Friday, May 15, 2009

Whistler Mountain Bike Park Opens This Saturday

Whistler Mountain Bike Park Opens This Saturday May 16 With 12 Trails. This season, riders can expect Garbanzo expansion and redesigned Slopestyle, Giant Slalom and Dual Slalom Courses.
"At Whistler Blackcomb we’re lucky enough to have six months for mountain biking season. As all trails are covered in snow, the anticipation builds when we can finally clear the trails and get the Bike Park open", says Brian Finestone, Whistler Mountain Bike Park Manager. "The mud gates are about to open this Saturday and people are worked up into a frenzy with opening day anticipation. We’ve got lots of trails ready to go and are expecting a great start to what will no doubt be another fantastic season".
The Bike Park is open daily from 10am-5pm until June 19 and then from 10am-8pm starting June 20 through the summer. Weekday access is via the Whistler Village Gondola with the Fitzsimmons Chairlift opening on weekends.
Riders can mix it up with some skiing and snowboarding this weekend, as Blackcomb Mountain remains open for skiing through Monday and Whistler Mountain reopens for skiing and riding on Tuesday. Summer glacier skiing and snowboarding resumes on Blackcomb Mountain June 20. For this weekend, skiing and riding is available by uploading and downloading via the Excalibur Gondola. Open lifts scheduled to spin include Solar Coaster, Excelerator Chair, Jersey Cream, 7th Heaven, Glacier Express and the Horstman T-Bar. This Saturday and Sunday, Catskinner and the Showcase T-Bar will open, weather permitting.


David said...

Taking place on Whistler Mountain and in the Whistler Mountain Bike Park, Red Bull Exodus will be the first ever mass start downhill race in Canada. Starting at the Peak of Whistler Mountain, all participants will start simultaneously flying down the mountain, entering the world-famous Whistler Mountain Bike Park at the top of the Garbanzo Express chair, riding the Park’s giant slalom course and then finally crossing the finish line in Whistler Village. Categories are open to both men and women 19-years-old and over.


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