The Mouse Trap came about through a joint contest put on by Panorama Mountain Village and Rockstar Energy Drink. The Rockstar Bike Rodeo—Dream it, Drop it! contest had mountain and stunt bike enthusiasts enter their own stunt feature designs. The winning one was selected by a panel of judges, including pro free-rider Kurt Sorge.
The Mouse Trap, designed by 25-year-old Kyle Wynia of Abbotsford, B.C., was Wynia's first design entry and was selected.
The Mouse Trap debuted on July 16, 2011, and was christened by Wynia and Sorge before it was officially opened to the public; it received positive feedback from riders, spectators and Panorama staff.
Panorama Mountain Village, just 15 minutes north of Invermere in B.C.'s Columbia Valley, is still open for its mountain biking season and has converted the ski runs into a variety of tracks for all skill levels. For more information, visit the resort's website.