What's New In The Bike Park This Season2016
Creekside Trail Expansion Plans
The world’s best mountain bike park is about to become even better. The Whistler Blackcomb Renaissance will kick-off a multi-year expansion creating a trail network for all riding abilities in the Creekside area. The Creekside Gondola will operate throughout the summer, transforming Creekside’s summer experience into a scene that mirrors winter’s vibrancy. With over 50 km of new trails proposed, this will be the single largest new development in Whistler Mountain Bike Park’s history.
Renaissance investment is subject to satisfaction of a number of conditions, including municipal and provincial government approvals, as well as the successful renegotiation and extension of Whistler Blackcomb's Master Development Agreements and Master Plans, the completion of consultations with the Squamish and Lilâwat First Nations and finalization of a proposed business partnership with those First Nations. Whistler Blackcomb estimates the construction period for phases one and two will be approximately four to five years with the Watershed being open two years following receipt of all approvals.
Early Bird Season Passes and Multi-Day Passes On Sale Now
If you're going to be riding the park this year, this is the best time to buy the pass that is right for you.
Crank It Up
Creekside Zone Open in June
With the unveil of the new Creekside Zone with Dusty's DH and BC's Trail last season, the Creekside Gondola is now a part of the regular lift system in 2016 delivering riders up Whistler Mountain. You can count on it to be spinning at the same time Garbanzo runs which is from June 18 - Sept 5 daily and then weekends only from Sept 6-18 from 10am-5pm.
Ride it or rail it - the GMC Pumptrack distills riding to its base elements: bike handling, cornering and pumping terrain. Located at the Whistler Village Gondola midstation, these sculpted piles of dirt will take your riding to the next level. Take a few laps to warm up in the morning, session it with your crew or just pop in to give it a try-it's time to get your pump on.
Orientation Guide Video Series
Helping riders to become familiar with the park, this new video series provides important information you need to know before starting to roll down on two wheels. Perfect for the first time rider to the Whistler Mountain Bike Park or new downhill riders all together, this series is the best place to start.
Downhill Skills Tips Videos
Being a better rider will make riding the park more fun. So learn some new tips or refresh some old ones with our new skills tips video series explained by our expert coach Derek Foose.