2016 SEASON Opening Day: May 20 - Closing Day: October 10
2016 OPERATING HOURS
EARLY SEASON HOURS (May 20 -June 10)
Open Daily: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
*Open until 8:00 p.m. every Saturday, Monday and Wednesday
REGULAR SEASON HOURS (June 11 - September 5)
Open Daily: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
FALL SEASON HOURS (September 6 - October 10)
Fitzsimmons Zone Open Daily: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Garbanzo Zone Open Daily: 11:00 a.m. - 4 p.m. (weather permitting)
Creek Zone Open 9/10-11 and 9/17-18: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Peak Chair Open Daily until 9/18: 11:00 a.m. - 4 p.m.
2016 TICKET PRICES
1 Day Pass: $67
5 Day Pass: $295
10 Day Pass: $475 2016 SEASON PASS PRICES
Twighlight Season Pass: $269
Top of the World Season Pass: $269
Season Pass: $725
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MTBPARKS PASS PERKS
One FREE lift ticket any time during the 2016 season.
Whistler Bike Park Overview
Whistler Mountain Bike Park was voted the Best Bike Park in Western Canada in the 2013, 2014 and 2015 MTBparks.com Riders' Choice Awards.
With everything from burly big-mountain lines and massive granite slabs to titanic tabletops and silky smooth singletrack, Whistler makes the most of its natural and often rocky and rooty terrain. Situated in breathtakingly beautiful British Columbia, the mountain is an utterly unique experience that truly offers something for everyone, so beginners shouldn’t be discouraged by the pros in the lift line, but are encouraged to ease into it; the black trails here are probably harder than the ones back home.
WHAT TO EXPECT RIDING AT WHISTLER MOUNTAIN BIKE PARK
What type of rider would enjoy visiting Whistler Mountain Bike Park?
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 cross-country 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.
There truly is something for everyone, so beginners shouldn’t be discouraged by the pros in the lift line, but are encouraged to ease into it; the black trails here are probably harder than the ones back home.
Mountain biking has been a mainstay at Whistler Blackcomb since 1992, perhaps longer. But back then there were no bike trails, per se, just fireroads. 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.
Fifteen years later, the most popular bike-park destination in the world continues to work hard to maintain that vision.
The Latest Improvements at Whistler Mountain Bike Park
Last year, the Creekside Gondola—the mountains original base area—was opened to mountain bikers for the first time, providing an additional point of access as well as two new trails, Dusty's DH and BC's Trail.
This year, Whistler announced its $345-million 'Renaissance' expansion plan that will ultimately include approximately 31 miles of new downhill trails that will effectively double the size of the existing bike park. The expension will begin in Creekside, now dubbed the "Creek Zone," making it the park's fourth distinct "zone" in addition to the original Fitzsimmons Zone, upper mountain Garbonzo Zone, and the Peak Zone which made headlines in 2012 with the opening of the high-alpine Top of the World trail.
Last summer, some classics like Clown Shoes that have been closed for some time were reworked, updated and reopened.
Getting to Whistler Resort
Whistler is about a 2 hour straight shot up Hwy 99 from Vancouver, BC or 2.5 hours from the US border above Bellingham, WA.
2016 Event Highlights
Crankworx Freeride Mountain Bike Festival | August 12 - 21
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 freeride 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.
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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.
WHISTLER, BC – In a short video from from TELUS Optik Local, Logan Peat shares his story of living and training with legendary slopestyle athlete Brandon Semenuk and what it takes to get on the podium at the legendary Red Bull Joyride held every year during Crankworx at the Whistler Mountain Bike Park.
WHISTLER, BC – The Whistler Mountain Bike Park will begin its end of summer closing schedule this weekend with the Peak Zone and new Creekside Zone closing Sunday, September 18. The Fitzsimmons and Garbonzo Zones will remain open until October 10, weather permitting.
WHISTLER, BC — The largest slopestyle mountain biking competiton in the world, Red Bull Joyride, closed out the final day of the weeklong Crankworx Whistler festival at Whistler Mountain Bike Park with Brett Rheeder on the top box, dethroning reigning champ Brandon Semenuk.
