We made it. Through the long, cold grasp of winter to the most anticipated event of the year. The day we have circled on our calendars since October. The unofficial start of summer. A devout holiday of sorts. However you associate it, it’s here. The Whistler Mountain Bike Park is open.
Despite the colder than average winter in the valley, Mother Nature has recently brought the heat and helped melt out a lot of the snow that was sitting still at lower elevations for most of the spring. The trail crew has boots on the ground for a while now, working 7 days a week on the Fitzsimmons zone, getting fresh dirt, reshaped lips and polished berms ready come Friday.
For your opening weekend, we should have most of the Fitz zone up and riding. With fresh work on A-Line and Crank It Up, among others, the trails of the Bike Park will be ripe for the picking. Closures will be limited to Dirt Merchant and Golden Triangle, and possibly Angry Pirate, though the team remains optimistic about the latter being ready to go soon. Check out the status of all the trails here.
You don’t have to tell any mountain biker that this is can’t miss event on the mountain biking calendar. Rightfully so, we will have a ton of festivities going on. Our friends from Sram are here, as well as GT Bikes, Pinkbike, Monster and others ensuring there will be no shortage of stoke and good vibes at the base of the mountain.
On Sunday, Sram is hosting a dual slalom race at the base of the park. Registration is only $10, and you will get two timed laps down the course. With times will be combined and used to give overall rankings. Joyride Bike Parks is building an amazing custom track for this race, and the only way to ride it is to race it.
There’s awards and après that will follow the event at the GLC presented by ROCKSHOX. Doors open to The Season Opener party at 7pm and there will be raffle prizes and Singapore series drink specials. Celebrate the best day of the year in style.
Early Bird Deadline is May 19
If you still don’t have your pass yet, it’s not too late. The early bird deadline is Sunday at midnight. Lock in the best pass for you by then to receive bonus perks and the lowest prices. Whether is a 5-day, 10-day, Unlimited, or Twilight pass, we’ve got you covered. Unlock your summer of riding here. If you do have your pass already, take a look here for the details on how to pick them up.
Don’t have all your gear yet? Try renting and take advantage of the 30% early booking offer until May 30th. Including high performance, demo, recreational, cross country and electric assisted bikes. Book your rentals today!
Stay tuned to our social channels and Pinkbike for future trail updates and zone openings as we progress into the summer.