 2 sessions at One Mile Lake then venture into the Whistler Lost Lake trails for the final day. *All done for the season! Check out the Whistler options.

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The course is aimed at beginner riders who have are comfortable riding level pedals on the crushed gravel trails and are ready to learn how to ride the technical trails in Lost Lake. Whether you are brand new to the technical or just starting to get into it we'll have a group for you.  After the last class of the series come join us at RMU Blackcomb for an apres!

WHISTLER BEG/INTERMEDIATE SERIES: 

Have you been through our beginner course and are looking for more tips and tricks to get to the next level? Or are stumped with how to ride some of technical features in Lost Lake? We'll start in Lost Lake and then venture out into the rootier and more technical trails on West Side such as Emerald Forest. Expand your horizon of trails that you can ride!   Skill Level: B (Beginner)

SUPER BEGINNER - WHISTLER

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Are you brand new to biking? This clinic is for you! No experience necessary at all.

Start your biking adventures with tips on how to set up your bike for the best experience. We’ll get acquainted with the features on your bike and show you how to position yourself so that you can balance with ease in new terrain. We'll practice skills in an open area for most of the clinic then take it to the trails, starting with crushed gravel trails. Skills will include changing gears, braking, basic climbing and descending positions, and cornering.

This is for you if you are very new to biking and are very tentative. We take things at a slower pace and really dial in the fundamentals. If you have more experience and are ready to hit some singletrack for the first time then please sign up for the Beginner series instead.

Skill Level: SB (SuperBeginner) 

LOST LAKE SLABS (BEG/INT) - WHISTLER

DSC06551Do you cruise through Lost Lake blue trails but skip the rock rolls?

Start adding rock rolls into your Lost Lake ride with a ‘how to rock roll’ session from our coaches. You’ll be creeping down any rock with control once you’ve mastered a safe body position and solid braking technique. After rockin' it on the slabs we'll get techy in the some of the darker blue Lost Lake trails.

This clinic is great for the strong beginner to intermediate rider looking to gain confidence on rock slabs and technical features in Lost Lake trails.

Skill Level: BI - I (BegIntermediate - Intermediate)

HAPPY TIMES (BEG/INT) - PEMBERTON

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Finally climb Happy Trail with a smile on your face (coz, sometimes it's not so happy)!

Happy Trail, the gateway climb to all of the Mackenzie network of trails, is a grind. But, don’t worry we’ll have you rocking the uphill cornering skills and saying, “take that!” to those nemesis moves that you just loathe.

We’ll session the obstacles, while focusing on gearing, braking, and body positioning. You'll learn valuable tips to conquer the climb, so that you’ll always be feeling fresh for a Mackenzie or Radio Tower descent. Once we hit the Waco Connector, we’ll make a plan for a descent that everyone can conquer with a few tips from our coaches.

This clinic is great for an advanced beginner to low intermediate rider looking for uphill tips. 
*Happy Trail is a blue accent which in Pemberton is more challenging than Lost Lake Whistler trails*

Skill Level: BI (BegIntermediate)

1 MILE EASY TECH (BEG/INT) - PEMBERTON beg corner

If you’re looking for a great introduction to technical riding, this clinic is for you. Leave it to our coaches to find the best learning terrain to help you master the essentials on 1 Mile's tech-y style loops.

Before sundown, you’ll be picking better lines, negotiating tighter corners up and down, and generally staying on your bike!

We’ll add more fun learning in the descent by hitting up technical trails like Fizzy Pop and Dog Beach. This clinic is great for the lower intermediate rider who is not quite ready for the steeper Pioneer trail – yet!

Skill Level: BI (BegIntermediate)

CUSTOM GROUP

Get some friends together and book us for your own clinic - whatever you choose! Check some skills off your list and tackle the trails you've been having troubles with. A private group with just your friends is a great way to start your riding season.

Book us soon! Check here for pricing and ask us for the local sea to sky girlfriend discount - the more friends, the cheaper the pricing.  Email Sylvie to book. 

Check out our intermediate camps!

Check out our advanced camps!