WHISTLER, BC – Crankworx action keeps, um, cranking at Whistler Mountain Bike Park. Whip-Offs crowned the king of getting sideways, a pump track champion regained his crown and a contender for Queen conquered the Air DH on a trail bike.
WHISTLER, BC — Marcelo Guitiérrez pulled a record setting fourth consecutive win in the Garbanzo DH Tuesday, even after snapping his chain, and Squamish local Miranda Miller dominated the women's field.
WHISTLER, BC – Whistler Mountain Bike Park offers a unique take on summer camp. Elevation Camp, a two-day guided coaching experience, is aimed at intermediate to advanced riders looking to improve technical downhill skills, from mastering jumps and features to the gnarliest lines on the mountain. So, what's it actually like? We sent Nancy Kim to find out.
WHISTLER, BC – The chaos that is Crankworx has once again descended upon Whistler Mountain Bike Park. Opening weekend saw Tomas Genon and Richie Rude dominate Dual Speed and Style and the final round of the Enduro World Series respectively.
WHISTLER, BC / BROOMFIELD, CO – Vail Resorts Inc. reported today that it will acquire 100 percent of Whistler Blackcomb Holdings, Inc., including the Whistler Mountain Bike Park, for $1.4 billion CAD (approximately $1.06 billion USD). Vail said the deal aims to further diversify its resort locations and expand access under its season pass programs such as the Epic Pass. Changes which will take effect for the 2017 / 2018 winter season.
WHISTLER, BC – Crankworx has announced the Crankworx Insider Experience, a free service it says will give fans access to exclusive discounts, prizes and the opportunity to win upgrades to two paid Crankworx Experience Packages offered for the 10-day Crankworx Whistler festival.
WHISTLER, BC – Whistler Mountain Bike Park announced today a brand new pump track at Olympic Station featuring multiple berms and rollers which the park says will allow riders to guage their ability and progress the skills necessary for riding the rest of the mountain.
WHISTLER, BC – I'm pushing my bike through the Village toward the Fitz chair. My phone pings. It's a text from Tom Radke: "You will be riding with the master himself, Mike Johnstone." It's my first time riding with a guide at Whistler Mountain Bike Park and I get the guy who instructs the guides at Whistler and bike parks around the world.
WHISTLER, BC – When Whistler Mountain Bike Park announced its $345-million 'Renaissance' expansion plan last week, the fact that it would include 31 miles of new trails caught our attention, but details were vague at best. Whistler has now released the specifics of the first phase of a five-year plan, including the number of new trails and what they might look like.
WHISTLER, BC – Whistler Mountain Bike Park announced an official 2016 opening day of Friday, May 20, the new Creek Zone following with a Saturday, June 18 opening and a list of upgrades expected to be completed for the season.
WHISTLER, BC – Whistler Blackcomb announced today plans for a $345-million (approx. $264m USD) long-term strategic three-phase expansion dubbed "Renaissance." The plans call for improvements ranging from electric ATVs and snowmobiles for children to a bridge connecting Whistler's peaks, but only one we're truly concerned with: more than 30 miles of new downhill trails in the Whistler Mountain Bike Park.
WHISTLER, BC – Take a quick lap around Whistler Bike Park with 11-year-old up-and-coming sensation Jackson Goldstone and 2013 UCI Downhill World Cup Overall Champion Stevie Smith. It's a great reminder that there's nothing more satisfying than simply getting on your bike and just hitting the trail. Two different generations, one singular passion, coming together at Whistler Mountain Bike Park.
WHISTLER, BC – The iconic Dirt Merchant and A-Line in Whistler Mountain Bike Park flow pretty damn well, but Yoann Barelli's runs on a cyclocross bike just takes it to another level. Where's the hand-ups and waffles?
WHISTLER, BC – It's all over. The crowds have dissipated. Careers, memories, mistakes, friends and history have all been made. It's back to business as usual for the Whistler Mountain Bike Park. But if one thing stands out in the memory of those who were there or watched, it's Brandon Semenuk's winning Joyride run. Could this be the best slopestyle run ever?
