Whistler - Pemberton

Need some awesome tips that will last you all summer? Gain more confidence, flow and technique with our team of super experienced all female coaches.. tons of fun clinics to choose from! 

Learn a ton of new skills that you can take to your favourite trails. We take you to the next level by covering techniques in line selection, rolling down rock faces or loose piteches with amazing control, climbing technical pitches, mastering tight switchbacks, carving like a boss, and learning how to get your wheels in the air. Our 3 hour clinics gives the group an opportunity for lots of skill review, sessioning, riding and accessing some fun trails!

BIKE TECH CLINICS

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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 from Emily Slaco 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 and can also 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 with Emily Slaco. Any level of rider is welcome.

Check back next season! or email to request a private group

 

BACKCOUNTRY BASICS - Planning on heading into our beautiful backcountry for some adventures this summer?  Take some time with us to learn some of the basics of backcountry troubleshooting. Do you know what you should you carry in your pack so you don't feel like a pack-horse? We'll give you some tips on how to pack efficiently, be prepare yourself for surprise mechanicals and weather conditions, and how to fuel yourself so you can make it to the end of your ride. Always be prepared and have a good safety plan, cause you just never know. This class is available on request only for a group of 4 and up.

PROGRESSION SESSIONS - PEMBERTON

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Improve your fitness and skills just in time for summer with this 4 week progressive course.

Each week will focus on a new skill to bring it into the trails for lots of practice. Build on what you've learned from week to week and watch your skills and fitness improve. Between sessions, we’ll assign you some fun ‘trail homework’ to help with cardio and skill development.

Expand your trail network, boost your confidence, and meet more people to ride with. Trail choices will depend on the group, but in general the Intermediate group will head to trails like: 1 Mile Dog/Pickle, Hawaii, Econoline. 

Skill Level: I (Intermediate )

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PROGRESSION SESSIONS - WHISTLER

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Need a boost of confidence to your riding? Keep your wheels turning and your stoke high as you pedal and practice weekly with our Sweet Skills coaches. Learn tons of new skills on the trail that will help you get to the next level of riding. Meet new riding buddies and have tons of laughs and cheers in the forest!

Get over some hurdles you may have with your riding such as switchback corners, wheel lifts, steeper descents, picking lines, staying relaxed, and braking in control. After the last class of the series come join us at RMU Blackcomb for an apres!

Which one to choose?

Beg/Intermediate: Perfect for an advanced beginner who's done one of our beginner sessions before or a rider who's pretty comfortable on 50% of the Lost Lake tech but needs help with some of the harder moves. You are ready to leave Lost Lake and explore the rootier trails in Emerald Forest!

Intermediate: Intermediate: Great for a rider who is confident on 90% of the Lost Lake singletrack and is looking to explore more challenging trails outside of Lost Lake (first session will be in Lost Lake)

Int/Advanced: Are you comfortable on all blue trails in Whistler and are looking to advance their skills on the black trails. Danimal area and Dessert Platter (all rock moves) are easy for you and you're looking to work on harder trails.

Skill Level: BI, I and IA 

DATES 
$315 +gst 
Wed JUNE 8, 15, 22, 29 Intermediate
Tue June 7, 14, 21, 28 BegIntermediate

CARVE IT UP!

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Need a cornering 101 lesson? This is it!

Do you know how to move your bike underneath you for the corners? Do you loose speed in the corners, and just feel awkward? Up your cornering skills and feel super rad in the corners! We'll break it down with lots of skills drills then take it to some turny trails for repetition and video analysis.  Good times are just around the corner!

Skill Level: I-A (Intermediate - Advanced)

 

ROCK ROLLIN’ - PEMBERTON  

rockrollsDon’t miss this clinic- it’s a life saver! Plus, you’re gonna rock it!

In this rock rollin’ clinic, you’ll learn and practice simple braking techniques to control your speed on rock faces and technical terrain. No more skidding after this clinic..

We’ll put a little more excitement in your ride by covering a more aggressive body position and interesting line choices. We kick things off with skill practice and round it out by rolling the No Err rock faces, going for a rip down Econoline and more. This clinic is great for a solid intermediate rider who is looking to kick their descending up a notch.

Skill Level: I - IA (Intermediate - Int/Advanced

 

STEEP ‘N LOOSE - PEMBERTON 

coach elbowsExpand your trail network with our essential Pemby skills clinic. We’ll take you back to some fundamental braking skills and teach you how to descend on the classic Pemberton loose stuff!

We put special focus on body positioning, trail scanning, line choice and brake control throughout the clinic to give you the confidence for those sweet in-trail moves. Trails TBD depending on group and trail conditions (Hawaii, Bob Gnarly, Lower Mackenzie, etc)

This clinic is great for the intermediate rider looking to advance their descending skills.

