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British Columbia has been considered one of the best mountain bike destinations in the world for decades now. With thousands of kilometres of trails and a diverse topography, there are trails to match every ability and style. This week’s guestagrammer, @robinoneill, is sharing some of her favourite Whistler mountain bike photos.
“The Top of the World trail in the @whistlerbikeprk. Lift access, high alpine riding is so dreamy. You get mind blowing views and long descents all with the ease of riding up on the chairlift.”
“Rule number one for a fulfilling summer of riding on the west coast of BC: don’t be afraid to venture outside on dark and stormy days. The trails are often empty and there’s still great riding to be had. This image was shot in the Whistler Bike Park last summer on one of those days. Rider: @peternmatthews.”
“Thirty minutes from Whistler, Pemberton is a true gem. The passionate local trail builders have created more than enough trails to keep you challenged for a lifetime. If you stop for a moment and look up from the trail you can’t escape the epic vistas of Mount Currie and the surrounding mountains. Rider: @remymetailler.”
“The forest trails around Whistler feature beautiful streams, mossy rocks, big timbers, and 2 wheeled Sasquatch. I call this friendly sasquatch @yoannbarelli.”
“With the abundance of world-class trails found in and around Whistler, it’s no wonder kids born and raised here end up on the world circuit. Here @jessemelamed finds the fast line through a classic trail close to the valley.”
“For technical high-speed descents you just can’t beat the Whistler Bike Park. Here’s @yoannborelli getting after it in the Garbanzo Zone.”
“Riding and photographing in the high alpine around dusk is my favorite time. The light is filtered to perfection. I’d highly recommend staying out late one day this summer to experience it. Just make sure you have a headlamp for the dark trail back to the valley.”
Robin O’Neill is an outdoor lifestyle and sports action photographer based in Whistler, British Columbia. Her editorial and social documentary backgrounds have helped Robin develop a unique view into the wild landscapes and wilder personalities that surround her. By translating her passion for outdoor adventures into exciting visual stories and dramatic imagery she has found success in winning both the Whistler Deep Winter and Deep Summer Photo Showdowns, and in working with many reputable outdoor brands.
Robin’s insatiable curiosity and addiction to mountain life have perfectly combined to ensure ongoing grand adventures and a growing portfolio of outstanding images captured in the wild outdoors.
Featured image: Mountaing Biking on Whistler Mountain. Photo: Blake Jorgenson
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