WHISTLER, BC – Crankworx—the biggest mountain bike event of the year in Whistler, possibly the world—wrapped up 10 days of races, contests, camaraderie and celebration yesterday with two of its signature events—the Joyride and the Canadian Open DH. Culminating with two finales that embody both style and speed respectively. The latter, an all-out testament to downhill racing in its purest, concluded on the legendary course throught the wooded steeps that lie almost hidden beside the massive Joyride slopestyle lines of the Boneyard.
WHISTLER, BC – Rain arrived just in time for the start of Saturday's Red Bull Joyride event, causing organizers to postpone the slopestyle competition until Sunday morning. “With the wet conditions, it will be dark by the time we can dry the course and not be safe to ride at this time. We are calling the competition for today and will kick-off tomorrow morning with great weather predicted ahead,” said Darren Kinnaird, Crankworx World Tour GM.
WHISTLER, BC – You probably don't know his name yet, but chances are that's all going to change very soon. American rookie, Dakotah Norton, swept the dual slalom from the grasp of pros like Tyler McCaul, Kyle Strait and Brendan Howey. It was Jill Kintner who took it for the ladies, but Anneke Beerten was crowned queen a little ahead of schedule when the announcers let her standings slip.
WHISTLER, BC – Aside from the momentum needed to clear the massive tables of Whistler's Crabapple Hits, this is one Crankworx event that places no premium on speed. No, the only thing that matters in the Official Whip-Off World Championships is getting sideways. Perhaps no other Crankworx event captures the spirit of Whistler quite like this—the showmanship, the crowds, the party, the bent wheels.
WHISTLER, BC – The 2015 edition of Crankworx marches on at Whistler Mountain Bike Park, and perhaps the most iconic race, the Garbonzo DH, did not disappoint. More than two miles, it's also one of the longest. The downhill marathon saw racers pinning it in the dry, dusty late-season conditions and nearly 90-degree heat for race runs that were often 15 minutes or more. When it was all over, Claire Buchar and Marcelo Gutierrez-Villegas emerged victorious—again.
WHISTLER, BC – Pushing, pulsing and relentlessly driving, for over a decade the Air Downhill has been the primordial heart of Crankworx. Down the tacky flume of A-Line, Whistler's most iconic trail, every turn’s a berm, every jump’s a tabletop and every moment is a battle of mind over matter. Some 400 racers, one by one, sprint down the mountain, scrubbing bumps and airing 1,200 vertical feet of non-stop bank and boost.
WHISTLER, BC – The annual Dirt Diaries movie competition has become as much a part of Crankworx as the actual competitions. Crowds gathered in the Whistler Olympic Plaza last night for the screening of six five-minute contenders. In this winning "Sickest Edit Ever" from Matt Dennison and IFHT, Kyle "Norbs" Norbraten saves Whistler Mountain Bike Park from its greatest threat yet—rollerbladers.
WHISTLER, BC – Considered by some to be the definitive event of slopestyle if not all of Crankworx, the Red Bull Joyride drops this Saturday in Whistler. Brandon Semenuk, 2014 champion, has one last chance to upset Brett Rheeder's shot at sweeping the Crankworx World Tour. Can he do it?
WHISTLER, BC – Round 6 of the Enduro World Series at Whistler Mountain Bike Park is officially in the books, and Richie Rude and Tracy Moseley walked away with wins. Officially the Canadian Open Enduro, EWS #6 was part of the world-famous Crankworx.
WHISTLER, BC – Speed and Style. Perhaps no other event captures two of the purest elements of mountain biking, often found to be at opposite ends of the spectrum by most. When it comes to gravity fueled competition, many riders consider themselves racers or freeriders, but it takes a certain kind of talent to compete in both, let alone at the same time. It's no wonder then that list of competitors from the Whistler stop of Crankworx reads like a roster of mountain biking's modern pioneers.
WHISTLER, BC – In the latest update from Whistler Mountain Bike Park manager Brian Finestone, he reveals some pretty big news that he calls "the worst kept secret of all time." The park will open its Creekside Gondola for bike access starting August 7, and it will operate from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. seven days per week until September 20 giving riders bike park access from the free parking found at Creekside, the ability to purchase tickets and rentals there as well and access to ride back to the 'Creek or download via the gondola.
