So how do you create a force of nature? It’s this easy…
The Whistler Mountain Bike Park is opening on May 17 with the most opening day terrain ever. Ideal early-summer conditions allowed for almost all of the snow to melt in the Fitzsimmons Zone before the Trail Crew came in. The crew has spent the past week cleaning up, fixing some features and most importantly buffing the trails to have almost everything good to go for this Friday.
|The goal is to have Dirt Merchant open for day one, otherwise, everything else is looking great! - Bike Park Manager Brian Finestone|
The official trail list to open on May 17 will be confirmed the day before, but riders can expect A-Line, B-Line, Crank-it-Up, Ninja Cougar, Karate Monkey and even Crabapple Hits be open.
| Trevor John Berg boosting the A-Line tombstone while shooting on Friday May 10.|
Alongside Goldstein Productions, the Whistler Mountain Bike Park Team spent the past weekend filming for the first video of the season and were blown away with how everything was riding.
|Litterally it's like July up there and no one has ridden the Park yet, it was by far the best conditions I've shot in the Park, let alone before opening. - Mike Goldstein of Goldstein Productions|
| Goldstein getting amongst it while trying out some new techniques.|
Along with getting the Park open, the crew at GIANT Bicycles and SRAM, Rockshox, Avid, Truvativ have been assembling a brand new fleet of custom Whistler Mountain Bike Park GIANT Glory's. Almost too many to count.
| Things seemed to roll pretty quickly after the Team's first shuttle lap down A-Line on the new Glory's. Good-bye winter. Summer is here!|
| Lula took no time getting used to the bike again and was pinned flowing through A-Line.|
Dispite only shooting for 2 days actually in the Park, Goldstein Productions has been shooting for close to 3 weeks planning and capturing the rest.
| Good times all around while filming for the videos non-riding segments. "Not this kind of Team..."|
| "THIS kind of Team".|
| Team train through Smoke & Mirrors.|
So you'd better make it this Friday May 17 for the 2013 opening of the Whistler Mountain Bike Park. Fitzsimmons Express starts turning at 10am and will run to 5pm daily.
SEE YOU FRIDAY!
| And as always please make sure you walk your bike in the Village or this guy will get you...|
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Video by Goldstein Productions
Photos by Mark Mackay Photography -all riding shots taken from May 10 and 11, 2013.
Voice over by Daniel Letto
Audio recording and mix by Keith White Audio
Precision driving by Trevor John Berg