2014 Early Season Schedule
May 16 - June 13, 2014: 10am - 5pm
- Open until 8pm on Monday & Wednesday 2014 Regular Season Schedule
June 14 - Sept 1, 2014: 10am - 8pm 2014 Fall Season Schedule
Sept 2 - Oct 13, 2014: 10am - 5 pm
Top of the World, Peak Zone: June 28 - Sept 21, 2014 Garbanzo Zone: June 21 - Sept 1, 2014: 11am - 7pm
September 2 - 21, 2014: 11am - 4pm
Early Season: May 16 - June 13
1 Day: Adult $55, Jr/Sr. $48, Kids 5-12 $33
2 Day: Adult $110, Jr/Sr $96, Kids 5-12 $66
3 Day: Adult $159, Jr/Sr $137, Kids 5/12 $92 2014 Regular Season Bike Park Prices
1 Day: Adult $63, Jr/Sr. $55, Kids 5-12 $37
2 Day: Adult $126, Jr/Sr $110, Kids 5-12 $74
3 Day: Adult $169, Jr/Sr $146, Kids 5/12 $99 Extended Play Prices:
Adult $47, Jr/Sr. $40, Kids 5-12 $25 Peak Ride Ticket Prices: All ages $17 Top of the World Express: All ages $32
Top of the World limited to 150 riders/day.
Whistler Bike Park Overview
Whistler Bike Park was voted the Best Bike Park in Western Canada in the 2013 MTBparks.com Riders' Choice Awards.
And there is no question why either... Whistler Mountain Bike Park is considered one of the the pinnacles of BC riding, and BC riding is considered the pinnacle of downhill and freeride biking, and well, you get the picture. Whatever kind of biking you might desire, chances are not only will you find it among Whistler's bike parks and trails, but you will find a lot of it, on every level. Whistler Mountain Bike Park's freeride, downhill, and XC trails are the hallowed grounds and long-time home of some of the most progressive riding and riders on the planet. But there is plenty to ride for the less experienced, because every pro has to start somewhere.
Mountain biking has been a mainstay at Whistler Blackcomb since 1992, perhaps longer. But back then there were no bike trails, per se, just fire roads. In the year 2000, long before anyone knew if it would take off, the Whistler Bike Park vision began to form and the first world-class trails began to take shape.
Fourteen years later, the most popular bike-park destination in the world continues to work hard to maintain that vision.
The Latest Improvements at Whistler Bike Park
Two years ago, the now infamous Top of the World high-alpine trail was unveiled, allowing riders to drop in from the peak of Whistler Mountain, and expanding the park’s vertical drop by over 1,000 feet to over 5,000. Only 150 riders per day get the opportunity to experience this new level of big mountain riding, and if you get the chance to make it to Whistler, you'll want to make sure this trail is on the top of your list. The Top of the World trail is a mind blowing experience, bringing the flow that the Whistler Mountain Bike Park is famous for straight to the peak of Whistler Mountain. With some of the world's best riding set against the granite spires of the Coast Range, the Top of the World trail is certainly among the pinnacle of alpine riding.
In 2013, Whistler Bike Park completed work on the Blue Velvet Trail, giving riders a new top-to-bottom, fast, flowy and fun intermediate trail in the Garbanzo Zone. The resort also began major upgrades on old singletrack trails in the upper mountain, bringing them to current standards. Lower A-Line and EZ Does It underwent alignment improvements last year as well, giving riders a better experience at both ends of the spectrum.
This summer the Whistler trail crew will continue to rework more of the mountain’s older trails. “Look forward to the return of some classics like Clown Shoes that have been closed for some time,” Brian Finestone, Whistler Bike Park Manager, tells us. “As always, we will be putting time into the Biker X and Boneyard as well as the Canadian Open Downhill course.”
2014 Whistler Bike Park Events Overview
Crankworx Freeride Mountain Bike Festival: Aug 8 - 17, 2014
Crankworx showcases Whistler Mountain Bike Park as the ultimate downhill biking playground by combining stunt sessions and speed events with the world's best mountain bikers competing for cash and prizing. The event line-up also includes an outdoor expo, pro riding demonstrations, free music and entertainment.
During Whistler, BC's 10-day Crankworx festival, the dirt-adorned put the revel in the free ride mountain biking revolution, bending physics and blowing minds with their tail-whipping back-flipping hard-charging ways. For the tenth year running, the venues of the Whistler Mountain Bike Park serve as modern day Colosseum, masterpieces of stunt and trail engineering, forum for the ultimate in gladiator contests and public spectacle.