WHISTLER, BC — Whistler Mountain Bike Park has announced that it will open the third, highest and final mountain zone, The Peak Zone, on Wednesday, July 1, 2015. With The Peak Zone open and providing access to the Top of the World trail, Whistler Mountain Bike Park will be 100 percent open for the 2015 season.
WHISTLER, BC – The Whistler Mountain Bike Park announced today that it will be opening the Garbonzo Zone—the second highest of three zones on the mountain—Saturday, June 13, one week ahead of schedule.
WHISTLER, BC – A-Line. It's the lifeline of the Fitz Zone and heartbeat of the Whistler Mountain Bike Park. It's the trail where mega-trains were born and where more laps go down than anywhere else on earth. It's the original freeride trail that gave birth to a new style of riding and it started a movement in the evolution of modern trail designs. But there is only one A-Line, and it's here.
WHISTLER, BC — So you want to clean A-Line, Whistler's iconic, high-speed jump trail? The trail boss at Whistler Bike Park knows you do. This season's changes to the most popular trails were designed to foster rider progression without an ER visit. Trail crews are putting a fresh face on perennial favorites Crank It Up and A-Line, and building a new flow trail slated for early July completion.
WHISTLER, BC – Ever wanted a chance to appear in one of your favorite mountain bike movies? If you're going to be in Western Canada this Friday, now might be your chance. Teton Gravity Research and partner Anthill Films are on the lookout for riders to appear as extras in a Whistler Mountain Bike Park segment of their newest production, unReal.
WHISTLER, BC – With an early opening day Whistler Mountain Bike Park just around the corner, Brian Finestone and the bike park crew have released an update on what to expect in 2015. While the lack of snow allowed for an earlier start to trail work, heavy rain and water damage meant it wasn't easy. But the crew has hit the mark and made some updates for 2015. Find out what the "Next Evolution" holds below.
WHISTLER, BC – Whistler Mountain Bike Park announced recently that it would be opening on May 2, the park's second earliest on record. With that date fast approaching, bike park manager Brian Finestone reflects on the daunting task of preparing the park to hit that mark in his most recent update.
WHISTLER, BC – The Whistler Mountain Bike Park announced today that it will open on May 2, 2015, two weeks ahead of the planned May 15 opening. The Fitzsimmons Zone—the lowest of three defined regions on the mountain—will be in full operation thanks to a lack of low-elevation snow, marking Whistler's earliest opening since 2005, when the same weekend fell on April 30.
WHISTLER, BC — In this short edit from Whistler Mountain Bike Park, Tristan Merrick from the park team explains how the Peak Zone and the Top of the World Trail are just the cherry on top of what is arguably the most famous bike park in the world.
WHISTLER, BC — Like many parts of North America this year, 2015 hasn't been anything to brag about when it comes to the white stuff north of the border. But even with a relatively dry spring, there's still a lot of work to do before Whistler Mountain Bike Park will be ready to ride, and it looks like park staff is hiring. Check out the full update from Whistler Mountain Bike Park manager Brian Finestone.
WHISTLER, BC — Stacy Kohut doesn't let being paralyzed from the waist down stop him from shredding Whistler Bike Park—or from doing much of anything for that matter. Watch this rowdy and inspirational edit from Ricci films, and don't let anything stop you from getting out there this weekend.
WHISTLER, BC. Feb. 19, 2015– The winners of the Pinkbike 2014 Game Changer of the Year Award are ready to shake up gravity mountain biking with the launch of the Crankworx World Tour. Read the full press release below.
WHISTLER, BC – Registration for the SRAM Canadian Open Enduro presented by Specialized opened at 9 a.m. PST on Wednesday, February 4. It sold out nearly instantly, with the official estimate being less than a minute according to the last filing time on the registration site.
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.
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Mountain bikers often face a unique conundrum when travelng: dirt bag it and camp (nothing wrong with that!), or risk having to sneak a bike into nicer accomodations, or worse yet, hope the cable lock on the rack is enough to keep the locals honest. For those of us who enjoy retiring to nicer amenities when the lifts close, bike-friendly accomodations can be few and far between. Luckily, for those making the pilgrimage to rider-voted best bike park in North America, Aava is "Whistler's Bike Friendliest Hotel."