Alpine mountain biking is a unique, usually unforgettable experience. It combines many of the best parts of our sport. The adventure of a big ride in a new location, an immersive experience in nature complete with scenic summit vistas, and the thrill of a never-ending descent back down through the woods.
The best part is you don’t need to be a pro-level expert rider to get up into an alpine adventure. New intermediate-level mountain top trails are popping up every year, providing better access than ever for high-elevation exploration by bike. From Revelstoke to Whistler and Whitehorse, there’s never been more options for big mountain days in the saddle.
Summit season is short for mountain bikers, however. Only a brief two month window – at best – exists to get really high up in the mountains. That limited access adds an element of anticipation to these adventures, with riders waiting all year for the next opportunity to ride these dream trails.
Check out our list of six top alpine adventures, then make your plans to get out there! Click Canadian MTB