Whistler Mountain Bike Park Is Opening Tomorrow

May 18, 2022 at 12:11
by WhistlerMountain BikePark  
The Bike Park trail crew preparing to work on Wednesday, May 18

PRESS RELEASE: Whistler Mountain Bike Park

All systems are go for Opening Day on Thursday, May 19.

If you’re anything like we are, you’ve had Whismas circled on your calendar for months, and you’ll be excited to hear that we are clear for lift off in T minus three, two, one…

That’s right, it’s Whismas Eve!

Since Opening Day was delayed by a week, due to snow, we’ve been eagerly and patiently awaiting an update from our Bike Park trail crew.

An extra week of shoveling snow and dirt made a huge difference and we are now pleased to say the Bike Park is looking good for Opening Day.

To the moon tomorrow on A-Line

The trails have been repaired and reshaped, the berms are clean and the lips are smooth.

You will still find a few snow walls, particularly in the upper section of the Fitzsimmons zone where it continues to snow today, but when the rope drops tomorrow we’re confident we will have something for everyone.

Ready to drop in tomorrow

Which zones will be open?

From day one tomorrow—Thursday, May 19—Fitzsimmons Express will be spinning daily with extended play from 10am-8pm.

Garbanzo Zone is scheduled to open from June 11, depending on conditions, and Top of the World is expected in July. We’ll provide further updates on our social media channels as the snow melts.

Creekside zone in Whistler Mountain Bike Park remains completely closed for summer 2022, so we can focus on installing the new Creekside Gondola and Big Red Express Chairlift—not to mention build more bike trails.

A-Line will be open from the top of Ninja Cougar

Which trails will be open?

What will be your first lap on Opening Day?

It could be Crank It Up to Heart of Darkness or it might be top of B-Line to Lower A-Line.

Crank It Up on Wednesday, May 18

Here’s the full list of what’s planned to open:

Green: Del Bocca Vista, EZ Does It, Pines of Mar Gables, Shady Acres.

Blue Flow: Crank It Up, Heart of Darkness, Joyride Jump Park, Wednesday Night Delight, World Cup SingleTrack.

Blue Tech: Blueseum, Devil’s Club, Hornet, Karate Monkey, Longhorn, Ninja Cougar, Samurai Pizza Cat, Smoke and Mirrors,

Advanced Flow: A-Line Lower, A-Line Upper (from the top of Ninja Cougar) and Fade To Black.

Advanced Tech: Detroit Rock City, Lower Joyride, Monkey Hands, POLP Fiction, Schleyer, Tech Noir, Lower Whistler Downhill.

Whatever your first lap is, make it a good one. And remember to pre-ride, re-ride, freeride.

Who’s got first chair? Season passes are on sale now.


  • 39 0
 We need a trail crew exchange program, I’m pretty sure the only equipment the mammoth trail crew have is a truck to drive around in.
  • 4 0
 Lol. Too true
  • 1 0
 Sounds familiar
  • 11 0
 I'm here, waiting for the lifts to start spinning. It's going to be busy this weekend.
  • 10 0
 The absolutely torrential rain we have been copping all day into tonight = one f*cked up bike park come tomorrow lunchtime.
  • 10 0
 Its Whistmas in the bike park!
  • 5 0
 camped all night till the chair start
  • 4 0
 White dirt is falling from the sky!!!
  • 7 0
 20cm pow day for bike park opening haha
  • 3 0
 Epic dual sport day I’d you can pull it off
  • 7 0
 = less people in Squamish
  • 2 0
 When gas went above $1L I thought driving up from Vancouver was expensive but now @ $2.33L and the cost of the lift ticket and food = one super expensive day.

I will probably be camping more to get 2 rides with one drive up.
  • 5 0
 Why oh why is Angry Pirate not on the list…..
  • 1 0
 Crapabble hits ?
  • 1 0
 I remember digging out the snow there before season start few years ago and it was still about 2meters of snow in lower part of Angry Pirate. So I guess its the reason
  • 1 0
 @RedBurn: LOL its literally on one of the most packed in/ ridden ski runs so unless you've got your e bike on turbo to combat the resistance of sinking 3" into mud, you'll probably wanna stick to EZ does it for a few eeeks.
  • 4 0
 Snow should be melted by tomorrow or weekend for sure!
  • 5 2
 ….and I’m sure we will have a Chappetta opening day commentary of some sorts coming soon. Maybe from a tent?
  • 4 0
 The line ups gonna be insane this season and no Creekside Frown
  • 2 0
 Creekside closed - thats a real shame, such a brilliant part of the park. Will have to just suffer in the rest of the park Smile
  • 1 0
 And to think I was skiing some decent pow just yesterday off the top of Showcase
  • 2 0
 Bring your avalanche transceiver / peips and watch out for tree wells!
  • 2 0
 Omg I'm so excited!!!!
  • 4 2
  • 1 1
 I’m only one continent too far, wish could be there…. :-(
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