Whistler Mountain Bike Park Announces Details for Opening Weekend

May 15, 2019
by WhistlerMountain BikePark  
Before and after a fresh layer and buff for the final hit on A-Line .

PRESS RELEASE: Whistler Mountain Bike Park

We made it. Through the long, cold grasp of winter to the most anticipated event of the year. The day we have circled on our calendars since October. The unofficial start of summer. A devout holiday of sorts. However you associate it, it’s here. The Whistler Mountain Bike Park opening day is Friday.

Despite the colder than average winter in the valley, Mother Nature has recently brought the heat and helped melt out a lot of the snow that was sitting still at lower elevations for most of the spring. The trail crew has boots on the ground for a while now, working 7 days a week on the Fitzsimmons zone, getting fresh dirt, reshaped lips and polished berms ready come Friday.

For your opening weekend, we should have most of the Fitz zone up and riding. With fresh work on A-Line and Crank It Up, among others, the trails of the Bike Park will be ripe for the picking. Closures will be limited to Dirt Merchant and Golden Triangle, and possibly Angry Pirate, though the team remains optimistic about the latter being ready to go soon.

Crank It Up getting some love

Weekend Festivities
You don’t have to tell any mountain biker that this is a can’t miss event on the mountain biking calendar. Rightfully so, we will have a ton of festivities going on. Our friends from Sram are here, as well as GT Bikes, Pinkbike, Monster and others ensuring there will be no shortage of stoke and good vibes at the base of the mountain.

On Saturday, Sram is hosting a dual slalom race at the base of the park. Registration is only $10, and you will get two timed laps down the course. With times will be combined and used to give overall rankings. Joyride Bike Parks is building an amazing custom track for this race, and the only way to ride it is to race it. Awards and après will follow the event at the GLC.

Register and find more info here.

Early Bird Deadline is May 19
If you still don’t have your pass yet, it’s not too late. The early bird deadline is Sunday at midnight. Lock in the best pass for you by then to receive bonus perks and the lowest prices. Whether is a 5-day, 10-day, Unlimited, or Twilight pass, we’ve got you covered. Unlock your summer of riding here.

Stay tuned to our social channels and Pinkbike for future trail updates and zone openings as we progress into the summer.


WMBP 2017

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  • 27 0
 Booked our hotel last night. Haven't missed an opening weekend in years! Worth the 11 hour drive from Calgary to Whistler and back even if we only get 1.5 days of riding in! Being an adult with a job sucks.
  • 9 0
  • 5 1
 Sounds like you need a better adult job that allows you to indulge in riding a little longer than 1.5 days.
  • 2 0
 Should be fun and everything else but if you're driving for 11 hours why not come like 3 weeks later when so much more of the park is open?
  • 3 1
 @TrevZ: Because Whismas
  • 1 0
 @TrevZ: True. Could then coincide for when the trails are completely blown to shit for the rest of the season....so like...couple weeks in. Whistler is wack.
  • 13 0
 Oh man, time to start convincing wifey that we need to make the trek north for the weekend!
  • 10 0
 that should have started at least a month ago...
  • 14 0
 @bakewhore: If Jeff talks half as smooth as he rides, he's got time to spare.
  • 1 0
 Yes Jeff! I would highly enjoy riding Whistler with you (I may even be able to keep up there)
  • 2 0
 Damn it, I took the Friday off to head up there to ride the new Dirt Merchant; I’ve been keen since since last season ( I missed the window of opportunity during crank worx), anyone know how long until it’s open? It will still be a fun day of pounding laps!
  • 4 0
 So I should expect the message in my inbox detailing how I won the opening weekend trip contest any day now!?
  • 3 0
 Im headed up, for the first time ever-only ever been during Crankworx.
Rain in the forecast eh?...Desert rat will be fish out of water haha.
  • 4 0
 Chairlift season is here, fuck yea!
  • 2 0
 See you there. Can't wait!
  • 1 0
 Is there gonna be a survey what people are riding like last year?
I am looking forward to it.
  • 1 0
 I missed the opening Video from Whistler with Tippie. Is there no Video this year ?
  • 1 0
 Hopefully the weather works out for this awesome weekend!
  • 1 0
 Almost every opening weekend I've been to rains. Which is awesome too!
  • 1 0
 @makripper: Yeah, the right amount of rain makes for the hero dirt!
  • 2 0
 @freeinpg: Duh. It's right pissing up here at the moment. If you think it's gonna be hero dirt you are sadly mistaken.
  • 1 0
 @myfriendgoose: Lmao, exactly! I've spent all this time tuning my bike for the season, greasing, cleaning bearing surfaces, and replacing wear parts only for it to be completely undone when Whistler dust turns to mud and cakes in every crease and pivot on the bike. Wet days in Whistler beat the living hell out of a bike.

I'll still be there though.
  • 1 0
 See you this weekend Whistler!
  • 1 0
 Making my first pilgrimage to whistler this weekend!

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