Home to hundreds of game-changing moments in freeride mountain biking's history, Crankworx is a festival to epic endurance, supreme flow, monster air and vertical-dropping riding. A monument to gravity, a testament to passion. The phenoms, the veterans, the aeronauts, the tricksters, the speed-freaks, the enduro-maestros - all the best mountain bike athletes answer gravity's call. It is time to pay homage, at the place legends are formed.
Whistler is about a two-hour straight shot up Hwy 99 from Vancouver, BC or 2.5 hours from the US border above Bellingham, WA.
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Whistler Mountain Bike Park offers something for every level of rider starting with gentle, banked cruisers through the Coastal forest and tight and twisty single track - perfect for intermediate riders. For those that love the gnar,there are steep rock faces, root strewn lines, drops of all sizes and more.
Whistler, is known worldwide for its trails for good reason - it has it all. From green and blue trails like Golden Triangle and Blue Velvet, to the limit of what is ridable on some of the black and double black trails. There's no shortage of jumps in the park either if that is what you're after. It's easy to spend all day making laps in the park, but don't forget the skills center, and all the hidden gems. Whistler has it all, in multitude.
As a professional athlete there's a constant push to perform at your best. For mountain bikers, that means balancing top times with the potential for injury. So what's the season like for an elite athlete when you're benched by injuries? Follow along with legendary racer Steve Smith as he shares what it's like to keep pushing his boundaries, even as he attends Crankworx as a spectator instead of defending his title.
Take a ride with Jackson, Bailey, and parents Ron and Miriam as they share the awesome riding in Whistler that keeps their family close. Showcased against the backdrop of Crankworx, TELUS Optix rides along with the entire Goldstone family exploring this signature mountain biking community.
Whistler, BC – August 14, 2014 – An afternoon of whips, trains and stoke has wrapped on Crabapple Hits, and a new King has been crowned at the Official Whip-Off World Championship at Crankworx Whistler. 14-year-old Finn Iles finished the day with a cheque for $2000 and the respect of riders, industry and fans.
Whistler, BC – August 11, 2014 – Crankworx and Whistler Blackcomb today announced their decision to invite 14-year-old local athlete Finn Iles to compete in the Official Whip-Off World Championships coming up this Thursday, August 14.
Whistler, BC – The next generation of criterium speedsters will take to the cobble-stoned streets of Whistler Village for the Kidsworx Fat Tire Crit on Friday, August 8. Open to emerging athletes, ages 7 to 15, with three race categories available (7–9, 10–12 and 13–15).
Whistler, BC – Crankworx Whistler kicks off today with a test of fitness and finesse. When the dirt-adorned descend on Whistler Village for the Fat Tire Crit it's the nearest thing Whistler has to the Running of the Bulls - the criterium brings speed, stoke and spandex to the cobble-stoned streets of Whistler Village as racers whizz past deep throngs of spectators through a technical course of winding chicanes and ramps. Winning the Crit requires more tactical and technical mastery than savagery, making the Fat Tire Crit a crowd-pleaser as racers embrace the law of rider Darwinism: "lap or be lapped."
Whistler, BC – In a matter of days, athletes and fans from around the world will descend upon Whistler in celebration of Crankworx, arguably one of mountain biking's biggest events. The 10-day competition, held August 8 to 17, delivers some of the world's biggest, best and raddest riders as they compete in a host of events including the CLIF Bar Dual Speed & Style, the Official Whip-Off World Championships and the Ultimate Pump Track Challenge.
Whistler, BC – Today is the day! Whistler Bike Park officially opens for the 2104 season. Over the last month, Whistler Mountain Bike Park Manager, Brian Finestone has had his army working hard in preparation for opening day. As it goes this time of the year in many corners of the continent, troops of trail builders were rallied and reported for duty.
Whistler, BC – Mountain bikers with a taste for gravity riding have been awaiting the opening of the Whistler Mountain Bike Park since the last day tires touched dirt on the mountain in 2013. This year, Friday May 16 marks the opening day for Whistler Mountain Bike Park thanks to the hard work of an army of trail crew.
Whistler, BC – In 2013, big tricks and plenty of clean runs blew the judges away at the Crankworx signature Slopestyle event and in the end Brandon Semenuk of Whistler, BC reclaimed the podium’s top step after his first win in 2011 and took home a cool $25,000.
Whistler, BC – This just in from Pique Magazine. An economic impact study conducted by Squamish's off-road cycling association suggests the community benefits to the tune of $8 million in direct spending thanks to mountain bike riders. Mountain biking continues to be a growth activity in Squamish, according to data released by the Squamish Off Road Cycling Association.
Whistler, BC – Some days you run across a video that gets you so pumped to ride, you could watch it over and over. Especially this time of the year! Remy Metallier and Chris Ricci pulled it off with this little edit straight from Whistler Bike Park.
