Carcross Co-Named Global Mountain Bike Destination by Outside Magazine
The 2013 Travel Edition of Outside magazine had an unexpected surprise in store for Yukoners: Carcross and Whitehorse have been named Global Mountain Bike Destination of the Year.
We didn’t even know we were being considered”, said Justin Ferbey with Carcross/Tagish First Nation, which has developed over 65 kilometres of trails on its lands. “To go from being a small Yukon community with virtually no mountain bike trails at all to being designated a global destination by Outside in the space of eight years is incredible”, he said. “It validates our vision to return to our trail-based roots and the hard work of our youth, who build these trails”.
For Whitehorse-based mountain bike tour operator Boréale Mountain Biking, the news validates what they’ve known for years: the Yukon is a mountain bike destination like none other. “The Yukon is a gem, with amazing trails, perfect conditions, and the most hospitable, welcoming people imaginable”, said Marsha Cameron, Boréale owner. “That magic combination is what keeps our guests coming back year after year and caught the notice of the Outside editorial staff.”
With any luck, this latest accolade will see many more visitors discovering, and returning to, the Yukon’s mountain bike paradise for years to come.
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