You’ve never really mountain biked until you’ve tried “lift-assisted downhill mountain biking.” With specially designed bikes, inspired more by motorcycles, you’ll careen down Whistler Mountain at top speed just trying to hold on. The Whistler Mountain Bike Park is perhaps the best place for downhill mountain biking in North America. There are over a thousand meters of trail to suit all skill levels, and the friendly folks at the park can provide the gear, training and guides you’ll need. And we do highly suggest a little training, especially if you’re new to loading these special bikes on a ski lift. The TrailblazerGirl team just got back, and yes we took a couple of spills and ate some dirt, but we came off the mountain with a feeling of exhilaration. Also, look for the special ladies nights, and if Whistler is new to you, definitely leave time to enjoy all of the “apres-bike” activities in Whistler Village where you can recount your adventures conquering the mountain.