Whistler, BC – Whistler Bike Park will have a 3 stage Phat Weekend Enduro race on September 28 for those riders not yet ready for the season to end. This will be the last race for the season, and the last chance for riders to put it on the line and see how they measure up.
Whistler, BC – Tons of people visit Whistler every summer, and a few lucky individuals actually get to stay for the entire season. Tom Forbes is one of those lucky few. Whistler - Through My Eyes is a compilation put together by Forbes of his favorite shots from the summer. It's easy to see why Forbes calls this by far the best summer of his life...
Whistler, BC - The Phat Wednesday race series is easily the best race series in the world. From some of the top athletes in the World Cup, to people who's job it is to ride, to local shredders, to weekend warriors, to someone traveling on a riding holiday from the UK, or to someone who has only been on a bike a handful of times, the Phat Wednesday race series is made for you...
Whistler, BC – August 18, 2013 – Despite bouncing off a tree mid-run, Canadian racer Steve Smith has taken the win at Crankworx Whistler’s Canadian Open Downhill race for the third year in a row. Fresh off a recent world cup win at Mont Sainte Anne and a victory in Crankworx’s Air DH race, Smith is currently on a winning streak and his Canadian fans were definitely pumped to see him take the win once again on the 10th anniversary of Crankworx.
Whistler, BC – August 17, 2013 – The best slopestyle riders in the world of mountain biking converged once again as the Red Bull Joyride descended the Whistler Mountain Bike Park today. The slopestyle competition highlights the exhilarating, gravity-defying anchor event of the Crankworx Whistler Festival. Big tricks and plenty of clean runs blew the judges away, but it was 22 year-old Brandon Semenuk of Whistler, BC who reclaimed the podium’s top step after his first win in 2011 with the highest score ever recorded at this event and a cool $25,000.
Whistler, BC – August 16, 2013 – Wet conditions did not slow down Graeme Mudd (AUS), who took home the top spot in the GIANT Dual Slalom Pro Men’s final in the Whistler Mountain Bike Park at Crankworx last night. Steady rain showers fell throughout the day, making for a wet, sloppy course, but that didn’t bother Mudd who beat out Connor Fearon (AUS) in the final.
Whistler, BC – August 15, 2013 – Crowds gathered at the base of the Whistler Mountain Bike Park today to witness what laws of gravity would be defied at the Teva Best Trick Showdown. While everyone was anticipating jaw-dropping action, no one was prepared when California’s Mike Montgomery threw down the first backflip bar-hop to tailwhip ever landed on a bike.
WHISTLER, BC – August 15, 2013 – Jill Kintner (USA) takes home her fourth consecutive win at Crankworx Whistler in the Ultimate Pumptrack Challenge, presented by RockShox. It was a night of upsets, airs, crashes and some of the best riders in the world duking it out for glory during Crankworx Whistler’s 10th Anniversary.
WHISTLER, BC – August 13, 2013 – Crankworx Whistler’s Garbanzo Downhill course is infamous for being one of the longest and most challenging descents in the world of bike racing. Columbian Marcelo Gutierrez Villegas proved his strength and speed today on the grueling 7km track which drops over 3,400 vertical feet into the Whistler Valley. Gutierrez Villegas claimed the win on the men’s side with a personal best time of 12:28
Whistler, BC – The wait is over. Crankworx kicks off today! For the next 10 days, mountain bikers from around the world will be taking over Whistler to be a part of one of the biggest events in the cycling world.
WHISTLER, BC – Fusing elements of slopestyle, dirt jump and North Shore mountain biking, Red Bull Joyride will once again culminate into one gravity-fed, season-defining freeride mountain bike competition on Saturday, August 17 in Whistler, BC. Eighteen of the world's best riders have been officially invited to battle it out for a chunk of the $50,000 in prize money and historical bragging rights.
From the super flowy and fun new Blue Velvet trail to old favorites like A-Line, Whistler doesn't come up short when it comes to trails. We're ready to launch a new series of "Best of the Bike Park" reader surveys and we're looking for your input.
Whistler Bike Park, BC – In 2012, the Peak Zone and the new Top of the World alpine trail were introduced at Whistler Mountain Bike Park, expanding the Park's vertical by over 1,000 feet for a total of almost 5,000 feet of riding, added a whole new layer to their already extensive bike park network. On Saturday, July 13th, this high-alpine wonderland is open once again for the 2013 season.
Whistler, BC – The June 14 edition from the Whistler Bike Park Blog. Fun bits from Brian Finestone, Whistler Bike Park Manager and other key staffers at Whistler, providing a little insight on the happenings at one of the best bike parks in the world.
Whistler, BC – Nine year old Finn Finestone is a born and bred Whistler native. It goes without saying that Whistler would be a spectacular place to grow up. But what might be even better is the abundance of great mountain bike riders to infulence a young aspiring ripper. Check out this summer recap of Finn tearing it up on the Whistler Bike Park trails.
