Anticipation Pt. 2 - Early season shredding in the Whistler Bike Park - Video

May 17, 2012
by Scott Secco  
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It's official. #SummersBack. The Whistler Mountain Bike Park opens in less than 24 hours and as you can see, Mother Nature cooperated this year by melting a ridiculous amount of snow left over from winter as Trail Crew were hot on her heels. Not every year can the dirt on opening day feel like mid-June, but it's sure damn appreciated when it does. Over 15 trails will be ripe for the picking on opening day with the obvious favorites dialed in. Add in the Whistler premiere of Anthill Films Strength In Numbers in the evening, the first day of the Bike Park never felt so good.


As of 10am on Friday May 18, Fitzsimmons Express will start serving up endless conveyors of gravity fed Park laps signifying summer has officially begun in Whistler. Anticipation for this day started last fall as the most dedicated riders finally had to hang up the two wheels for two planks.


It's just the beginning though with more anticipation to come. Extended Play hours and Garbanzo Zone opening in June is next followed by the new Peak Zone's Top of the World alpine trail in July and Crankworx Whistler in August. The line up for what's to come is always anticipated but every year it seems so new.

Anticipation is sweetest the second the bar drops. Taste the candy. Bike season is here!

Team Riders - Tristan Merrick, Berend Bore, Peter Matthews, Gareth Dyer
Second Unit Precision Driver - Trevor Berg

Anticipation Pt. 1

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97 Comments

  • 104 0
 Giant recruitment office :

Can they whip ?

Yes!

...Hired
  • 2 1
 TOTAL AGREED!!!!!!
  • 4 0
 Well they got Hart so I suppose that must be true!
  • 2 1
 sitting in my computer chair with the jitters embracing the hard i just got on! Big Grin cant wait for opening day!!!
  • 1 0
 Actually its the bike that makes you do big whips...
  • 52 1
 holy balls i'm stoked, and i'm not even going to whistler!
  • 7 5
 hah 'holy balls'^^ Big Grin
  • 12 0
 i want to go there. i need to go there
  • 1 0
 F** just got home from a season in Whis Why did i ever leave. (school)
  • 5 0
 Is it just me or are A-Line and those rock rolls on Rock City the most filmed pieces of bike track in the world? I miss Whistler...
  • 1 0
 Yeah and that massive triple gap up on Freight Train.
  • 1 0
 hooly do you mean the rock one? Isn't that going into no joke? or new joke can't remember which.
  • 1 0
 Im not sure, it could be No Joke. Its in the Elements Of Perfection: Soul video. The guy on the purple bike only doubles it though.

www.pinkbike.com/video/215452
  • 2 0
 man, that elements of perfection: soul video is epic, it gets me far too stoked...
  • 25 0
 Can't wait to be in Whistler tomorrow!
  • 4 0
 Mum, can I have some money for a season in whistler please? Please?
  • 7 0
 mum: Hell no !
  • 1 0
 Taste the candy.
  • 1 0
 You are a really lucky guy...
  • 4 0
 Can't wait for the road trip to whistler this summer!!!
  • 2 0
 stop rubbing it in, why can't ya?
  • 1 0
 23 Countdown days till four weeks Whistler. Cannot wait anymore.. argh...must ride..
  • 11 0
 i can just watch and hope that i'll go to the whistler one day..enjoy guys
  • 1 0
 I ja isto ahahh Me too!
  • 4 0
 os kurac erda hahahah
  • 1 0
 ko zna mozda oce ahhaha, dolazis u buzet?
  • 9 0
 Truck is loaded already. I'm there at 10am tomorrow, 2 hr drive from Vancouver Smile
  • 5 0
 I know it's Whistler, but I just know that the conditions mirror Northstar right now. It shouldn't matter where you live, this video is the welcome starter to another year of improved trails in (enter your closest bike park here) ... Bring it.
  • 2 0
 Whoa you're right. I thought Northstar would have way more snow but I checked the live cams and stuff is looking good.
  • 1 1
 I wish I could go there. Sure stromlo is fun but there are only two DH tracks tops
  • 1 0
 Even when Northstar was running the lifts for snow, there was no snow for the drive up and no white stuff even in the village. I knew we wouldn't have a late opening like last year. Yee! (touch wood)
  • 4 0
 Oh wow! Time to get the DH bike tuned and ready, it's gonna be a great season.
  • 9 5
 man tomorrows going to be dope, going have to ride a whole 5 mins from home to get there
  • 9 0
 lucky guy i have to ride 15 Big Grin
  • 21 2
 i dislike you both.
  • 2 1
 Shoot them both . . now!!!
  • 2 1
 10 mins for me Smile
  • 1 0
 I've got to ride 10 minutes there, thn do 3 long hours at work and ride from one! So pissed that I'm working in the morning!
  • 1 0
 Those will probably be the longest 3 hours of of your life :p
  • 3 0
 It would probably take me a year to ride my way around to Whistler on my DH bike. Quit yo bitchen
  • 1 0
 What is 12 hours with a plane to get here.. when you can rip it till dusk
  • 2 0
 Canberra is defanetly the most inconvenient place to start MTB riding because you have either 3-4 hours of driving to an international airport or 2 hours in an airport waiting for your 30 minutes to an hour plane ride. Then when your at the airport wait 3+ hours so that you can get on the international flight.
  • 1 0
 and its far more than a 12hr flight, it'd be more close to a 20hr flight. and also the thousands of dollars it would cost.
  • 1 0
 Nah its not that bad, 13 there and 14 back if you fly direct both ways with Air Canada. But the lifts dont close until 8:30 so its sick!
  • 1 0
 one trail centre in scotland with an actual uplift. Frown i want to go back to canada and america for another six weeks. i really didnt understand the quality of riding when i was there at the age of 9. i want tooo shred there!!!!!!
  • 2 0
 How busy is whistler on opening day for the bike park? I heard its a gong show!
  • 1 0
 last time i went to whistler on opening day the lift line wait was around 45 mins - 1 hour and was lined back to zogs almost
  • 2 0
 www.pinkbike.com/photo/8133743

