Told my wife when we were discussing this trip that "The bike is coming, regardless of cost, and that's non-negotiable." Probably going to ship it to avoid the hassle, unless I can find someone local to lend me a case & the airline is significantly cheaper.I would agree with some of the above posts, that if you have capable DH/FR bike take it with you. I feel a lot safer and more confident when riding my own bike versus a rental that's been bagged to sh!t and isn't set-up for my riding style.
I really want to go to Whistler this year, but it's a long drive from my province and I don't have anyone to pitch in for gas.
The 12-pack idea when shipping the bike home is genius.