Skill Level: I-IA (Intermediate - Int/Advanced)

PUMP ‘n JUMP - WHISTLER

Lynn JumpAre you ready to take air?! The one and only Air Maiden, Lynne Armstrong along with jump addict Stacey Oviatt will introduce you to a safe jumping progression. No need for the bike park as we’ll stay in the valley and session the pump track and small jump lines.

We’ll start with practicing skills in the pump track to get your body and bike in the flow zone - and your heart pumping. Pump track skills will help you dial in an awesome body position to allow you to be more dynamic on your bike. Next, we’ll take your new pump skills into the jump park for a progressive lesson on how to get the wheels in the air. We practice on the tabletop jumps where you can safely land on top of the jump and progress from there at your own speed.

This clinic is great for an intermediate to advanced rider who is looking to get their wheels off the ground for the first time.

Skill Level: I-IA (Intermediate - Int/Advanced)

DATES
Sun JUNE 5 10am-1pm $95 +gst   BOOK NOW *1 more spot!

LOST LAKE SLABS (BEG/INT & INT) - WHISTLERIMG 4280

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

Join Laurie and Candace in this ‘how to rock roll’ session and start make your Lost Lake rides more exciting! You’ll be creeping down any rock with control once you’ve mastered a safe body position and solid braking technique. 

This clinic is great for the strong beginner to intermediate riders looking to gain confidence on rock slabs in the Lost Lake trails. After some skills drills you'll explore the rock roll variations on the Toads trail and refine your technique. Riders must be comfortable on the rock features in Jelly Roll Gum Drop trail as a minimum.

Skill Level: BI - I (BegIntermediate - Intermediate)

DATES
Sat JUNE 18 10am-1pm  $95 +gst

ROCK ROLLS - WHISTLER 

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Roll around with Laurie and Candace in 1 or 2 of these intermediate and up Rock Rollin' clinics and be surprised at what you can creep down by the end! You’ll solidify your body position and braking skills before progressing to more challenging rocks. Learn techniques from these pros that will help you to LOVE rock rolls and increase your confidence by understanding the process and trusting yourself.

This clinic is great for the intermediate and strong intermediate/advanced riders who can already ride all the slabs in Lost Lake (including Toads trail steeper lines) and is excited to nail more sweet slabs. These clinics are progressive and riders must be able to confidently ride the previous clinics slabs before signing up for the next one.

Skill Level: I-IA (Intermediate - Int/Advanced)

DATES
$95 +gst per clinic
Cut Yer Bars: Sun JUNE 25 10am-1pm  BOOK NOW
3 Birds / Butterflies / Flowers: Sun JUNE 26 10am-1pm  WAITLIST

JUMPS n' DROPS - PEMBERTON

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Hammer out fun jump ‘n drop skills with our sweet boxes and stunts. Our favourite! This is an evening full of skill drills to give you more tools in your biking toolbelt.

Some trail work will be incorporated and learn where you can pop off fun little things in the trail, try some table top jumps, and carve some sweet corners! This clinic is not about 'sending' it big in the trails.. we focus on skills and good technique to get you dialed for future sending!

Skill Level: I-IA (Intermediate - Int/Advanced)

DATES 
All done! Email to request

ENDURO PREP - PEMBERTON

 dsc6723Are you signed up for the Pemberton Spud Crusher this year and looking to gain some confidence for the event? Well, this enduro prep clinic is for you, with lots of fun and tons of great tips!

Spend the evening dialing in specific skills and checking out line choices specifically on a few of the harder trails such as No Err, Stoked Chicken and Moosejah. Not only are we focussing on the skills to help you feel more confident on your bike but you'll also have the chance to ask about what to eat, what to bring, how to conserve energy, race ethics, dealing with start line jitters, morning prep, and more.

This clinic is great for any intermediate rider where this event is one of your first enduro's. 

The Spud Crusher Enduro is Pemberton's women's only event and it's super fun! This clinic, and event, is great for intermediate-and-up riders. You don't have to be signed up for the race to partake in this clinic.

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1 MILE TECH (BEG/INT) - PEMBERTON

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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 Pemberton’s 1 Mile tech-y style loops.

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

We’ll add more fun learning in the descent with 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)

DATES
Email to request

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 in Pemberton, 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 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)

DATES
Email to request

WHAT THE TECH (?!) 

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Riding in control over uphill obstacles can be frustrating – but it’s a crucial skill and so satisfying once you make it! Being in the right gear, timing the pedal strokes, and getting in the right body position are all things that will be covered in this clinic. 

Give it a shot! You’ll be surprised at what you can accomplish. This clinic is great for the strong intermediate rider looking to advance their skills on uphilll technical trails. 

This clinic is available in Whistler (no flow Emerald zone) or Pemberton (Fat Tug or 1 Mile) on request for your group of friends - email to get it set up! 

CUSTOM GROUP

Get some friends together and book us for your own clinic - whatever you choose! MG 7513Check 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. 

 

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