Blue Mountain Bike Park Opening Weekend

May 18, 2017 at 6:58
by Blue Mountain Bike Park  
Blue Mountain Bike Park Opening Weekend

It seems like ages since we packed away our skis and snowboards to make room for our bikes here at Blue Mountain, but a lack of “typical” spring weather through April and the start of May has quickly brought us to summer’s door.

Blue Mountain Bike Park Opening Weekend

If you’re reading this you’re probably one of many riders who have been counting down the days until downhill season. We’re sure that you’ll be overjoyed to hear that, despite an extremely wet start to the month of May, Trail Crew has managed to put in the hours needed to get the Bike Park ready for Opening Day on May 19.

Here’s what you can expect if you’re planning on making the trek out:

Opening Friday, May 19 (weather and conditions permitting)

- The Groove
- The Gulch
- Embryo
- Raison Run
- Fresh Air
- The Ridge
- O-Chute
- Squeeker
- Big Sleeze
- Haole
- H2O (early exit onto The Ridge)

Minion’s Rush – The Mini-X is currently on trail performing a few finishing touches. Keep an eye on our Facebook page and Instagram for updates leading up to Opening Day.

Grab Bag – Will be completed along with Minion’s Rush.

Showcase – Still requires Mini-X work. No opening date confirmed.

Waterfall – Trail Crew will be in here over the first couple weeks of the season to bring the trail back up to standards. No opening date confirmed.

Shot Glass – Will remain closed to the public until May 29, but will be open May 25-28 for the East Coast Open Canada Cup.

If you can’t make it for Opening Weekend, don’t forget about our extended hours that will keep us open 7 days a week through Spring and Fall to maximize your time on the trails!

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East Coast Open Canada Cup – May 25-28, 2017

We’re also extremely excited to welcome back the Canada Cup Downhill Series, and will be hosting the East Coast Open Canada Cup from May 25-28. We’ll see if the earlier date, and the fact that the race is now back-to-back with Mont Tremblant’s Canada Cup, will entice more racers to make the trip east as they chase Canadian National Series points.

2016 Kids Mountain Biking

Youth Rider Assessment and Freeride Skill Assessment

New for this summer, all of our young riders age 8-12 who aren’t quite ready to tackle Raison Run will have the option of completing our new Youth Rider Assessment (YRA). Upon successful completion of the YRA, riders will be able to access The Groove, The Gulch, Minion’s Rush and Embryo. Once they’re up to speed they will be able to attempt the General Rider Assessment which will give them access to the remainder of the park with the exception of Haole and H2O. As in previous years, all riders under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an Adult, Parent or Guardian who is at least 25 years of age.

Also new for this summer, riders who completed the Freeride Skill Assessment in 2016 will have the option of watching a safety awareness video and completing an additional waiver at Guest Services to receive their All Access sticker. This process will be up and running in Early June. In the meantime, any riders wishing to access Haole or H2O will have to complete the standard Freeride Skill Assessment.


31 Comments

  • 6 1
 Beyond the CNES there should be more enduro events up at Blue given the fact its the only place in Ontario where one could be hosted
  • 2 1
 A stage in 3 stage maybe. Last year I don't think there was a single enduro event, so this is still am improvement.
  • 1 1
 @inverted180: Thats true, we need to get some organizers together and start getting some races together
  • 3 1
 Thanks @bluemtnbikepark for all your hard work getting everything ready for opening day. Myself and many of my friends are stoked and can't wait to be back at the park doing laps.
I also want to thank you for listening to the riders suggestions like the new YRA, my son will be so happy to come back to Blue this year and be able to ride and learn on the easier runs until he is ready to move up to more technical runs.
Thanks again, see you next weekend. We are all looking forward to a great 2017 season at Blue.
  • 3 1
 Not only do they listen, but if you check the thread in the forum's section, they're open to ideas, often chat with users about what's going on with the hill, do updates, weather checks, and so on. We're honestly super harsh on them almost always, yet they always come back with a good attitude and more information. MTB needs more representatives like the dudes at Blue. Thank you for your ongoing diligence.
  • 3 1
 @sherbet: There are a whole lot of frontline and behind-the-scenes people that make the Bike Park function on a daily basis. We couldn't do it without every single one of them doing their part.

Now get back to calling us out for something before we start to go soft, haha.
  • 2 1
 Stoked to see you back at the Bike Park this summer, and pumped to see the little man ripping it up out there!
  • 6 2
 Blue mountain is in Ontario, not PA
  • 7 0
 Actually... There's a Blue Mountain Bike Park in Ontario AND Pennsylvania. It's confusing, trust us, we know. We've already sent the MODs a private message to have it updated, but thanks for your diligence!
  • 2 6
flag SomeGuy30 (May 18, 2017 at 11:22) (Below Threshold)
 @bluemtnbikepark: So we still have to re-do the skill assessment? We were told last year that it would remain on file indefinitely and there would be no need to do it again.

Higher pass price, no second lift, no new trail yet? Probably the last year I buy a pass.
  • 5 1
 @SomeGuy30: Yes, for the first few weeks returning guests will have to complete the standard Freeride Assessment as we do not have the new video and waiver system in place yet. We're expecting the new process to be in place for returning guests in Early June.

As for the higher pass price, we're remaining open midweek through the spring and the fall which is adding 30 days to the season, and we are bringing a trail back into the fold with the addition of Waterfall this year.
  • 1 6
flag SomeGuy30 (May 18, 2017 at 12:39) (Below Threshold)
 @bluemtnbikepark: Blue being open 7 days a week doesn't help most of the riders. I buy a pass for the convenience. I'm almost 2 hours away and can only make it to Blue about 6-8 times at the most. Next season I'll probably just buy day passes
  • 1 1
 @bluemtnbikepark: i rode Blue mtn back when i lived in ont. Best riding around however there was no real jump line. Has Blue mtn remedied this?
  • 2 1
 @cottonmouthdug: yes they have, H20 is the jump trail. And if you remember haole, its better and longer now. Gravity Logic came in and built these trails as well as minions rush.
  • 2 1
 @SomeGuy30: it actually helps me LOTS, as my job forces me to only work weekends and this way I get to start riding during the week as soon as the park opens. I was overjoyed when I found out and bought a season's pass right away.
  • 1 4
 @Ethan-M-Life: Ok so it helps u lots. I didn't say everyone. For the masses with jobs that are typically 9-5 ish Monday to Friday it doesn't. Good for u that it works out but it doesn't for a lot.
  • 3 0
 It cant be that bad! i drive 10 hours for lift access riding Frown
I would be very happy to have this local
  • 3 1
 Looking forward to riding again this year, wooohooo!!!
  • 1 1
 Did they ever open another lift? Only complaint there is the distance from the chair to the far side. Nothing like doing 30k of xc on your DH bike.
  • 2 1
 Not yet, but we've presented the plan to Resort Executive and they're definitely receptive to the idea. Just a matter of finding a time when it works into other Resort capital plans.
  • 1 1
 They have been saying that for at least 4 years now. Don't get your hopes up.
  • 2 1
 Looking forward to it.. see you tomorrow.
  • 2 1
 Fuck ya first gondy! Hardtail first laps!
  • 1 1
 Fuck yah man!
  • 1 2
 Sweet new Bike Park in Coquitlam!
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