NEWS RELEASE: Whistler Mountain Bike Park
All systems are ready for opening day on Thursday, May 19.
If you’re like us, you’ve had Whismas circled on your calendar for months, and you’ll be thrilled to hear that we’re ready to take off in T minus three, two, one…
That’s right, it’s Whismas Eve!
Since opening day was delayed for a week, due to snow, we have been eagerly and patiently awaiting an update from our Bike Park track team.
An extra week of snow and dirt shoveling made a huge difference and we are now happy to say the Bike Park is looking good for opening day.
To the moon tomorrow on A-Line
The trails have been repaired and reshaped, the berms are clean and the lips are smooth.
You will still find some walls of snow, especially in the upper part of the Fitzsimmons area where it is still snowing today, but when the rope drops tomorrow we are confident we will have something for everyone.
Ready to drop off tomorrow
Which areas will be open?
Starting day one tomorrow, Thursday May 19, Fitzsimmons Express will run daily with extended play from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The Garbanzo area is expected to open from June 11, depending on conditions, and Top of the World is expected in July. We will provide further updates on our social media channels as the snow melts.
Whistler Mountain Bike Park’s Creekside area remains completely closed for summer 2022, so we can focus on installing the new Creekside Gondola and Big Red Express chairlift, not to mention building more bike paths.
A-Line will be open from the top of Ninja Cougar
What trails will be open?
What will be your first round on opening day?
It could be Crank It Up to Heart of Darkness or it could be from the top of the B line to the bottom A line.
Get started on Wednesday, May 18
Here’s the full list of what’s scheduled to open:
Green: Del Bocca Vista, EZ Does, Pines of Mar Gables, Shady Acres.
Blue Flow: Crank It Up, Heart of Darkness, Joyride Jump Park, Wednesday Night Delight, World Cup SingleTrack.
Blue Tech: Blueseum, Devil’s Club, Hornet, Karate Monkey, Longhorn, Ninja Cougar, Samurai Pizza Cat, Smoke and Mirrors,
Advanced Flow: A-Line Lower, A-Line Upper (from the top of Ninja Cougar) and Fade To Black.
Advanced Technology: Detroit Rock City, Lower Joyride, Monkey Hands, POLP Fiction, Schleyer, Tech Noir, Lower Whistler Downhill.
Whatever your first lap is, make it a good one. And don’t forget to pre-ride, re-ride, freeride.
Who has the first chair? Season passes are on sale now.