Whistler, BC – Crankworx Whistler 2012 was an event for the record books with adjectives like biggest, best, busiest dropped over and over again when describing the 10-day freeride festival in Whistler, BC.
Whistler, BC – The level of difficulty of the Red Bull Joyride course, designed by the athletes for the athletes, and the high level of talent that competed tonight blew away the judges and the crowd all night long.
Whistler, BC – For the second year in a row, Red Bull Joyride—a diamond stop of the Freeride Mountain Bike (FMB) World Tour—charges into Whistler, British Columbia, with the most progressive slopestyle mountain bike competition on a course designed by professional athletes, for the athletes.
Whistler, BC – GIANT Dual Slalom Pro Men’s final went down in the Whistler Bike Park today. Troy Brosnan blazed through each ladder, pinning it each heat to take gold over Luca Shaw in the finals. Melissa Buhl took gold in the Pro Women category with consistently clean runs, winning her first ever Crankworx event.
Whistler, BC – For the third time in a row, at the Ultimate Pump Track Challenge presented by Rock Shox, defending champs in both the Pro Men’s and Pro Women’s categories kept their titles. Mitch Ropelato and Jill Kintner took the wins for the third time in as many years at Crankworx Whistler.
Whistler, BC – Today’s Teva Best Trick Showdown at Crankworx Whistler had all the ingredients for an awesome competition; sunshine, steeze and lots of cold hard cash. The riders brought their bag of tricks and laid them all out for the huge crowd assembled at the bottom of the Joyride course.
Whistler, BC – The Air DH took over the Whistler Mountain Bike Park with a sold out field of competitors ripping down the most famous DH course in the world, A-Line. Elite racers from all over the globe tested their skills to try to take home one of the most coveted medals of Crankworx.
Whistler, BC – An exciting new addition to Crankworx Whistler’s event calendar is the UnOfficial Whip Off World Championships, taking place on Whistler’s gigantic Crabapple Hits. There are no rules in this event; the biggest, most stylish whip takes home the $1,000 cash prize and American Tyler McCaul was the man today.
Whistler, BC – Crankworx Whistler’s Garbanzo DH is infamous for being the world’s longest DH track used in competition. Canadian World Cup racer Steve Smith has been defeated by the very long and technical track the last four times he has raced it; either crashing or just not going fast enough. This year Smith finally defeated his nemesis, crossing the finish line with a time of 12:33. 27, an impressive feat considering the length of the course is 12km and drops 3,400 vertical feet
Whistler, BC — France's Jerome Clementz and Whistler local Katrina Strand dominated the Canadian Open Enduro yesterday. The rally-style, mix of Downhill and Cross-country trails included two on Whistler Mountain Bike Park, one on Blackcomb and one in the Lost Lake riding area.
Whistler, BC — Ok, so Crankworx is happening and you're not there. Bummer! You're not alone. We can't possibly send everyone to Whitler to enjoy it live with the rest of the world, but we can try to bring you the best of what's happening each and every day. We're testing out some cool new ways to share what's happening at Crankworx with our readers each day, and we hope you enjoy what we've compiled for day one.
Whistler, BC – Mountain bike enthusiasts are eagerly awaiting the opening of the Whistler Mountain Bike Park, scheduled for Friday, May 18, 2012. As of April 16 those enthusiasts are one step closer to being able to ride the Whistler Mountain Bike Park as early bird Season Passes, Triple Play Cards, and the new Twilight Triple Play Pass went on sale.
WHISTLER, BC – First Lift-Accessed Mountain Bike Park in the World to Reach This Feat. Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc. announced today that the Whistler Mountain Bike Park hosted its millionth unique rider on Friday, August 12th. The first lift-accessed mountain Bike Park in the world to reach this feat, the Whistler Mountain Bike Park is in its twelfth season of operation and is considered the # 1 lift accessed mountain bike park in the world. To mark this auspicious occasion, a celebration was held at the base of the Fitzsimons Express chairlift, with a countdown to the lucky millionth visitor hosted by biking legend Brett Tippie.
Whistler, BC – First Lift-Accessed Mountain Bike Park in the World to Reach This Feat. Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc. announced today that the Whistler Mountain Bike Park hosted its millionth unique rider on Friday, August 12th. The first lift-accessed mountain Bike Park in the world to reach this feat, the Whistler Mountain Bike Park is in its twelfth season of operation and is considered the # 1 lift accessed mountain bike park in the world. To mark this auspicious occasion, a celebration was held at the base of the Fitzsimons Express chairlift, with a countdown to the lucky millionth visitor hosted by biking legend Brett Tippie.