4 miles
Distance
181 ft
Climb
-2,434 ft
Descent
00:34:55
Avg time

Top of the World Details

  • Riding area
    Whistler Mountain Bike Park
    Whistler, British Columbia
  • AKA
    TOTW
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Global Ranking
    #64
  • Land Manager

The Peak Zone and the new Top of the World alpine trail are the latest additions to the Whistler Mountain Bike Park, expanding the Park's vertical by over 1,000 feet for a total of almost 5,000 feet of riding.

The Top of the World trail is a mind blowing experience which takes the flow that the Whistler Mountain Bike Park is famous for and drops it on the Peak of Whistler Mountain. With some of the world's best riding set against the granite spires of the Coast Range, Top of the World is the pinnacle of alpine riding.

Beginning at the top of the Peak Chair on Whistler Mountain, Top of the World will take you through Whistler's insane alpine environment on tacky smooth single track filled with built up berms, switchback corners and fun flowy descents along the way. The trail winds its way down the back side of Whistler Mountain, dipping into areas not even open for skiing in the winter. It bisects HWY 86 and rolls along the Peak to Creek magnum opus ski run before cutting back over to HWY 86 where it joins the Garbanzo bike trails, Freight Train and No Joke at the wall ride tunnel.

Access Info

The new trail will open in late July 2012 and will have a maximum capacity of 100 riders per day with an additional cost of $15 per ride.

Bike Park

More Stats for Top of the World mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,253 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,733 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,010 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,010 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,757 ft
  • Grade
    -12.174%
  • Grade max
    -58.557%
  • Grade min
    23.107%
  • Distance climb
    2,108 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    340 ft
  • Avg time
    00:34:55
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Status:
on Sep 5, 2017
Very Dry
Avg: 4.65 (57 votes)

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Top of the World Trail Reports

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Sep 5, 2017 @ 2:10pm
Sep 5, 2017
Very dry and a little blown out in the middle but otherwise running well.
Aug 7, 2017 @ 7:53am
Aug 7, 2017
running great!
Jul 31, 2017 @ 10:03am
Jul 31, 2017
Jul 30, 2017 @ 4:53pm
Jul 30, 2017
All clear, expect one small patch of snow that is totally ridable. Get it!
Jul 29, 2017 @ 12:58pm
Jul 29, 2017
Couple of snowy mucky spots but all passable. Try to stay on the trail!
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Sep 26, 2017 @ 9:37pm
Sep 26, 2017
Top of the World, My City
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Sep 26, 2017 @ 9:37pm
Sep 26, 2017
Top of the World, My City
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Sep 25, 2017 @ 9:09am
Sep 25, 2017
Top of the World, Whistler
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Sep 6, 2015 @ 6:01pm
Sep 6, 2015
Top of the World, North Vancouver

Trail Products

12 Reviews & Comments

  • + 2
flag dbodoggle (Nov 10, 2015 at 19:44)
 If you are considering riding this and have enough skill and experience you should do it. Worth the extra time. I wish I could've ridden it twice.
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  • + 1
flag goridedigndign (Apr 26, 2016 at 7:46)
 Anyone know when is the trail and chair lift will be open ? we will be there may 28TH, hope we can make it... thanks guys
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flag flipfantasia WORCA (Apr 26, 2016 at 8:31)
 not even close....probably first couple weeks of July, huge snowpack in the alpine this year
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flag socalstokie (Jun 2, 2016 at 11:25)
 they opened Third week of May. They opened before Snow Summit in SoCal and we have no snow there
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flag flipfantasia WORCA (Jun 2, 2016 at 21:45)
 peak is still buried in snow, top of the world is not open for biking yet. Garbanzo isn't even open for another 3 weeks.
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flag EeZe (Jul 14, 2016 at 7:51)
 We will be in Whistler from July 31-Aug 5...Any updates on if Top of the World will be open. I would really like to cross it off the bucket list.
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flag Xmas (Jul 18, 2017 at 13:24)
 Arriving in Whistler on 28 July. Riding for 9 days. Any chance Top of the World will be open or is the peak still buried?
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flag canadaka Mod Plus (Jul 18, 2017 at 14:24)
 I think it's opening this Saturday, July 22nd
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flag Xmas (Jul 18, 2017 at 17:06)
 Yep - thanks - just saw that on the promo about Creekside. Just in time. I would have been disappointed to fly half way around the world and not be able to ride it!!
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flag stewspooner KCTS (Aug 10, 2017 at 9:07)
 Beautiful setting, but busy, expensive, in terrible condition, and not particularly interesting or challenging (other than the chunder) riding. Lord of the Squirrels is 10 times the ride.
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flag MMOF (Sep 5, 2017 at 11:06)
 If you're a rider from BC, is this really a Black run? All of the videos make it look like a blue run at best. Can you confirm? Thanks
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  • + 1
flag lukehmail (Sep 12, 2017 at 20:24)
 I've ridden a fair amount in BC. Definitely some black-ish spicy steps at the top and a couple here and there. Other than that mostly blue-ish.
Just road it Sunday: www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHWnHcoPehQ
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