I've never been truly big mountain riding somewhere like Whistler and that, but I gotta shake my head when I hear folks from places like Calgary say "yeah, but these aren't like REAL mountains..."
Really? What hills do you have 15 minutes from downtown that you can shred any day or night of the week, even after working all day? Nevermind that view, yeah. We're spoiled here and we usually know it but sometimes forget.