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Bypass the Masses, Riding Bike Park in August - Video

Aug 10, 2016
by Mike Sousa  
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For well over a decade now, people from far and wide have been flocking to Whistler, BC by the thousands to ride the world's most famous lift access bike park! Over the years the crowd has grown so big during August, that lift lines are enormous, mountain bars and restaurants are at capacity and god help you to find parking for the day!

65ft superman under the sun

Long lift lines at whistler village base
Long lift lines at whistler village base

For 2016 Whistler Blackcomb has opened the Creekside Gondola to the public for Bike Park access. This means for the first time we can upload from Creekside and bypass the long lift waits August is infamous for.

Raven s Nest makes a great mid-mountain rest stop offering food drinks patio tools tubes and more
Raven's Nest makes a great mid-mountain rest stop offering food, drinks, patio, tools, tubes and more

Creekside is now home to a second Garbanzo Bike & Bean shop offering all the same Rental, Retail and shop service as the village location. The perks don't end there. With a free multi-level parking garage right at creek base, you'll never forget where you parked again! Upon upload, you'll find the Raven's Nest also up and running for the first time in summer. This mid-mountain gem is a must visit with a spectacular view and awesome menu featuring $5 Coronas! You can also find a pump, tubes, tools and trail maps up here!

Bites and brews at the Raven s Nest
Bites and brews at the Raven's Nest

Not to mention Whistler Blackcomb's new Creekside Scan to Win Daily contests that could score you great prizes including a 2017 Bike Park Season pass. Simply sign up for WBplus to track all your mountain data and be automatically entered with every day that you scan your pass at Creekside. plus.whistlerblackcomb.com/welcome

Follow our local shredders up Creekside gondola and get the most out of your summer!

Athletes: Denis Courchesne, Austin Ling, Christina Chappetta, Lucia Pastorekova

Cinematography: Michael Sousa Cinema

Shop support provided by: Evolution Bike Shop, Arbutus Routes

Denis bike support: Pivot Cycles

Beers and Bites: Ravens Nest Mountain Restaurant


MENTIONS: @soose



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13 Comments

  • 10 1
 would rather drive the extra 10min and wait in line then have to ride dusty's DH again...
  • 4 1
 Real riders take BC's anyway.
  • 1 0
 Sadly this is true...so steep, gonna be hard to make that zone anything good.
  • 2 0
 @safety: which is accessed off of dusty's.. @MikeyMT i'm sure they boys from gravity logic can take care of it Wink
  • 3 0
 Like creekside for top of the world....get a freight train / no joke ride in before boarding the second gondola. And agree that Dusty's DH bites but there are other routes and I suspect more coming next year
  • 2 1
 This video is the most disappointing video I've seen from WBP. I thought we would see new Creekside trails, however instead they show us clips of Crabapple and trails that are above, and not even accessible, from the Creekside gondola...
  • 1 0
 It's the first full season where creek Gondi is running and this edit was done to showcase the upload advantage during August. Patience my friend in time the ride outs will develop. Freelance project by your truly. WBP had nothing to do with it. In the near future we'll see more DH trails to creek
  • 3 0
 hells yeah, denis with the superman.
  • 2 0
 Great work Sousa!! Can't wait for the next project Smile
  • 3 1
 love creekside.
  • 2 0
 denis is a rad dude !
  • 2 0
 Denis was on fire!
  • 1 2
 id rather ride the west side trails then wait in aline

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