Travel

PICK-UP & DROP-OFF

Arriving By Air

Camps include pick-up and drop-off at the Vancouver International Airport (YVR). We will be picking up all campers between 11am-4pm on Saturday. We will also drop off all campers at YVR at 11am on the last camp day (Saturday).

Both of our vans leave Whistler at 8am Saturday morning.

For those campers that are bringing their own bikes, we have a vehicle that can transport all bags and bikes to and from Whistler & Vancouver.

Arriving from the US or other countries: we will meet you by the big wooden statues in International Arrivals once you pick up your baggage and come through customs.

TIPS FOR U.S. TRAVELERS TO CANADA

Arriving from within Canada

We will meet you at your baggage claim carrousel.

Driving

If driving to camp please meet us at the Tantalus Lodge between 4pm-6pm. SGC staff will be there to greet you.

SGC Coach Thomas Vanderham.

THINGS TO BRING

What to Bring for the Week

Bike(s)
We rent full suspension bikes. We do have free hardtails for you to use for the Air Dome and dirt jumps, but if you have your own hardtail/dj bike, you may want to bring it with you.
Clothing
riding gear, pads, rain gear, warm clothing - mountain weather can change quickly.
Hydration packs
are highly recommended. It's important to stay hydrated throughout the day. It's also nice to have a place to carry your pads, sunscreen etc.
Full-face helmets
Are MANDATORY.
Swimsuit, sun block
It gets hot in Whistler!
Spending money
Snacks, souviniers, etc.
Cam McCaul coaching SGC campers.

Bringing Your Own Bike

You will have the best time if you have a dual suspension DH/freeride bike. The Whistler Mountain Bike Park is a serious playground which gives a beating to your bike and its components. If you decide to bring your own bike:

It's Full Suspension
Full suspension bikes and disc brakes are highly recommended. We ride more than you can imagine, to get the most out of the camp the right equipment is very important.
It Works
Make sure your bike is in proper working order before you arrive to camp.
It's Durable
Ensure you have a durable frame. X-country bikes are not suited to jumps and drops.
Check With Your Airline
Be sure to check with your airline for any bike handling restrictions.

Spending Money

Whistler has ATM machines and currency exchanges within walking distance of the hotel. You will require spending money for dinner and extra activities. Other considerations include:

  • Bike parts and maintenance
  • Snack breaks
  • Souvenirs
  • Movies

Q: What do I do if I run out of money?

SGC has no cash on hand but there is a Western Union just a few min walk from our hotel and you can have money sent there.