It's going to be a good Summer . . .

Can't Wait!
  • 2 0
 Dust and snow, I like it, makes it easier to wear all of that protective gear.
  • 1 0
 holly cow !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this way your gonna kill me!!
  • 2 0
 extremely jealous of you BC folks out there.
  • 2 0
 Ugh I want to go too Whistler.
  • 1 0
 At least you live in Canada!
  • 1 0
 gaaaah.... i gotta stop watching these vids on break at work.... its not fair!
  • 1 0
 Awe I gotta work tomorrow! Luckily it's in the bike park haha pumped on this season
  • 1 0
 Amazing vid + guaranteed trip to whistler= nearly shit myself with excitement
  • 1 0
 So happy I finally have my N and don't have to have parents drive me... Opening day is gonna be sickkkkk!!!!
  • 1 0
 A plane ticket for me to get to vancouver is like 300 bucks. Probably gonna do it.
  • 1 0
 Majorly fucked off that I neither have a DH bike or live in Whistler right now.
  • 1 0
 That was one of the best biking vids I've seen in a long time. Had a huge smile on my face through the whole thing.
  • 2 1
 tune !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 1 0
 Damn i want to be there tomorrow so bad but I am stuck in port alberni
  • 1 0
 Where & when is Strength in Numbers being shown?
  • 2 0
 8pm at the Whistler Conference Centre - be there!
  • 1 0
 This video has me wanting to camp out at the lift right now!
  • 1 0
 Hell yeah. Making my reservation for summer accommodation this afternoon!
  • 1 0
 Im trying to make some for the Youth Hostel in 2013 but it says its already booked out. Pissing me off. It would cost me $1080 for a month of accommodation there.
  • 1 0
 Have met a few foreign dudes in past who rent or share a place in Squamish area and drive 20-30 mins to Whistler. Cuts down some costs i guess. One dudes parents rented him an apartment there with car & season pass to develop skills over season... Musta been good kid & super rad parents
  • 1 0
 @hoolydooly: i am sure that you can find something in the next year on www.couchsurfing.org or vrbo.org. Try reddit.com/r/mtb or craigslist for vancouver/whistler. There is also www.whistler.com/bike_accommodation and there is another lodge i know of (but the name escapes me) which has a shop in the basement and is specifically set up for housing us riders.
  • 1 0
 is there a way to share this video?
  • 1 0
 Just one word, magnificent.
  • 1 0
 man.... why does my frame have to be cracked?! i live soo close :'(
  • 1 0
 saturday! best place on earth!
  • 1 0
 So quick and clean, looks like some rad trials, gets me stoked!
  • 1 0
 In whistler right now. Gonna ride hard all weekend!!
  • 1 0
 so pumped!!!!! i got my triple play pass bitches!!!!!! wooooooooo
  • 1 0
 That vid was sick! VOD for sure.
  • 1 0
 Jealous much! season just ended here, Now whered I leave my passport....
  • 1 0
 what is the guy in blues jersey?
  • 1 0
 This video could make a good Kali commercial...
  • 1 0
 Rad! time to plan a trip there!
  • 1 0
 Can't Wait !!!
  • 1 0
 This trail ROCKS!
  • 1 0
 PitBull!!!!
  • 1 0
 This video is the tits!
  • 1 0
 whoop whoop!
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